User Review: Gregory Palisade 80
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $246
Excellent backpack for multi-day journeys. Strong (as I'm finding out) construction. Carrys a lot of gear and a lot of weight.
- Adjustable hip belt
- Strong padding on bottom outside of pack
- Comfortable harness
- More than one access to main compartment
- A bit heavy
- Sleeping bag compartment could be bigger
I bought this backpack new in late winter. I hike Vermont's Long Trail and needed a pack that could hold lots of gear, because I tend to bring more than I need. I used to use a Kelty Redcloud 90 but had problems with the shoulder straps loosening.
I always wanted a Gregory pack but needed to find a large one that I could afford....finally find one!! I love this pack!! Love the color—Cinder Red!! It holds all the gear that I need and don't need. A big plus for me are these two features--hip belt pockets (for my phone, mace, led flashlight, whatever, and 2) more than one access to the main compartment.
Zippers seem to be pretty strong...preformed shoulder straps...preformed hip belt. The only thing I find wrong is the sleeping bag compartment is too small. Luckily my sleeping bag has a compression sack, so I can get it small enough to squeeze into the compartment.
Gregory packs are made with strong materials and built to last. Def enough space to carry enough gear for days out on the trail.