The Gregory Baltoro 75 Pack. Its predecessor won countless awards for being the most comfortable high performance pack. So why mess with a good thing? To make it even better of course. The Baltoro 75 has improved functionality within the feature set, increased pack volume and an updated suspension that carries better and more comfortably than ever before. We didn't think we could improve on perfection, but we dare you to tell us this isn't the best pack you've ever worn.
FEATURES of the Gregory Baltoro 75 Pack
Response AFS Suspension
3D pre-curved harness and waistbelt components with LifeSpan EVA foam
Auto-cant harness technology
Auto-fit waistbelt adjustment system
Quick draw easy to open drawstring system on main access
Stash pocket on underside of the top lid for personal items
Top lid can be removed and configured into a lumbar pack or sling bag
Front pocket and twin side pockets
Hideaway water bottle pocket with bungee to secure bottles
Dual waistbelt pockets
Hydration sleeve and dual side easy to feed ports for your hose
DWR coated water-resistant zippers
Dual layer, wear-resistant bottom panel
210D double diamond ripstop and 210D x 420D HD flat weave fabrics
My experiences echo those of others already said here: > Amazing comfort > Carries heavy loads extremely efficiently > great design & build qualityOnly negative I can think of is that the little waist belt pouches could be a tad bigger. But that's making a mountain out of a pinhead.I mostly wanted to post a review regarding fitting this thing. Be sure you measure yourself correctly, at the very least. It makes a big difference as to the size you get. I had read around about this pack online, and a number of people said that if you're right on the borderline of 2 sizes, get the bigger one. I did so, and it turned out to be the wrong way to go. The waistband couldn't be tightened enough to properly carry the load - and that's a huge deal. So, if any of you were thinking of sizing up because you were borderline between M and L, I'd take the M. (for example)Anyway, best pack ever!
This is all you need for that backpacking trip you have always wanted to go on. The Gregory Baltoro 75 is the perfect median between the smaller day packs and the oversize Super Large packs. I have always been told that when backpacking you will only bring what you have space for and the 75 gives you avid space for all the essentials. Easy access to all the gear, and a good support system for you back. I would definitely recommend check out one in a store for sizing purposes. Go Get yourself one.!
I have put some miles on this pack and can agree with all of the positive things said about it. Pros:-Can handle a LOAD. Best suspension system I've ever used. - I've carried 50+ lb loads and have finished the day without sore hips or shoulders. Many of my lighter packs leave me with saddle bruises while carrying half the load-Fantastic access options (top, bottom front)-Good organization - lots of sensible pockets-Easy to access water bottle holer-BOMBER constructionCons:-HEAVY - this pack would make UL backpackers weep. You pay for all of the features above with a lot of weight.-I'd like the hipbelt pockets to be a bit bigger-No stretch pocket in the backIn summary, If you're looking for a long trip load-hauler and value features and comfort over weight, this is the ticket. If you are looking for something a bit simpler and lighter, there are better options out there.
I went to a local outdoor store (not to be named) to try on packs and see them in person. While trying them on with a small amount of weight in them (20-25lbs), I absolutely fell in love with the comfort of the Baltoro compared to other packs. I quickly rushed home to place my order on MJ. I received the pack shortly after and completely loaded it out with 50lbs or so and went for a 10 mile hike. To my amazement, the pack was JUST as comfortable with 50lbs as it was with 20ish. And I didn't even break it in!! All around this pack is awesome and fits my needs. One of the best features of the Baltoro is the placement of the expandable/collapsible water bottle pouch. Other than that, the pack does what it is suppose to do and has all the pockets you need. I bought this pack based solely on the fit and comfort of this pack compared to the rest. Great product!
"Great comfy pack, totally worth the money!"
After doing a lot of research on packs for a trip to Nepal, I went with the Baltoro. Was a little hesitant to spend this much on my first real pack (have had a few day packs), but I'm glad I did. It's a little bit warmer and seemed slightly heavier than some other packs I tested, but the comfort, durable construction, and faith in the brand won me over. The waist straps are really comfy, and the water bottle holder shown in the picture is easy to access without taking off the pack. Without much experience with other packs, it's hard to point out other things that might be uniquely awesome about the Baltoro. Just stop reading reviews and buy it!
Great Pack! Lots of room from anything from an overnight to a 5 day trip. Excellent padding on the back and on the waist belt. Also waist belt adjust as you walk helps keep the pack aligned with your spine on uneven terrain. Lots of compartments makes it easy to organize your gear for easy access on the trail. Top part of the pack is easily removed to become a day pack. Very convenient water bottle pocket that adjusts to different size bottles and is easy to reach while hiking. This pocket is also collapsible when not in use. Second Gregory Pack I've owed. Bought my old one used with a rivet busted on one of the shoulder straps contacted Gregory and they repaired it free of charge. Used the pack for almost 5 years close to thirty hikes. The only reason I opted for a new one is the frame on the old pack was too large for my torso. Had such a great experience had to buy another Gregory pack. Down sides needs more ventilation on the back slightly heavy but durable.
I chose this bag over all the others I tried. This bag has tons of pockets which helps keep all my gear organized. The bag can be adjusted multiple ways to find the perfect fit. The zippers are great and work flawlessly. The 75 was perfect for a 5 day hike. I had plenty of room but it wasn't to big. You will not regret buying this bag.
I researched backpacks extensively, looking for something that would work for 2-3 night hikes, as well as week-long hikes. I narrowed my choice down to the Gregory Baltoro 75 and the comparable Osprey Aethers (70 and 85). Both are great packs. Each is slightly different than the other. The Baltoro is a little heavier, but fit me better and had better padding. The Baltoro has the exterior pouch formed to fit a Nalgene Water Bottle, and the Aether does not. The Aether has an exterior hydratyion sleeve, and the Baltoro does not. It was a close decision until I tried both on. I went with the Baltroro because it fit me better. I am pleased with my decision.
I can not tell you that this backpack is better than every other backpack out there, but I can tell you that this backpack is incredible. If you size it correctly (took me a couple tries), say goodbye to obnoxious lower back pain when you are backpacking with 40+lbs in your backpack. This thing carries weight like a dream (seriously, it is hard to believe how comfortable it is). All of the extra pockets are really awesome for organizing your things, I really appreciate that. Lastly, this thing is just really well put together. The zippers are all super smooth, the material feels so nice. Everything kind of gives off the aura of high quality and durability. I look forward to many long years of backpacking the Uintas and southern Utah with my new companion.
Gregory Backbacks really has done a great job engineering the Baltoro 75 Pack. The suspension, comfort, and general fitting is the best on market. The pack has multiple latch-on's points to attaching gear, along with many access zippers to get the stuff you need quickly without wasting time. The hip belt is more supportive and stronger than others on the market and worth the extra weight. I don't know what else to say except the fit is fantastic, suspension holds weight effortlessly, and the features outweigh the weight of the pack. It's a wise purchase for those that want a comfortable, enjoyable experience on mid to long distance trips. Enjoy your climb!