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Gregory Z55 Backpack

by Gregory

Price: $159.95 - $239.00
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  • JetStream LTS suspension with 3 waistbelt size adjustment options.
  • Dual hydration ports and sleeve.
  • Top load and side zipper access that goes the length of the pack.
  • Removable top lid.
  • Side, bottom and top compression.

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Product Description

The Gregory Z55 Internal Frame Backpack is a workhorse that's light and durable and carries like a dream. Thru hikes, lightweight three-day weekends, or trips to the crag are just a few places you'll enjoy wearing this classic.Quick access waistbelt pockets..Exterior side pockets with pass through compression..Dual axe/tool attachment points with more secure carry under front pocket fold..Water resistant zippers..Front zippered pocket..Expandable front bucket pocket..Torso Length: M-18" - 19"/ L-20"-21.5".Number of pockets: 4.Materials: 210D double diamond ripstop and/210Dx 420D Hd flat weave.Size: n/a.Weight: S - 3lbs 13oz/ Med - 3 lbs. 14 oz. / L-4 lbs. 3 oz..Capacity: S - 3112 cu. in./ M- 3417 cu. in./ L- 3722 cu. in..

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 4 inches ; 3.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005IDBT9K
  • Item model number: 590-19
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,888 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Great quality, comfortable.
zep06
I just completed my 2012 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and carried this pack the whole way.
Filipe
I'm 6' tall and 165 LB's the large size fit me perfectly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Filipe on February 22, 2013
I just completed my 2012 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and carried this pack the whole way. It held up wonderfully especially since I packed 55lbs in it for 6 months straight. Customer service is un-rivaled with Gregory and they really give you the feeling that you're buying more than just a product when you shop with them. With the 3 main factors of a pack, weight, durability and comfort, Gregory is in my opinion the best route you can go. I still have my pack from the trail and have used it on several adventures. I also feel assured that if anything happens to the pack, they will fix or replace it. Like I said, you're buying more than just a product with them. I also loved how the weight was distributed on my back with a correct pack job. For traveling or backpacking, this is your best bet. If you want to check out a complete gear breakdown I made after the A.T., search deandradeuf in youtube and watch my gear guide video. Hope this helps. Happy Trails.
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I own and use the 2013 Gregory Z55, it is a fantastic pack with Jetstream LTS suspension. The newer 2014 model changed the hip belt and suspension so my review will be a comparison between the 2 model years. The biggest difference between the 2013 and 2014 model is the hip belt and suspension. The 2013 hipbelt is adjustable and has an HDPE stiff insert to spread the load better into the wings of the belt, I don't believe the 2014 has the stiffener nor is it adjustable which is unfortunate. The 2013 belt has mesh hip bags instead of solid nylon ones on the 2014, the mesh bags are very functional and allows venting to the belt. The 2013 Jetstream suspension uses an HDPE sheet and aluminum stays to transfer the load to the hip belt. With my pack on there is a visible space between my pack and back, also there is a 1/2" space between the mesh backing and visible HDPE sheet beyond. The 2014 'trampoline' suspension uses a perimeter spring wire with mesh material against your back. I don't own the 2014 Z55 but my opinion would be that it would not carry or distribute the load as well. Also, as the load increases in your pack, the spring steel will flex rearward pushing the load further from your center of gravity. With either suspension, it's important to pack your back well so you don't have a large mass far off of your center of gravity. The 2013 Z55 has a narrow profile with a lot of compression straps so this will help the volume stay closer to the centerline of your body.

The other significant change is that the 2014 Z55 has a u shaped access pocket as opposed to the straight side zipper on the 2013. The 'shovel' pocket on the 2013 is huge where as the 2014 pocket is more restricted due to the location of the U shaped access zipper.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. G. on February 16, 2014
I used this pack for a few years on several backpacking trips. It worked pretty well. I then took it ice climbing this past weekend. The weather was right around freezing with heavy snow falling on the pack. In the middle of the day, I went to unzip one of the outer pocket zippers and realized that the zipper had completely detached from the pack's fabric. It was apparently only attached with some form of glue that really didn't like that combination of weather conditions. Later in the day a second zipper detached in the exact same way. By the end of the day, both the zipper on the top flap and the back of the pack had come almost completely off and I had to repack loose gear in the main body container, limiting organization options. I'm just glad this happened on a day trip.
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By zep06 on June 6, 2013
Color Name: Granite GraySize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
I use it on just about ever trip I go on that requires more than an overnight stay. Great quality, comfortable.
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By Alisha Summersill on May 5, 2013
Color Name: Navy BlueSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
For a first time buyer of a hiking pack its exactly what I was looking for. Waiting to go hiking now! Very compact and packs together well.
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By Todd Marshall on March 11, 2013
Color Name: Granite GraySize Name: Large Verified Purchase
This pack is extraordary in the application as a main pack for hoboin across america.. it exceeds. Its suspension system is second to none.. durable rugged and gangster.. highly reccomended for hobo action.
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