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Gregory Z 55 Backpacking Backpack

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Gregory Z 55 Backpacking Backpack

A tough top-loader that is the smartest and most versatile pack around, the Gregory Z 55 Backpacking Backpack is perfect choice for toting your cragging gear or loading up during weight conscious weekend escapes. Incredibly lightweight, yet durable this pack manages up to 3660 cubic inches of storage and up to 47 lbs comfortably. To handle heavier weights in this light configuration a Jetstream Suspension System with auto-fitting harness providessolid support, an Aerotech mesh backpanel allows free air flow, and padded scapula and lumbar pads provide exceptional comfortable. With top and side access, expandable front "Bucket" pocket, secondary front pocket, and dual quick access waistbelt pockets, the Z55 boasts the National Geographic Best of Adventure Gear Award 2007 and Backpacker 5.0 Perfect Rating.

  • National Geographic Best of Adventure Gear Award 2007, Backpacker 5.0 Perfect Rating
  • Materials: 210D HT " double box" ripstop nylon, 210D HT nylon twill
  • Jet Stream™ suspension system
  • Auto Fit harness system
  • Ventilated, moisture wicking harness and waistbelt system
  • 1/2" 7001 T6 aircraft aluminum hollow stay
  • Weight reducing molded
  • V-beam framesheet
  • Top and side access
  • Expandable front " Bucket" pocket
  • Secondary front pocket
  • Water resistant top pocket and front pocket zippers
  • Water resistant side access zipper
  • Dual quick access waistbelt pockets
  • Volume: S:3050 Cu.in. / 50 L, M: 3350 Cu.in. / 55 L, L: 3660 Cu.in. / 60 L
  • Weight: S:3 lbs. 2 oz. / 1.4 kg, M:3 lbs. 5 oz. / 1.5 kg , L:3 lbs. 8 oz. / 1.6 kg

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5 Star Rating

Reviews

5 Stars Jim Hamel - April 6 2010

I'm very pleasantly surprised with this pack!
I have always purchased Osprey packs exclusively for many years and shied away from Gregory due to the weight - finally decided to buy one based on review in Backpacker magazine. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! I unloaded everything out of my Osprey Atmos 65 and packed it into the Gregory Z55 and it all fit with room to spare - the capacity of the two packs seems comparable. The Osprey is a few ounces lighter and has a nicer packbag with more features, but the Gregory suspension is more substantial in both the hipbelt and shoulder harness. It's still raining in the Northwest so I've only used it on a dayhike and the treadmill so far but I can tell this is going to be a VERY comfortable pack for all day on the trail. I still love my Osprey packs (have a Xeos 58, Atmos 65, and Atmos 50) but I think the Gregory suspension will entice me to use it over the Osprey features, this pack is so nice I went and bought a Gregory Z65 as well to have for longer trips. I'm sold that Gregory is comparable to Osprey in quality and glad I purchased this pack.



5 Stars Altrec.com Shopper - March 25 2010

Great Pack
Using the pack to travel Europe next month. Very durable and lightweight. Very comfortable and sits on hips well.



5 Stars Jeremy Upham - August 4 2009

Great pack!
This pack is by far the most comfortable pack I have ever worn. I am a thick guy and this is the only lightweight pack I could find to fit my chest and midsection. I love everything about it and the only thing I would suggest to the folks at Gregory is for a watter bottle pocket. It has none but I use a bladder mostly so it's not an issue for me. I would and have recommended it to my friends.



5 Stars Jeremy Upham - July 21 2009

Great pack!
This pack is by far the most comfortable pack I have ever worn. I am a thick guy and this is the only lightweight pack that fits around my chest and midsection. I love everything about it and the only thing I would suggest to the folks at Gregory is for a water bottle pocket. It has none but I use a bladder mostly so it's not an issue for me. I would and have recommended it to my friends.



4 Stars Altrec.com Shopper - February 5 2010

great pack
great, comfortable pack. i personally am not a huge fan of the top-only-loading design, but if you don't mind spending a little time making sure things are in there right, it packs very nicely. a big drawback is that it has no zipper anywhere to unload things from the bottom or middle, though the side zipper does help if you have a few things you need to access fits very nicely, and if you get used to Gregory's fitting directions, it's easy to get a great fit quickly without much adjusting.



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