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Our packs are designed with hand-crafted prototypes made by skilled artisans at our headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. We use cutting edge technology and forward thinking backpack solutions to make the most streamlined, reliable technical packs on the market.
Our founder, Wayne Gregory was born with a simple passion to design backpacks he could trust on the most ambitious of life adventures. He did this by pioneering new suspension systems with a relentless attention to anatomical fit that works with your body instead of against it.
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Zulu 65 / Jade 63
Best All-Around Packs
Our take The Zulu hits the trifecta of breathability, comfort, and organization, and it weighs less than 4 pounds. That, combined with the 65-liter capacity, makes it a top pick for anyone looking for a versatile multiday pack. After carrying it for two months and across three continents, one tester praised its ability to subdue big loads while still remaining comfortable in heat: “On a 22-mile, 90°F backpack on Spain’s Costa del Sol, the trampoline backpanel and lumbar pad’s geometric cutouts let me power through,” he says. “But the stability and load transfer allowed me to lean over and tie my shoe, even with 35 pounds on my back.”
Gregory Baltoro 65 / Deva 60
Carry anything, anywhere.
You can tell a lot about a hiker by his or her backpack. See a Baltoro on the trail and one thing’s for sure: The owner of this pack gets out a lot. Just over a decade ago, Gregory designers brought comfort and durability to the fore, knowing that hikers who log big miles with big loads will gladly accept a slight weight penalty for top-notch load carry. And so they made a pack with a suspension system that swivels on a pivot, self-adjusting with the hiker’s hips. It worked then—and it works now. “I hauled 50 pounds on treks in New Zealand, the Grand Canyon, and California’s Trinity Alps, and I never got sore hips,” one editor says. “The padded harness and dynamic movement takes the sting out of long days with big loads.”
Editors’ Choice 2018: Gregory Baltoro 65 / Deva 60
Everyone needs a versatile backpack, and the Gregory Baltoro 65 and Deva 60 deliver.