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Gregory G Pack Review

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bbinkley, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"Well, I have had my G pack for 6 months now and really love it. Light weight and feels very good. No problems with suspension or materials.

Only complaint is that I think they could of done a better job designing the lid on the pack. Other than that, I'm a happy camper."


Mark Paterick, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I really like this pack they could improve it by making a better fitting lid. The bladder pocket could be a little deeper so a camel back bladder will fit in it. And there could be a slot to run the water hose from the bladder to the outside of the pack. It is a durable lite weight pack, I can use it for a 3 day winter trip in the smokies with no problem."


Paul Hooge, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I love this pack. It's exactly what I have hoping to see for many years. I can't say enough good things about the innovative design and fit. On my first trip, however, two seams easily blew on lid under very little stress where the straps connect. I contacted Gregory and was told by their warranty repair department, Jordon, that there was no way to reinforce these seams. Another words if you buy this pack expect the lid seams to blow while you are out and count on having to throw the lid away. I don't believe this is Wayne Gregory's stance on this so I will be following up with him and will repost if he is able to remedy this obvious manufacturing oversight. I will give this a high rating, as I remain optimistic that they will find a solution for this."


Daniel Holland, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I have to agree with the complaints about the lid. I took this bag for 10 days in Peru and thought about throwing it in the Amazon. It is also a HUGE pain to get into the main compartment when you're in a hurry. Maybe some sort of front entrance instead of that useless netting."


Matt Brown, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"This pack is not what I expected! After 110 miles on the A.T. it started falling apart. The lid is oversized for the pack. The main compartment is hard to get into. I tried to contact Gregory about the problem and they avoided me by sending me to an outfitter authorized by the company to help with situations/complaints. They never got back to me after the first contact. I will never buy a Gregory pack again!"


Mark Perez, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I've had mine for about a year now. The first time I put a sample load in it, and went to cinch down the lid, the strap just popped off. I took it back and got another one. It appears this was a problem because all the new ones had reinforced stitching where the strap seperated. This was encouraging that Gregory would respond so quickly to a design flaw.

I've made several trips on the Superior Hiking Trail with this pack and have had no complaints. It holds all I need it to hold and carries very comfortably. No sway or sag and with about a 25 pound load, very comfortable.

My only other complaint about this pack is how long all the straps are. I've pared mine down considerably."


Ted, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I have one of the first that came out.

Pros: It's light, strong, comfortable, spacious, and the big mesh wrap-around holds a lot of stuff. No-frills, very basic.

Cons: No hole for the hydration tube to come out - I had to cut a hole for it. The big mesh compartment is awkward and should be subdivided (it is on the recent model). Not enough outside attachment points (fixed in the recent model). The space age fabric is waterproof, but the other panels are not, so water can still leak in from rain thru those panels. It should have more compartments (the newer ones do).

Compromises that you just have to live with: not as strong as regular packs, but strong enough for lightweight. Back panel gets a little flimsy near the 30lb limit, so bring less stuff. Comes in different torso lengths, but you can't make fine adjustments for shoulder height, but since your'e not carrying that much weight anyways . . . Don't drag it on the rocks, or thru thorns & sticks!

Unless you REALLY need to shave off those last few ounces, you might be better off with a sturdier small pack that weighs 8oz more and is tougher and has more pockets and adjustments, but if the G-pack fits you, then it's great!"


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