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The Gregory Men's Zulu 30L Pack is a lightweight day pack for fast and speedy adventures. Hike all day or even push it to a quick overnighter with the smallest in the Zulu series. The pack is hybrid loading, featuring a top-load with main zipper compartment opening so you can get to gear quickly and easily while also ensuring it's secured inside the pack. The CrossFlo suspension uses mesh to vent at the back with a hipbelt and shoulder harness that wraps the body, hugging the load to your back in all the right places. From compression straps to ice axe loops, hipbelt pockets and mesh water bottle pockets there are plenty of accessories to make this little guy incredibly useful for holding onto your gear.
FEATURES of the Gregory Men's Zulu 30L Pack
Updated CrossFlo Suspension
Ventilated EVA foam on hip belt and shoulder harnesses
Zippered pockets on exterior and interior of hybrid panel access
Front bucket pocket for quick gear storage
Two external stretch water bottle pockets
Dual quick-access waist belt pockets
Interior hydration sleeve with hose port
Hideaway ice axe/trekking pole loops
Side and bottom compression straps
Quick-attach, integrated color-matched rain cover
CrossFlo ventilated suspension
Hybrid top-loading / zippered main compartment opening
External top zippered accessory pocket
Interior security pocket with key clip
210D DDR and 210D x 420D HD flat weave
21.5 x 13 x 8 in.
Raincover Included, Water Bottle Pockets, Water-resistant, Hip Belt, Hydration Compatible, Sunglasses Pocket
Rated 5 out of
Best suspension available in a pack this sizeAfter having used traditional "top loading with flap" packs for decades I wasn't sure what to make of the "hybrid-zip" top loading flap Gregory uses here. I have a bias against zippers so it's taken a shift in thinking, but as I have used this pack over the past 2 months I've come to appreciate the thought behind it. This pack is full of features done right. Generous pocket sizes, a front shove pocket, the rain cover pocket, water bladder pocket and hose clip...really a lot of very practical buit-ins here. The main selling point for me was the suspension. This pack has the most stout hip belt and comfortable lumbar pad of any pack this size. Due to age and injury I need to transfer as much weight as possible to my hips and this pack does it far better than the competition. It's like they took a full featured multi day pack and shrunk it down to day pack size. What really impresses me is the way Gregory integrated the ventilation on the back panel while maintaining a comfy yet stout suspension.
I'm glad Gregory put a stow option for trekking poles when they're not in use but the design just seems to miss the mark. It's a bit cumbersome to attach/detach the poles on the fly, and sometimes I worry how securely they're attached back there. Osprey does that particular feature better with their 'stow on the go' setup, but on the whole I find this pack far superior than the competing Osprey Kestrel or Exos.
Does that large have a larger capacity(30 liters) than the medium?
Asked by: Detroit Rock City
Thanks for the question! The size differences will only be in the torso length, not the pack liter capacity. So for a Medium, it will fit a torso length 18-20 inches. And the Large will fit 20-22 inches. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-09-03
Right on the torso length borderline between Medium and Large for Gregory ZULU 30; Do you recommend sizing UP to a LARGE or DOWN to a MEDIUM? THANKS!
Asked by: jnscon
Thanks for reaching out to us. Gregory recommends erring on the small side. So, if you're torso is exactly 20 inches, you are a medium. If you're just over 20 inches, go with a large!