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Reviewed by The Peppermeister from Minnesota on Monday, April 3, 2017
I needed a new daypack for a series of day hikes in Death Valley and Joshua Tree (and back home in MN, too). After considering several other 30-35l packs, I settled on the Gregory Stout 35.

• Size: 35l held all that I needed to carry, with the ability to carry even more (thanks to the collar) or less (by cinching the side straps).
• Fit: I'm 5' 10" & 165#. The medium fit my torso perfectly. The padded hip belt is very adjustable.
• Organization: there are enough pockets and access points without going overboard. The side pockets can hold Nalgene bottles, a 40-oz. Hyroflask, a small photo tripod, or a folding camp chair. A cinch strap helps keep things in place. A large front dump picket is perfect for maps, a hat, and snacks. Hipbelt pockets can carry a knife, compass, small camera, first aid kit, or similarly-sized items. The rain cover pocket can be used to stash a few items. A small under-lid pocket can hold your wallet or ID. The large top pockets will hold a first aid kit, sunglasses, and more. Daisy chains on the front and top, as well as lash straps on the bottom, can be used for other bulkier items.
• Construction: this was a major selling point. The side pockets are 600-denier polyester, rather than the stretchy mesh on other packs. I think this will hold up better against snags in the long run. The barracks appear to be bombproof. The overall finish is great - very thoughtful designs on zipper tabs and waist belt adjustment.
• Color: I really liked the orange and black color. YMMV!

Dislikes: None so far after a week on the trails.

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