The latest version of the Gregory Baltoro 65, which has been updated for 2018 and reviewed here, is now even lighter in weight and sports an improved overall pack design. This feature-rich contender has always earned high scores across the board, primarily for its comfort and load hauling ability. Now, we want to acknowledge its wonderful pocket design and access. We loved the Baltoro's assortment of pockets, as they were incredibly functional and one of the most straightforward out of any model we've tested.
This award-winning pack is one of the most comfortable models that we tested, especially for extended trips. While the Baltoro is slightly on the heavier side, the newest version is noticeably lighter than previous models. In fact, it is now somewhat average regarding weight, particularly ones with a comparably robust suspension system.
In addition to having a range of sizes in the Baltoro pack family including the Gregory Baltoro 75 and the Gregory Baltoro 85, Gregory has introduced the Gregory Baltoro 75 GZ. Goal Zero has teamed up with Gregory to integrate the Nomad 7 Plus Solar panel into the lid of this award-winning pack allowing the user to charge cell phones, camera, and basically anything with a USB charge port. As we detail in our solar charger review, the Nomad 7 is not our favorite panel. However, it's a good panel with thoughtful integration into this pack.