Size: 1650 cu/in
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 15 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'7"
Price Paid: $120
Great pack to have if you're a frequent day hiker. There are just enough pockets and space to put what you'll need without getting too bulky. Could use an organizing departments.
It's a great versatile bag that doesn't restrict movement, and it's pretty well centered and balanced in terms of weight. Only use for day hikes and may not be sufficient enough for an overnight (however, not impossible).
Design: Top-loading semi-external x frame
Height of Owner: 5'9"
Price Paid: $130
Great pack. I got this as a present for my high school graduation, and it was a great gift. The fabric is very sturdy, and has stood up to plenty of wear and tear, including sharp rocks. As a day pack this excels. The volume is perfect for short trips, with room for a jacket or two, food, lots of water in the outside pockets, and plenty of easily accessible smaller pockets for general use.
The fit is perfect. Weight sits evenly on my lower back, and not on my shoulders. I rarely feel that I have any pack on at all, and it fits snugly enough for trail running.
My criticism: although the inside of the pack is ample volume for a small cook stove, some food, a jacket, and some essential overnight gear, it will not fit a tent or sleeping bag. Also frustrating is the lack of any kind of cinch pulls that could be used to put bigger gear on the outside of the pack. In reality, it is nowhere near a practical choice for an overnighter.
Great day pack, difficult for anything longer.
Design: Top loading multi-day
Size: 3000 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 30 pounds
Height of Owner: 5' 4"
Price Paid: $130
I bought this pack in women's size medium for my 12-year-old daughter to use for her wilderness survival training. She loved the comfort and not having to mess with a top "lid" to load the pack.
However, yesterday she carried it with about 30 pounds on a rigorous hike to Horsetail Falls in the Sierras near Tahoe and on the steep descent over the granite boulders, the material on the bottom of the pack totally blew out from scraping on the granite. The material is very thin and does not hold up to abrasions. It is damaged so badly that it is not repairable. This was only the second time she carried this pack on an outing and now it is trashed.
I only gave any stars because it is lightweight, is well ventilated, and loads well, but it doesn't hold up at all to trail conditions such as granite rock crawling. I would imagine this thin material would rip to shreds in the brush or think trees as well. It might be good for travel or easy hiking, but not tough conditions. I have several other Gregory packs and they have all held up well, but the material, especially on the bottom, is much more durable. Not money well spent.
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Key Features of the Gregory Z 30 PackCrossFlo DTS SuspensionAuto-Fit harness systemRemovable raincoverExpandable front bucket pocketFront zippered pocketTop zippered pocket with key clipInterior zippered mesh pocketSide compressionDual quick access waistbelt pocketsDual side mesh pocketsDual axe/tool attachment pointsDurable materialGregory Z 30 PackThe Gregory Z 30 Pack is a great addition to Gregory range of backpacks. This bag is perfect for carrying your stuff when you plan to go out on a camping trip. The CrossFlo DTS Suspension is the new load support system that takes the effort off your shoulders. The auto fit harness system perfectly on your body. A removable rain cover is provided in a zippered pocket so that none of your stuff gets wet in case of rain. There are dual hydration ports and sleeve. The expendable front bucket pocket can accommodate all your stuff completely. There are various zippered pockets to keep small but often used items. The backpack has many other pockets at waistbelt, on the side to carry easy to reach items. The backpack is made of high quality 210D double diamond ripstop and 330D nylon oxford flatweave making the bag highly strong and durable. The Gregory Z 30 Pack is a ventilated pack that can comfortably carry up to 35 pounds of gear.
Free Shipping. Gregory Z30 Pack DECENT FEATURES of the Gregory Z30 Pack Crossflo DTS Suspension Auto-Fit harness system Removable raincover in zippered pocket Dual quick-access waistbelt pockets Dual side mesh pockets Side compression 210D double diamond ripstop and 330D nylon oxford flatweave Expandable front bucket pocket Front zippered pocket Top zippered pocket with key clip Interior zippered mesh organizer pocket Dual axe/tool attachment points The SPECS for Medium Volume: 1831 cubic inches / 30 liter Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz / 1.2 kg The SPECS for Large Volume: 2014 cubic inches / 33 liter Weight: 2 lbs 14 oz / 1.3k g Click to download some super information on how to properly Fit a Gregory Pack .
The Gergory Z35 is a beefy daypack with the suspension to handle up to 30 pounds with ease thanks to a spring steel stiffener and frame sheet. The Z35 transfers weight to a comfortable lumbar pad and hipbelt, offering more comfort than most any daypack on the market. CrossFlo DTS Suspension Auto-Fit harness system Removable raincover in zippered pocket Dual hydration ports and sleeve Side and bottom compression Dual quick access waist belt pockets Front stuff pocket Top pocket with key clip and a second stash compartment on underside Single axe/tool attachment point
The Gregory Z 30 Backpack will allow you to carry up to 35 pounds of backcountry gear when you're trekking through the wilds in search of rejuvenation. Loads of access to your gear means you can easily organize yourself whether your goal is to summit a couple of peaks or take pictures of baby animals in spring time.