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Gregory Baltoro 70 Review

   

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Overall avg rating 0.0 of 5 based on 0 reviews. Most recent review: November 26, 2012
Street Price:   $290
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Manufacturer:   Gregory
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ November 26, 2012  
Overview
The Baltoro 70 has been replaced by the Gregory Baltoro 65 which we did a full review of. It is a very well-thought-out backpack that is spacious but still acts like a nimble 30-liter pack. It is comfortable and has a sweet ergonomic fit; it is one of the more comfortable packs we know of. Everything is at a good angle to grab even when hiking. For example, the water bottle side holsters lean forward so that you can easily pull them out without taking the pack off. There are a lot of side pockets and access zippers that are in the right spots, such as a little pouch on the waist belt for snacks. At the same time, there are not so many accessories the the pack is heavy and unwieldy. At this point we don't have many downsides to point out other than the fact that the lower back gets pretty sweaty. But we don't know any backpack company that has solved that issue. At five-plus pounds, it is relatively lightweight for its size but not an ultra-light pack like the Vapor Trail ($170). While we are obsessed with all things light and would lean toward the Vapor Trail or similarly ultra-light pack, most people will prefer the features and comforts of Baltoro. At $290, it's not a cheap pack but does offer a lot of features and comfort.


Likes
  • Well thought out engineering
  • Spacious but didn't take up much room. Acted like a 30-liter pack.
  • Ergonomic.
  • Everything at good angles to grab at, even when hiking.
  • Super comfortable.
  • Lots of side pockets.
  • Holster forward.
  • Access zippers.
  • Spot for snacks.



dislikes
Spot in coccyx sweaty, but that's standard.


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