Updated for 2014! Striking a balance between weight and durability, the high-performance Gregory J53 Women's pack gives female hikers a versatile option for weekend trips or ultra-light, multi-day backpacking trips. Despite its lightweight design, the J53 Women’s pack comfortably carries up to 40 pounds!
Addressing the different wants and needs of male and female hikers, Gregory incorporates contoured shoulder harnesses, narrower backpanels and pre-curved hipbelts into its series of women's-specific packs. These packs are designed and tested by women to ensure that their performance meets the expectations of female adventurers.
Well aware of the problems that arise from ill-fitting backpacks, Gregory is committed to providing fit, comfort and load-carrying capability. This commitment is evident in the technology used in the J53 Women's pack’s harness and CrossFlo suspension system. A lightweight wire X-Frame and a trampoline-style backpanel work in tandem to support the stability of the J53 Women's by distributing weight evenly and transferring the load to the lumbar pad and waist belt. Die-cut foam on the harness and waist belt adds breathability and decreases weight. The ventilated moisture wicking harnesses, waistbelt and backpanel enhance fit, aid in load transfer, provide cushioning and keep you cool on the trail. An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps further enhance the fit of the J53 and ensure the stability of your load, allowing convenient on-the-go adjustment.
The single main compartment of the J53 Women's has an extendible drawstring-closed top entry, and a U-shape zippered entry allows full front access to the pack body. A large zippered front pocket provides a secure place to secure additional gear and a huge "bucket" pocket with mesh sides offers convenient storage for gear or wet clothes. The J53 Women's pack's floating lid includes an integrated stowaway pocket. All of the zippers used on the J53 are designed to be weather resistant.
The J53 Women's also includes side and bottom compression straps, quick-access waistbelt pockets, two exterior stretch water bottle pockets and hideaway gear loops. An integrated sleeve and exit port make the Z55 compatible with a hydration system (sold separately). A color-matched rain cover is also integrated.
Available in your choice of color options, the Gregory J53 Women's backpack is available in XSmall (3112 cubic inch capacity), Small (3234 cu in) and Medium (3356 cu in) size options.
Styles available: Medium Fog Gray, Small Fog Gray, XSmall Fog Gray
Gregory part numbers: GM74482, GM74481, GM74480