Rated5out of5byCFURYfromSolid Pack as expected from GregoryI used this pack in the backcountry of the Grand Canyon and plan on using it for many more trip. As a small woman this pack is a great size and a 60L is the biggest I would go but I like to not be forced to stuff thing in to get the bag to close. For a 3 day trip this pack had more than enough space. and easy access to everything with the large front zip opening. This pack suits my needs for backpacking and foreign travel.
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated5out of5byJoyHappens2007fromLove my PackTo hike 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated4out of5byGeishaMermaidfromA great first pack.Great pack for camping with companions who can spread the gear out. Enough space for essential gear (bag, pad, tent and a few days of clothing). Overall it's a great backpack. Very comfortable and easy to use.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated5out of5byPho FanfromWonderful for travel + the outdoors!So, I waited until after I had returned from a year of galavanting around the world and living out of my Jade 60 to write this review, and I'm happy to report that this pack served me well. First of all, for a 60L pack, it seems a lot smaller. Since the frame is 21.5 inches high, it easily fits into the overhead bin of an airplane (as long as you haven't absolutely stuffed it to the seams). When it was full it never felt too heavy, and when it wasn't full it neatly compressed down without seeming saggy or sloppy. This is due to the uncluttered design, though ideally I would like one or two more pockets for organization. (The Gregory Z40 has a pocket on the inside of the floating hood which is nice for stashing valuables away, as well as a sleeping bag compartment at the bottom with its own zipper, which is great for easy access or separation of wet/dry gear It also has a tiny compartment on the front for a rain cover. I would have loved to see those three features in the Jade 60.) Overall though, loading the pack and accessing my stuff was not problematic, though the bottom access point would have made digging around for things a bit simpler now and then.
But minor design issues aside, the pack was comfortable and stood up to some pretty vigorous treatment. Airplanes, the roof of buses, weeks of trekking, etc. Since I didn't pack it completely full, it was small enough that I could perch it on my lap while crammed into a crowded rickshaw or keep it right by my side during long train rides. I never had any issues with seams or zippers. My year or roughing it around the world has come to a close, but this is still my go-to bag for weekend trips and carry-on-only plane travel.
As for the capacity: I traveled extensively but did not bring much in the way of gear (sleeping bags, tent, etc), and for this minimalistic style of travel I found the 60L to be more than enough.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated5out of5byTravellitefromLove this packI used this pack a few weeks back on a overnight. I'm 54, 5'5" and weigh 130.This pack was very comfortable and was well padded. Plenty of storage pockets and easy to load. The design allows for good air flow to help keep you cool and the lumbar support helps to prevent a tired aching back. I love the pac and very happy that I made the purchase as my old was not comfortable. The pack may be a little heavier than some but it did not feel heavy on my back. Very Comfortable.
Date published: 2012-10-08
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