Rated 5 out of
Perfect fit (260, 6ft) great organization and access, plenty of load capacity.Have been using this as a travel pack, mostly. Training into big cities, subway and ferries. Carries all I need for weeks at a time. Fit is perfect for me. Access by zippered front is great, with top loading for extra stuff. Rain cover built in and easy to use. Intelligent design waist belt and great compression strap set up. Small zip pockets on and behind waist belt offer good organization and access for keys, wallet, passport, etc. Top pocket has inside and outside compartment which is waterproof. Frame is comfy and supportive and allows decent ventilation for your back.
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 4 out of
Great design with great features.I tried a lot of packs before taking this one out. It packs up quick and holds a ton for the size while keeping everything accessible and organized. I liked the suspension even better than the BD ACTIV - it fits perfectly and rides just right. Built-in raincover/pocket and hydration storage pouch is hand, as is the front access horseshoe zipper and roll-top upper access. Well balanced - extremely comfortable - tons of well-thought extras. I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 2 out of
2 big problems with it...Awesome pack. Great design with the integrated rain fly. Cool use of fold over water proof top pouch. And sweat little daisy chain loops on the backside. Very clever in the organizational department.,,,,2 Problems which made me return it though:,,First, the top pocket/lid is not removable nor height adjustable, which means no day pack nor stuffing in various pads under it.,,The second and most major issue, There is basically no padding! The waist belt is ok up to 30lbs but over and you got some major pains. Also, the the back support is basically non existent so it tends to uncomfortably barrel out and into your back, especially but only because of a water bladder inside.,,,,Final thoughts: Good price, but it isn't made to carry the weight of a 58ltrs of gear, and is pretty large to be a modest day pack,,... the "Idiot Savant 58"
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of
Great pack with lots of useful features... good suspension and water resistant materials...I had the chance to try this pack out on a couple of recent hikes and as with most Gregory packs, it's a winner. The medium is a 58 L pack. I really like the roll-top style secure top. It also has a nice separate water bladder compartment. The balance and comfort were very good. The only negative I have is with the water bottle pockets, but it's minor. See my complete review at:,,www.backpackersreview.com/,,
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 5 out of
VERY GOODuse it from the mountain climbing of the night to the mountain climbing of 3 days.,,I am lighter than other brands of the same size and think that the functionality is superior again. In addition, it feels Gregory to just fit a back.
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 4 out of
Great for short trips or trips with othersPros: Great for solo weekends, lightweight, very comfortable in weight range recommendation, back zipper access to the main compartment
Cons: Concerned about longer solo trips, no customized fit adjustments, have to unbuckle bottom load to get at the back zipper for the main compartment, not enough pockets
Overview: I recently tried out my new Savant 58 by spending the weekend hiking the Manistee River Trail. There was plenty of room for all my gear -- tent, sleeping pad, clothes, stove & fuel, cooking pot, water, food, shovel, toiletries, etc., etc. While, I've been moving towards ultralight camping, I probably had the pack loaded with 15-20lbs of gear before I filled up my water -- all 8 qts of it (I hate climbing down bluffs to get water). In total, I was hovering somewhere between 30-36lbs in the pack; and it performed admirably. While this was just a solo weekend trip, I would be concerned about longer trips where more gear is required. However, for group treks, I could probably use this for a multi-week trip if food pickup is available.
Storage: There is a decent amount of storage. This pack includes two security pockets, a zippered roll-lid pouch, main compartment, and an external-ish large pocket. However, with exception to the main compartment, space ran out quick -- who wants rain gear, water filtration, smellables (i.e. toiletries), quick access items, etc. in the main compartment? While this made the pack a little cumbersome, the pack is still pretty awesome. Additionally, when stuffed full, access to the security pockets are quite tight.
Suspension: Not adjustable... but measure yourself, get the right size, and you won't care! I have a 21" back, purchased the large, and it fits like a glove. Amazing! Never had a pack fit so well -- and I've had my share of packs with customization suspensions.
Date published: 2015-10-06
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