Gregory Baltoro 65 Technical Pack
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- Updated Response AFS Suspension
- 3D pre-curved harness and waistbelt components with new LifeSpan EVA foam
- Thermo-molded backpanel with elastomeric gription technology on the lumbar pad
- Auto-Cant Harness Technology with Auto-Fit waistbelt adjustment system
- Top lid can be removed and configured into a fannie pack or sling bag
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|Item Dimensions||14.57 x 28.35 x 4.72 inches|
|Item Weight||5.69 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||6.12 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
|Style Name||Baltoro 65 L|
Options are the name of the game and the Baltoro 65 delivers just that. This pack is the answer for those of us who don't need to pack the kitchen sink on a weekend backpacking trip. With all of the same targeted features and functionality as its bigger brother and updates to our award-winning Response AFS suspension, you'll be more comfortable, go farther, and be the enfy of everyone else on the trail. Promise.
Designed for the backcountry adventurer seeking multiple pockets and zip-thru access points, the Gregory Baltoro 65 satiates with 65 liters of highly organized backpack. The pack is outfitted with Gregory's Response AFS suspension system, an independent rotating waist-belt system that automatically registers and adjusts to your hip angle. This pivoting belt mirrors your body's movements and evenly distributes the weight, helping the pack support larger loads without restricting your movement or stressing your hips and shoulders. Gregory also added a thermo-molded EVA back panel with a grippy lumbar pad. The back panel and lumbar pad help the pack stay properly positioned throughout your hike for a better overall experience. Comfort is essential on long hikes, and the Baltoro 65 delivers.
The Baltoro 65 offers three ways to access your gear: through the top, the front, and the bottom. The multiple access points let you grab your shoes from the bottom of the pack without rustling through the rest of your gear. The pack also sports several smaller pockets, including a zippered front pocket, twin side pockets, dual hip-belt pockets, and a hideaway water bottle pocket with a bungee. And that doesn't include the removable top lid pocket, which converts into a fanny pack or sling bag while keeping your compass, maps, and other small essentials close at hand. The pack even boasts a stash pocket on the underside of the lid for personal items.
And hydration is always a must while on the trail, which is why the Baltoro 65 comes with a reservoir sleeve and dual drink-tube exit ports (reservoir sold separately). All Gregory packs carry a lifetime warranty.
The Baltoro 65 includes a rotating waist-belt system that mirrors your body's movements.
- Materials: 210-denier double-diamond ripstop; 210- and 420-denier flat-weave fabrics
- Frame type: Internal
- Number of stays: 1
- Pack access: Top, front, bottom
- Number of pockets: 8 + main compartment
- Sleeping bag compartment: Yes
- Hydration-compatible: Yes
- Raincover: No
- Gear capacity: 3,844 cubic inches (small); 3,966 cubic inches (medium); 4,150 cubic inches (large)
- Fits torso: 16 to 18 inches (small); 18 to 20 inches (medium); 20 to 22 inches (large)
- Fits waist/hips: 22 to 28 inches (small); 28 to 34 inches (medium); 34-plus inches (large)
- Weight: 5 pounds 6 ounces (small); 5 pounds 10 ounces (medium); 5 pounds 14 ounces (large)
Wayne Gregory designed his first backpack at age 14 as part of a Boy Scout project. Shortly afterward, he met Andy Drollinger, the founder of San Diego California Adventure 16. Andy was so impressed with Wayne's design that he invited the Boy Scout to visit the Adventure 16 factory, where he began tinkering with a variety of backpack ideas. Wayne soon became the young company's second employee. Wayne opened his first company, Sunbird, in 1970, but dissolved it a few years later after expressing frustration with the limitations of external frame designs. He founded Gregory Mountain Products in 1977, eventually pioneering many firsts, including being the first to build backpacks in different frame, harness, and waist belt sizes; the first (and still only) pack manufacturer to develop a waist belt system that adjusts to fit different hip angles; and developing the center-locking bar tack, a stitch that ends and locks off on the center of a seam instead of the side for increased strength at major stress points. Gregory is located in Sacramento, California.
Size: Large | Color: Iron Gray
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Before you overpack this beast and head for the hills, know it already weighs more than five pounds, dry and empty. But it doesn't feel so bad when you actually strap it on and it's even better when you're carrying a decent load. The shoulder and waist straps all pivot when you are moving, which at first feels a little weird, but it works surprisingly well. There's no mesh back padding like the Ospreys or the mid sized Mountain Hardwear packs, but I can't complain thus far about breathability. The padding on the hip and shoulder straps is very very generous and comfortable. For the lumbar area, Gregory has slapped on this sticky surface TPU or the like to keep slippage to a minimum. It's a nice touch.
I don't know how many pockets are on the Baltoro, but there's a lot. You will find a hydration pack hanger and sleeve with a punch out for the drink tube. The lid comes off and has it's own buckle/strap for a shoulder or hip pack. You will also find the expected mesh waist zip pockets and a canted mesh stash for the Nalgene. The bottom compartment could take a compressed sleeping bag - think a down bag as I doubt a decent temp synthetic will get in there. There's strategically placed compression straps and clips for quite a few ancillaries. Gregory has some lightly coated internals of the ripstop for some weather resistance, but I'd up for the rain cover you can buy separately if you're expecting to get wet.
If anything, when you're getting up this big, you may as well just go for the 75. I'm actually in slight regret I didn't do that myself, but I have no plans to get rid of this thing. It's incredibly well engineered and thoughtfully constructed and I can't wait to really shoulder it up for some longer action or even just load it up for some multi-hour heavy ruck conditioning in the hills when summer rolls around.
The first days I took the Baltoro out, I had loaded it up full with dirty laundry to wash on a weekend family visit. At the train station, a guy stopped me and asked if I had come in from Alaska. It talks the talk I guess, but it walks the walk too.