Historic Range: $49.73-$99.99
We got the Gregory Grandeur Series Sucia 28 with the hopes that it would do double duty as both a camping/weekend pack as well as a school bag my 11-year-old son can take to class and soccer practice. We especially needed a padded area for laptop/iPad as well as enough room for books, notebooks, pencils etc., but also wanted it to hold up for more than a few months. So far it's been the perfect combination of a school/work bag as well as one that holds up for weekend camping.
- Lots of room
- Wish the mesh bag on outside was slightly bigger
After putting the pack through the ringer during our recent 1700-mile road trip, it still looks brand new and passed every test as far as usability and comfort. It's the perfect size to fit the basics for a night or two of camping including sleeping bags, clothes, etc., as well as the pounds and pounds of books he'll be taking to middle school. For reference in looking at the photos, my older son is 5 feet tall and the pack fits him well now and should also grow with him just fine (it also fits my husband well who's 6-feet-tall). The red bag in the photos is the Gregory Miwok 18, worn by our younger son who is 4 feet tall.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)