User Review: Gregory Z30
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.