A classic trail favorite: The redesigned Gregory Palisade 80 Pack provides all of the features you would expect from a hardcore load hauler, with a fresh new look. Features include the new Response CFS (Custom Fit Suspension), generous front pocket, and hideaway water bottle pocket. Guaranteed to last as long as the memories you make with it.
FEATURES of the Gregory Palisade 80 Pack
Response CFS Suspension
3D pre-curved harness and waistbelt components
Quick-adjust 5 point angle waistbelt system
Auto-Cant harness system
Dual 7075-t6 aluminum stays and anti-barreling cross-stay
Dual density, ventilated, molded foam back panel
Co-molded, anti-slip lumbar pad
Top pocket converts to a lumbar pack
Hideaway water bottle pocket
Dual waistbelt pockets
Dual hydration ports and sleeve
Water and wear-resistant bottom panel
210D HT double diamond ripstop and broken twill nylon fabrics
Great pack and Gregory is a great brand that I keep finding myself coming back to over and over again. They're definitely pricey, but the quality is worth it. This is a very light and durable pack that has more than enough room for several days at RMNP. The only potential improvement on the design would be the center pocket. It opens to a secondary pocket, which means that if you want to access anything within the main pack, you have to hold everything in the center pocket with your hand (or take it out completely) while doing so. A very minor flaw in an otherwise flawless pack.
"This is my first backpack and it is very comfortable"
I find this pack to be very comfortable. This is my first extended period backpack. After trying on numerous other ones I went with the Gregory because of the longevity of the company making packs and I have owned another Gregory Pack (Advent) and just love the durability of it.
When it comes to a pack that can do it all and will be there for you, this is it. I bought this pack (2nd Gregory) when I was due for a new one. I used it on a trek along the AT and it didn't skip a beat. The pockets on the outside for access to the inside were great when you needed a quick access point. This is definitely the pack of choice for me and mine.
Its been used as an everything pack from hauling out gear for climbing trips on shorter approaches to a three day hike and camp trip out to the coast of NC and a weekend in the green mountains.I tried it on at a store first it has the traditional LARGE gregory lumbar support which I like and every bit of the construction looks and feels solid as heck.Its big but not overwhelming like the DenaliSlightly heavy but I buy everything to last and don't mind the extra half pound this pack weighs compared to some others because it is so solidly made.Straps are adjustable and comfortable the rigid support in the waist helps with heavier loads. Packs with good access to gear and the loops and straps on the outside are placed well especially the bottom ones which seem extra durable. ProsStrong/Durable Can take large/heavy loadsComfortable Easy Access to gearRemovable top pouch (seemed like a gimmick worked like a charm)ConsSweaty (maybe that's just me)Heavy/big
"Great hauler, but some durability issues"
This pack is a great hauler. I used this pack on a week long mountaineering training trip on Mt. Baker, WA. It carried the heavy load exceptionally well. Some drawbacks with the pack... When comparing to other 80 liter packs, it is a bit on the heavy side. The rubber material on the bottom is not durable (honesty, not sure how it made it through R&D). After my trip, small holes were worn through the bottom exposing the main compartment. That is from just normal sitting the pack on the dirt and rocks. The hip belt has a plastic frame that broke in the plane luggage compartment on the flight home. Gregory's warranty did cover those repairs without a problem.
If you are an "over-packer" - this pack can handle everything you can think to bring into the backcountry... which makes it a great option if you are hiking in and setting up a backcountry basecamp. OR if you "need" specific bulky gear for your excursion. I use this pack primarily for outings where I'm carrying my gear, and extra gear for others... thus it is NOT my "go-to" backpacking pack when I'm trying to log high miles of trail. It is too heavy to be useful for a quick 3-night trip, thus I have a 50L pack for quick trips, and use this beast for basecamp hikes and trips with my young sons.Love:extremely durablesolid weight distribution to hipsplenty of storage
I have had this pack for about three years now and have logged over 200 field days with it. Some of the draw strings in the brain of the pack are showing signs of wear but the thick bottom is still in great shape. I love the bottom zipped section for getting my sleeping bag out without needing to open the top of the pack. I will struggle to find another pack that has been this reliable. No problems here!
I love Gregory packs, they are great to their consumers. I bought a 07 palisade my dog eat one of the straps off of it. I called Gregory and they fixed it for free knowing full well my dog eat the strap. I know just bought the palisade 80 and I cant believe the comfort and support it brings to the table. so all in all I love the brand and am super happy with the money I spent. this back pack wont let you down.
As an outdoor professional I use this pack A TON for week long work related excursions. This pack has been through the ringer and has remained a great piece of gear. Gregory really focuses on having range of packs that fit everybody, though that is contingent on really making the effort to get sized correctly. Great quality here.
"Massive - holds everything,,, and your mom"
I used this (2007 model) in the Olympic National Forest in 2008 for a 5 day trek. The gregory suspenion and hip belt were more than comfortable. Having the middle zippered access made life easy when I needed gear that wasn't accessible through the top. I'll be using this pack on my upcoming Torres del Paine trip.
"An insurance for your back. Heavy load and very good quality"
Tested in mountains, with trekking equipment at it's max for a one week expedition over 2000 meters in Italy.No shoulder pain, my back was ok and great transpiration.It can carry heavy load.Design (but is subjective) is beautiful (I love gray version).Two pockets on the main belt, fully adjustable back shell, a lot of tension belts to fit perfectly your load.Only one little defect: belts that are supposed to tight the tent are a little difficult to setup.For me a good backpack for long journeys.