Customer Reviews Of:
Gregory Z55 Backpack - Internal Frame
Closeouts. Ideal for weekends in the backcountry, the Gregory Z55 backpack boasts a supportive, breathable design that won't weigh you down. The CrossFlo suspension helps fight fatigue, and separate compartments keep gear organized and accessible.
Average Rating based on 4 reviews 3.750000 0 5
Verified Buyer Reviewed by hikerguy from New york on Wednesday, October 12, 2016Did what I wanted it to. Backpacked about 12 miles with this so far in the backcountry. Comfortable. I think it will be able to count as a carry on but haven't tried yet.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by weekly day hiker from california on Monday, August 22, 2016Shoulder strap is quite wide and it does not fit to my body.
I returned it without using it.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by af from Sierra Nevada mountains on Monday, July 25, 2016This is a nice backpack with lot of capacity and a decent suspension system. I like to storage and organization options that is built into the design. The adjustments and fitting options are also very well thought out. The fabric is lightweight and adequately abrasion resistant. The compression straps helps me cinch down my pack well for a compact feeling on the trails. The zippers are well place and well designed. I like the full access zipper in the front of the pack where you can access all your gear at any time. The built-in rain cover is also a great addition to the pack.
While the pack handles a large volume well, I was not that impressed with the load carrying capacity of the pack. Carrying 35+ lb of gear+water+food in the pack for an extended period of time is not very comfortable (compared to some other high end packs). Also, the due to the back panel design, the pack sits far away from my back and does not give me the "connected" feeling that I like when climbing/hiking steep trails. I guess this is a compromise to gain more ventilation in the back. However, during the summer months, my back gets sweaty anyway and I would rather have the weight sit closer to my back/core.
Overall, this is a good pack for the price. Well designed and adequate pack. Just don't load it up too much above 40lbs and you will enjoy your trips.
Reviewed by BiPolar from Idaho on Wednesday, July 20, 2016My son and I just did a 96 mile hike with this pack. Oh, where to start, it fits great (if you buy the right size), has very good space utilization, and hauls a 40 pound load with easy with no sway. I rained on us a few times, and the included cover pops right out and fits snugly. All of our items stayed dry through hours of rain. The shoulder padding and hip padding are great for under 45 pounds. The pack showed to be durable, no rips, tears or zipper problems. If I had a complaint, the lower portion that contacts your low back and hips is a little sparse on padding. If the pack is a little long, I could be a little uncomfortable on long hikes with weight over 30 pounds. We added a piece of high density foam and it worked great-I would definitely buy again despite that flaw.