Gregory Contour 70 Pack

Priced: $239.16 - $299.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 4 reviews.
Gregory Contour 70 Pack
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Gregory Contour 70 Pack Features.

Gregory Contour 70 Pack.
The Gregory Contour 70 Pack is ready to take you deeper into the backcountry. The pack features two zippered hip belt pockets. The pack also comes with a side stash, zippered quick access pocket that is located behind the water bottle pocket on the right side of the pack. The Contour incorporates a much lighter weight hip belt and padding than most packs in this category. It features a contoured back panel with breathable spacer mesh and ventilated air channels allow good airflow. The pack was very stable and comfortable carrying loads in the 40- to 45-pound range in a variety of terrains. A backpacking breakthrough, the lightweight the Gregory Contour 70 Pack offers precise Gregory fit innovative organization and efficient gear access for comfort and performance deep into the wilderness.

Key Features.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Suspension offers legendary Gregory comfort and strong, light support with a patented hipbelt alignment system, streamlined back panel and wire wishbone frame


  • Light and sturdy wire wishbone frame provides effective load transfer to your lumbar area; integrated cross-stay helps maintain proper pack shape and prevents barreling


  • External hydration sleeve makes it easy to access and fill your reservoir; it attaches directly to internal frame (reservoir sold separately)


  • Organize gear within easy reach with a side security pocket, large front dump pocket, dual oversize side pockets and hipbelt pockets

Weather and Wind:

  • Highly water-resistant top pocket features a waterproof zipper and sealed seams; top-loading design features a quick-draw closure and a stash pocket under the lid
  • Integrated rain cover for total protection


  • Each section allows easy access to your gear when you need it and distributes the weight properly for intuitive packing and comfortable carry


  • Side stash security pocket, stash pocket on underside of top lid, Large front dump pocket, twin oversize side pockets, Dual waistbelt pockets


  • Comes in small, medium, and large for a perfect fit
  • Response™ LT formed auto-fit waistbelt with ventilated air channels

Lining and Layers:

  • Four-layer Monobond harness for support and comfort
  • Shoulder straps feature a layer of monofilament mesh, perforated EVA foam and 2 layers of air-mesh on the top and bottom, all bonded together for breathability and comfort


  • Incorporates both 420D and 100D Robic fabrics with UTS coating for the highest possible strength to weight ratio
  • Harness features MonoBond Architecture with thermo-bonded, four layer construction
  • 420D and 100D Robic fabrics with water-resistant UTS coating for optimum balance of light weight and durability
  • The Gregory Contour 70 pack is made with 420-denier and 100-denier coated ripstop nylon fabric for a high strength-to-weight ratio


  • Contoured back panel with integrated ventilation and breathable back panel to keep you cool and dry during warm-weather hikes
  • Hipbelt auto-adjusts to fit your unique body shape the moment you put on the pack; ventilated air channels and breathable spacer mesh on the back panel permit cooling airflow


  • Hydration reservoir is not included


  • 2-stage compression straps on the lower pack body and over the main top opening help stabilize and compress your load


  • Full back panel access for easy loading, unloading, and organization
  • On-the-Go (Green Section) - quick access items to get to without removing your pack
  • Innovative packing system features 3 sections that separate your trail gear from camp items, and keeps frequently-grabbed essentials at your fingertips
  • Quick draw closure on main access
  • Trail (Yellow Section) - easy access to items that might be needed during the day
  • Trail Smart Packing System with organization for Camp, Trail and On-the-Go gear
  • Camp (Red Section) - dense items you don't touch all day
  • The Response LT waist belt auto-adjusts to your body shape for perfect load distribution
  • Integrated raincover helps keep contents dry when the weather takes a wet turn
Al's Sports
The Gregory Contour 70 Pack is great for 3-5 days backpacking in the backcountry. When weight matters get the Gregory Contour 70 Pack at roughly 4 lbs the pack is very light.

Gregory's Contour 70 is ready to take you deeper into the backcountry. This pack is built for organization and access, but fit and comfort are still paramount in the intelligent, lightweight design.

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When the trail is long and rigorous, the Gregory Contour 70 Backpack will keep you marching on.
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Adjustable Torso Length:No
Adjustable torso:Lightweight backpack
Backpack Features:Hydration Compatible, Ultralight, Top Loader
Backpack Style:Multi-Day Pack
Capacity:Small: 4150 cu in / 68 L Medium: 4272 cu in / 70 L Large: 4394 cu in / 72 L
Detachable Pack:no
Fits torso:No
Fits waist/hips:No
Frame material:68 liters
Frame type:Backpacking
Gear capacity (L):Internal
Gear capacity (cu. in.):Internal
Helmet Carrier:no
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:yes
Ice Axe Loops:no
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:420D Robic Fabric with UTS Coating
Max Load Capacity:45 lb / 20 kg
Number of Pockets:7
Number of exterior pockets:4,394 cubic inches
Number of stays:70 liters
Organization Pocket:yes
Pack Size:4000-4999 cu in
Pack access:4,272 cubic inches
Pack loading:4,150 cubic inches
Primary Access:Top & Front Panel Access
Raincover included:4 lbs. 1 oz.
Shovel Pocket:no
Ski / Snowboard Carrier:no
Sleeping bag compartment:3 lbs. 15 oz.
Suspended mesh back panel:72 liters
Suspension:Internal Frame
Trekking Pole Loops:no
Volume:4394 cubic inches / 72 liter
Weight:Small: 3 lb 15 oz / 1.8 kg Medium: 4 lb 1 oz / 1.8 kg Large: 4 lb 3 oz / 1.9 kg
Weight - metric:Lightweight backpack
Weight with Raincover:4 lbs 6 oz / 1.98 kg
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Gregory Contour 70 Pack Reviews:


Great pack, amazing suspension!

I've carried a number of packs in this size range, including the Baltoro 65, REI Crestrail 70, and Deuter Act Lite 65+10, and they are all great packs in their own right. Enter the Contour 70. The suspension is truly outstanding! I have never, and I mean never, had a pack ride so well up on my hips. Even loaded up, it doesn't put any weight on my glutes at all. I have quite a flat butt, so many packs just slide down my hips, and do not work for me. I think it's the design of the swiveling hipbelt, and also the cut of the packbag. It sort of tapers toward the bottom,so it's very clean in that area. The hipbelt and shoulder straps have thin, but good quality, laminated padding that performs better than you might think by just feeling it. In fact, sometimes I think that padding can be overdone. If you look at the top gear for pack animals, it's much more about design than overly thick padding. For me, the same principle applies to the Contour 70; it's all about the design of the straps and quality of padding, not necessarily just about the thickness of the padding. Normally, my loads are 35 pounds or less, but I wouldn't worry about carrying 45-50 pounds in this pack if necessary. The suspension is just that good. Of course, Gregory is well known for excellent suspensions. As for the bag, the Trail Smart packing system is nice, but I'm not sure it's anything revolutionary. It's a packbag, with top and side access, stuff-it pocket with zippered storage on the outside, top lid and side pockets. That's pretty standard on most packs these days. The pocket configuration is nice, though. I especially like the waterproof top lid, with taped seams and water resistant zipper that you can roll under like a dry bag. Also nice is the zippered side pocket on the right side, which can be accessed without taking off the pack. The hipbelt pockets are small, but big enough for my eTrex 20 GPS on one side and my ultra compact point and shoot camera on the other. The other side pockets are made of solid, not mesh material, which I like for durability. They aren't overly spacious, especially with the packbag loaded full, but they are big enough for me. I can put my Alite Butterfly chair in one, so it's handy on rest breaks. I really like that this pack design comes in a 70 liter size. It's a modest 70 liters, in my opinion. By contrast, the REI Crestrail 70 is huge compared to the Contour 70. I can't believe they're even rated as the same size. Anyway, I like the size of it, as it's better for me to have a bit of extra room than not enough. I can always snug up the compression straps if necessary. They can go either inside or outside of the side pockets too, which is handy for different situations. I thought the Contour 60 was a bit small for a multiday pack. Just my 2 cents on that. All in all, this pack is comfortable, innovatively designed and built very sturdy for such a lightweight pack. I highly recommend the Contour 70!
cjcnewmex at REI on 06/06/2013

GREAT motorcycle touring pack!

I did a review that didn't get published where I gave this pack 4 stars. I take it back! It is in fact a 5 star pack!

In comparison to the Gregory Baltoro, the Contour DOES lack when it comes to carrying more weight when you are backpacking. It does not have as thick of padding, and the suspension seems a little bit lighter.

I tried loading a typical camping load for backpacking, and liked the good old Baltoro better. The thinner padding of the Contour is better suited to lighter, minimalist loads.

BUT... I'm glad I had more time to review this pack. For motorcycle touring, I wear my already padded leather riding jacket.

The contour SHINES in this situation, because the extra padding is not only un-necessary, but it gets in the way!

I am VERY pleased with how this pack performs on my Honda XR650L for touring. It holds my mandolin, laptop, and a Hennesy Hammock, plus several other goodies, Jetboil, AND a sleeping bag!

ALSO, the Contour includes a rainfly! That is included in the total weight. With the Baltoro, the rain fly is NOT included, and it requires another pound of weight! You absolutely MUST have a rain fly for moto-touring!

By the time you load up the Baltoro with all that, now it rides heavy on your bike, and will wear you out early, and the padding will feel constricted.

The Contour, while with a heavier load misses that padding, on the bike it feels GREAT! That 2 pounds, minus the heavy extra rain fly (another pound) makes it so I can ride all day with no dis-comforts.

Obviously, the Contour is no slouch if you wanted to take it hiking away from the bike as well, just not quite as good for hiking with a lot of weight all day as the Baltoro.

WELL, now it looks like REI is clearing out all the old model Baltoro packs to finally make room for the newly designed Baltoro!

FANTASTIC! It's about time, and I'll be eagerly waiting to buy the first new Baltoro that comes out!

My guess is that it will be a little bit lighter, but still have the padding and suspension, and with bigger pockets, and a similar compartment system (which I REALLY like! Once again, the pockets are GREAT for motorcycles, and would be for hiking as well!) I like how there is an outside pocket that things can't fall out of for gloves, bonnets, etc, and a zipper part for more sensitive things that you can't loose or get wet. The top has a great zipper that rolls up to become super water proof. Great for wallets, hats, gloves, documents, etc.

I wonder how I will feel about the Contour compared to the NEW Baltoro? For now, I am still sold on the old Baltoro, and there is still not a better backpacking pack for hauling weight, BUT this Gregory Contour is a TOP notch minimalist and motorcycle pack. There is nothing better!
backcountry splitboarder at REI on 09/09/2013

Gregory Contour 70 is stellar

My first review of a product ever. But, Contour 70 so impressed me that I felt compelled to share my experience. It is my first Gregory product. Just spent 6 days backpacking in Glacier National Park, with between 37 and 42 pounds in the Contour 70, going up some steep inclines, and both short (5 miles) and long treks (15 miles) each day. The Contour is exceptionally well designed; it doesn't rely on overly stuffed padding to compensate. It fits as if I had nothing on my back; I had full mobility and range of motion. It was exceedingly comfortable; never have I packed so far without any strain during the hike or soreness afterwards. Just a really well thought out, comfortable, ergonomic pack. While it is a 70 liter pack, some might find it a little on the small side, especially when compared to other 70 liter rated packs. It was the perfect size for me, but I could see how others who do not pack efficiently could find it constraining.
Viso at REI on 08/08/2013

Good Lightweight pack

A great effort by Gregory. This pack is light yet large. As with all lightweight packs though, comfort and load bearing qualities are compromised. It's still a very good pack, just keep your loads to under 40 lbs... from my experience. Watch my video for a full review.
BackpackersReviewdotcom at REI on 12/12/2013