The classic, award-winning Gregory Baltoro 65 internal frame backpack boasts a wealth of access points, an array of trail-worthy features and an innovative, custom-fit suspension system that combine to make this 3720+ cubic inch pack a backcountry workhorse.
Determined to avoid the failings of ill-fitting backpacks, Gregory has equipped the Baltoro 65 with the high-performance Response Automatic Angle Adjust (A3) suspension system. Designed to flex with the natural movements of your body, a “wishbone” 7075 aluminum alloy wire frame distributes weight evenly, providing superior load stability, comfort and range of motion. A composite EVA foam backpanel offers breathability and support while resting comfortably against your back. Extensive, contoured padding in the harness, lumbar area, and hipbelt further enhance both fit and comfort. A removable shim of EVA foam can be used or removed to beef up the lumbar padding to best suit your preference. The pre-curved shoulder straps and hipbelt fins move independently of one another to mirror your every movement on-trail or off. These components are available in varying sizes, allowing you to customize the Baltoro 65 to deliver the best fit for backpackers of all shapes and sizes. If you require customization of components, please leave detailed instructions about what size hipbelt and/or harness you need in the “Order Comment” field on the “Order Review” screen at checkout or call us at 1.800.617.0643 to place your customized order directly with one of our Gear Specialists. A sternum strap and load-lifter straps further enhance the pack’s fit 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 entirely to save weight. The pack has a wealth of other organizational features, including an enormous zippered front pocket, two sizable and separated lid pockets, and a smaller zip pocket on the underside of the lid.
Other features include a canted, hideaway water bottle holder, two zippered hipbelt pockets one of which is entirely waterproof, gear attachment loops, and side, cross over and lower panel compression straps. Gregory also includes a raincover for full protection against the elements. An integrated sleeve and exit port make the Baltoro 65 hydration system (sold separately) compatible. That same sleeve can be removed entirely and, thanks to its integrated minimalist shoulder strap, it can be used as a lightweight daypack or summit pack!
The Gregory Baltoro 65 backpack is available in your choice of colors and Small (fits torso lengths ranging from 16”-18”), Medium (18”-20”) and Large (20”-22”) size options.
- Vented, formed back panel features LifeSpan foam & silicone lumbar grip zone
- LumbarTune removable10mm insert offers user-customizable contouring for a precise backpanel fit
- QuickSwap 3D interchangeable pre-curved LifeSpan EVA foam harness & hipbelt in multiple sizes to precisely fit each body
- SideKick ultra-light, removable daypack doubles as hanging reservoir sleeve Included removable raincover stows in its own zippered pocket
- Top-loading design with front U-zip panel access
- Double Barrel lid design with dual zippered pockets on top and security pocket underneath
- SideWinder stowable ergonomic bottle holster
- WeatherShield PU-coated hipbelt accessory pocket with YKK AquaGuard zipper
- Girth-hitched compression
- MultiStraps on bottom double as hipbelt for SideKick daypack
- Dual ice axe loops and upper shock locks for ice tool and trekking pole attachment
- Twin side-mounted zippered gear pockets
- Stretch mesh water bottle/trail stash pocket
- External access sleeping bag compartment with removable internal divider
Best Use Backpacking Access Top Loading w/ Sleeping Bag Compartment Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume Small: 3722 cu in
Medium: 3966 cu in
Large: 4410 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Other Rain Cover Includeed Maximum Weight 50 lbs Material Body: 210D Nylon, 300D Nylon
Base: 630D High-Density Nylon
Item Weight Small: 4 lb 13 oz
Medium: 5 lb 1 oz
Large: 5 lb 3 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small: 16"-18"
Dimensions Small: 29" x 15" x 13"
Medium:31" x 15" x 14"
Large: 33" x 15" x 15"
Detachable Daypack Yes
Real Customer Reviews
- Great pack
Likes: Size, fit, comfort, adjustable lumbar support, internal day pack, weatherproof hip pocket
Dislikes: Would love to have some more attachment points for gear on the exterior. I love the top pocket pull (Plastic handle) and wish the rest of them were as easy to use
- Gift for our son for a portion of the AT. Four stars, as he has not hit the trail as yet. Initial evaluation with much of his gear aboard is positive
Likes: •Good reviews from many sources.
•Fine fit with adjustable belt. Sits well with no hip jabs on break-in walks.
•Excellent advice from staff.
Dislikes: None, to date.
- Great backpack
Likes: Lumbar support, removable hydration pack, adjustable shoulder straps, floating hip belt, zipper opening to pack contents, included rain fly
Dislikes: hip belt pockets are small
- Overall great backpack
Likes: Pros - very centrally weighted and comfortable, plastic on lower back helps keep weight on hips, hip belt pockets are very convenient. hideaway water bottle pocket is super convenient
Dislikes: Cons - skinny main pocket can be difficult to pack, back padding does not vent well and can be pretty hot on warm days
- A3 Suspension was not the big improvement as I was hoping
Likes: I bought the Baltoro 65 based on the description of the A3 suspension. I used it for a 35 pound load and did not notice an improvement over my other pack. The A3 suspension might be an improvement for heavier loads, but if you just carry 35 pounds, you too might not notice a difference. The Baltoro weights about 1 pound more than my other pack. Also, I did not have a need for the summit pack. It just added weight so I took it out. Maybe it should be an option. I did not find the side entrance useful. And I would have liked more and better ways to strap tent poles and hiking poles on the outside. All that said, the backpack is bomb-proof. You would not go wrong buying it.
Dislikes: A3 suspension was not useful for 35 pound loads.
Summit pack added weight and cost to the pack.
Side entrances turned out not to be all that useful.
Could use more/better set-up to strap gear to the outside.
- Great Product
Likes: Lots of pockets and is light weight
- Durable, Adjustable and Fully Loaded
Likes: This pack is great for beginners and experienced backpackers alike. Hip and shoulder straps can be swapped to different sizes for a customized fit, materials look and feel durable and being able to access the main compartment from other than the top of the pack lets you keep your gear organized. The included rain cover and water bladder pouch which doubles as a removable day pack made this pack a great choice for me.
Dislikes: Not the lightest pack when compared to others but it is still comfortable and does not at all feel burdensome.
- Great pack
Likes: Incredibly comfortable pack. I like how the straps pivot independently. Comfortable, stable suspension.
Dislikes: It's heavy, but you knew that.
Likes: It's a Gregory. What's not to like?
Dislikes: No complaints
- Solid pack
Likes: Very comfortable with a heavy load; well organized; includes rain fly and summit pack
Dislikes: Somewhat heavy compared to other similarly sized packs
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