A perennial award-winner, the Gregory Baltoro 75 offers an excellent combination of organizational features, load-carrying capability, and a comfortable, customizable fit.
The classic, award-winning Gregory Baltoro 75 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 4300+ cubic inch pack a backcountry workhorse.
Determined to avoid the failings of ill-fitting backpacks, Gregory has equipped the Baltoro 75 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 works in tandem with an HDPE framesheet to distribute 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 75 to deliver the best fit for backpackers of all shapes and sizes. 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 75 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 75 to a single, large compartment. The extendible lid of the Baltoro 75 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, dual zippered bellows side pockets, 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 75 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 75 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, Mountaineering Access Top Loading w/ Sleeping Bag Compartment Warranty Limited lifetime Volume Small: 4332 cu in
Medium: 4577 cu in
Large: 4821 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Other Rain Cover Included Maximum Weight 55 lbs Material Body: 210D Nylon, 300D Nylon
Base: 630D High-Density Nylon
Item Weight Small: 5 lb 1 oz
Medium: 5 lb 5 oz
Large: 5 lb 8 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small: 16"-18"
Dimensions Small: 30" x 18" x 14"
Medium:31" x 19" x 15"
Large: 33" x 19" x 15"
Detachable Daypack Yes
- 5 stars is not enough for this backpack ;-)
Likes: too many to count' I love everything about it. Love the way it seats on my back, love the waterproof pocket on the hips belt, the daypack is great, the folding bottle holder and more.
- Amazing Pack
Likes: This is an amazing pack that i have had my eyes on for a long time including regular trips to the local store for "fitting" but really was just drooling while wearing it around the store! Unbeatable features and unrivaled suspension system. This truly is the pack of packs and is deserving of the Gregory name! Thank you Back Country Edge for your amazing service! Cant wait to get it on the trail!
Dislikes: Shoulder straps may take a few miles to break and the hip belt pockets could be larger.
- OK pack for my back.
Likes: I have come to believe that backpacks are like shoes, and you need to find one that fits you. I just took it out on its first hike, and I was reasonably comfortable as I was hiking.
It has a lot of features, most of which I could do without, but I liked one a lot. The water bladder sleeve converts into a small daypack. It was priceless once I got to camp. I set up my tent about 100 yards away from where we had our campfire, and it was great for carrying things around camp. I didn't take it on a day hike, but I expect it would hold up well.
Dislikes: My back was aching a bit at the end of the first day. This is probably a symptom of middle age, and I may need a little help fitting it.
Still, it is a bit heavy, and some of this weight is from unnecessary bells and whistles. I wouldn't recommend this pack unless you are planning longer excursions and/or need to carry a bear canister.
- Heavy, comfortable
Likes: The suspension system on this pack is hard to beat. The shoulder straps are able to move left and right as you walk, making the pack feel a little bit more connected to the wearer. The waist belt is thick and comfortable. The waterproof pocket is nice, but barely fits an iPhone 6 (4.7"). The slanted water bottle pocket works great.
Dislikes: The shoulder straps seem to require a bit of break in. I had bruises on my collar bones for the first few wears (10-15 miles total). The pack is really wide at the top when full.
- Great pack with plenty of pockets and straps for all your gear. Very comfortable once you get it all adjusted
Likes: All the pockets and organization features. Comfortable. Comes with a day pack and rain cover. Very versatile. The anti slip lumbar is great too
Dislikes: Shoulder straps could be a little more soft. The hip belt pockets are good but not if they're not big enough to hold a larger phone. Waterproof hip belt pocket is great but make it large enough to hold large phones and cameras.
- A few gimmicks take away from an otherwise awesome pack
Likes: Good suspension system and organizational design. Lots of pockets.
Dislikes: I was disappointed with the included day pack.flimsy material. Would have preferred the top pack cover with its rugged material convert into a hip pack as former model did. Also the water-poof pocket on the waist-belt will not hold an iphone 6 in a standard case. I wouldn't put one there but they advertise it for cellphones and electronics so it should be designed as such. A Garmin 600t gps unit will fit but without the case. This is disappointing. That pocket better be waterproof, not water resistant. In comparison the Osprey Aether easily fit my Iphone 6 and Garmin 600t in the hip pockets .I wish the buckles, especially for the waist belt were beefier as on the Osprey Aether. The zippers also dont appear to be as rugged as on the Osprey but they might be. Since I do extended treks around the world I am returning this one for a Baltoro 85. I also do treks which require a bear cannister so size matters. I was torn between sticking with a Gregory or trying the Osprey which I definitely would have chosen if it had more pockets. I also noticed that Osprey has a lifetime warranty for anything which happens to the pack including wear and tear. Gregory does not but they will repair it for a reasonable charge. That said I have a Gregory Pack which I bought in 2010 which as been around the world and it's still going strong.Backcountry Edge is great allowing its customers to try a number of packs to see which works best. Thx...