Gregory was established in 1977 by Wayne Gregory whose goal was to develop packs that would fit everyone without compromising...
Gregory was established in 1977 by Wayne Gregory whose goal was to develop packs that would fit everyone without compromising on comfort and load transfer. Gregory rucksacks were the first brand that developed backpacks with different fram, harness and hip belt sizes and is still the only Rucksack manufacturer to build a hipbelt system to adjust to different hip angles which improves on load carrying when backpacking.
Gregory is a really innovative brand who constantly strive to provide an ergonomic pack and they have an obsession with fit which extends throughout their whole pack range.
We offer Gregory packs and rucksacks in a wide range of styles and hand select backpacks from their backpacking, hiking and trail running ranges so there's something to suit every activity.
The backpacking range has recently been redesigned and freshened up for the season ahead. This includes the bestselling Gregory Z and J styles for men and women. When backpacking you are carrying a heavy weight and this cn sometimes press against the back causing stickiness. The Gregory Backpacking range uses a CrossFlo Dynamic Transfer Suspension which means a gap has been created between the back and the back system allowing for plenty of cool air to run past. This is a great backpanel too because the heavier the pack comes the stiffer the back panel comes which is great for load management. The Backpacking range from Gregory also includes the larger capacities of the Baltoro, Deva, Contour, Savant and Sage and with the exception of the Baltoro and Deva these packs are great for shorter hikes or one day excursions.
The Gregory Baltoro and Deva backpacks are excellent as they have a Response Auto Fit Suspension. This means the hipbelt and the shoulder harness and independent of the pack and will conform to your own shoulder and hip angles for a totally customisable fit.
All other rucksack brands use a 10mm seam tolerance or overlap on any seams over the bag which is fine. Gregory goes one step further by increasing this by 25% to 12.5mm overlap. This might not sound much but it provides not only extra seam strength but also increases water resistance so that water is less likely to get into the pack via seams.
Gregory uses EVA foam in their shoulder straps and hip belts like other brands but what is unique is that they inject nitrogen during the manufacturing process. This allows and even distribution of air bubbles in the foam which enhances stability. If this even distribution isn't there then the foam straps can easily bend and squash over time. We haven't come across these features from any other rucksack brand before so Gregory is really great to have on board at Simply Hike.