Gregory packs have just landed. I’m excited about this, it’s a completely unfamiliar brand to me. I’ve got a Z 35-T roll-top for backpacking trips, an Iso for hill days and bike trips and a Reactor for bike, run and very lightweight days.
I’ve had a quick poke at them with an inquisitive finger, eye and nose and there’s much here that’s different. They’re set up for a hydration system rather than bottles, so I’ll be getting the Source out of the freezer. Good external storage, a vented back system on the Z35, an internal compression system on the Iso and even non standard colourways.
The deal is that they’re at the crossroads of the highways to Lower Weight, Function and Durability trying to attract the attention of folk waiting for a bus to either destination by offering all three services at their nearby town instead. We shall see if they’ve just got a wee old wummin in a straw hat selling hot dogs and lemonade over her garden fence while the local youths steal your hubcaps or they live in Mega City One. More later.