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Comments about Gregory Jade 38 Pack - Women's - 2012 Closeout:
I haven't paid much attention to backpacks until recently. Normally I get by with a microfiber 'day' backpack not specifically designed for 'technical' hiking. But earlier this year, I did some pretty serious hiking (using a rented backpack) and now regularly hike with local hiking groups. I'm signing up for hikes that are longer and harder . . . so, this is no passing fancy. I needed better equipment.
Did my homework. Read 'how-to-pick-a-backpack' articles and online reviews of well-rated packs. Measured my spine (?!) and got 'fitted' at the local REI store. Tried on several brands until I found one that felt just right.
This pack has lots of features and is not too big or too little. The Gregory Jade 38 Liter. Love, love, love the suspension system that lets air flow in between the pack and my back. Good padding, too.
Has lots of features normally found in larger packs, e.g., a separate sleeping bag section (that I'll use more often for dirty clothes or shoes), a pocket for a water bladder so I can drink from a tube, a nicely padded hipbelt to transfer pack weight to the hips, a raincover, etc. It can support 35 lbs., which is the most I would be willing to carry. When empty, it cinches down to an acceptable size for non-hiking activities. There are multiple ways to access your gear.
I originally considered the Gregory Jade 60 Liter (3600 cu in) and would have bought it if I were a resident of New Zealand where hiking is a primary sport! Since I live in NC, I decided to buy this pack (2258 cu in) that would cover most of my activities (day hikes, an occasional overnighter, and general travel use.)
I've used the backpack on my weekly hikes, and other hikers noticed it and asked me about it. The only thing I wish it had were bigger pockets in the waist band. But in order to have bigger pockets, the belt would have had to be bigger (and therefore hotter), so I'll just have to wear pants with a pocket big enough for my pocket camera. I am delighted with this backpack!
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