Gregory's Alpinisto is a well designed pack for alpine climbers and skiers. The Alpinisto has a great combination of external storage for crampons, ice axes, rope, and skis. It is large enough for overnight trips and lightweight summit attempts. It has an average weight of 4Lbs 11oz (2.1 Kg); remove the waistbelt padding, bivy pad, framesheet and stay and an additional pound can be shaved off the pack.
- Top access
- Bottom, side, and top compression
- Contoured top pocket for helmet clearance
- Hydration sleeve and port
- 630 d and 210 d HT body fabrics
- Removable hydration sleeve
- Cross-over Compression
- Gear Loops on waste belt
- Crampon Patch
- Storage for 2 ice axes
- Gregory Wraptor Stabilizer System
Small: 2700 cubic inches/ 44 Liters 4 LBS. 8 OZ. / 2.0 KG
Medium: 2900 cubic inches/ 48 Liters 4 LBS. 11 OZ. / 2.1 KG
Large: 3100 cubic inches/ 51 Liters 4LBS. 14 OZ. / 2.2 KG
Pros and Cons, My ExpeiencePros:
Crampon Patch, Ice axe storage, Durability, bivy pad, very customizable, Hydration compatible
No water bottle pocket, top loading only, pack does not sit well with heavy loads (In its defense, it was not designed for heavy loads).
After 1 full year of use, the pack has held up well and been put through a lot. It does well with loads up to 40 pounds. I have carried 50, but it gets uncomfortable on longer trips. The easy access for tools and crampons makes it a great alpine climbing pack. The waste belts gear loops are also a nice feature for quick operation in those tricky situations. I have found this pack to be a great combination for "weekend warrior" alpine climbing. It has a nice tight fit, and good suspension for the occasional jog to beat the weather on the way out.
LinksGregory Alpinisto (Manufacturer Website)