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  • Aerolon suspension uses a lightweight aluminum chassis design to deliver uncompromised ventilation and load-stabilizing trail performance to reduce energy expenditure
  • Foam-matrix backpanel provides cooling airflow and moisture evaporation
  • Quickadjust back height system lets you dial in the fit, while unique hipbelt adjustment allows the hipbelt pockets to move to maintain easy pocket access
  • Soft-molded silicon Gription lumbar pad provides enhanced load transfer and energy savings
  • 3D shoulder harnesses and hipbelt have dual-density lifespan EVA foam construction for an amazingly cush ride in a sub-four pound pack
  • Integrated raincover stows in zippered mesh compartment beneath front stuff pocket and doubles as accessory pocket
  • Sunglass quickstow system on shoulder harness allows a quick, secure and scratch-free way to store your shades on the go
  • Dual zippered hipbelt pockets provide quick access to items on the trail (one mesh and one shell fabric for storage flexibility)
  • Front stretch stuff pocket is useful for gear overflow and organization
  • Ultralight top flap option: remove the sleeping bag divider and use it in place of the traditional top pocket
  • Sidekick daypack is combination reservoir sleeve and ultralight, removable daypack, perfect for day trips, summit hikes, or supply runs into town during a thru-hike
  • Sleeping bag multi-straps can be used to carry your sleeping pad, removed to carry other items on the pack or used as a hipbelt on the sidekick daypack
  • Double zip floating top pocket has additional zippered pocket for organization and access to small items such as headlamps or maps
  • Solar-ready goal zero attachment points on top pockets (solar panel sold separately)
  • Reinforced bottom panel with dual-layer construction for superior abrasion, weather and puncture resistance
  • Molded webbing keepers for compression strap management


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Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L)
Gear Capacity (cu. in.)
Weight 3 lbs. 10 oz.
Weight - Metric 1620 grams
Adjustable Torso Yes
Fits Torso
18 - 22 inches
15 - 18 inches
Fits Waist/Hips
29 - 53 inches
27 - 48 inches
Material(s) Nylon
Frame Material Aluminum
Pack Access Top/bottom
Number of Exterior Pockets 6
Sleeping Bag Compartment Yes
Raincover Included Yes
Removable Daypack Yes
31 x 13 x 12 inches
29 x 13 x 12 inches
Gender Men's
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extreme comfort Purchased this pack recently and have hiked 50 plus miles with it loaded with varying weights up to 35lbs. I was just about to buy the Baltoro model when I saw this one. It's significantly lighter and every bit if not more comfortable than the Baltoro in addition to being quite adjustable. I can definitely feel it when loaded with 35 lbs but it is still very comfortable. Only reason for 4 stars is the side pockets where I store water bottles are slightly awkward to reach. If you use a bladder then no issue at all. If I could rate it a 4.5 I would.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Most comfortable pack for its weight I just got this a couple days ago. Loaded it with 25-30 pounds just to set it up and see how it feels. Compared to other packs I've tried in this weight range, this one is easily the most comfortable. I will take it out in a month or so for a few days on the AT and report back. I like the separate sleeping bag section in the lower part of the pack, and the extra pockets and zippers are, again, unusual for a three and a half pound pack (caveat: I have not weighed the pack to confirm the claimed 3 pounds 9 ounces). Two things I don't like: the side stretch pocket is probably going to be way too tight for me to cram my water bottle in. Why they didn't include the nice shaped water bottle pocket the Baltoro features is beyond me. If I return the pack, it may be for this reason alone. Second, the waist belt is relatively short; no doubt in order to shave weight. The comfort however, is not impacted that much. Again, we'll see once I'm out with it for a few days.
Date published: 2017-03-08
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Does the Paragon 68 really weigh exactly the same (3 lb, 9 oz) as the Paragon 58? That doesn't seem to make sense?

Asked by: agingMan
I just received the M/L Paragon 68 that I ordered, and it actually weighs in at 4 lb 04 oz, which is 10 ounces heavier than the 3 lb 10 oz listed by Gregory.
Answered by: agingMan
Date published: 2017-05-29

When will this backpack be at a store near me, to physically see and try on?

Asked by: jackjack
​This item is online only, so it is not in stock in stores.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-06

Does the pack come with a hydration bladder?

Asked by: morlando2251
Answered by: Fussy Dutchman
Date published: 2017-03-27

Feature: "Ultralight top flap option: remove the sleeping bag divider and use it in place of the traditional top pocket": The divider cannot be removed without cutting straps. How was this intended to work? (Purchased from REI 4/8/17)

Asked by: TDanl
​Access the sleeping bag compartment from the bottom zipper. Release the two side release buckles that secure the sleeping bag divider. There are two small tri-glides that secure the other two corners of the divider. These can be disconnected by pinching the webbing and removing it through the center gap in the plastic tri-glide rim.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

Made in... ? 

Asked by: Nickropolis
This item is made in Philippines. Please keep in mind the country of origin can change over time and some items are sourced from multiple countries.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-05

Do you have the breakdown of how the volume was calculated? I'd like to know the volume of the main compartment (including sleeping bag) vs vol of other pockets etc.

Asked by: The Beard
This pack has a 68 liter capacity, including every pocket regardless of size. A breakdown of this capacity is not available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

Can Paragon 68 hold BearVault 500 horizontally?

Asked by: TStone
​Yes, this pack can hold the BV500 horizontally.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-15

The pack name has 68 in it but the description says capacity is 50L. Is it 68 or 50?

Asked by: rocksnowdirt
The Gregory Paragon 68 is in fact a 68 liter and can hold up to 50 lbs. Thank you for bringing this information to our attention. We will update the product listing on as soon as possible.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-03
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