Gregory Baltoro 75
By S. Dee Davis
At the intersection of performance and cost lies this pack. A large one (based on torso size) carries enough gear for a full week of three-season trekking, and it’s as comfortable as anything on the market with its trademarked Response AFS suspension system and thermo-molded back padding that can be contoured to the exact curves of your back. It’s also tough as nails, with water-resistant zippers and ripstop nylon fabric. There’s plenty of bells and whistles too, like a hydration bladder sleeve and a lid that can be removed and converted into a fanny pack. It might not be a true expedition-level pack due to its lack of overall volume, but for the combination of price, comfort and functionality this pack can’t be beat. This pack is available for $226 to $319.
Key Features(for large-sized backpack, comes also in small and medium):
- Capacity: 4,760 cubic inches
- Weight: 6 pounds 2 ounces
- Exterior pockets: 8+ main
- Access points: Top/front/bottom
- Trip I’d love to take it on: The Adirondacks in upstate New York.
|As an avid golfer and tennis player for most of his life, he enjoys researching the latest in golf and tennis technology as well as analyzing his own game. He has been a writer and reviewer for a dozen years… See more about S. Dee Davis|