Striking a balance between weight and durability, the high-performance Gregory Z55 internal frame backpack employs lightweight, high-tenacity fabrics and an innovative, streamlined suspension system to provide load carrying capability without the bulk and burden of a full-blown expedition pack.
Having spent numerous years and countless miles out on the trail, the designers at Gregory are well aware of the problems that arise from ill-fitting backpacks. Unwilling to compromise comfort or load-carrying capability, Gregory's commitment to providing the perfect fit is evident in the technology used in the Z55's harness and JetStream LTS (Load Transfer Suspension) suspension systems. A single lightweight, hollow stay and a molded, perforated V-beam framesheet work in tandem to support the stability of the Z55 by distributing weight evenly and transferring the load to your hips. Raised contact points at the scapula pads and lower lumbar pad create substantial space between your pack and the pack allowing "true ventilation". The ventilated moisture wicking harnesses, waistbelt and backpanel enhance fit, aid in load transfer, provide cushioning and keep you cool on the trail. An updated proprietary waistbelt system allows you to choose between three different adjustable lengths to provide optimal fit. An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps further enhance the fit of the Z55 and ensure the stability of your load, allowing convenient on-the-go adjustment.
The single main compartment of the Z55 has an extendible drawstring-closed top entry and a zippered entry allows full side 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 Z55's extendible lid includes an integrated stowaway pocket. All of the zippers used on the Z55 are designed to be weather resistant.
The Z55 also includes side compression straps, quick-access waistbelt pockets and gear loops. An integrated sleeve and exit port make the Z55 hydration system (sold separately) compatible.
Available in your choice of color options, The Gregory Z55 backpack is available in your choice of color options and Medium (3417 cubic inch capacity) and Large (3722 cu in) sizes.
Styles available: Large Granite Gray, Medium Granite Gray
Gregory part numbers: GM59014, GM59013