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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Forester

Manufacturer: Gregory

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Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: Apr 28, 2002 / Apr 28, 2002

Object ID: 244

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A larger sibling of the Gregory Reality™, this pack boasts an extra 400-cu. in. of space and separate sleeping bag compartment access

Unique design offers 2 ways to get at your gear with both top-loading and front panel access to the main compartment
U-shaped front access panel zips open revealing center of main compartment and easy to reach essential gear
Soft, thermo-formed foam back panel with cushion inserts and molded air channels offers breathable comfort on the trail
HDPE framesheet combines with a single aluminum center stay to provide an optimal blend of stiffness and torsional flex
Foam-padded, contoured shoulder straps with Auto-Cant(TM) fit a wide range of shoulders and adjust automatically to varying trail conditions
Dual-density, foam-padded waistbelt is pre-curved to hug the hips and provide greater comfort and load-carrying control
Top lid pocket and 2 oversized mesh side pockets let you keep water, maps and extra clothing or raingear close at hand
Made of lightweight ripstop nylon packcloth reinforced with Cordura(R) nylon for performance, strength and durability
Waterproof Shelter-Rite(TM) material covers the bottom of the pack to provide long-lasting wear and protection from the elements
Quick-release sleeping pad straps let you attach pad to bottom or front of pack
Side compression straps help stabilize and control the load
Specification for torso/ waist and hips/ base volume and weight are as follows:
X-Small - 14-15.5 in. / 16-22 in. / 3,900 cu. in. / 4 lbs. 14 oz.
Small - 16-17.5 in. / 22-28 in. / 4,450 cu. in. / 5 lbs. 1 oz.
Medium - 18-19.5 in. / 28-34 in. / 4,900 cu. in. / 5 lbs. 3 oz.
Large - 20+ in. / 34+ in. / 5,100 cu. in. / 5 lbs. 6 oz.

Reviews

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The Lower MarmotUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I've been using mine for about 3 years. It has worked very well for me, but it's also all I know, so my review might be biased. It is very comfortable, and has proven to be sufficiently durable for the stuff I've done with it, although none of that has been very large scale. My one concession would be that it needs more pockets; having the main compartment entrance from the front helps, but more pockets would add a lot.
Posted Apr 11, 2004 2:34 pm

csmcgranahanUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I've used mine for about five years now and the only thing that has worn out is the pocket included in the lid - the plastic pocket has separated from the rest of the lid.



I have used it on everything from simple overnight trips to extended five day trips and the only thing I would improve would be a few more external pockets. The key with this pack as with most internal packs is getting a good fit and learning how to make the proper adjustments to the load lifters, hip belt, etc. If this is done this pack is very comfortable. I carried about fifty pounds for five days with no discomfort whatsoever.



Gregory makes great packs!
Posted Oct 29, 2005 11:35 pm

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