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  • GREGORY Z40 Backpack

    Ideal for a quick overnight trip, the Gregory Z40 Backpack has targeted features to make packing everything you need a snap.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Multiple zip through access points and a separate sleeping bag compartment
    • Proprietary CrossFlo DTS Suspension provides cooling airflow across the back
    • Lightweight spring steel bar with new wire frame shape, curves directly into the lumbar pad
    • Unique DTS harness yoke configuration increases the stiffness of the frame as the load in the pack increases
    • Harness and waistbelt use moisture-wicking mesh to help keep you dry
    • Auto-Fit harness system
    • Removable raincover in zippered pocket
    • Sleeping bag compartment with collapsible zippered shelf
    • Dual hydration ports and sleeve
    • Front zippered pocket
    • Top pocket with key clip and a second stash compartment on underside
    • Side compression
    • Dual quick access waistbelt pockets
    • Dual side mesh pockets
    • Dual axe/tool attachment points

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • GREGORY Z40 Backpack

    Dimensions 25.5 x 12 x 13 in.
    Pack Fabric (Primary) 210D double-diamond ripstop
    Hydration Compatible Yes
    Torso Length M 16-18 in.
    L 18-20 in.
    Volume M 2441 cu. in.
    L 2563 cu. in.
    Primary Use Hiking
    Weight M 3 lb. 4 oz.
    L 3 lb. 7 oz.
    Weight Capacity Up to 30 lb.
    Trip Length Overnight (1-2 nights)
    Volume Range 30-45 liters

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GREGORY Z40 Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Great features (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply Outstanding...

      By Kurt

      from Troy, NY

      Pros

      • Color
      • Integrated Rain Fly
      • Light
      • Sizeshape
      • Zippers that work

      Cons

      • No Attachment Points
      • No lid adjustability

      Best Uses

      • day hiking
      • Light Overnight

      Comments about GREGORY Z40 Backpack:

      I purchased this pack sight unseen, but after a lot of research. Not disappointed. The pack is well made with zippers that actually work. The hip belt straps are a nice size and don't fold over and jam like some others. I like that it has a separate bag compartment, although it's obviously sized for ultralights (not surprising given the intended uses of the pack). Also includes a pack cover built into a little pocket underneath...very handy feature. We'll see how it performs after a few months of hard use, but I'm hopeful.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the sweet spot for dayhiking

      By orca

      from carlisle, pa

      About Me Experienced And Picky, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day hikes
        • Overnight hikes

        Comments about GREGORY Z40 Backpack:

        I use this pack for day hikes. For years I used the Gregory Z22 and liked it, but I increasingly added more "survival" gear (bigger medical kit, gaiters, rope etc.) so the Z22 seemed a little cramped. Adding another 1000 cc's with the Z40 added very little weight and really improved the loading. It also seems to have a better suspension or for whatever reason feels more comfortable. My routine load is about 20 lbs.,and the pack could easily accomodate another 10 or so,although I have not yet used it for an overnighter. So I think it's the perfect size for someone like me who dayhikes 30 or so miles a week and occasionally camps out overnight. Great features too-- multiple access points, sleeping bag compartment and especially the two elasticized side pockets (water bottles and bear spray). Finally, EMS put it on sale, so the deal was good also. Very happy with it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great pack!

        By Mark

        from Chester, VT

        About Me Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking
          • Travel

          Comments about GREGORY Z40 Backpack:

          This is my first technical hiking pack, and so far it has been excellent. It came highly recommended by an employee while I was browsing the selection at the West Lebabon, NH store. He took the time to cover all of the features and make sure it fit me properly. Since he is a proud owner of this pack, we even discussed some of the ways that he packs certain items, and just how versatile this pack can be. The pack was then loaded it with some weight and I was instructed to walk around the store for a bit to see how it feels. Needless to say, it felt great and I brought the pack home with me that day. Great shopping experience!

          So far I have only used the pack for day hikes. But I do intend on using it for some 2-3 day outings, and I'm confident that this pack is well suited to carry everything I will need. I've been told that one could live out of this pack for many more days, but I think that perspective will require a lot more use and experience.

          I really like the suspension system that allows airflow across your back. It's not air conditioning, but it's better than nothing. It's hydration pack compatible, and the Camelbak 100oz Antidote reservoir (sold separately) works perfectly. I also like that there are three ways to access the main compartment; top, middle and bottom. This allows many options when it comes to how you pack items. The final item that prompted me to buy this pack is the fact that it comes with a rain cover that has it's own zippered pocket.

          Overall, this pack is great. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a pack this size. I also highly recommend shopping in store to ensure you get the proper fit. Thanks EMS!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Totally Exceeded My Expectations

          By MarkintheHV

          from Hudson Valley, NY

          About Me Career

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about GREGORY Z40 Backpack:

              I did research for over a month deciding on the best manufacturer and then the best model. The Gregory Z40 was the choice. Today, I took the Z40 out on the trail, and I must say it has exceeded my expectations. Once I put the pack on and tightened the straps, the pack felt like it was custom made for my back. We climbed a 4200 mountain and not once did I feel any discomfort on my shoulders or back. The suspension is top notch.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              many decent points but with a fatal flaw

              By Disappointed

              from Central NY

              About Me Bicyclist, HIKER, Xc Skier

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Avoid Sweaty Back
              • Good Stuff Access
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Metal Pushes Against Back
              • Torturous To Bend Forward
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

              • Maybe Walking Straight
              • Not Bending Over
              • Only Standing Straight
              • Standing Straight

              Comments about GREGORY Z40 Backpack:

              Decent in general, while hiking standing up, but as soon as you bend forward to look at a cool plant or to tie your shoes, watch out! Yikes! Really uncomfortable metal pressing against back. The way the stays are arranged seems nice as far as engineering, but gosh, not on your back! They had it better with the previous year's version, that had a somewhat different arrangement, and was comfy, too bad I don't still have that one.

               
              5.0

              Comfortable and functional!

              By Emerson

              from London, England

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Great Features
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Cycling
                • School
                • Travel

                Comments about GREGORY Z40 Backpack:

                I bought this backpack to take with me from the U.S. for hiking in the U.K. and it has been really wonderful. It is a good carry-on for flying and lovely for biking, walking and hiking around. The adjustable straps allow you to fir the pack to your body really comfortably!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Perfect mid-size bag

                By Greg

                from Manchester, NH

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Great Features
                • Lightweight
                • Roomy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weekend trip

                  Comments about GREGORY Z40 Backpack:

                  I ordered this bag for a week-long trip to Barcelona. It's sized just right for carry-on luggage, and I managed to pack just enough to get me through 1 week at a hostel in BCN. If you need to pack a bunch of different outfits for the club this isn't for you, but if you're packing light and seeing the sights like I did it's just fine.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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