Reality

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Reality
Manufacturer Gregory
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type Apr 28, 2002 / Apr 28, 2002
Object ID 246
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Rated #1 in a Backpacker Magazine field test, this lightweight, mid-size pack provides maximum comfort and performance for backpacking

Unique design offers 2 ways to get at your gear with both top-loading and front pocket access to the main compartment
Mesh pocket divider zips closed to keep contents of the pocket separate from the main bag; unzips for easy access to the main compartment
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-Cantâ„¢ design 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
Includes vinyl-reinforced ski slots, dual ice axe/tool loops and a PVC-reinforced front daisy chain for extra durability
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
Side compression straps help stabilize and control the load
Quick-release sleeping pad straps let you attach pad to bottom or front of pack
Specification for torso/ waist and hips/ base volume and weight are as follows:
X-Small - 14-15.5 in. / 16-22 in. / 3,750 cu. in. / 4 lbs. 11oz.
Small - 16-17.5 in. / 22-28 in. / 3,900 cu. in. / 4 lbs. 15 oz.
Medium - 18-19.5 in. / 28-34 in. / 4,350 cu. in. / 5 lbs. 3 oz.
Large - 20+ in. / 34-40 in. / 4,650 cu. in. / 5 lbs. 5 oz.

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pksander - Jan 19, 2004 2:57 pm - Voted 4/5

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Great pack, awesome design: the separate storage area on the back of the back is very useful. Perfect for stowing raingear or anything else you might need to get at quickly. The zippered mesh nylon divider that separates this pocket from the main storage area performs its function very well.

Plenty of straps and places to tie off, and reasonably comfortable to wear.

Big mesh pockets on either side are great for storing water bottles, water filter, extra layers, etc.

Tough construction: I've had mine about 4 years and it's had its fair share of abuse, but is still going strong. No signs of real wear, in fact.

A great pack for 3 or 4 day outings... for longer or winter trips it requires some effort to get everything in there (and I own the large version).

Very happy with it...

96avs01 - Apr 3, 2008 5:21 pm - Voted 5/5

Great for 3-4 days
Love this pack for a 3-4 day backpack where I will be toting beer, whiskey and lots of good food. Don't use it for technical ascents, but carries well under heavy summer loads.

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