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.
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.
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.
|Adjustable Torso Lengths:||m|
|Adjustable torso:||32 liters|
|Bottom Width:||10 in|
|Custom Fit Options:||Auto-Fit harness system|
|Fits torso:||1,831 cubic inches|
|Fits waist/hips:||1,953 cubic inches|
|Frame material:||2014 cubic inches|
|Gear capacity (L):||Internal|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Internal|
|Gear loops:||Dual axe/tool attachment points|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.