Gregory Triconi 60
Price Paid: $250
I got this pack when I was about 14 because my other bags from The North Face and LL Bean started falling apart due to the abuse they got. I have been using this pack ever since.
I even took this bag to Philmont when I went with the scouts and it easily withstood the abuse it received while it was there as well as the abuse it has received before and since the trip. Also, another scout bought one a few months before our trek and at the end of it we were both very happy with how it stood up. Like another reviewer said, this pack may only say it carries 4000 but it seems like a whole lot more then that.
The moral of this story is that five years of abuse and heavy loads later this back still has no rips, broken buckles or anything like that. I would not be surprised I am able to give this pack to my son when he becomes a scout.
Design: Top loading with sleeping bag compartment
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 50-55lbs
Height of Owner: 6 feet
Price Paid: $225
I bought this pack for a trip to Italy. I had it fully loaded with about 50 pounds. I feel like the suspension that Gregory used on this is top notch and this pack could probably be comfortable with 60-70 lbs if you want to carry that much.
I am taking my son backpacking this summer for his first time on the trail and was looking at bigger packs but i decided to just get a 25 liter WP sack and strap it on for extra gear. This pack can handle it. Bottom line: Yes i would recommend this to a friend.
BTW: This pack is said to hold 4000 c.i. but fully loaded it seems like more.
Height of Owner: 6'1"
Price Paid: $249
I have been very happy with this pack. I have the older model Triconi and it looks like Gregory only made improvements to the new model. It's been on everything but a day hike with me and I have no complaints. The waist pad is super comfortable. Make sure you get the right size, the shoulder straps only have two positions.
Design: Top loading internal frame
Number of Pockets: Plenty
Max. Load Carried: 55 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'3"
Price Paid: $250
This is an excellent pack for a long weekend to a week for you ultralighters. My wife and I pack for comfort, not for speed, and I typically carry around 45-55 lbs for a long weekend on the App Trail.
This pack is extremely adjustable and very comfortable. It rides close to your back to provide excellent agility, but manages to vent pretty well also. The hip belt is also the most comfortable I have worn. I really had no complaints with the layout or function of the pack. The pack was also universally praised by several others in my group who got the chance to take it for a few miles.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 out of 5 is that the suspension seems to make a little noise (like a new pair of shoes.) This may go away with more trail time. I guess the other downside would be cost. After trying multiple packs, I did end up paying a premium for the comfort of the Triconi 60.
All in all, in my opinion, it was well worth the premium paid. I would recommend this pack to anyone without reservation and look forward to having it with me for quite some time.
Price Paid: $220
Great pack, I used for 10 days in slovenie. It's very light and easy to wear, I recommend it everyone but it isn't cheap.
Design: Top-loading internal frame
Size: Large, 4000 cu in, 66L
Height of Owner: 6'2"
Price Paid: $250
This is a great pack for 2-4 day trips. It is super comfortable. I tried on a lot of packs, and this one felt the best hands down. As a result, I can comfortably hike long distances.
Of course, this doesn't mean it will fit everyone. As with any pack it's best to try it on before purchasing. I have the 2007 model in spruce blue which is very nice. The construction quality is top notch, but the outside fabric is a bit too susceptible to abrasion, which is why I deducted 1 star.