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Gregory Baltoro 75 Pack

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    Gregory Baltoro 75 Pack

    The Gregory Baltoro 75 pack delivers spacious volume and an updated suspension to help you go farther, faster and lighter in comfort. See details

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    The Gregory Baltoro 75 pack delivers spacious volume and an updated suspension to help you go farther, faster and lighter in comfort.

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    The Gregory Baltoro 75 pack delivers spacious volume and an updated suspension to help you go farther, faster and lighter in comfort.

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    The Gregory Baltoro 75 pack delivers spacious volume and an updated suspension to help you go farther, faster and lighter in comfort.

    • Response™ AFS suspension features soft, pre-curved harness and hipbelt with EVA foam padding that help eliminate wrinkles and hot spots on your hips and shoulders
    • Independently rotating load transfer panels on the hipbelt automatically register your hip angle and articulate your body's movements
    • Thermomolded EVA back panel features a grippy lumbar pad that helps keep the pack positioned properly and effectively transfers load weight to your hips
    • Single aluminum stay helps prevent barreling and provides optimum load transfer
    • Baltoro 75 offers 3 ways to get at your gear with top-loading, front zip and bottom zippered access to the main compartment
    • Hydration-compatible design features a reservoir sleeve and dual drink-tube exit ports for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)
    • Zippered front pocket, twin side pockets, dual hipbelt pockets and hideaway water bottle pocket with bungee offer easy access to often-used gear
    • Removable top lid pocket lets you keep compass, maps, small essentials or rainwear close at hand; stash pocket on the underside of the lid secures personal items
    • Gregory Baltoro 75 pack is made with 210-denier double diamond ripstop and 210- and 420-denier flat weave fabrics that offer strength, durability and lightness

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    Gregory Baltoro 75 Pack Specs
    Specification
    SML
    Best use
    BackpackingBackpackingBackpacking
    InternalInternalInternal
    Deluxe backpackDeluxe backpackDeluxe backpack
    NoNoNo
    73 liter75 liter78 liter
    4,455 cubic inches4,577 cubic inches4,760 cubic inches
    5 lbs. 10 oz.5 lbs. 14 oz.6 lbs. 2 oz.
    2.55 kilograms2.65 kilograms2.80 kilograms
    YesYesYes
    16 - 18 inches18 - 20 inches20 - 22 inches
    22 - 28 inches28 - 34 inches34+ inches
    Double-diamond ripstop nylon/flat weave nylonDouble-diamond ripstop nylon/flat weave nylonDouble-diamond ripstop nylon/flat weave nylon
    Thermomolded polypropylene/HDPE/aluminum stayThermomolded polypropylene/HDPE/aluminum stayThermomolded polypropylene/HDPE/aluminum stay
    111
    NoNoNo
    Top / PanelTop / PanelTop / Panel
    Top/front/bottomTop/front/bottomTop/front/bottom
    8 + main compartment8 + main compartment8 + main compartment
    YesYesYes
    NoNoNo
    Men'sMen'sMen's
    Frame type
    Backpack style
    Ultralight
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight
    Weight - metric
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
    Material(s)
    Frame material
    Number of stays
    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included
    Gender

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    Gregory Baltoro 75 Pack is rated 4.48 out of 5 by 50.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Pack can handle a LOAD! Went to my local REI store during one of their big sales events because they had a very reputable pack on sale at a great price but was still in excess of $200. My mindset was spending $250 to $300 on a pack was bordering on insanity. After wearing the pack I had come for in the store with several sand bags in it, I began to develope a "hot spot" in the hip belt area due to a seam that was in all their hip belts. The clerk had already loaded the Baltoro for another customer and suggested that I try it. The price made me hesitate but I tried it anyway. The diferrence was amazing. After wrestling with the decision in my head for a bit, I chose the Baltoro and I am glad I did. It has just the right amount of organization in it for me so my "gadgets" are easy to find on the trail. There is a hidden zipper in the top of the pack so I won't loose my car key miles from the trailhead. It can top load or side load. The zipper pulls have a "plastic device" on the pulls that is perfectly curved for the thumb so zipping is a breeze. I never thought I would really use this, but the top of the pack converts to a fanny pack. My Wife and I found a secluded waterfall during an off trail scramble and the fanny packs carried the perfect amount of gear down the steep descent which kept us from being without necessities and kept 40 LBS off my back. Now for what really makes this pack shine and makes the extra cost and weight of this pack woth it. I took my Daughter and her Husband on their first backpacking trip along with my Wife and Son for a group of 5. We awoke the next day to find a bear up the tree with the bear bag in it. The bear bag was just out of his reach but when he saw us, he came down and proceeded to come into camp. He sniffed, chewed, bit, prodded and swiped at every piece of gear we had. We backed out of camp and called the Rangers. They were unable to keep him more than a hundred yards from camp. The rangers had to stand guard while we packed camp so it was not the most organized camp break ever. Just as we were about to finish, the Rangers got another call and had to run out of camp leaving the bedded Bear 100 yards away and us with no bear mace left. The bear bag contain items from everone in the group but there was no time now to sort out the weight. I strapped the entire bear bag to my already loaded Baltoro and we hit the trail before the Bear could return to our hastily exited camp. By now I had 85 LBS on my back and had to hike up a waterfall to make our escape. I could not believe how well this pack handled that weight. The hip belt remained comfortable and the shoulder straps were solid. Even though this pack may be heavier than others when empty, it's ability to make a heavy load comfortable makes that extra weight inconsequential. This is by far the best pack I have ever used and I am now a fan for life!! I'd give it 6 stars if they'd let me.
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Pack After trying 5 or 6 packs in the store (loaded them up with 30 pounds and walked around the store) I wasn't finding the right pack. I'm especially sensitive about packs because of some back problems I have so finding one that didn't hurt was difficult. The sales person kept suggesting I try this Gregory pack. I didn't want to pay that much so kept looking. Finally I agreed and loaded up this pack with what I thought was 30 pounds. I walked around the store for about 15 minutes. It felt lighter than all the other packs so I came back and told the sales guy I thought he didn't put the full 30 pounds in. Turns out he had accidentally put in 35 pounds. That with this pack being heavier than the other packs it was probably about 7-8 pounds heavier but felt lighter. I was immediately hooked. I think what makes this pack so unique and fit me so well is partly due to the shoulder harness and the belt are able to swivel interdependently. All the other packs I've tried the belt is stationary. On the flip side the side pockets could have been designed better. When the pack is full it's difficult to put much into these side pockets. That with a heavy pack is all I can find to complain about. Even with that it's still a 5 star product! I've learned over the years that finding the right pack and fitting it perfectly to your body type and needs is essential. After a couple miles on my last trip I was experiencing pain and was thinking about stopping early. I finally remembered the sales guy had told me the belt must be centered directly over my hip bone. I lifted the pack slightly and tightened the belt. What a difference! I made it the full 12 miles that day without any more problems. I adjust my pack to carry all the weight on the hip belt. The shoulder straps only keep the pack from falling off.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Found the perfect pack Soon as I purchased the pack I took it out to the Smoky Mountains for a test drive. Since I like to carry a lot of camera gear with me, I really needed something that was sturdy and comfortable for my hikes. So far it's been everything that I could ask for. Havent even noticed the weight of the Pack because it carries heavy loads like a champ. I also like having 3 points of entry. Makes packing the bag easy and when everything gets jumbled up throughout longer hikes it helps with finding or repacking gear.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding Bag This bag is outstanding. Here is why: 1) External pockets - this bag has pockets in all of the right places. If you are the type of hiker who always wants to know exactly where everything is located in your pack, this pack is for you. Two very spacious side pockets, a spacious front pocket, and two mesh pockets located on the waste bands are all perfectly designed. Also has the standard pocket on the top flap of the pack, as well as underneath the top flap. Bottom line, I have never found a pack with so many pockets, all of which are placed exactly where you want them. 2) Front access to main compartment - the designers of this bag added an awesome feature that I have no idea why other bags haven't thought of: you can access the main compartment from 3 locations, not the standard two. Like most bags, you can access through a top opening, through a bottom opening (where most people store a sleeping bag)...but they have also created a THIRD opening that is located on the front of the bag. It is large and spacious and enables you to quickly access gear that might be stored half way down your main compartment. Outstanding feature that makes life that much easier. 3) Comfort - the floating straps and waste band suspension system is top notch. I've carried a lot of weight in a lot of different bags, and this bag is frankly the best. Extremely well designed, comfortable, and practical. 4) Aesthetics - generally this is something I don't care about...I'm all about function. Yet somehow, the designers of this bag managed to make this thing look pretty awesome despite its extreme functionality. Pretty nice perk if you wanna look good! 5) Quality - this thing is just WELL made. Everything down to the small details - for example the zippers. Sometimes zippers can be a pain in the butt. Not on this bag - they are sleek, well designed, easy to open and close...just one of the many details that these designers paid close attention to. Another example: the fact that they canted the angle of the water bottle holder on the side of the bag. THANK YOU. It's about time that a bag designer realized that unless you have T-Rex arms, you have to take your pack off in order to reach the side bottles. Not on this bag.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yeah, its heavy.. but sooo comfy.. I have done many multi-day hikes and currently own 3 backpacking specific packs. The baltoro is BY FAR the heaviest bag I own but I pick it every time for outings of 4 or more days because I can carry anywhere from 35-50# of food/gear much more comfortably than with my other 2 smaller "ultra-light" packs I have. While this pack may be "heavy" by most pack standards, on longer trips comfort becomes much more important to me. Yeah its almost 2-3 lbs heavier than my other backpacks but I take that extra weight every time on longer outings. There are many other ways to cut weight that don't come at the expense of a sore back, hips or shoulders. When getting fit for a pack be sure to take comfort into consideration, a slight pressure point here or there when fitting a pack is compounded many times over on the trail over long distances (especially if you like to cover high daily mileage during your hikes). When looking for a new pack I tried on several at REI, (osprey, arc'teryx, deuter) loaded them with ~40#'s and walked around the store for a while. Decision was easy, this one was so blanaced and the load was well distributed it actaully felt lighter than the other packs I tried that weighed less. REI staff was patient and helpfull. Honestly I wasn't even considering the Baltoro when I walked in as it was "too heavy" according to specs.. I saw it there and REI sales dude said it was a very popular pack so I tried it out. Good lesson, DON'T buy based on specs alone!! That said.. Gregory, make a 65-70L pack with the same suspension/padding and cut out all the extra pockets and extra zips!! could propably get an ultra comfy 4# pack pretty easily that is just as durable.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable, very adjustable, The staff at REI really helped me find the perfect backpack for taking extended trips. I have a 1 person tent that leaves plenty of room on the sides to fill up with the rest of my gear, while leaving plenty of room for dehydrated food (possibly even a weeks worth....maybe). It's very comfortable as the suspension moves with my movements. I have went a few hikes already for several miles and have not been sore afterwards, my feet did not hurt, nor did I have any back issues afterwards. I also have the separate rain fly that works well (get the large, though). I got it for a good discount but would have been happy to pay full price for it!
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from By far the best pack period in years! Obviously, with all the raving reviews, this is a pack you can't go wrong with. I have 4 of the Baltoro 75 liter and one 65 liter. I have seen MANY at REI not even consider this pack because it weighs more than other packs, but that weight, aside from being stronger than a LOT of packs, actually has the effect of canceling weight! (at least the effects of carrying it, which is the part that people in general underestimate until they actually try one FOR AT LEAST an entire day of hiking with a moderate to heavy load.) It may be the best for weight, but it ALSO is best if you need a pack at all, to haul lighter weights. Yes, I am boldly recommending this pack over ALL other packs in it's classification. It IS better than a lighter pack that has no suspension or padding. You will definitely NEVER notice the 1 to 2 pounds that this pack weighs over others. NONE other has a suspension system even comparable to the Baltoro (other than Gregory's larger expedition packs with the same suspension design). I finally bought the Gregory contour, which is 2 pounds lighter than the baltoro, but lacks big time on the padding and suspension. I only bought it on sale 30% off, and to use for my motorcycle. I will still test it out further with lighter and heavier loads, but so far, the heavier loads are so much better in the Baltoro, and right away it wears me out in the Contour compared to the Baltoro. I can REALLY load up the Baltoro with weight and volume, and it takes it. It's definitely the only pack that I can comfortably haul that all day, up hill, and it be in total comfort, and more importantly, no DIS comforts! Even if you are only going to haul 20 to 30 pounds, the VERY tried and proven baltoro is still going to be the winner. I have in fact hiked all day with tools, hoes, machetes, even big rocks I needed to hike a bit that I was using. It takes the weight of all that you could possibly carry, and does it with ease! There is a reason I have 5 of these packs.... The only thing better would be an upgraded baltoro, possibly with better organization and more, bigger pockets. Even if it weighed more to have everything you could want, I would definitely go for it. That's the whole angle people need to understand about this pack is that the way that it deals with weight reduces fatigue and eliminates discomfort like muscle cramping or sore shoulders. It also puts your back into a proper position for hiking, especially with weight! I do own 1 Gregory Contour 70, but if needed another pack for extra people in an expedition, it would ONLY be the Baltoro, or the larger expedition packs by Gregory. I feel like there's no end to how long I can hike with any weight only because of this magnificent pack. I wonder if the military anywhere uses it? I'd be surprised if not. Happy hiking! d
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent buy Gregory is basically as good as it gets, and this bag is no exception. Sturdy, comfortable, and can hold a huge amount of volume. Would love it if they didn't skimp on a rain cover (Osprey provides rain covers....), but otherwise no complaints.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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