The innovative suspension system of the Paragon 58 internal frame backpack allows it to comfortably carry up to 50 pounds and stow 3539 cubic inches of gear at a weight well below that of its load-hauling peers. Adding value and functionality, Backcountry Edge includes a 3D Hydro Reservoir.
Equipped with Gregory’s Aerolon suspension system, the pack employs an ultra-lightweight hollow 7001 aluminum frame and a mesh-encased, die-cut foam backpanel to offer excellent load stabilization and ventilated performance. Adjustability in the harness and hipbelt allow you to customize fit. Load lifter straps and an adjustable sternum strap further enhance fit and ensure stability. Siliconized padding in the lumbar portion of the pack increases comfort and aids in load transfer. To ensure a customized fit, the pack is available in Small/Medium (fits torso sizes ranging from 15”-19”) and Medium/Large (18”-22”) size options.
The top-loading main compartment of the pack has an extendible drawstring closure. A zippered front entry allows access to a separate, lower sleeping bag compartment. A large front stuff pocket provides a place to keep discarded layers or other gear easily accessible. Zippered lid pockets and zippered hipbelt pockets offer additional organizational options. Side compression straps allow you to cinch down the packbag to keep the contents of the pack stabilized and they double as external lash points.
Other features include large side stretch water bottle pockets, trekking pole attachments, a front harness quick-stow feature for sunglasses, and an included raincover. An integrated sleeve and exit port make the pack hydration compatible (3D Hydro Reservoir included). 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 Paragon 58 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of size and color options.
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- 3D Hydro Reservoir included
- Aerolon suspension uses a customized lightweight 7001 aluminum chassis design to deliver uncompromised ventilation and load stabilizing trail performance to reduce energy expenditure on the trail.
- Matrix ventilation system uses a foam-matrix backpanel structure encapsulated by breathable mesh to provide air flow and moisture evaporation, in order to reduce energy expenditure and increase comfort
- Quickadjust hipbelts and back height system provide the perfect fit every time, while the unique hipbelt adjustment allow the hipbelt pockets to move with the adjustment to maintain easy pocket access
- Gription lumbar pad with soft-molded silicon gription pad technology for enhanced load transfer and energy savings
- 3D shoulder harnesses and hipbelt with dual density LIfeSpan EVA foam construction for an amazingly cush ride in a sub-four pound pack
- Raincover stows in zippered mesh compartment beneath front stuff pocket and doubles as accessory pocket
- Sunglass quickstow system on shoulder harness allows a quick, secure and scratch-free way to store your shades on the go
- Dual zippered hipbelt pockets for quick access items on the trail (one mesh and one shell fabric for storage flexibility)
- Sidewinder bottle stash: dual stretch-mesh side pockets, one which provides on-the-go water bottle access with optional tether for pocket security when not in use (offered on largest two style)
- Front stretch stuff pocket for gear overflow and organization
- Ultra-light top flap option included by removing the sleeping bag divider and using it in place of the traditional top-pocket for an ultra-light configuration
- Sleeping bag multi-straps removable via girth hitch, these handy straps can be used to carry your sleeping pad or removed to carry other items on the pack or used as a hipbelt on the SideKick daypack
- Double zip floating top pocket has additional zippered pocket for organization and access to small items such as headlamps or maps
- Goal Zero attachment points on top pockets
- Reinforced bottom panel with dual-layer construction for superior abrasion, weather and puncture resistance
- Molded webbing keepers for compression strap management
- Includes sidekick daypack, a combination reservoir sleeve and ultra-light, removable daypack, perfect for daytrips, summit hikes, or supply runs into town during a thru-hike
Best Use Backpacking Access Top Loading w/ Sleeping Bag Compartment Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume Small/Medium: 3356 cu in
Medium/Large: 3539 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Maximum Weight 50 lbs Material Body: 210 CryptoRip Nylon and 100D High Tenacity Nylon
Base: 210 High Tenacity Nylon w/135D HD polyester
Lining: 135D HD Polyester
Item Weight Small/Medium: 3 lbs 8 oz
Medium/Large: 3 lbs 9 oz
Torso Adjustment Yes Hydration Compatible Yes; 3 Liter 3D Hydro Reservoir included Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small/Medium: 15"-19"
Dimensions Small/Medium: 29" x 13" x 10.5"
Medium/Large: 31" x 13" x 10"
Detachable Daypack Yes Other Rain Cover Included
Real Customer Reviews
- Seems designed to concentrate weight on lumbar
Suspension was very good
Great value with rain fly and reservoir
Dislikes: Should have 3 sizes
M/L was too long for me (18 inch torso)
Tried S/M but still had pressure point in lumbar. Lumbar is overbuilt but I rather distribute the weight more evenly.
- Great pack, highly recommend
Likes: took this pack to the Grand Canyon for a week. I carried 30 lbs on my back and barely felt it. The pack is very adjustable, which came in handy when I wanted to shift the weight up, down, or closer to my back. The aerolon suspension did an excellent job of shifting the weight to my back and hips and off of my shoulders. You can loosen all the straps and undo the hip belt and the pack still sits on your hips thanks to the grip on the lumbar support. The day pack/hydration sleeve is great once you get to camp and just want to hike around and check out the scenery without lugging an entire pack around. Haven't had a need for the rain cover yet but it's nice that they include it.
Dislikes: I carry water bottles not a bladder. The right side mesh pocket has a front entrance to make water bottle retrieval easier without removing the pack. It's easy to retrieve but sometimes difficult to get the bottle back in. This is certainly not an issue worth taking a star off for and not an issue at all if you like to carry s bladder.
- Great weekend pack
Likes: This pack has a ton of features and plenty of space for long weekend trips. Comes with a summit bag that acts as storage for the hydration bladder. The suspension is well designed and comfortable carrying loads. My weekend packout with food, water and gear runs about 34 pounds but felt lighter and stayed in place thanks to the design of padding and hip belt.
Dislikes: Webbing and straps could be a little sturdier, no issues but worried about wear and them holding up over time.
- Paragon 58
Likes: Just finished a 200 mile section hike of the AT with this pack and loved the pack. Tried lighter fixed torso packs but found I fall in between sizes. Ended taking this pack because it provided torso adjustment to specifically fit me as well as adjustment to the ample belt pouches. Great hip belt with good lumbar padding, and a well ventilated back panel. This pack makes load carrying comfortable. An extra pound for this pack over more lightweight packs is worth it, because it makes the hike more comfortable.
Dislikes: Mesh side and back pockets easily damaged. Surprised to find tears and rips without any known impacts.
- Good pack
Likes: This pack was very comfortable overall. Carried my gear well. Have only taken it out once on a 10 mile out and back trip. The mesh side pockets can hold a lot of items. Easy to adjust to get a good fit. Looking forward to taking it out again soon. Love the color as well.
Dislikes: Didn’t seem to breathe as much as I hoped. My back was still pretty sweaty, but it was also 100% humidity on my trip, so not sure how much was sweat was inevitable due to the weather. More tests needed. The side water bottle pocket can be hard to access at times.
- Comfortable Backpack
Likes: I’ve had Osprey packs over the past 20 years. They have never been that comfortable, but I stuck with them because I knew of their quality. Decided to make a change due to the weight of the Paragon 58. So glad that I did, it’s probably the most comfortable pack I’ve owned.
Dislikes: Hard to find anything I don’t like about it. The side pockets and the hipbelt pockets could be a little larger.
- Could not be happier. Took it out of the box on Thursday, hiked with it on Friday. Needed no adjustment. Carries weight well; weight distribution beautifully perfection. Has all the core requirements and lots of unique accessories. So, so, so Versatile
Likes: Out the box comfort. Has adjustments. May not need them. Comes with both the Hydro Reservoir and the Rain Cover. Tough material. Very versatile. Many uses. Distributes weight perfectly
Dislikes: At this price, absolutely none. Has my name in it. No faults.
- Lightweight and comfortable pack.
Carries up to 50lbs comfortably
Dislikes: Thin hardware and straps, possible durability issues.
- Perfect size, lightweight backpack
Likes: This thing is great. I liked the fit way better than the Ospreys. Much more minimalist style. The 58 is the perfect size for few day get a ways. This is my favorite pack that I've tried.
Dislikes: The only downside is that the outer mesh pocket is very soft and tends to rip easy when you throw the pack down on rocks or a hard surface.
- Exactly what I was looking for!
Likes: - Lightweight
- Great suspension system
- Very Attractive Bag
- Free 3L water reservoir
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