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Gregory Alpinisto

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Alpinisto has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Gregory Alpinisto 35.

photo: Gregory Alpinisto weekend pack (50-69l)

I've had this pack for a little over a year now, and it seems to be holding up very well. It's quite comfortable for light alpine loads, even overstuffed for multi-day forays into the Tetons. The padding is adequate and stays on your hips, and it cinches down really tight into your back for climbing--I've done 5.7 rock and AI3 ice while wearing it. The drop-out tool sleeves are very nice but everyone seems to be offering them nowadays. A tough Cordura crampon patch prevents holes (and, once nicked up, confounds neighboring sport climbers on the days you use it for cragging). The removable foam bivy pad has saved my ass on a forced bivy last March, though I often leave it at home as it eats up some interior room if you're bringing along a lot of gear/clothes; it doesn't really offer any additional padding--the single-stay reinforced plastic sheets keeps stuff from poking you in the pack. The only big flaw is that this pack could definitely use at least one daisy chain.

Design: internal
Size: 3600
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 40 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'7"
Price Paid: $225

This is a good lightweight mountaineering pack. It weighs less than 4 pounds, but has a comfortable internal frame for loads under 50 pounds. I would not carry more than that with this pack.

Design: internal
Size: 3500
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 50
Height of Owner: 5' 9"
Price Paid: $215

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