Gregory Cairn 68 Pack for Women.
Sized for multiday adventures, the Gregory Cairn 68 Pack for Women represents a backpacking breakthrough with light weight, precise Gregory fit, innovative organization and efficient gear access. The Cairn 68 is the perfect blend of fit, comfort and lightweight construction. It has highly water-resistant top pocket that features a waterproof zipper and sealed seams. It also features external hydration sleeve that makes it easy to access and fill your reservoir; it attaches directly to internal frame. Stash everything you need in the Gregory Cairn 68 Pack for Women for 5+ days and get out there.
New for 2013, Gregory's Cairn 68 pack takes many of the best comfort and convenience features of the company's well-known big packs and delivers them in a package that weighs nearly two pounds less than its deluxe counterparts.
If you did any shopping for Gregory backpacks in the last couple of years, you probably remember that there were two distinct options in the 60-70 liter backpacking category: the Baltoro and Deva series offered the Response AFS suspension, with well-padded, pre-curved, interchangeable shoulder straps and a hipbelt that pivoted up and down to adapt to different hip angles; and the Z and Jade series, whose Jetstream suspension offered lighter weight and more ventilation, but with less padding/structure and customizability.
The new Response LT suspension developed for the Cairn series incorporates a lightweight version of the pivoting hipbelt found on Gregory's previous large packs. The shoulder straps are similarly slimmed-down, but not floppy, thanks to Gregory's new Monobond four-layer strap architecture, which combines with the wishbone-shaped wire frame in the Cairn 68 to take on loads up to 45 pounds.
The Cairn 68 also features the new Trail Smart packing system, which divides the pack into three distinct zones: one for camp gear, one for gear that might be needed during the day on the trail, and one for a camera/snacks/other gear you want to access without taking the pack off. You could organize any other pack in the same way, of course, but Gregory wants to make it easier for beginners. See the video below for the breakdown.
All in all, the Cairn series is the new "sports car" of the Gregory backpacking lineup: streamlined, easy on the eyes, and ready for fast hiking.
Feature list from Gregory:
Gregory's Product Video:
Contour & Cairn - Lightweight Backpacking from Gregory Packs on Vimeo.
Gregory's Cairn 68 is designed specifically around the female anatomy and has features that will make any backpacking trip a truly enjoyable experience. A place for everything and everything in its place, this pack is built for organization and access.
|Adjustable torso:||Lightweight backpack|
|Backpack Features:||Hydration Compatible, Included Rain Cover, Top Loader|
|Backpack Style:||Multi-Day Pack|
|Capacity:||X-Small: 3967 cu in / 65 L Small: 4089 cu in / 67 L Medium: 4210 cu in / 69 L|
|Frame material:||65 liters|
|Gear capacity (L):||Internal|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Internal|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||Not Included|
|Material:||420D Robic Fabric with UTS Coating|
|Max Load Capacity:||45 lb / 20 kg|
|Number of exterior pockets:||4,210 cubic inches|
|Number of stays:||67 liters|
|Pack Size:||4000-4999 cu in|
|Pack access:||4,089 cubic inches|
|Pack loading:||3,967 cubic inches|
|Raincover included:||3 lbs. 15 oz.|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||3 lbs. 13 oz.|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||69 liters|
|Volume:||4210 cubic inches / 69 liter|
|Weight:||X-Small: 3 lb 13 oz / 1.7 kg Small: 3 lb 15 oz / 1.8 kg Medium: 4 lb 1 oz / 1.9 kg|
|Weight - metric:||Lightweight backpack|
|Weight with Raincover:||4 lbs 4 oz / 1.93 kg|