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Old 07-06-2011, 05:24 PM
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Gregory Baltoro 75

Thinking about getting this pack. Any pros or cons you guys care to share? Thanks in advance for any information.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:52 PM
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I have an older model the Baltoro 70 from 5 years ago, that thing is awesome.

It handles heavy loads 60-80lbs like a charm.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:50 PM
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Thanks ROL, I appreciate it.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:55 AM
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I've no experience with this particular pack, but it appears very similar in construction to my Deuter 65+10; it's comfortable, especially with heavier loads (25-30lbs+), but it's heavy itself at over 4lbs (the Gregory is 5/6lbs). I got it before I realized it's more than I need most of the time, so now it's my long-distance pack (but it's still too much, mostly, and it's hard to resist filling the space simply because it's there).

If you already have most of your gear and you 'know' you need a big pack, go for it, if it feels comfortable on you. If you're still putting your kit together and don't have everything yet, I'd suggest waiting a while longer and seeing if you really need a pack of this size/weight.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:08 PM
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Thanks Aaron, I do have a complete kit. The first pack I bought years ago was WAY too big and I tried to fill it up. I have since sold it and bought a smaller pack. Problem is my current pack does not fit my torso length and I can't shift the weight to my hips so thats where I am.
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