Gregory Jade 50
|Weight||3 lb 12 oz / 1700 g||3 lb 14 oz / 1750 g||3 lb 15 oz / 1800 g|
I owned both of the versions of this pack. The older…
Design: top loading, internal
Size: 50 litre
Number of Pockets: 6
Max. Load Carried: 30 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'6"
Price Paid: $200
I owned both of the versions of this pack.
The older version didn't seem to fit so well, and the hipbelt wasn't replaceable, like most of Gregory's packs are.
The newer version -- this year's (2010) model -- shows many improvements, including an adjustable hipbelt! Perfect for those of us who tend to lose weight on a hiking trip, or whose weight varies through the year.
The shoulder straps and hipbelt have a bit more padding on them, and the lumbar pad no longer feels like you have a rock in the middle of your back. It's much softer and easier to "break in" now.
I have used this pack for short hikes, (so far),and trips across country instead of a suitcase. It would easily carry a week's worth of food and supplies, if you pack light. If you don't, it's a great weekender. I was able to pack 30 lbs into it comfortably, and wear it all day without a problem. It carries well, and has enough padding on the straps so that you aren't sore at the end of the day.
It could easily be taken on a "thru-hike" if you pack light, and at just a bit over 3 lbs, while not the lightest pack on the market, it is comfortable and handles well.
The top lid is removable if you choose. The hipbelt pockets are too small for anything more than a snack or the smallest of digital cameras. I can put 2/3 of my sleeping bags into it easily, but my 0F rated Marmot down bag is a bit too big for this pack. A bear can would fit between the top of the main bag and the lid, or could be fastened to the top or bottom of this pack.
The improvements on this pack really have made it a terrific pack, and I recommend it to anyone looking for either a lighter weight long trip pack, or a weekender. It also fits in airline overhead compartments, or under the seat.
Really comfortable. My only complaint is that there…
Height of Owner: 5'9''
Price Paid: $180
Really comfortable. My only complaint is that there aren't more external pockets. Can be a mess to topload.
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Gregory Jade 50 Pack for WomenThe Gregory Jade 50 Pack for Women carries everything you need for a weekend backpacking trip, a day at the climbing crags, or a longer ultralight backpacking journey. You can comfortably carry up to 35 pounds of gear in this backpack, which weighs substantially less than four pounds. Gregory gave this women-specific backpack its Jet Stream suspension system, which features a perforated frame sheet and mesh back panel that allows for air flow between you and your pack. It has Aluminium stays that provide lightweight vertical load support, and the padded harness and waist-belt feature perspiration-wicking mesh. The Gregory Jade 50 Pack for Women is a backpacking breakthrough, offering precise Gregory fit innovative organization and efficient gear access for comfort and performance in the wilderness.
The lightweight Gregory Women's Jade 50 Backpack carries everything you need for a weekend backpacking trip, a day at the climbing crags, or a longer ultralight backpacking journey. You can comfortably carry up to 35 pounds of gear in this backpack, which weighs substantially less than four pounds. Gregory gave this women-specific backpack its Jet Stream suspension system, which features a perforated frame sheet and mesh back panel that allows for air flow between you and your pack. With padding in the lumbar region and at the shoulder blades, this pack feels comfortable on your back. Aluminum stays provide lightweight vertical load support, and the padded harness and waist-belt feature perspiration-wicking mesh. Get into your Jade from the top or the side, and stash snacks, camera, a light jacket, and other items that you want to easily reach in the various external pockets. Gregory made the Jade with high-quality ripstop nylon for an ideal combination of strength and low weight.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Gregory Women's Jade 50 Pack FEATURES of the Gregory Women's Jade 50 Pack Jetstream LTS Suspension Dual hydration ports and internal sleeve Side, bottom and top compression Dual quick access waistbelt pockets Exterior side pockets with pass through compression Water-resistant zippers Top load access Women's specific harness, waistbelt, and backpanel Side zipper access that goes the length of the pack Removable top lid Dual axe/tool attachment points - more secure carry, under front pocket fold Front zippered pocket Expandable front bucket pocket SPECIFICATIONS of the Gregory Women's Jade 50 Pack Fabric: 210D double diamond ripstop and 210D x 420D HD flat weave fabrics The SPECS for Extra Small Volume: 2807 cubic inches / 46 liter Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz / 1.7 kg The SPECS for Small Volume: 3112 cubic inches / 51 liter Weight: 3 lbs 14 oz / 1.75 kg The SPECS for Medium Volume: 3417 cubic inches / 56 liter Weight: 3 lbs 15 oz / 1.8 kg Click to download some super information on how to properly Fit a Gregory Pack . OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.
Gregory's Jade 50 pack feels so light and airy yet still is tough enough to take you into the middle of nowhere.