An ultralight pack for short trips, the Gregory Dipsea 6 Pack is built with a women-specific fit.
|Bottom Width:||7 in|
|Dimensions:||14.5 x 7.25 x 4.5 inches|
|Fits torso:||14 - 20 inches|
|Fits waist/hips:||20 - 32 inches|
|Gear capacity (L):||5.5 liters|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||320 cubic inches|
|Handle Drop:||1 in|
|Handle Length:||3 in|
|Number of exterior pockets:||3 + main compartment|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||No|
|Strap Drop:||13 in|
|Strap Length:||30 1⁄2 in|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||No|
|Torso Length:||14" - 20".|
|Weight - metric:||0.45 kilograms|
|Gregory Dipsea Pack||$54.99|
I purchased this to use on short bike rides and day hikes because it's tiny. I have only used it a few times and it held up quite well. The "flexible tendons" were nice because I was moving around a lot and the straps didn't cut into my chest. I used the 2L hydration bag with it (CamelBak,) which fit alright but the tube did flop around a bit and I would recommend finding a better way to hold it down. I liked the teal color and my rain jacket fit right in the front bungee organizer. The only strange thing were the side pockets on the waist belt part. After a while I was irritated that my arms kept rubbing up against them, but it wasn't anything terrible. I hope this pack holds up for a long time. It also rinsed out easy and dried nice on a clothesline.
I recently bought this pack for short day excursions where I wanted my hands free. It has replaced a messenger bag or a larger backpack and is much more convenient. It holds my 2L bladder just barely - but that does limit the storage space.
I find the outside stuff pocket and chords to be its best quality and easy to reach with the pack still on.
I have not tested this on a day hike yet, but I can see myself using it for a light snack and the hydration pack no problem.
Cons: not big enough to hold a light jacket for cooler morning starts, the waist strap pockets are an odd shape. My iPhone and it's case did just barely fit, but was difficult to get out quickly. Fit my small point and shoot camera (out of its case) just fine.