Gregory Baltoro 65 Internal Frame Backpack

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  • Gregory Baltoro 65 Internal Frame Backpack
  • Electric Yellow
  • Iron Gray
  • Prussian Blue

Key Features

  • Response AFS suspension
  • Single 7075-T6 aluminum stay
  • 3D pre-curved waistbelt components with new LifeSpan EVA foam
  • Auto-cant harness technology
  • Auto-fit waistbelt adjustment system
  • Thermo-molded backpanel with elastomeric gription technology on the lumbar pad
  • 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 day pack
  • 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

Specifications

Recommended Use: Extended and Multi-Day Backpacking
Item Weight: Small: 5 lb 6 oz
Medium: 5 lb 10 oz
Large: 5 lb 14 oz
Type: Internal Frame Backpack
Volume: Small: 3844 cu in
Medium: 3966 cu in
Large: 4150 cu in
Material: 210D Double Diamond Ripstop and 210D x 420D HD flat weave fabrics
Frame Material: Aluminum
Fits Torso: Small: 16"-18"
Medium: 18"-20"
Large: 20"-22"
Hydration Compatible: Yes
Access: Top Loading w/ Front Access
Maximum Weight: 50 lb
Detachable Daypack: Yes
Sternum Strap: Yes; Adjustable Position
Torso Adjustment: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

Based on an award-winning design, the improved Gregory Baltoro 65 pack boasts a wealth of access points, an array of features and an innovative suspension system that make this load-carrying workhorse a stand-out backcountry performer.

Determined to avoid the failings of ill-fitting backpacks, Gregory has equipped the Baltoro 65 with the updated, high-performance Response Auto Fit Suspension (AFS) system. Designed to flex with the natural movements of your body, AFS distributes weight evenly, providing superior load stability, comfort and range of motion. A single aluminum stay connects to twin independently rotating hipbelt panels that automatically adjust to the angle of your hips and ensure proper load transfer. Accompanying stabilizer straps allow for micro adjustments for optimal fit. A curved composite top frame "stiffener" further increases stability and aids in weight distribution. The Baltoro 65's shoulder harness connects to the frame of the pack via rotating Auto-Cant attachment points, adjusting automatically to the contours of your neck and shoulders and eliminating the pinching and chafing caused by the imperfect fit of fixed or less adjustable harnesses. The 3D pre-curved harness and hipbelt are bolstered with dual density foam to cushion and prevent chafing. A sternum strap and load-lifter straps further enhance the fit of the Baltoro 65 and ensure the stability of your load.

A lashed divider separates the top and front-entry main compartment of the Baltoro 65 from a lower sleeping bag compartment, allowing for organization and separation of wet and dry gear. When hauling longer items or in need of access between the two compartments, you can unhook the divider and convert the Baltoro 65 to a single, large compartment. The extendible lid of the Baltoro 65 includes a weather-resistant zippered pocket for stowing gear and can be detached and used as a day pack. Zippered side pockets and a large front pocket provide additional places to store gear.

Other features include a canted, hideaway water bottle holder, dual mesh hipbelt pockets, gear loops and side, cross over and lower panel compression straps. An integrated sleeve and dual exit ports make the Baltoro 65 hydration system (sold separately) compatible.

The Gregory Baltoro 65 backpack is available in your choice of colors and Small (3844 cubic inch capacity), Medium (3966 cu in) and Large (4150 cu in) size options.

Styles available: Large Electric Yellow, Large Iron Gray, Large Prussian Blue, Medium Electric Yellow, Medium Iron Gray, Medium Prussian Blue, Small Iron Gray

Gregory part numbers: GM59682, GM57949, GM59679, GM59681, GM57948, GM59678, GM57947

Product Reviews

Average Customer Rating:
Gregory Baltoro 65 Internal Frame Backpack

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 13

Individual Customer Reviews:

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  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    8/11/2014

    Likes: Was initially shopping for a UL bag, but the support and padding of the Baltoro is ridiculously good. And the quality of the fabric allowed me to bash through without any risk of rips. Zips are very smooth too. I am normally a 1 'pocket' person, so the many pockets do not appeal to me but I love being able to quickly access the main compartment from top front and bottom.

    Dislikes: Comparing numbers, the Baltoro looks very heavy but try it on with a load and you will not feel the weight at all.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    1/12/2014

    Likes: Excellent fit and finish of the product. The shoulder straps and waist belt have really nice padding and the hip support is perfect. Pack is very stable under load and carries very well. The front and top loading option is a must have and makes access easy. I would highly recommended this pack.

    Dislikes: The wasit belt pockets seem a little small, but that wasn't that important to me so I can work a around it.

  • Phillip W. South Elgin IL
    3/20/2013

    Likes: Without a doubt the most comfortable heavy load backpack ever! Try one on and you,re sold.

    Dislikes: Total empty pack weight on the scales is more than most but with the suspension system and comfort you will never know it.

  • Steven M. Grand Rapids MI
    9/26/2012

    Likes: I looked at a lot of backpacks before getting the Baltoro. This pack is incredibly well built with pockets in all the right places. The layout and access makes it easy to get at what you need when you need it. The harness and hip belt are by far the most comfortable I have used and take some of the pain out of carrying a load on a longer trip. Great pack!

    Dislikes: The comfort and usability offset the weight penalty. This is still a relatively light pack.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    9/14/2012

    Likes: Great level of comfort at heavy loads.

    Dislikes: None.

  • Art F. Bothell WA
    7/13/2012

    Likes: It fits my back so well compared to other backpacks the second I put it on I was sold. So far I only used it on a short 3 mile hike in the drizzle, loaded with about 40lbs of gear, and once I properly adjusted it I forgot is was on my back. Quality and design of the backpack are great. Definitely worth the price.

    Dislikes: None.

  • Eric B. Battle Ground WA
    3/14/2012

    Likes: This pack is super comfortable. I tried on several different brands at local stores but none even came close. This is my first backpacking pack but I am very happy with it so far.

    Dislikes: nothing

  • Martin G. Hudsonville MI
    2/12/2012

    Likes: This bag has nearly verything I have been looking for--front opening, storage pocket, and a separate sleeping bag compartment. Gregory packs fit extremely well.

    Dislikes: A touch heavy. But it carries well.

  • Will B. Jackson MS
    2/3/2012

    Likes: Fast shipping, great price! Have had the chance to bring the pack out on few one and two nighters, and it's been stellar so far. Lots of storage options, plenty large enough for weeklong+ trips, but compressible enough to be practical for a weekend car camping too. Hipbelt is VERY comfortable (with a couple of quick access pockets built onto it - bonus!), and the small size fits my 5'10", 140lbs. frame well. Color in real life is accurate to picture on site. All in all, very pleased with the pack. Will definitely be buying more gear from Backcountry Edge too.

    Dislikes: Probably just due to newness of product, but pack does squeak a little (very little) when walking. Will see if this persists or tones down after more use.

  • David S. BALTIMORE MD
    10/26/2011

    Likes: Took this out for a fall trip near Mount Rogers. It was incredibly well balanced, easy to adjust since it was my first time using this pack, and easy to keep organized. I had used a Gregory Shasta for the past 15 years, and this was eye opening as to how comfortable a pack could be. It was a short trip, but the pack could have easily carried more if needed.

    Dislikes: The access to the sleeping bag compartment is pretty small. I probably could have used a smaller compression bag and made it easier on myself, but it was hard to get through the opening. It fit just fine once in, but it was tough. Not a real negative, pretty nitpicky, but it was something I noticed

  • John H. Orange CA
    10/18/2011

    Likes: Fits great; very comfortable

    Dislikes: It does squeak when backpacking. I assume it is the harness moving; hopefully will go away with more miles on it

  • Marion B. Mt. Pleasant SC
    10/9/2011

    Likes: Sturdy construction. Very comfortable for my back. Everyone is different so you have to try a few. I tried similar sized Osprey and Lowe packs. Previously owned Kelty. By far this pack fits best due to the auto cant system. Had to order medium frame with large hip belt and shoulder harness. Outstanding service from Taylor assisting me with fit. For reference I am 5'11" 200lbs and size 45/46 in a coat. The ability to custom fit makes a huge difference to me. Outside pockets are a good size. Hipbelt pockets a plus. Load lifters seemed firm at 45lbs but I only tested for short time at that weight. Still, everything seemed very solid.

    Dislikes: I made peace with the weight. Yes the sturdiness comes at a price of 2.5 lbs more than I really wanted. However, I am happy to carry 40lbs comfortably rather than 37lbs uncomfortably. I'm not a weight weenie so this compromise is fine with me and I bet with most backpackers once they try this pack. The surprise con is that the back panel is hot. It does not ventilate well which may be a bigger problem down the road.

  • John F. Toledo OH
    7/31/2011

    Likes: The Baltoro 65 has multiple storing options with different compartments and access points so gear can be easily accessed while on the trail. While it is a little on the heavy side it makes up for the weight by the flexibility and comfort that the system employs.

    Dislikes: Multiple buckles can be confusing when in low light or trying to move quicly.

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