Gregory Sage 55 Pack
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $100
Got the Gregory Sage 55 Pack thinking of 2-4 day hikes. I had so much room to spare! It fit my torso very well, looked cute, and had a lot of very useful pockets.
- Lots of storage space
- Too heavy for a day pack
I have used this pack for a year's worth of hikes/camping/traveling adventures. It fits well, still looks new, and had maintained very well since I got it. I've even let my roommate borrow the pack to take to Europe! On Gregory's website it advertises the pack as a 2-day pack, but if you pack smart it will work for a week-long trip!
The pack comes in a few different sizes, and using the measurements listed on their site I was able to find a size that fit me very comfortably. The waist straps buckle above your hip bones, and I found it made climbing up steep trails so much easier. There were also two zippered pockets on the waist straps, which made carrying snacks, pepper spray, a knife, and chap stick so much more accessible while moving forward. There were waterproof pouches that I could stuff wet/dirty clothes into, side pouches that held water bottles, a headlamp, bug spray, or trash, and space for a water bladder.
The Gregory pack is semi-waterproof on its own, but also comes with a matching rain fly (how stylish!) Despite tossing it on the ground multiple times, the pack itself seems to dust right off and still look great. Some mesh pockets help with keeping it nice, too.
Compared to GoLite, the Gregory packs are quite heavy. My only concern with the pack was that on its own, it had some noticeable weight. But it really wasn't that bad. I borrowed a co-worker's GoLite bag to do the same weekend trip before I had bought my Gregory, and I really didn't notice that big of a difference between the two when filled with my gear.
I would definitely recommend this pack!
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The Gregory Sage 55 Backpack is a comfortable way to carry a large volume load. With plenty of features and organization options, the Gregory Sage 55 Backpack will keep you happy on the trail. Built specifically for the female anatomy Intuition 3D Suspension Water-resistant roll top style top pocket Breathable, molded foam backpanel, harnesses and waistbelt Side stash, zippered quick access pocket External hydration access Large horseshoe zipper access to main pack body Side and bottom compression Dual axe/tool attachment points Top lid security pocket Integrated, color-matched raincover 4 mm gauge wire used for the wishbone internal frame suspension 10 mm EVA foam for waistbelt 12 mm EVA foam for harness
An unbeatable combination of features and volume combined with a comfortable carry. The Gregory Sage has is everything you want when you hit the trail.
Key Features of the Gregory Sage 55 Pack for WomenIntuition 3D SuspensionWater-resistant roll top style top pocketBreathable, molded foamSide stashZippered quick access pocketExternal hydration accessLarge horseshoe zipperSide and bottom compressionDual axe/tool attachment pointsTop lid security pocketIntegrated, color-matched rain cover4 mm. gauge wire10 mm. EVA foam for waist belt12 mm. EVA foam for harnessGregory Sage 55 Pack for WomenThe Gregory Sage 55 Pack for Women is ideal for trekking, overnight trips, and general mountain use. It offers the perfect blend of volume, comfort, and organizational features. The Sage 55 is the perfect size for a weekend trip through high alpine lakes or low valley forests. It features a roll top closure system and horseshoe zipper front panel so that you get plenty of options for accessing the contents of your pack. It has a built in rain cover keeps you prepared for whatever weather heads your way. Leading the charge in volume and comfortable the� Gregory Sage 55 Pack for Women has enough features and organization options for you to bring everything you need while on the trail.
The women's Gregory Sage 55 pack is ideal for trekking, overnight trips and general mountain use. It offers the perfect blend of volume, comfort and organizational features. Breathable, molded foam back panel, shoulder straps and hipbelt offer stable comfort for the long haul and are shaped specifically for female anatomy. Intuition 3D suspension with a sturdy wishbone wire-hoop frame offers effective load transfer to your hips. Generous main compartment can be accessed via the top lid and through a horseshoe-shaped zipper in the front panel. Externally accessible hydration compartment holds a reservoir of your choice (reservoir sold separately). Top lid sports a roll-top style pocket that offers great water resistance and an internal security pocket. Zippered side stash pocket offers quick access to small items. Side and bottom compression straps minimize bulk and help stabilize your load. Dual attachment points let you strap ice axes or other tools to the outside of the pack body. The Gregory Sage 55 pack features an integrated, color-matched raincover.