The Gregory Wasatch 12 Pack. The Wasatch 18 is a versatile pack made for light and fast trips on the trail. The BioSync suspension allows the pack to move with you and the internal compression system keeps the pack centered and close to your back - helping to eliminate pack bounce during high aerobic activity. With enough room for extra layers, lunch, tools, pumps and spare tubes you'll be able to spend a full day out on the trail.
|Bottom Width:||8 1⁄2 in|
|Cell Phone Pocket/Sleeve:||No|
|Material:||70D UTS coated nylon.|
|Materials:||70D UTS coated nylon|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||70D coated nylon|
|Padded Laptop Compartment:||No|
|Strap Drop:||14 1⁄2 in|
|Strap Length:||34 in|
|Sunglasses Pocket, Lined:||No|
|Torso Length:||16" - 22"|
|Volume:||736 cubic inches / 12 liter|
|Volume Range:||5-19 liters|
|Weight:||1 lb 6 oz / .60 kg|
I purchased a discontinued color of this pack for small day trips/outdoor adventures with a dog. After many uses, ranging from overnight bag to a 10+ mile day-hike, I have to say overall I am very pleased and do not regret my purchase.
The bag is rather small, and can fill up quickly if not careful. The pack is comfortable and easy to adjust. However, I feel as though I would have a rough time with this were I any larger. I am just over 6'/33in waist and feel like that is really the limit for this pack. Also, although convenient, the hip belt pockets are a little silly looking when stuffed, and can brush against my arms when walking. This has only been a slight annoyance though, and I would miss the pockets if they were to vanish.
I occasionally use the pack with an Osprey 2L bladder which has always worked well. The 2L size gives plenty of water, but doesn't take up too much space in the pack. In hindsight, I am glad I got a 2L and not a 3L. The Wasatch has a mouthpiece "clip" of sorts on the left shoulder strap, which, at least when on my frame, is in a rather awkward spot and would probably be frustrating to use. Fortunately, my Osprey hose extends much farther than this clip, and I had no problem attaching the included magnet to the pack.
Overall this is a super solid little pack for when you need a little bit of space and plenty of water. As always, backcountry gave me a great deal and was very easy to deal with. FWIW, this was my first Gregory product, and I will certainly look to them for future purchases!
I use this backpack daily when riding my bike to/from work. It's the perfect size for a change of clothes/shoes and a few odds and ends. It IS quite small, which is exactly what I wanted. However, if you are looking for a true daypack, you'd probably want to opt for something bigger.
For me, I love the size, colors, multiple compartments and pockets, and stays nice and tight around my torso when riding my bike. Everything I wanted and expected it to be!
This pack is the perfect size for a long day hike. I carries everything you might need, and the small side pockets are perfect for an ipod or a camera. Its very comfortable. I used it in nearly 100 temps on a hike in honduras and it even breathed nice underneath. Obviously I sweat under the pack, but not nearly as bad as some packs. It did not create a swamp on my back.
Great pack to store drinks and food for a hike that will take at least 5 hours. Everything you need, from a health kit to extra food to keep your body going through a grueling workout.
This pack is a lifesaver and you can even store an optional hydration pak into the back pocket. (The hydration pak is not included).
I own the 705cu in Gregory and thought if i could have one that was a tad larger it would be a better product. The problem when I received the pack it was exactly the same size as the 705. I was not able to find the additional cu inches. I returned it.