This pack really works for me. I do a lot of one-night and two-night trips in NH with my kids, which usually implies carrying some extra stuff...What makes this pack great... the shape of the back and hip belt put the weight on my hips better than any pack I've owned before. The back curves in just where I want it to; the S in the shoulder straps curve in just where I want them to, and the hip belt sits on both hips even when I'm scrambling. I've never had a pack that moves with me as well as this one does.One thing I would change: I would like the side pockets to be bigger; I like to carry water in bottles rather than a hydration bag, and it's tough to get a 1L bottle into the side pocket when the pack is full.I've been happy with the water resistance, durability, organization. It's a great pack.
I have had to back surgery's and my old pack just was not doing it. So I shopped around for one that wouldn't kill my back on a hike! I found this pack and it fit amazing! could fit everything I could ever want for a 3 day trip! it really hugs your body! and dosent feel as heavy other packs at the same lds would feel like.
Purchased this pack and couldn't be happier. After trying on various packs in the 60-75L range I found that this one fit best. While you're all going to be different shapes and sizes I suggest you do the same before you decide to purchase a pack, but I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I hauled around 30 lbs. and was still quite comfortable. If this pack fits you, I'd definitely suggest buying it.
Alright so this is my first Gregory backpack and I love it! it distributes weight very evenly and I often have trouble with that because of the intense curve of my spine. Anyways, its an amazing backpack that was really thought about when they made it. Every detail is useful and thought out. Comes with a rain fly and plenty of straps for securing your stuff in a tight and rigid environment. Just in case you're, just, you know, transporting fragile goods...