Traverse tight, technical terrain while putting miles behind you in greater comfort with this shadow black Men's Baltoro 75L Small Backpack from Gregory. Designed to accommodate a man's physique, the pack has a responsive A3 suspension system for cushioning impact and lessening many of the stresses commonly associated with carrying loads for extended periods of time. The suspension system is comprised of a perimeter aluminum wishbone frame, height adjustable auto-canting shoulder harness, ventilated back panel, anti-slip lumbar pad, pre-curved adjustable hip belt and shoulder harness, and a pair of load stabilizers, which when taken together help the pack to react to one's body movement, and keep the center of gravity aligned. This results in reducing the amount of energy required to hike a trail. As a man-specific backpack, the Baltoro has shoulder canting, hip belt angles, and curvature to fit the male form.
A versatile pack, your Baltoro includes a removable SideKick daypack, which doubles as a hanging reservoir or hydration sleeve. Users will appreciate having the daypack for peak hikes, short resupply trips, and for acquiring water at suitable streams and other sources. The daypack opens from the top with a cinch string, has a zippered, front storage pocket, daisy-chain attachment strap, wide mesh shoulder straps, and works with the main pack's removable lower compression straps for creating a minimalist waist belt for added stability and comfort. Best of all, the daypack has an internal hydration hanger, hose port, and elastic shoulder strap routing for keeping water access close. For occasions when you wish to leave the daypack at home, there's a hydration port on the upper, interior of the main pack. Your daypack attaches to two toggles on the inside of the main pack.
Loading from the top, the lid of the main pack has two, exterior, zippered pockets for items you wish to keep handy, and a security pocket with a key clip underneath for your valuables. The main entry to the pack opens easily with one pull of the cord lock, and has a compression strap as well for added security. The front of the pack has a large, center-zipped pocket for a jacket or other gear, and inside this pocket is a zippered, mesh pocket for storing the included rain cover. On the upper front of the pack is a large zipper for duffle-style packing. The bottom of the pack has a similar zipper that allows main compartment access and storage of a sleeping bag or small tent. An internal, removable divider is ideal for hikers who wish to add organizational capability. On each upper side is a zippered pocket for storing additional items.
With a drawstring closure for securing bottles of any size, the water bottle holster is positioned at a forward angle, which enables users to remove and reinsert the bottle without having to break stride. When not in use, the water bottle holder may be easily folded away. On the opposite side of the pack from the holster is a mesh pocket for storing tent poles or other gear. Compression straps on the sides are useful for securing loads, or may be crossed over the front for attaching snowshoes or a sleeping pad. Lower, front compression straps are removable and can be used for lashing gear to the outside of the pack as well. Side loops on the bottom, combined with shock cords on top hold trekking poles, fishing poles, or ice axes.
For added versatility, the harness straps and hip belt may be swapped out to accommodate larger or smaller users. The hip belt has two zippered accessory pockets – a waterproof one for your cell phone or other items, and a mesh pocket for an energy bar or other snacks. For strength, durability, and most of all dependability, Gregory uses high density nylon and other premium, abrasion-resistant materials, such as 630HD nylon on the bottom panel. The backpack has a handy haul strap on top. All backpacks are extensively tested in both the lab and field.