Customer Reviews Of:
Gregory Stout 65 Backpack - Internal Frame
Closeouts. Large enough for multi-day backcountry trips, Gregory's Stout 65 backpack uses a Trailflex wishbone suspension to capably manage large loads. Inside the easy-access main compartment, an ultralight, removable daypack doubles as a hydration reservoir sleeve.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Aaron from California on Tuesday, August 8, 2017This is a great pack for my son. He used it for a week-long 50-miler, it carried the weight great!
Reviewed by Aldog from Utah on Tuesday, June 27, 2017This pack is awesome! It helped me get my gear sub-20 lbs. Its features are such an advantage over my old pack. The quality is outstanding. I look forward to getting years of good use out of it.
I was going to buy an Osprey, but Osprey started getting involved in the State of Utah politics. I can't believe they tried to force their will on MY elected officials! They lost my business forever! I am happy to discover Gregory. The Gregory pack is better anyway! Win-win.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Broke Student Steve from California on Friday, June 2, 2017I had been looking at similar Gregory and Lowe Alpine models, and this one struck me as a steal. The price was unbeatable for a quality 65L pack that is one season old (honestly, what's the difference??) I have not yet taken it out in the backcountry yet, but I've packed most of my stuff and I love the compartments. I purchased the Large and I am 5'11" and it seems to fit well so far.
From the outside and in photos, Gregory packs look very minimalistic without all the pockets and loops you may see on an Osprey, but they are hidden very well. The main compartment has a genius drawstring and pull tab that is easy to open and opens wide, so there are no zippers to break when you stuff it. It also has a U zipper so you can access it from the bottom and sides. The same goes for the secondary compartment on the outside of the main one just without the zipper: just a buckle at the top and no zippers.
It's hard to see in the photos, but there are loops on the outside (again, minimalistic).
There is no mesh water bottle pocket on the side, but instead a tall, expandable pocket that holds more than bottles.
The lid has two different pockets (one inside, one outside) that are designed so you can access all of the vital small things, which gives the top a square shape, which is better than normal single-opening lids.
Now the part that I love the most is the detachable daypack on the inside that normally holds a water reservoir. It is a quality ~10L pack that is extremely lightweight and well-designed.
The only issue I've had is the pull tab of the drawstring main compartment snapping. It is still usable, but I emailed Gregory for a replacement part. The rest of the pack has less breakable parts and zippers so I have high expectations for the longevity.
Reviewed by ScoutDad from Kansas on Wednesday, May 24, 2017I used this for a 15 mile backpack trip over the weekend. I loaded it with 35lbs. of gear and it really handled it well. Very comfortable suspension that hugs the load to you. It holds more than my previous SD 65 liter pack does. The daypack was great to hold a reservoir and rain gear for a 4 mile side hike. It would have held a few more smaller items should I have needed it. Over all seems like a durable pack that is really comfortable.
Reviewed by ScoutDad from Kansas on Wednesday, May 17, 2017I purchased this backpack for my son after reading several reviews. In person, I am even more impressed with the design. This is a useful pack with great details like removable day pack/water bladder sleeve and included rain fly. The pockets are generously sized. The best part was the fit. Top notch padding and adjustability. We will be trying it this weekend for a 15 miler, and I expect no issues. I have since order another one as I just couldn't pass on this deal.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Outdoor jon from OH on Wednesday, July 20, 2016Used this once so far for an overnight camping trip. Loved the weight distribution and the placement of the frame. Other packs I have tried to use the frame was to high up and hit my head even its making strap adjustments. Has great outside straps for attaching items and decent amount of departments. Curious to see how it holds up with n the long run.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by WildWyoming from Wyoming on Friday, March 4, 2016I've used Gregory packs for 3 decades and always will. However, STP mistakenly used the product description for the women-specific Gregory Amber rather than for the Stout. The Stout is a men's pack, and it says so right on the label. That said, it's a great pack. I love the thoughtful details, like a removable day pack, two pockets on top accessible from front or back, ample side pockets, top/side entry, and nice blue color. It's basically the same pack as the plain, black Amber, but it's $10.00 cheaper. Even though I'm a woman, I'll be keeping this one.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by joe from wv on Wednesday, March 2, 2016Just got it and it feel great and appears thoughtfully designed, going to put to the test this weekend
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Chaplain Hiker from Arkansas on Friday, January 22, 2016I went on a six mile hike the day after it arrived. I took 35 pounds and I barely noticed the weight. The pack fits great. I especially like that you can open the pack two ways (top and front). A truly great backpack for the price; nice storage pockets and awesome access.