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Gregory Alpinisto 50 Review


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Overall avg rating 5.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: November 7, 2012
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Pros:  Crampon pocket, ability to shed padding for lighter pack, ice axe head lockers
Manufacturer:   Gregory
Review by: Devin Chance ⋅ Review Editor, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ February 18, 2012  
The Gregory Alpinisto has been revamped. Gregory unleashed it at this years 2012 Winter Outdoor Retailer show and it looks pretty sweet. A favorite amongst climbers the Alpinisto is featuring Gregory's new Fusion Flex suspension system as well as a full body zipper running along the side of the pack. This allows you to easily grab the items you need without unloading the whole pack. Gregory also added a crampon pocket on the front featuring a super durable fabric, so you won't have to worry about those sharp crampons.

This pack also features a small bivy pad for a quick rest or in case of emergency, an ice tool head locker which keeps your ice tools from waiving around and snagging all your gear, this way they are kept snug under the crampon compartment.

Another cool feature Gregory added are the sled pull attachment points on the waist belt, and removable padding from various parts of the pack allowing you to lighten the pack by up to 35%

The Alpinisto will be available in two sizes; 30 Liter and 50 Liter. Gregory says the pack will be available fall 2012.

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   Nov 7, 2012 - 11:21pm
jonnymtman · Climber · CO
I rarely give 5 but Gregory has just about made the perfect alpine pack. I own the older Alpinisto 35 and added a side zip myself. Now with the side zip, crampon pouch and lighter set up this pack is fantastic. The 50L is great for ice climbing when hauling 2 ropes, gear, and extra clothes.

The only thing (in my opinion) it is lacking is a hip belt pocket, something that I have become accustomed to. I attached amphipod in that place to compensate.

Took it out with a good load and it rides so well. Moves with your body and doesn't bump your helmet even with its massive capacity

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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