Gregory Pack Enthusiasts

Gregory Pack Enthusiasts

Post by Peter Fieldin » Sat, 03 May 1997 04:00:00


Anyone have any experience with Gregory's Summit series packs, specifically
the Spire or the Robson.  I'm looking for a pack with decent capacity for
multi day backcountry and alpine climbing trips. As such, need a pack with
good capacity, but managalbe interms of comfort, stability and balance.
Other recommendations welcome.
Thanks,
P.Fielding

 
 
 

Gregory Pack Enthusiasts

Post by Tom Kenn » Sat, 03 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Anyone have any experience with Gregory's Summit series packs, specifically
>the Spire or the Robson.  I'm looking for a pack with decent capacity for
>multi day backcountry and alpine climbing trips. As such, need a pack with
>good capacity, but managalbe interms of comfort, stability and balance.
>Other recommendations welcome.
>Thanks,
>P.Fielding

I've got two:  a Palisade, which I've owned for about 3 yrs, and a Rock Lobster,
which I bought this year.

The Palisade is about 5000 ci. and has a *** pocket (Pal. Plus model) which
adds 500 ci.  It has served me faithfully, even after I stabbed it with my axe.
It carries large (75lb.) loads well, and smaller loads comfortably.  The longest
I used it was about 8 days in the Sierra, crossing several class 2-3 passes.  

The Rock Lobster is about 3500 ci. and has less padding than the larger Gregory
models.  I haven't used it much yet: one overnighter and one attempt at climbing
Lone Pine Peak.  It worked great for a peak pack when I needed to carry a bunch
of clothes and food, but was a bit stiff in the belt when I tried to carry
overnight gear (bivy sack, pad, down bag, stove, etc...).

Both packs perform exceptionally well for their intended use, so it's a good bet
the other Gregory packs do, too.

Here is a page from Uncle Buck regarding Gregory packs:

http://SportToday.org/~dbbuck01/html/gregory.html

Hope all this helps!

Tom

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