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Gregory Octal 55
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Pros Comfortable, lightweight, good set of features, large stow pocketsComfortable, supportive suspension, simple design, large pockets, durable, customization from manufacturerHuge main compartment, customizable compression straps, super lightweight, comfortable with heavy loadsComfortable, plush padding, wide range of fitting options and adjustments, good number of pockets, easy-to-remove top lid,Ultralight, large stow pockets, comfortable even when fully loaded
Cons Simple suspension, lacks supportNon-ventilated back panel, less organizational featuresDark material makes pack contents difficult to see, hip belt difficult to adjust, rigid padding might not last over timeLarge, spring loaded waist band is hard to get into, suspension can feel bulky, expensive, hip belt can sag uncomfortably on some usersMinimal padding, fixed torso length, side pockets hard to load
Bottom Line We really like the overall design of the Octal; with its large mesh outer pockets and roomy main compartment, this pack is top notch when it comes to simplicity and storageComfortable suspension for all day use, all the right pockets, and durable fabric make the Circuit a top choiceThe Granite Gear Blaze is built for hauling heavy loads over vast distances with comfort and easeThe Aura 65 AG is a comfortable pack that is fully featured, well ventilated, and sleek in designThis ultralight model ranks at the top for lightweight design and is perfect for women who have pared down their gear and are ready to go light and fast
Rating Categories Gregory Octal 55 Circuit Blaze 60 Osprey Aura AG 65 Osprey Lumina 60
Comfort And Suspension (45%)
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Specs Gregory Octal 55 Circuit Blaze 60 Osprey Aura AG 65 Osprey Lumina 60
Measured Weight (pounds) (medium) 2.62 lbs 2.68 lbs 3.0 lbs 4.65 lbs 1.81 lbs
Volumes Available (liters) 45, 55 68 60 50, 65 45, 60
Organization: Compartments Lid, front pocket, side pockets, hip belt pockets, main compartment Side pockets, front pocket, hip belt pockets, main compartment Lid, front pocket, side pockets, hip belt pockets, main compartment Lid, front pocket, side pockets, dual front pockets, hip belt pockets, main compartment Lid, side pockets, front pocket, main compartment
Access Top Top Top, front Top, side, bottom Top
Hydration Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rain Cover Included Yes No No No No
Women's Specific Features Women's specific fit S-Curve Shoulder Straps Women's Specific fit & sizing Women's specific fit Women's specific fit and sizing
Sleeping bag Compartment No No No Yes No
Bear Can Compatible Yes - Vertical, tight fit Yes - Vertical Yes - Vertical and Horizontal Yes - Vertical Yes - Vertical
Main Materials Nylon 500 Cordura 210D HD nylon Nylon 30D Cordura Silnylon Ripstop
Sizes Available XS, S, M S, M, L, XL, Kids Short, Regular XS, S, M XS, S, M
Warranty Limited lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
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