Gregory Jade 28
Current Retail: $99.99-$149.95
Historic Range: $74.97-$149.95
Reviewers Paid: $160.00
|Weight||2.55 lbs / 1.16 kg||2.56 lbs / 1.16 kg|
|Volume||26L / 1587 cu in||28L / 1709 cu in|
|Fits Torso||14-17 in / 35.6-43.2 cm||15- 19 in / 38.1-48.3 cm|
|Fits Hips/Waist||26- 45 in / 66-114.3 cm||27-46 in / 68.5-116.8 cm|
|Max Carry Weight||
35 lbs / 16 kg
Size of the hip belt makes it easy to manipulate to ether tighten or loosen quickly if needed. The adjustable torso has proven to be a good feature. I wasn't sure about this at first but with use it has settled in.
- Hipbelt size
- Pockets size on hip belt
- Upper pocket sizes
- Not much here other than I'd like to see
- The pockets on the hip belt moved forward
I was a diehard Osprey pack user. Then they changed the design of the model I liked. So the hunt was on for another pack. The industry still hasn't kept up with the needs of women when selecting a pack. There are a few women's specific packs, but only a few. And then it seems the industry doesn't really know what women need and where the features should be placed.
So, we come to my selection of this pack. It fits me very well. Has an adjustable torso. However, for a short torso lady when I made the proper adjustment the shoulder straps bunched up at the top where normally the load adjustment straps would fully snug up the pack against the upper back.
Pack is fairly comfort and ventilates my back very good. Not only does it keep the pack off my back elevating sticky sweat but prevents the evaporation from my reservoir. I'm one of those that uses ice in the reservoir.
The inside compartment is generous. Often this space is compromised because of the shape of the pack and accomodation for the reservoir.
When not needing as much pack space I can cinch it down giving it a streamlined look. Many packs still look bulky even when not loaded because of the inablity to properly cinch the pack.
2 years use, used about 200 miles, trail use
4 years Osprey
4 years Osprey reservoirs
3 years Platypus reservoirs, when I went to Osprey I'd never go back
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160