Gregory Jade 28 Pack

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The Gregory Women's Jade 28 Pack. The large panel access to the main compartment and no frills functionality of the Jade 28 allow you to pack and get to all of your gear inside with ease. The expandable front pocket is great for stashing anything you need to quick access to, like an extra layer or rain gear. The women's specific backpanel, harness and waistbelt ensure a great fit and comfortable carry out on the trail.

FEATURES of the Gregory Women's Jade 28 Pack.


  • Side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying and double as lash points for bulky gear


  • CrossFLO suspension system features a perforated frame sheet and a mesh back, shoulder, and waist-belt to increase airflow so you don't sweat to death underneath your pack
  • Internal frame


  • Removable rain cover; dual ice axe loops; hipbelt pockets; zippered front pocket; mesh side pockets; side compression straps
  • Hipbelt pockets are ideal for stashing gels, lip balm, sunscreen, mini-tool or small electronics

Weather and Wind:

  • Included rain cover stowed in bottom pocket
  • Removable rain cover zips into its own pocket for easy storage when the sun comes out
  • Front bucket pocket holds a rain jacket or other items you may need to access quickly


  • Interior zip mesh organizer pocket
  • Removable raincover stashes away in its own zippered pocket
  • Top zippered pocket with key clip


  • Large outer bucket and hip-belt pocket keep smaller items within quick and easy reach
  • Side mesh pockets and dual ice axe/tool attachments provide additional options to attach your gear


  • Gregory Jade 28 pack is made of 210-denier double diamond ripstop and 330-denier nylon oxford flatweave fabric that resists tears and abrasion


  • Women's specific fit with contoured shoulder harnesses, narrower backpanels and pre-curved hipbelts
  • Auto-Fit harness increases the stiffness of the frame as the load in the pack increases, helping ensure that the pack maintains its shape


  • CrossFlo DTS (Dynamic Transfer Suspension) suspension system ventilates back and provides superior load transfer to waistbelt and lumbar pad


  • Dual hydration port and side mesh panels store lots of water to keep you lubricated when you're spending long days above treeline
  • Internal sleeve accommodates a hydration reservoir (sold separately); dual exit ports allow drinking tube to be routed on either side of pack


  • CrossFlo™ DTS suspension provides cooling airflow across your back and efficiently transfers load weight to your hips


  • Side straps compress your gear to prevent you from getting thrown off balance on the ridge
  • Sternum strap


  • Made in Philippines


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  • Cannot ship to South Korea.
  • Large panel access to main compartment
Load the Gregory Jade 28 up for a traverse of the Presidential Range. With a large panel top that allows you easy access to your gear and a women-specific backpanel, harness, and waist-belt that easily adjust to fit your body, the Jade is ready for long day hikes or short overnights.


The Gregory Jade 28 pack for women offers great comfort and performance while keeping your back cool and your load light on scrambles and long day hikes.


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Designed especially for trail-bound women, Gregory's Jade 28 backpack features an easy-access, expandable front bucket pocket that's perfect for stowing extra layers and rain gear. Plus, the ventilating CrossFlo DTS suspension system offers comfort for the long haul.

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Keeping your back cool and your load light on scrambles and day hikes, the Gregory Jade 28 Pack for women balances comfort and performance.


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The Gregory Jade 28 pack is a perfect medium sized pack that keeps all your gear safe while maintaining a comfortable size and weight.
The Gregory Jade 28 backpack is perfect for every active woman. With a no-frills esthetic, the design gives you what you need and the comfort you've been looking for, for any adventure. An auto-fit harness system ensures a snug fit and the padded shoulder straps and waist hip belt distributes the weight for the perfect ergonomic carry. A expandable front pocket lets you stash the helmut or the rain jacket and a removable rain cover keeps everything safe from the unexpected Portland showers.
Carry your gear in comfort with the durable and spacious Jade 28 by Gregory®.
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Adjustable Torso Lengths:s
Adjustable torso:1617 cubic inches
Average weight - metric:Tensioned spring steel bar
Backpack Features:Top Loader
Backpack Style:Technical Daypack
Body Material:210D double diamond ripstop and 330D nylon oxford flatweave
Bottom Width:11 1⁄2 in
Capacity:S-1617 in / 26.5 L / M-1739 in /28.5 L
Compression:Side compression
Custom Fit Options:Auto-Fit harness system
Depth:5 1⁄2 in
Dimensions:28 - 34 inches
Dimensions (HxWxD):22x11x8"
Fits torso:1,617 cubic inches
Fits torsos:18 to 20"
Fits waist/hips:1,739 cubic inches
Frame material:2 lbs. 10 oz.
Frame type:Hiking
Gear capacity (L):Internal
Gear capacity (cu. in.):Internal
Gear loops:Dual axe/tool attachment points
Handle Drop:2 1⁄2 in
Handle Length:8 in
Height:20 in
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:210D double diamond ripstop and 330D nylon oxford flatweave
Number of Access Points:top / front
Number of Pockets:6
Number of exterior pockets:16 - 18 inches
Number of stays:1.1 kilograms
Pack Size:1000-1999 cu in
Pack access:No
Pack loading:No
Raincover included:22 - 28 inches
Sleeping bag compartment:18 - 20 inches
Strap Drop:17 in
Strap Length:36 in
Suspended mesh back panel:1.2 kilograms
Suspension:CrossFlo Dynamic Transfer Suspension
Torso Length:S-16"-18" / M-18"-20"
Volume:1739 cubic inches / 28.5 liter
Weight:Double-diamond ripstop nylon/flat weave oxford nylon
Weight - metric:1739 cubic inches
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Gregory Jade 28 Pack Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Thank you REI~ this ROCKS!

After extensive online research, I headed to my local REI, knowing I was not going to leave until I came home with the perfect women's specific hiking day backpack. I chose the Gregory Jade 28 size small in black & gray, the darker colors are much easier to keep clean and still maintains a feminine, yet outdoorsy look. The Jade 28 shoulder straps weren't as abrasive & bulky as I found the women's Osprey Sirrus 24 to be at the armpit and top of neck. (If you're a tank top girl like I am wear one when you go in to try on packs, then you won't have any surprise rub spots later on the trail!) The women's REI Venturi 30 was in the running for a very short while, there's just something about it's fabric that looked cheapish and bulky. Once I became attached to the fabric & raincover on the Jade 28 the women's REI Venturi 30 was no longer in the running . The Jade 28's top compartment is the perfect spot for lunch & snacks. I do not hike with trekking poles so haven't found a cutesy use for the elastic loops just quite yet, besides slipping wildflowers through them. I'm bouncing back and forth between a widemouth Camelbak 2L bladder and 3L and am considering trying a more 'rigid' bladder as to keep the water distribution even in the bladder and not just in the bottom of the pack. (I choose a widemouth bladder so I could fit my own ice cubes in without having to buy a special sized tray.) I've always enjoyed myself out on the trails, but this awesome backpack makes it that much better!
cleancarlady at REI on 06/06/2011

I rate this backpack a 6 out of 5 stars

I rate this pack 6 out of 5 stars. I recently purchased a larger Camelback but I received this Gregory pack as a gift and it is far superior. I used this pack for the first time on several hikes in the Sierras. It worked great in torrential downpours and my interior gear stayed nice and dry with the rain cover, even when my waterproof hiking boots were no longer dry (that took about 3 hours). My pack was loaded with lunch, snacks, 3 liters of water, safety gear and 2 jackets. I loved all the pockets for small things like my headlamp and cell phone. The hip belt was comfortable and I kept a small pack of tissues in 1 pocket and my waterproof camera in the other. It was cool to be able to tuck the excess straps out of the way.

My pack fully loaded was probably close to 12 or more pounds but it felt like I only had about 5 pounds on my back. One hike was 18 miles and the pack still felt nice and light and balanced, even at the end. You could probably run reasonably comfortably with this pack, too.

So, I loved it and never expected to find this pack this amazing.
busymom13 at REI on 06/06/2013

Great Pack!

I am new to hiking (day trips) but was fitted for this pack at my local REI store (thank you, Scott!) and it's GREAT!

When I've got my water and gear in it, it's rather heavy to lift but once I've got it on my back and strapped on properly, I hardly know it's there. I just did a 7.5 mile hike last weekend and never once thought about taking my pack off... Most times I forget I've even got it on!

I'm still new enough that I haven't really figured out exactly what I want to carry and/or how I want to load it so I really can't speak to those things but I do tend to overpack and I've never had to leave something behind because it couldn't fit into the pack.

The only reason I didn't give the pack a 5-star rating is because I haven't used it yet in wet weather and haven't gotten to test the rain cover feature.... But I really do like that the pack comes with a cover that lives in it's own place in the pack and I don't have to buy a separate one or remember to pack it.
2 Bricks at REI on 05/05/2012

Awesome Pack!

This is the first day pack I have ever purchased for myself. Until now, I have just used whatever was lying around the house, i.e., my husband's cast-offs. I used the pack for the first time yesterday on a 3-hour snow shoe hike, uphill most of the way. I have really bad arthritis in my back and after a few hours on my feet suffer from severe back pain. Yesterday while hiking I was never even aware of the pack on my back! I even attached the snow shoes to the pack for part of the hike. No back pain whatsoever during or after the hike. I'm tempted to wear the pack while doing house work to keep my back properly aligned. It's a phenomenal pack with lots of room and compartments for whatever you need to carry on a day hike. Strap placements are highly functional, everything is well padded and comfortable, and the frame is perfect. I had no discomfort in any spots. I'm no expert, but I don't see how you can go wrong with this pack as long as you are properly fitted for it by someone who knows what they are doing.
Senior snow lover at REI on 01/01/2012

Incredibly comfortable

I bought one of these packs for my daughter and one for myself. We have worn them only on two day hikes but had the same reaction -- we hardly noticed that we were carrying 15 pounds on our backs. I am 59 years old, and I have not carried a backpack in years, yet I had absolutely no trouble at all with this pack. It adjusts easily and sufficiently, and I imagine that once it starts getting warm the mesh barrier against my back will ensure that it stays comfortable even when I am all-out exerting. Also love the rain cover that is very well-hidden in the pack. I discovered it by accident (there's a very discreet zipper underneath the three raindrops on the outside bottom of the pack).

I read another reviewer's concern about the open pocket in the back posing a safety issue because it could snag branches and rocks. After wearing the pack, I just don't see the concern. In any event, I like that pocket because it provides easy access to a few things. And you can always cover it with the rain fly.
SusanDC at REI on 04/04/2012

Love it!

Going on a trip to hike in Utah. I will hit Zion, Bryce and Arches so I needed a good daypack. I have to say it is worth getting fitted by one of the REI team. I have tried other packs but had chaffing and ultimately just felt uncomfortable. With this trip coming up, I knew I needed a good pack. Decided to actually let someone help me and it was worth it. He fitted me with a small (I am 5'4" 145lb.) but had I not asked for help, I would have chosen the medium which would have caused a problem. I did a 5 mile hike with the pack today and it rocked!! Weight felt distributed evenly and did not pull on my shoulders. I actually felt like I walked with better posture with it on than without. Will update after my big trip in
fishern68 at REI on 03/03/2012

Best Pack Ever

This is an amazing product. It makes a 15+ pound pack feel like 5 pounds on my back. It didn't feel like I was carrying anything and was nicely balanced for scrambling over rocks and crossing logs over streams. I had a bunch of food, jackets, 3 liters of water and all my emergency supplies and there was extra space, too, had I needed it. We did an 8 hour hike that day, climbing Mt. Tallac and hiking to Lake Aloha, and the pack felt light on my back the whole way. Another day we were drenched by rain, and the pack stayed dry with the rain cover on it, though my waterproof hiking boots were soaked through. I heartily recommend this pack!
busymom13 at REI on 07/07/2013

I was seeking a pack that was not too cumbersome, could hold a bladder, and slim down when not so much space was necessary. One thing I hate is a pack with tons of straps and zips and buckles hanging off of it. This pack has all the necessary compartments and zips and buckles without over doing it. It slims to the perfect size and expands to a good overnight size pack! It gives so much comfort on the back that I can even bike ride with it on for over 25 miles with no problem. I am psyched to bring this pack down to S. America soon and use for overnight treks!
So happy. :)

Deborah Smith at on 01/10/2012

Great Daypack for hot weather

I needed a daypack for 90+ degree desert weather that wouldn't put too much strain on my shoulders. The hip belt on this bag is wide and well padded. The bag is also slim in width which allows for a full range of motion. The shoulder straps aren't itchy against bare skin. It fits plenty of liquid, food and a few layers comfortably. I tested it out on a 14 mile hike in 85 degree weather and it was perfect. The mesh panel that keeps the pack off your back is fantastic. This is a great daypack for those willing to carry a slightly heavier daypack that distributes the weight down to your hips.
TaniaX at REI on 10/10/2011

Great day pack!

I was looking for a simple pack for day hikes, mostly for when we decide to go 15 miles on a whim because the weather is nice and we've never been there before. I love the lumbar support, but once I have it packed the tear drop shape can make it difficult to take stuff out. I use it everyday for light loads and for school books, and my back never hurts! it definetely makes you stand up straight. it serves the purpose of what I was looking for, putting in a few layers of clothes, food and water and going.
for longer hikes and more gear I would recommend the Jade 38.
Jessaying at REI on 03/03/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Jade 28 Pack

I bought this product to take on a trip to Nepal for a 6 day trek, to carry just my personal items such as a camera , some food & a rain jacket. While the pack worked OK for the trek itself, I also used it as my carry on piece for travel and business for another 7 days of travel. I only wanted to take one pack as I was traveling light .I found the pack not well organized for airplane or day to day travel. The fact that none of the stapes tuck away , and were hanging all over the place especially the waist belt was a problem, especially going through security checkpoints .
I did like the suspension system as it did keep my back ventilated & cool on the trek itself . I found the pockets on the waist belt really too small to carry much of anything other than one PowerGel. Also the water bottle pocket was not deep enough to hold a water bottle in place . The straps that were designed to hold the hose to my hydration system are already stretched out after only 6 days of use & tearing.
I did not have any need of the rain cover , but it is a nice feature .
Over all the pack was comfortable and carried what it needed to.If you are just planning on using it for a long day hike it will be fine, for anything else not so much.
Katfish at REI on 11/11/2013

Comfortable but not too practical

I'm 5'5" with a fairly small build so I needed to buy a women's small. It fits me well but really wish the medium fit because the hip belt pockets on the small are smaller than the medium and worthless to use except for pair of keys. So there is no where to put a small camera or anything that you may want to use often without taking off the pack or asking someone else to get something for you. Also on the women's small, the hydration pocket is smaller and shorter than on the medium and it is a struggle to fit a 70 oz. hydration bladder into it. I'll be using this for a 9 day trek in northern Romania and although I have not gone on the trek yet, I've been going on walks with it to get used to it before the trip.
Connie the outdoors enthusiast at REI on 07/07/2013