Gregory Savant 58 Pack
First of all the "Weekend Pack" category is misleading.
Source: tried it in the store
First of all the "Weekend Pack" category is misleading. You can easily stay out longer. I almost didn't buy it for that reason and now I am glad I own it. It is also in my opinion a fairly lightweight pack, but definitely not ultralight
- Giant top lid!
- Roomy and big back pocket without a zipper for storing poncho or items you want to grab quickly
- The fit and comfort is incredible. I like that the hip and shoulder straps are not bulky, but super comfy.
- I wasn't sure if there was a water system slot. The little booklet didn't mention it. Then I saw a little blue rain drop and it took me a while to find the slot to slip the bag into. Now everything is fine.
- Heard the side pockets are tight for water bottles. Well if you have water system then use that and use the pockets for your tent or poles.
- The way the top closes and opens is unique. Until I saw a video from Thailand I was opening it the hard way.
The Gregory Savant 58 is a really nice fitting pack and it conforms to my back well. I am 5'10" and weigh 152 pounds. I feel great carrying it.
Definitely, the hipbelts and shoulder straps are well made using high quality foam. And taking off the pack and putting it on is also effortless.
I find the capacity adequate. If you look for a good lightweight tent and sleeping bag, which one should do if the pack was larger. The pack is one compartment. So the sleeping bag would go in first since you won't be using it till you step up camp to sleep. I have compression bags so I can compress the sleeping bag very small. I also can hang my Thermarest Z-lite sleeping pad outside close to bottom and the tent poles go in the side net pocket and it gets tightened with the compression straps which keep the load secure and stable.
The rain cover is also handy and conviently tucked underneath the big back pocket.
I haven't used it much but we are planning to go on the Mont Blanc Tour in August that takes about 11 days to complete the loop. You can free camp and there are refuges and huts where tasty food is served which means you don't have to take much food if you don't want to.
Hope my review helps.
I tested this new pack from Gregory for miles in the…
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (return)
I tested this new pack from Gregory for miles in the rugged Ozark mountains. The Savant 58 is a medium sized 58 liter pack perfect for shorter backpacking trips. This backpack has some great features, but I had one minor complaint... the water bottle pocket. Find out more in my video.
- Nice suspension
- Great storage features
- Water bottle pocket too tight
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The Savant 58 Pack is Gregory's largest pack in the All Mountain pack line and is ideal for extended trips when you need to carry a little more. It's a great companion to take backpacking, climbing, or traveling around the world. The sturdy wishbone frame lets you carry everything you might need for your outing.
The Gregory Savant 58 Backpack is the optimal pack for longer trips requiring larger capacity. The robust wishbone frame will comfortably support everything you throw into the roomy Gregory Savant 58 Backpack. Intuition 3D Suspension Water-resistant roll top style top pocket Large horse-shoe zipper access to main pack body Breathable, molded foam backpanel, harnesses and waistbelt Side stash, zippered quick access pocket External hydration access 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
The largest pack in the Gregory All Mountain pack line is ideal for extended trips when you need to carry a little more.
Employ the Gregory Savant 58 pack trekking, on overnight trips or for general mountain use and enjoy its full set of features and easy access to your gear without a lot of clutter. Breathable, molded foam back panel, shoulder straps and hipbelt offer stable comfort for the long haul. 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 Savant 58 pack features an integrated, color-matched raincover.