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Gregory Cairn 48 Pack - Women\'s


    Gregory Cairn 48 Pack - Women's

    The lightweight Gregory Cairn 48 pack for women represents a backpacking breakthrough with precise Gregory fit, innovative organization and efficient gear access for a joyous weekend in the wild. See details

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    The lightweight Gregory Cairn 48 pack for women represents a backpacking breakthrough with precise Gregory fit, innovative organization and efficient gear access for a joyous weekend in the wild.

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    The lightweight Gregory Cairn 48 pack for women represents a backpacking breakthrough with precise Gregory fit, innovative organization and efficient gear access for a joyous weekend in the wild.

    • Pack suspension offers legendary Gregory comfort and strong, light support with a patented hipbelt alignment system, streamlined back panel and wire wishbone frame
    • Harness offers stable comfort for the long haul and is shaped specifically for female anatomy
    • Shoulder straps feature a layer of monofilament mesh, perforated EVA foam and 2 layers of air-mesh on the top and bottom, all bonded together for breathability and comfort
    • Hipbelt auto-adjusts to fit your unique body shape the moment you put on the pack; ventilated air channels and breathable spacer mesh on the back panel permit cooling airflow
    • Light and sturdy wire wishbone frame provides effective load transfer to your lumbar; integrated cross-stay helps maintain proper pack shape and prevents barreling
    • Innovative packing system features 3 sections that separate your trail gear from camp items, and keeps frequently grabbed essentials at your fingertips
    • Each section allows easy access to your gear when you need it and distributes the weight properly for intuitive packing and comfortable carry
    • Highly water-resistant top pocket features a waterproof zipper and sealed seams; top-loading design features a quick-draw closure and a stash pocket under the lid
    • External hydration sleeve makes it easy to access and fill your reservoir; it attaches directly to internal frame (reservoir sold separately)
    • Organize gear within easy reach with a side security pocket, large front dump pocket, dual oversize side pockets and hipbelt pockets
    • 2-stage compression straps on the lower pack body and over the main top opening help stabilize and compress your load
    • Integrated raincover helps keep contents dry when the weather takes a wet turn
    • The Gregory Cairn 48 pack is made with 420-denier and 100-denier coated ripstop nylon fabric for a high strength-to-weight ratio

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    Gregory Cairn 48 Pack - Women's Specs
    Best use
    Lightweight backpackLightweight backpackLightweight backpack
    46 liter48 liter50 liter
    2,807 cubic inches2,929 cubic inches3,052 cubic inches
    3 lbs. 9 oz.3 lbs. 11 oz.3 lbs. 13 oz.
    1.61 kilograms1.67 kilograms1.72 kilograms
    14 - 16 inches16 - 18 inches18 - 20 inches
    22 - 28 inches22 - 28 inches28 - 34 inches
    Ripstop nylonRipstop nylonRipstop nylon
    Aluminum perimeter hoop/single cross stayAluminum perimeter hoop/single cross stayAluminum perimeter hoop/single cross stay
    6 + main compartment6 + main compartment6 + main compartment
    Frame type
    Backpack style
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
    Frame material
    Number of stays
    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

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    Gregory Cairn 48 Pack - Women'sis rated4.5out of5by2.
    Rated5out of5byfromComfy and OrganizedI did a lot of research before choosing this bag. I was looking for a backpack I could use for international carryon air travel, trekking, and some hiking in New England. The organization and weather protection this bag provides are awesome, but for me the biggest selling point is the comfort. The independent motion of the two sides of the waist belt is a game changer. My walking gait moves my hips up on one side and down on the other with every step. Regular waist belts squeeze this motion and I have always suffered when I carry a backpack until now. The ResponseLT suspension allows my body to move naturally, and gives me stamina and good cheer on the move. I don't need the full capacity of this bag for my gear when I travel, but I want a big enough bag for my food and water during certain parts of my trips, and the large capacity room to bring home textiles from far away places. It does fit into the overhead bin because it has a shorter length than many backpacks, but YMMV. Be sure to check your measurements and try to keep the brain as flat as you can, or take it off and use it as your personal item. The length of my M frame is 21" and it's about 11" wide. The bag does have a lot of straps and buckles, but they seem sturdy. And, it comes in Grey, my favorite color for travel clothes and gear.
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated4out of5byfromNot right for me...I really wanted to like this backpack but there was one spot on my lower back that was painful. The shoulder straps are comfortable, I love the built in rain cover and overall the pack is very nice. It even fit my small stature 5' tall 16" back height, and 100 lbs 25" waist. I had to return it before ever getting to use it however, because if it hurts my lower back standing in my living room for 10 minutes I can't risk that on the trail. But hey, maybe it's just my body type?
    Date published: 2013-09-12

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