A good size, high quality all round backpack with loads of features. Gregory built its reputation on innovative designs that are highly adjustable so you can get the perfect fit that's comfortable for you.
If a weekend in the woods is on your list, don’t let a heavy pack keep you lagging behind. The Paragon 58 gives you room to haul the gear you want without making sacrifices, while simultaneously shaving weight to keep you light on your feet. A lightweight 7075 aluminum chassis and matrix ventilated foam backpanel drop ounces without dialing back on support, and you’ll wonder if we used magic to pack in so many features (we did).
Gregory's Paragon 58 Backpack is perfect for those looking to prioritise comfort over weight. It's well designed, well made and it works. The 58 version should still have enough space for multiday trips or shorter trips with extra luxury items included.
This is a top loading pack with a double zip to access a simple internal sleeping bag compartment. All of the clips, equipment loops, straps and extras show the quality of this pack. There are easy to use pockets on the hip belt, two good pockets on the lid and stretchy foam pockets on the side and a large pouch on the front. These are perfect for stowing anything from drinks to wet items.
The foam padding in the shoulder straps and hip belt mean that even after a long day with a full pack the Paragon is still pretty comfortable. Both are adjustable meaning you can play about with them to get the best fit on you and this is well worth doing. This foam is also used as padding down the back and provides a great level of airflow which works well on those long ascents and on warmer days.
There are a few additional features with this pack that make it stand out from the crowd. One of them is the internal Sidekick pack which doubles as a hydration reservoir pouch or as a small ultralight daypack which is easily taken out with two simple toggles keeping it in place. The daypack weighs in at 124g and has adjustable shoulder straps, a zip pocket and has a draw cord to close it so it works well on it's own.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
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