Striking a balance between weight and durability, the high-performance Gregory Z65 internal frame backpack is a versatile option for weekend trips or ultra-light, multi-day backpacking trips. Despite its lightweight design, the Z65 comfortably carries up to 45 pounds!
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 Z65'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 Z65 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 Z65 and ensure the stability of your load, allowing convenient on-the-go adjustment.
Access to the single main compartment of the Z65 is gained via an extendible drawstring-closed top entry or a zippered front entry. A large zippered front pocket provides a secure place to store additional gear and mesh side pockets offer further storage. An additional pocket is found on the extendible lid of the Z65.
Other features built into the Z65 include side and bottom compression straps, quick-access waistbelt pockets, weather-resistant zippers and trekking pole/tool attachment loops. An integrated sleeve and dual exit ports make the Z65 hydration system (sold separately) compatible.
Available in your choice of color options, The Gregory Z65 backpack is available in your choice of color options and Medium (3906 cubic inch capacity) and Large (4272 cu in) sizes.
Styles available: Large Granite Gray, Medium Navy Blue
Gregory part numbers: GM59017, GM59028