The Gregory Women's Jade 28 Pack. The large panel access to the main compartment and no frills functionality of the Jade 28 allow you to pack and get to all of your gear inside with ease. The expandable front pocket is great for stashing anything you need to quick access to, like an extra layer or rain gear. The women's specific backpanel, harness and waistbelt ensure a great fit and comfortable carry out on the trail.
DECENT FEATURES of the Gregory Women's Jade 28 Pack
CrossFlo DTS Suspension
Auto-Fit harness system
Removable raincover in zippered pocket
Dual quick-access waistbelt pockets
Dual side mesh pockets
210D double diamond ripstop and 330D nylon oxford flatweave
Wow! Where do I even begin? This pack is super cute and stylish AND comes with tons of cool pockets and storage space! I recently walked part of the AT for a weekend and this bag had loads of room! It has a really handy rain cover easily accessible from the outside, also I had a handy place to store a snack and cell phone/ map in the waist belt! inside there is room for a water system and plenty of space in both the large and small zippered compartments. Overall, excellent bag, I would highly recommend it!
I use this pack for long day hikes or climbs and am very happy with it. It holds a lot of gear for its size and is still comfortable when fully loaded. It can be a little awkward to load and access your gear at first, but i was able to get used to its unique shape and it no longer bothers me. Also, the waist belt is adjustable enough that I was able to use it through my first and second pregnancy trimesters.
"great backpack. light, plenty of pocket space, and very comfortable for the long day hikes."
this is a very nice backpack. very light and i hardly feel it on my back. it distributes the weight great and adjusting it is simple. plenty of space for food, snacks and water + an extra set of clothes. the two waist pockets fit my iphone and a camera with ease and the side pockets fit 2 spare water bottles each. although the water reservoir pouch easily handles my 100 oz camelbak. perfect for the dayhikes. i did a little comparing with ospreys,gregory, and camelbaks and this came out on top with more space and pockets than the others and it comes with a rainfly too. well designed day pack.
This is a great overall pack. Bought it for my wife as a day pack and she loves it. The harness is very comfortable. The only complaint is that based on how the internal frame pushes the pack away from your back (which gives great airflow) the inside compartment is a little oddly shaped which makes packing some items difficult.
Ok... So I'm going to review the Jade 28 pack simply because I believe people need to know how awesome this backpack is and the only other review on this website is what the?? Written perhaps just to get the reward points?!?! Yes its a red backpack, or a blue pack if you choose the other color combo, yes it has a 28 on it, and little drips... wtf?? You know what... its also the most functional, comfortable, well wearing day pack Ive ever used!! The pack comes in three different sizes so make sure you visit gregory's website prior to purchase to find your size to ensure maximum comfort... easy to load, lots of suspension and support.. the Jade pack makes all day hiking a breeze!!