Gregory Alpinisto 35 pack

GearFlogger reviews the Gregory Alpinisto 35 pack

Gregory. Packs. Same thing. Gregory has been synonymous with backpacking since before back pain was invented. Not that you'll have to worry about that with their packs, which consistently carry like a dream. For alpine loads up to about 40 pounds, the Alpinisto 35 (as in liters capacity) is your weapon of choice.

The Alpinisto 35 (also available in a 50L) is an excellent mountaineering pack that stows all the essentials for a heavy day or light weekend of technical vertical fun. Leashless-compatible tool sleeves, ski loops for A-frame carry, hypalon crampon panel, and dual gear loops on both sides of the waist belt round out a serious-alpinist feature set. The build says serious too; it's made for the kind of knuckle-dragging abuse typical of the underfed and overstimulated climber set. Hoo-ah!

Gregory's Wraptor stabilizing system has two points of contact for the webbing that connects the pack bag to the shoulder straps. Combined with the wide belt, ample compression points and helmet-contoured floating top pocket the Alpinisto is a stable load carrier. Stuff it past its 35lb rating and it still doesn't complain, thanks to the removable aluminum stay and HDPE framesheet. The Alpinisto 35 in a medium tips the scales at a very reasonable 3lb 14oz. Minus the framesheet (9oz) and belt (5oz) you've got a 3lb burly climbing pack with a minimalist hip belt that should nest nicely with your climbing harness. A great pack for vertical all-season adventures.

$200.00 at Moosejaw




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