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Gregory J53 Women's Internal Frame Backpack


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Item # GRG14209M

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-lightweight,
multi-day backpacking trips.




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.

  • Women’s specific design
  • U-shape zippered front access to main compartment
  • Front zippered pocket
  • Quick draw closure on main access
  • Top pocket with key clip and a second stash compartment on underside
  • Floating top lid
  • Updated CrossFlo Suspension
  • Wrap-over padding on waistbelt for added comfort
  • Integrated, color-matched rain cover
  • Two exterior stretch waterbottle pockets
  • Hideaway axe/trekking pole loops with secure carry
  • Interior sleeve with port for hydration reservoir (sold separately)
  • Front bucket pocket
  • Dual quick-access waist belt pockets
  • Side and bottom compression
  • 210D robic dynagin, 100D robic GR shadowbox, 200D polyester oxford, 256g polyester stretch woven and 190T nylon taffeta materials



Best Use Backpacking
Access Top Loading, U-shape Zippered Front Access
Warranty Lifetime
Volume Extra Small: 3112 cu in
Small: 3234 cu in
Medium: 3356 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack
Sternum Strap Yes
Other Rain Cover Included
Maximum Weight 40 lbs
Material 210D Robic Dynagin, 100D Robic GR Shadowbox, 200D Polyester Oxford, 256G Polyester Stretch Woven and 190T Nylon Taffeta Materials
Item Weight Extra Small: 2 lbs 12 oz
Small: 3 lbs 0 oz
Medium: 3 lbs 3 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes
Fits Torso Extra Small: 14"-16"
Small: 16"-18"
Medium: 18"-20"
Detachable Daypack n/a


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
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Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - September 25, 2014

Likes: So far so good. Rather comfortable. Seems durables great size.

Dislikes: It's a little "complicated". This strap, that strap, straps everywhere!
Also, the side pocket for a water bottle could be tighter. I bent over twice and had my bottle fall out and bonk my head before I learned my lesson.

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