User Review: Gregory Z55
Max. Load Carried: 30 lbs
I have had this pack for about 2 years. It is a perfect 3 season bag for 1 or 2 nights (even longer in the late spring, summer and early fall). When you start going out for longer trips or as the weather gets colder and you need more gear, it can get a little small. I love the weight. It is not the lightest bag out there, but I like the extra support.
I would not try to carry more than 30lbs in it. It does tend to pull a little when it gets overloaded. Also, you can not put anything large in the outside zipper pocket, the large outside pocket will catch rain water in heavy rain if not covered by the top flap, and side zip is almost useless on such a small bag. None of these effect my overall satisfaction.
I tried out a lot of packs before I purchased this model. Osprey made a similar model, but it just did not fit right. It's all about the fit.
One other note on customer service form Gregory. Last trip, the waist buckle split. I call customer service and they mailed me a new buckle for free :) Great service.