This is a very comfortable daypack to carry, but what…
Design: Top loading Daypack
Size: about 2000cu. inch
Number of Pockets: 3 +
Max. Load Carried: full pack
Height of Owner: 5'3"
Price Paid: $80
This is a very comfortable daypack to carry, but what were they thinking when they designed it? Vinyl/Nylon water bottle pockets that you simply can't get the bottles into or out of! Condensation puddles inside the pockets and develops mildew or worse. Design of the main section of the pack, is such that when you fill the pack, the bottom of the pack pushes outward on the bottle pockets and you cannot get the bottles in the pocket. This is just stupid!!!
I guess they built this pack for a hydration sleeve to the exclusion of water bottles. I have had two other Gregory packs, both terrific. I bought this one based on my experience with the others. I won't make that mistake again.