super well-made, lightweight pack!
Reviewed by Backcountry Backpacker from Colorado on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This is my second Z55 to purchase for myself over the last 7 years. I've also purchased the same model for a family friend, my daughter and my wife. These packs are made very lightweight, comfortable and durable. I'm tall and relatively slim and I've always had issues in the past with waist belts not providing adequate support and my shoulders have carried the brunt of the load. This has not been the case with the Gregory Z55. After 7 years of extensive backpacking in the Colorado back country I've retired my original pack to day pack use and have purchased a newer model. The newer model appears to be slightly higher capacity with much improved lumbar support. I've been wearing this pack on snowshoe treks for the last few weeks and you honestly don't know its back there. Its an amazing pack and I highly recommend it