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  • On the lid, an easy-to-use Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus solar panel concealed in a magnetic flip-down top panel gives you instant, rechargeable power for a multiday adventures
  • Flip 10 battery provides power storage that you can charge at home or while on the trail; never before has it been this easy to keep the lights on when you're off grid
  • Flip 10 battery is conveniently located in top zippered pocket
  • Weathershield pocket; Sidewinder bottle holster; 2 side-mounted zippered gear pockets
  • Integrated raincover
  • Removable shock locks for ice axe or trekking poles
  • U-zip panel access
  • Sleeping bag compartment with removable internal divider
  • Ultralight, removable Sidekick pack doubles as a hydration reservoir sleeve (reservoir sold separately)
  • Lumbar tuning pad; additional HDPE panel in the suspension for carrying heavy loads


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Best Use Backpacking
Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L) 71 / 75 / 79 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 4332 / 4577 / 4820 cubic inches
Weight 5 lbs. 14 oz. / 6 lbs. 2 oz. / 6 lbs. 6 oz. ounces
Adjustable Torso Yes
Fits Torso 16 - 18 / 18 - 20 / 20 - 22 inches
Fits Waist/Hips 26 - 40+ / 26 - 40+ / 26 - 40+ inches
Material(s) Body: 210-denier nylon/300-denier nylon; base: 630-denier high-density nylon
Frame Material 7075 aluminum/HDPE
Number of Stays 1
Pack Access Top/panel/sleeping bag compartment
Number of Exterior Pockets 7 + main compartment
Sleeping Bag Compartment Yes
Raincover Included Yes
Removable Daypack Yes
Dimensions Unavailable / 31.5 x 19 x 14.5 / Unavailable
Gender Unisex
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy pack, great novelty, good comfort I went in to pick up an osprey pack - and wanted to keep it smaller thank 65l. As I tried on packs - the friendly folks at REI pointed out that some wider shoulder, small frame guys find the Baltoro a better fit. The only small (I was between a small and medium torso at 5'9", 165lbs, 30" waist) pack had the solar panel; so I tried it on. I was surprised it fit so well. No weight on my lower back or tight belt points on my hips. I handled the pack with weights in the store for an hour shopping around and almost forgot I was wearing it (w/o the weight of the solar panels). Instant gratification meant I was taking that one home...besides, I love tech toys and - charging my GPS while I hike is a no-brainer. I like the pack - the weight is the only reason I can't give it 5 stars. I really like the pack - and I have more than enough space for a week long hike with all the comforts I need.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb comfort and features. I waited to take this out on a trip before reviewing. It took me a little while to get the fit figured out completely but once I did, the pack was the least of my worries. This one has "grippers" designed to grab on to the top of your butt and keep the pack from sliding down. Tuck your shirt in or at least pull it up above the grippers so that they help hold the pack in place. I kept playing with the adjustments in the shoulder straps until I got it so there was no vertical weight on the shoulder straps; just enough tightness to hold the pack upright and still let my back breathe. The number of options with this pack seem endless and it has a lot of cool features that you kind of get to know as you explore the pack.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Say goodbye to Civilization This pack is not designed for those of you sleeping in a bivy sack, not to say it wouldn't work however at a starting weight of 6.5 lbs it isn't geared to the lightweight packer. Now with that being said I have all Ultra Light backpacking gear and this pack with water weighed in at 35 carrying everything from first-aid/tent/sleeping back/pad/THE KITCHEN SINK. I carried it all and went out solo with no worries. The only thing I did notice that sort of bugged me was the hip belt was stiff which is true for all load carrying packs at first especially. This one is touted to haul 50lbs. I had no issues fitting my gear inside and didn't regret it one bit. If you ask me the solar panel is just an extra cool feature on this pack. It does add roughly 1lb but for the ability to recharge a phone overnight or while hiking is awesome. The compass feature works on my iphone with no service to a degree of accuracy that suites my needs/takes plenty of great pictures/also can be used as a mriror to signal/ emergency calls. The removable day pack is another awesome feature which allows you to get out on day hikes while backpacking in remote areas. Lets say you wanted to hike to a vista, all you really need is water and a hammock so ditch the pack and carry the day bag. If you want to see some of my adventure pictutres feel free to check out my Instagram to see where this pack has taken me so far. @millennialwanderer
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can carry just about everything I purchased this pack during the Memorial Day sale and it's now past Labor Day. The pack has been all over Colorado and to Mexico and back. I did break a chest strap buckle, but Gregory replaced it with a more robust one and the good folks at REI Kansas City helped me replaced it. I too went in looking to purchase a different pack. But this pack was suggested and I use the AllTrails app on my iPhone and like the idea of being able to charge while at camp. I did just that last night West of Boulder. I'd buy it again.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Like This Bag I originally bought an Osprey Kestrel 50, and ended up returning it for this because I wanted more room, and I always need to have my phone with me for work, so I really liked the built in solar panel. This bag in small weighs 6.74 pounds with the solar panel, battery, day pack, and rain fly included that are included, but the suspension system is awesome and to me it's worth the extra weight for the comfort and features this bag has. Main compartment has top, bottom (sleeping bag), and rear zipper access, so getting to your stuff is no problem. Two good sized side pockets on he sides, rear pocket where the rain cover has its own zippered pouch and where I keep my rain jacket/pants, pouch in main compartment where your hydration pack goes doubles as small lightweight removeable day backpack for trips away from camp, and lid has solar panel, small compartment with sleeves for batteries and cell phone, and another large zippered general storage pocket. Plenty of attachment points on shoulder straps for hydration hose, bear spray holster, and more on back for poles, axes, etc.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pack Absolutely amazing pack. Did a lot of research when trying to find a good pack for longer expeditions than my NorthFace can handle. REI has the best price by far of any online retailers. Amazing fit and suspension system; much more comfortable once you get above 35-40 pounds than I found with other highly rated packs. Would 100% recommend to any one looking for comfort, quality, & features. As a bonus it comes with a raincover & removable day pack.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First impression I must say I haven't traveled with the pack yet but I love a lot about it. The material is great, and the layout of the pack is superb. It collapses down and looks almost like a regular backpack with you want it to be but can really get big and expand as well. Really impressed so far, Got a big trip planned in Alaska i a Month, I may return to see how it goes.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible comfort and support First - I am returning this pack. I upgraded to the larger 95. However, I had this pack fully loaded with gear and water over a backcountry trip (45 pounds) and it was flawless. It simply is the most comfortable pack I've ever worn. VERY happy to see the 95 has the same design and comfort, because as sherpa Dad, I simply needed more volume. I HIGHLY recommend trying this on with 30-35 pounds in store and compare to the competition. When I took the time to do this, it was an easy decision.
Date published: 2017-05-01
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Is there room in the floating lid for anything else besides the solar panels?

Asked by: Jawight
REI is wrong... the lid has the sleeve that holds the solar panel (this sleeve will not fit anything else, but under that where the wire from the solar panel lands is in its own zippered pocket which has three sleeves for several batteries and/or electronics, and on the underside of the lid is a large zippered pocket as well.
Answered by: REI-Reviews
Date published: 2017-02-27

This is a promising design. Can the panels removed and placed back into the sleeves? This is only important to me because as an confessed, early adopter I would like to inevitably upgrade the solar panels. Nice work on the design.

Asked by: Michael FiDi
The Nomad 7 Plus solar panel can be removed from the pocket on the Baltoro 75 GZ Pack. The pocket can only fit a solar panel measuring 13 x 8.75 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

What is the maximum hydration capacity? What is recommend?

Asked by: JW-Photog
The maximum capacity for the sidekick/hydration sleeve is 3 liters or 100 oz. CamelBaks or Platypus bladders work great.
Answered by: Sean Lovett
Date published: 2017-04-07

Is it possible to just by the "brain" portion of this pack? I recently bought a Baltoro, but I imagine that the brain/pack head could be sold as a separate unit? Cheers.

Asked by: Alaska Theodore
The brain from the Baltoro 75 GZ Pack cannot be purchased separately.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-24

The specs list the small weight at 4 lbs 10 oz, but the user reviews list it at around 6.5 lbs. Which is it?

Asked by: Shyaporn
The listed weight is for the Baltoro 75 pack alone. The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus solar panel will add approximately 13 ounces to the overall weight.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-10

The stats show this the same weight as the regular 75. Does that mean it weighs the same with the solar panel removed

Asked by: Fmritsi
The weights listed in the specs for this pack are incorrect. Thank you for calling this to our attention, we will have our website updated shortly. The medium pack weighs 6 lbs. 2 oz.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-09

I'm wondering if anyone knows the pockets that get removed between the GZ pack and the regular pack. The GZ specs show 7 exterior pockets and the regular pack shows 10+

Asked by: mountaingoating
The Baltoro 75 GZ Pack has the solar panel and battery in the top lid of the pack. This takes the place of the three extra pockets that are present on the regular model.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-25

I'm going on a trip to Patagonia and I was wondering if this bag be able to hold a phantom 4? I know I can easily fit a Mavic inside the bag in a compartment. I have a bag for a phantom but I do not want to carry two backpacks

Asked by: Fernando
We're sorry, but that information is not available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-08
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