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Gregory Jade 50 Pack for Women.
The Gregory Jade 50 Pack for Women carries everything you need for a weekend backpacking trip, a day at the climbing crags, or a longer ultralight backpacking journey. You can comfortably carry up to 35 pounds of gear in this backpack, which weighs substantially less than four pounds. Gregory gave this women-specific backpack its Jet Stream suspension system, which features a perforated frame sheet and mesh back panel that allows for air flow between you and your pack. It has Aluminium stays that provide lightweight vertical load support, and the padded harness and waist-belt feature perspiration-wicking mesh. The Gregory Jade 50 Pack for Women is a backpacking breakthrough, offering precise Gregory fit innovative organization and efficient gear access for comfort and performance in the wilderness.
The Jade 50 Backpack by Gregory is a lightweight women's pack that offers all the must-have technical features including the Gregory JetStream Suspension and Auto-Fit Harness system. Combined with the most requested intuitive design features - comfort, multi-access, and superb organization. Perfect for weekend jaunts.
Gregory's lightweight Jade 50 Women's pack offers all the must-have technical features including Gregory's JetStream LTS Suspension and Auto-Fit Harness system. Combined with the most requested intuitive design features - comfort, multi-access, and superb organization, this pack is. Perfect for weekend jaunts.
Get away for the weekend with the Gregory Jade 50 women's pack. Sized for a short multiday trip, the pack sends cooling airflow across your back and uses a flexible harness to lighten the load.
|Adjustable Torso Length:||No|
|Adjustable Torso Lengths:||xs|
|Adjustable torso:||2,807 cubic inches|
|Backpack Features:||Top Loader|
|Backpack Style:||Multi-Day Pack|
|Body Material:||210d HT double box ripstop nylon|
|Bottom Width:||10 in|
|Capacity:||3112 cu in / 51 L (size S)|
|Compression:||Side, bottom and top compression|
|Depth:||6 1⁄2 in|
|Fabric:||210D double diamond ripstop and 210D x 420D HD flat weave fabrics|
|Fits torso:||3,112 cubic inches|
|Fits waist/hips:||46 liters|
|Frame material:||2 lbs. 11 oz.|
|Gear capacity (L):||Rucksack|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Rucksack|
|Gear loops:||Dual axe/tool attachment points with secure carry under front pocket fold|
|Height:||20 1⁄2 in|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||Not Included|
|Hydration Compatible:||yes, Dual hydration ports and sleeve|
|Ice Axe Loops:||yes|
|Material:||210D HT ”double box” ripstop nylon|
|Middle Width:||12 1⁄2 in|
|Number of Access Points:||top, side|
|Number of Pockets:||5|
|Number of exterior pockets:||No|
|Number of stays:||3 lbs. 14 oz.|
|Pack Size:||3000-3999 cu in|
|Pack loading:||1.75 kilograms|
|Primary Access:||Top & Side Access|
|Raincover included:||16 - 18 inches|
|Ski / Snowboard Carrier:||no|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||14 - 16 inches|
|Strap Drop:||16 in|
|Strap Length:||34 in|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||1.67 kilograms|
|Suspension:||JetStream™ LTS Suspension, 7001-T6 hollow aluminum stay|
|Top Width:||12 in|
|Torso:||XS: 14" - 16" S: 16" - 18" M: 18" - 20"|
|Trekking Pole Loops:||yes|
|Volume:||3417 cubic inches / 56 liter|
|Waistbelt:||Adjusts to 60"|
|Weight:||3 lb 14 oz / 1.7 5kg (size S)|
|Weight - metric:||No|
|•MD:||18 - 20 in.|
|•SM:||16 - 18 in.|
|•XS:||14 - 16 in.|
|Gregory Jade 50 Small||$229.00|
|Gregory Jade 50 Medium||$229.00|
|Gregory Jade 50 Extra Small||$229.00|
|Gregory Jade 50 Internal Frame Pack||$239.99 - $258.99|
5 stars because this pack really does it all. I got it for my gf last month and she loves it. Personally, I am an Osprey guy because Osprey tends to make more slender packs. I'm 5"10" 160 so Gregory packs are a little big on my waist and shoulders. So I tried to get my gf to like the Aura (girls version of the Atmos) pack. But she has wider hips and hated the Osprey and loved the Gregory. We packed this with 30lbs of weight in an REI and she walked around for 20 min and said she barely felt anything on her back. Note that's more than she usually carries on the trail, I usually make her only carry some clothes, her pad, and the food, so at most she's looking at around 15 to 20 pounds, 20lbs being the max. She is 5"5 with what I would consider a smaller sized torso, we got her a size S and it fits her perfectly. Hope that helps on the sizing.
Regarding features of the pack, it's made of durable, thick Cordura fabric that will be somewhat waterproof (have not used in the rain yet). The side access pocket is a nice feature so you don't have to dig through the entire top tube to get something. The front pockets are nice as well- 1 expandable stretch pocket for quickly needed items, and 1 zipper pocket for wallet, camera, snack bars, etc. Waist belt pockets are really cool also. Note, this pack does not have a sleeping bag pocket, so you'll have to use a compression sack and put a bag in your backpack, or use the gear loops at the bottom of the pack. The compression straps are great at cinching the pack down, as I said above, she doesn't carry too much weight on the trail so we can really cinch her pack down. Hydration port is pretty standard. Back ventilation is also a nice feature, and I would add that while it is not as ventilated as the Opsrey Atmos or Exos, you do not have to contend with a curved back shape when packing.
We could have probably gotten away with a 30L pack, but for the extra few ounce (I think it's only an 10 oz difference between the 30 and the 50) it was worth getting the 50. This will also serve as a traveling backpack (i.e. through Europe) and is probably going to Peru or Argentina shortly. This looks like it will be the perfect pack for travel backpacking.
I would note the reviewer's pic below with the A framed ski's- very easy to do if you were going to hike Tucks or Tecumseh as the reviewer did. You could use the side straps to hold a pad, camp chair, and poles as well.
All in all, for 3lbs 10oz, if you manage how much weight you're carrying, you can't beat this pack.
Here's my review of the Gregory Jade 50 BackPack.
Mostly good points, but a couple of low points too. First, overall the backpack performed very well for my wife on her first backpacking trip. There were numerous pockets to sort your belongings and one thing's for sure -- my wife loves bags with lots of little compartments here and there. Handy hip pockets up front, quick access pockets in back and side. The greatest high for her was the water resistance aspect. She fell backwards into a stream, couldn't get up, and was certain that she would unpack in the cabin and find all her clothes sop'n wet. Being that this was Alaska and still quite cold, this was a big deal. But no worries; everything was completely dry inside. And most importantly, she never complained about being uncomfortable during our hikes. This was a HUGE bonus as I was expecting her shoulders and back to be sore from lack of experience.
Of the negatives, I ordered the small based on other reviews. My wife is short but has wider hips so I thought this would be the best size based on what I read. But the bag actually seemed too small. Just a little less room than I would've hoped for. The sleeping bag was cinched on the outside to allow for more room. I think a medium would've worked better for her 5'4" height. Also, the chest strap linking the two main shoulders straps seemed way high up. It actually was just below her neck. To correct, I really had to tighten the shoulder straps tight for it to lessen the tug on her neck. Seems just too high. Perhaps a medium would've solved this problem. Lastly, the quick-access slot in the back perhaps should have a zipper instead of remaining open. Any rain or drizzle would go right in without a poncho or cover.
Still, it's a nice first pack. Not enough for long backcountry trips but one or two day weekend trips.
I purchased this for my first real hiking trip - three days in Wasatch National Park in Utah. Not only was this my first hiking trip, it was with my boyfriend and his friend's "very cool, very outdoorsy" girlfriend. She is, in fact, those things, so we like her, but it was intimidating to "learn" hiking and camping with the ideal girl right there for easy comparison! Obviously the other two had the same REI pack, because it's awesome. Well, mine is awesomer. Theirs were bigger (at least 65s, can't remember), but I was able to hold as much stuff (I had awesomer other stuff too). Weight was my biggest concern - I knew a heavy pack would kill me, and I couldn't be the whiny one. This pack is light and holds plenty of stuff for three days/two nights. I didn't carry the tent, but I could have - I put my muddy fivefingers in the straps at the bottom, since I could, but that's clearly a luxury. The mesh back and waist belt are awesome. The top compartment was really handy, and, along with the vertical zipper on the main compartment, allowed almost everything to be easily accessed. I put a 3l Camelbak in it, which fit easily. I'm 5'8", 120lbs with narrow hips. I got the small and it was comfortable, but I had to tighten the waist belt ALL the way to make sure I was carrying the weight low. If you can try it on, you should. If not, I recommend paying close attention to the sizing video below. At any rate, I was the fastest hiker of our threesome and my companions seemed pretty grateful for the extra snacks I was able to squeeze in. I owe a lot of that to this awesome pack!!
I thru-hiked the PCT with this pack in 2011, and I was super happy with its performance. I used a size small, and was able to adjust the waist to accommodate losing mass along the way. Big enough to fit the gear I needed over the 5 months, plus when I needed to cram a bear canister, ice axe, and crampons in there, it stretched to fit it all. I was also able to pull off the lid and use the rest of the pack partially filled as a day pack for slackpacking. It handled a lot of wear and tear, and stayed together even sliding over ice and snow. It survived the trail much better than the pack that I used on the AT. The side pockets are a little difficult to access, though after 1500 miles I figured it out, and the lower back has an odd shape that took a little getting used to from my Osprey. Overall, it is a really great pack, and with a good washing, I plan on using this for future trips.
I bought this pack off SAC at a price I couldn't pass up over a year ago and finally got the chance to use it for an overnight excursion. I am 5'2" and 100lbs and the XS fits me like a glove. This trip I only carried probably 15-20lbs through 4-5 miles of moderate terrain, but I hardly even noticed I had the pack on! It seemed to have the right amount of pockets/straps to stay organized, which I really liked! I would definitely recommend this pack and Gregory as a brand. This pack in particular seems to be constructed of high-quality materials and is well designed. It will be perfect for more short backpacking trips in the future!
It was impossible to hard to get this pack inso I bought online, knowing the Gregory packs fit me well. I hope they are not discontinuing this specific model because I highly recommend it for up to 5 days out. I've been loading this up with 22 pounds or so and I am unaware of it being on my back! A perfect fit. Each time I go out it feels more comfortable. The outer pocket is a bit of a waste if the pack is full but dotes provide a useful storage area for jacket and wet stuff.
I have always had trouble finding a pack that fit my small frame and would allow me to carry a lot of weight. The Jade 50 is it! I use my pack for weekend backpacking, day hikes, carrying all my gear for rock climbing and travel, too. I find it a bit small for backpacking, but otherwise superb. The pack is not squirrel proof though - mine was just chewed to bits by a hungry squirrel in the Sierras. I'm going to replace it with another Jade 50. :)
Especially for this sale price! My girlfriend used it for a 20 mile trip over a couple days and there were no complaints. I'd say she only had 20 or 25 pounds in it, but for her first longer trip, she was stoked on it. The side access is awesome, hydration compatibility was super easy and the adjustable harness is a nice touch.
If I could add one feature, it'd be a detachable lid/day pack.
I bought this for my wife to go backpacking with me. She loves the fit and it has all of the features of top quality packs. Its tough to buy a pack online and I would highly recommend finding a local retailer to get a true pack fitting. Packs are like shoes and they fit everyone a little differently.