Gregory Z30

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Gregory Z 30 Pack Features.

Gregory Z 30 Pack.
The Gregory Z 30 Pack is a great addition to Gregory range of backpacks. This bag is perfect for carrying your stuff when you plan to go out on a camping trip. The CrossFlo DTS Suspension is the new load support system that takes the effort off your shoulders. The auto fit harness system perfectly on your body. A removable rain cover is provided in a zippered pocket so that none of your stuff gets wet in case of rain. There are dual hydration ports and sleeve. The expendable front bucket pocket can accommodate all your stuff completely. There are various zippered pockets to keep small but often used items. The backpack has many other pockets at waistbelt, on the side to carry easy to reach items. The backpack is made of high quality 210D double diamond ripstop and 330D nylon oxford flatweave making the bag highly strong and durable. The Gregory Z 30 Pack is a ventilated pack that can comfortably carry up to 35 pounds of gear.

Key Features.


  • 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


  • Shoulder straps and hipbelt use moisture-wicking mesh to help keep you dry on the main contact points of the body
  • Quick-access hipbelt pockets are ideal for stashing gels, lip balm, sunscreen, multitools or small electronics
  • The Gregory Z30 Pack features an exterior zippered top pocket, interior zippered mesh security pocket with key clip, 2 hipbelt pockets and 2 stretch water-bottle pockets


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

Weather and Wind:

  • Removable rain cover zips into its own pocket for easy storage when the sun comes out
  • Side and bottom compression; hideaway axe/trekking-pole loops with secure carry; integrated, color-matched rain cover


  • Zippered top and front pockets; side stretch pockets; dual ice axe attachments
  • Removable raincover in zippered pocket


  • Front bucket pocket offers a great place to stash and access bulky gear
  • Large outer bucket pocket and hip-belt pocket keep smaller items within easy reach


  • Flexible Auto-Fit harness conforms to your shoulders' angles; perforated foam shoulder straps with 3D mesh surfaces wick away moisture


  • The Gregory Z30 Pack is made of 210-denier double diamond ripstop nylon and 330-denier oxford flat weave nylon fabrics that resist tears and abrasion
  • 330D nylon oxford flatweave
  • The high-quality ripstop nylon combines durability and low weight


  • CrossFlo™ suspension provides cooling airflow across the back; light spring-steel bar with wire frame shape curves into the lumbar pad and improves load transfer


  • Dual hydration port and side mesh panels store lots of water to keep you lubricated on long days in the woods
  • Top-loading main compartment contains an interior sleeve with port for a hydration reservoir (sold separately)
  • Internal sleeve accommodates a hydration reservoir (not included); dual exit ports allow the drinking tube to be routed on either side of the pack


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


  • Dual axe/tool attachment points
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Whether you need an ultra lightweight overnight pack or a quick bike trip daypack the Gregory Z30 backpack is the best backpack for the journey. This perfect backpack comes with CFS (Custom Fit Suspension). Twin aluminum stays are supported by horizontal cross stays, which ensures the backpack, will not barrel under heavy loads. The stays of the Gregory Z30 have a smooth action, which provide the right amount of hip belt flex. The waist belt and harness is ultra soft, quick adjusting, 3D, and has a 5-point angle, which provides the wearer with superlative comfort. The anti-slip, co-molded lumbar pad keeps the pack where you want it and keeps the weight evenly distributed from the pack to your hips.


The Gregory Z 30 Pack. A ventilated pack that can comfortably carry up to 30 pounds worth of gear seemed too good to be true, but then we made the Z30 and the world was better off for it. Designed for days when you might need more gear than on a quick hike, the large access to the main compartment allows you to pack and get to everything inside with ease, while the CrossFlo DTS suspension keeps heavier loads comfortable.

FEATURES of the Gregory Z30 Pack.

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Sized for 30 lbs. of adventure gear, the lightweight Gregory Z30 Pack uses advanced suspension for a perfect fit and mesh straps to help keep you cool during warm hikes.



The light and agile Gregory Z30 Pack is a perfect gear hauler for done-in-a-day adventures. It's not too big for a short evening hike, not too small for a full day of scrambling and summits.

The Gregory Z 30 Backpack will allow you to carry up to 35 pounds of backcountry gear when you're trekking through the wilds in search of rejuvenation. Loads of access to your gear means you can easily organize yourself whether your goal is to summit a couple of peaks or take pictures of baby animals in spring time.
Find the perfect fit for a fast day on the trail with the Z30.
With the JetStream™ DTS Suspension, the weight of the pack transfers through the specially designed frame which increases load transfer as the weight of the pack increases.
Side and bottom compression.
Quick access waistbelt pockets.
Side mesh pockets with compression pass-through.
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Adjustable Torso Lengths:m
Adjustable torso:32 liters
Bottom Width:10 in
Compression:Side compression
Custom Fit Options:Auto-Fit harness system
Depth:6 in
Dimensions:1.19 kilograms
Fits torso:1,831 cubic inches
Fits waist/hips:1,953 cubic inches
Frame material:2014 cubic inches
Frame type:Hiking
Gear capacity (L):Internal
Gear capacity (cu. in.):Internal
Gear loops:Dual axe/tool attachment points
Height:26 in
Hydration Compatible:Yes, Dual hydration ports and sleeve
LG:1920 cubic inches / 32L. Torso length: 20"-22".
MD:1800 cubic inches/ 30L. Torso length: 18"-20".
Material:210D double diamond ripstop and 330D nylon oxford flatweave
Number of Access Points:2 - Top/front
Number of exterior pockets:18 - 20 inches
Number of stays:1.03 kilograms
Pack access:2 lbs. 10 oz.
Pack loading:33 liters
Raincover included:1.19 kilograms
Sleeping bag compartment:20 - 22 inches
Strap Drop:16 in
Strap Length:38 in
Suspended mesh back panel:1.16 kilograms
Suspension:New CrossFlo DTS Suspension
Volume:2014 cubic inches / 33 liter
Weight:2 lbs 14 oz / 1.3k g
Weight - metric:30 liters
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Gregory Z30 Reviews:


This is without a doubt the most comfortable pack in this size. Nice padding in the lower back area and hip waist belt along with an excellent design in the air suspension. The 2011 model adds a few design changes, one nice addition is the inside zippered mesh pocket. My Osprey Hydroform bladder works great and the Osprey Sternum Strap magnet accessory fits perfect.
I tried the Osprey Kestrel 28 and really wanted to like it as I have their Raptor 6 pack and love it for Mountain Bike riding but the 28 just was not comfortable compared to the Z30.
I'm 5' 10" tall and the Medium fits perfect. I called Gregory and they said they quit making this pack in the small size. I had the Z30 2008 model in the small and there is only 3/4" difference in the frame between the two sizes.

gnphiker at on 10/02/2011

Love this pack, works great for holding my laptop and books for school, and when I turn my attention to the mountains, it performs just as well. So far I've only used it as a day pack, but it's definitely large enough to use as a light multiday overnighter - which is what I plan to use it for this summer. Suspension system is great, comfortably holds 20+ pounds, has more then enough pockets and pouches to stash the small stuff, and holds a water bladder easily. Highly recommended.

Terran Siladi at on 05/06/2012

I tried on over 30 different packs - including all the Osprey ones - and the minute I put this one on, I knew it was the one. First use was right up Mt. Whitney - 13 hour day with no chafing, no sore spots, and perfect weight balance. Next to my old Dana Design pack, this is probably the most comfortable pack I've owned.

klq100362760 at on 11/13/2011

Pockets take a little to get used to. I use the long zippered pocket on the back for rain jacket/pants and gloves. Used the rain cover a couple of weeks ago on a day hike and liked how easy it was to put on. Plus it actually stayed on pretty well. I like have the little pockets on the hip belt too.

HighCascadesDrifter at on 10/21/2013

I just got it, and I could not wait to prove it...It was excellent, very comfortable and very easy to love it....
The only issue was that when you put the helmet in the front pocket, the space inside tend to reduce and need to move the helmet to reach the items on the low part and inside.
But Excellent!!!

Matus at on 01/16/2012

One of the best 30ish litre packs that i have ever worn. Everything from searching for lost people to the technical rescue they need its been amazing. onlt complaint is the back panel behind the mesh is weak and if the pack is stuffed really tight it buckles outward and makes the pack uncomfertable.

Davis Connors at on 11/06/2011

very comfortable pack. I don't think you could put enough weight in it to make it uncomfortable. Good size for long day hikes or a minimalist summer over-nighter. A true classic and I am glad black diamond did not change it too much when they bought out gregory (unlike the baltoro).

Matthew Forrest at on 01/23/2012

Great support, ventilation is very good and not excessive that the pack feels like it's too far off of your back. I find that the Gregory Z series of backpacks are more modest with their arc than Ospreys, which always feels like it makes me off balance.

Alexander S at on 05/20/2013

Awesome pack for day hiking. The pack is well made. The suspension works well and is very comfortable. The trampoline style suspension keeps your back cool, but it doesn't sit too far off your back. Plenty of pockets to keep small items organized. Highly recommended.

Brett Garrett at on 09/13/2011

Used it on several day hikes so far. Good support and ventilation. Side pockets are helpful. Sturdy, lots of room, could probably use as a light overnight pack.

charles taylor at on 04/12/2013