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PostHeaderIcon Gregory Baltoro 75: An Excellent Choice for Backpacking (Review)

Gregory Baltoro 75 Pack - Moss GreenGregory is a name that is well-known in the outdoors and backpacking communities, and for good reason. Their backpacks are some of the best made on the market, and their comfort, fit, design, and functionability put them ahead of other brands and competition. The Gregory Baltoro 75 is no exception. Below, we will dissect this backpack, looking at the features and strengths of this technical backpack.

Starting with the capacity of this pack, the Baltoro 75 is an absolute beast. With a max loading capacity of 4760 cubic inches (for the large size), you will easily be able to pack for extended backpacking trips of more than a week long. Organization is simple with 8 exterior pockets. The main compartment can be accessed from the top, bottom or front of the pack, allowing you to easily grab an item without unpacking your entire bag. A resevoir sleeve keeps your hydration bladder separate as well.

The comfort of the Gregory Baltoro 75 pack is what really sets it apart from other similarly-sized backpacks. With the revolutionary Response AFS suspension system, the waist belt rotates independently and automatically adjusts to your hip angle. This system pivots as you hike, automatically and evenly distributing the weight of your pack without hindering your movement. The padding on the belt, back, and shoulder straps is thermal molded EVA, and the lumbar support is grippy to keep the pack properly situated on your back. Try this pack on, and you will see how comfortable it truly is. Click here for more information on getting the proper fit for your Gregory Baltoro 75 backpack.

Gregory Baltoro 75 Technical Pack - GrayThe weight of the pack is 5 pounds, 10 ounces, which is fairly lightweight for a bag of its size. The durable 210 denier double diamond ripstop fabric makes up the outer shell. The top lid is removable, and can be used as a fanny pack or sling pack once you have established base camp. Gregory offers lifetime warranties on all of their packs as well, so even if your Baltoro 75 doesn’t withstand the abuse of the outdoors, Gregory is very good at replacing damaged parts.

In all, the Gregory Baltoro 75 backpack is one of the best options on the market today. If you are an avid outdoorsman and backpacker, the Baltoro 75 will meet your needs and then some. Try it out today, and you will see why so many gear reviewers and hikers praise this pack for comfort and design.

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