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Gregory Baltoro Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.61
based on 1,348 reviews


We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Baltoro - and 4 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


94% of the reviewers give the Gregory Baltoro a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (79%)
Good (15%)
Average (2%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (2%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Gregory Baltoro:

Reviewers like these things about the Gregory Baltoro

  • The light weight makes it a perfect backpack for weekend camping and long vacations.
  • The adjustable shoulder straps with additional lumber support makes to distribute the weight for easy commuting.
  • This pack has the burliest suspension system and it loads extremely well. The suspension system allows both the shoulder straps and waist belt automatically pivot into the ideal angle to maximize load distribution and comfort.
  • The hip belt is very comfortable and allows easy hip movements.
  • It has good access both from top and bottom with the optional divider between the main compartment and the sleeping bag compartment below.
  • There are plenty of side pockets to carry sufficient gears for your trip.
  • An additional mesh bottle pocket allows you to fit in the water bottle for travelling.
  • The rain cover is excellent with a water proof pocket on the hip belt.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some complained that the backpack is not as stiff and durable compared to other models.
  • The chest strap is adjustable but not very comfortable for large chests.
  • The buckles in the chest strap are not much secure and can move up to the neck.
  • The zippers on the side compartments are also reversed which can make things fall when leaning over.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Gregory Baltoro models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity65-95 l (3967-5797 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.5-5.4 oz (0.7-2.4 kg)
Length iconLength28-32 in (71-81 cm)
Width17-19 in (43-48 cm)
Height9-14 in (23-36 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Gregory Baltoro 75

52% choose the Gregory Baltoro 75

52 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity75 l (4577 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.4 oz (2.4 kg)
Length iconLength32 in (81 cm)
Width19 in (48 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Gregory Baltoro 65

42% choose the Gregory Baltoro 65

42 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity65 l (3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.15 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength28 in (71 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Gregory Baltoro 85

6% choose the Gregory Baltoro 85

6 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity85 l (5187 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength28 in (71 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)




Gregory Baltoro 65 vs Baltoro 75


The two most popular Gregory Baltoro models are the Baltoro 65 and the Baltoro 75, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 94% of the people interested in the Gregory Baltoro bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Baltoro 75 which is choosen by 52% (1.2 times as many as the 42% that choose the Baltoro 65).

Baltoro 65Baltoro 75
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Baltoro 65 is typically around $40 cheaper than the Baltoro 75, but check the deals before you buy.

Baltoro 65Baltoro 75
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Baltoro 65 has a capacity of 65 l, while the Baltoro 75 has a capacity of 75 l.

Baltoro 65Baltoro 75
Biggest

For a traveller, the 10 L (610 cuin) difference equals around 1 pants, 1 towel and 1 book.

Packing the Baltoro 65
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
3
pants
2
tshirt
6
boxers
6
socks
6
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
2
Extra in the Baltoro 75
pants
1
towel
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 10 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 blouse, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 towel.

Packing the Baltoro 65
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
2
protein_bar
4
towel
2
football
1
book
2
Extra in the Baltoro 75
water_bottle
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
towel
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 4 packaged meals.

Packing the Baltoro 65
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
jacket
1
fleece
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
trangia
1
packaged_meal
4
Extra in the Baltoro 75
water_bottle
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
packaged_meal
4

Check how you can pack the Baltoro here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Baltoro 65 is 0.2 kg (8.8 oz) lower than the weight of the Baltoro 75.

Baltoro 65Baltoro 75
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Baltoro 65 is 4 in (10 cm) longer than the Baltoro 75 (28 vs. 32 in). It's 2 in (5 cm) wider (17 vs. 19 in), while the height of the Baltoro 65 is 3 in (8 cm) less than the height of the Baltoro 75 (11 vs. 14 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue and red. Only the Baltoro 65 is available in grey. Only the Baltoro 75 is available in green.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Gregory Baltoro features:
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Hydration compatible
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Hydration bladder
  • Removable daypack
  • Raincover included
  • Hip belt
  • Sternum strap
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Carry-on size
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Organizer panel

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Gregory Baltoro models (the most popular choice is the Baltoro 75).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
6565 l5.15 oz0.08 oz/L
7575 l5.4 oz0.07 oz/L
8585 l5 oz0.06 oz/L
9595 l1.5 oz0.02 oz/L



Rankings


vs Gregory Bags

The Gregory Baltoro ranks #3 compared with the other Gregory bags.

Top 5% Gregory bag

1Gregory Denali
4.75
Gregory Denali
2Gregory Jade
4.68
Gregory Jade
3Gregory Baltoro
4.61
Gregory Baltoro
4Gregory Wander
4.47
Gregory Wander
5Gregory Amber
4.44
Gregory Amber

vs All Bags

The Gregory Baltoro ranks #48 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

46Thule Alltrail
4.62
Thule Alltrail
47Gregory Baltoro
4.61
Gregory Baltoro
48Deuter Futura
4.61
Deuter Futura
49Osprey Ariel
4.61
Osprey Ariel
50Vanquest Envoy
4.61
Vanquest Envoy



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Gregory Baltoro vs 14 other, similar bags.

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Some sources mention this feature


Gregory Baltoro vs Arcteryx Altra


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Arcteryx Altra
Arcteryx Altra

3.73

Based on 83 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.2-2.9 oz
Price:

  • The Baltoro is rated much better than the Altra.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,431 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 86% heavier than the biggest Altra (5.4 oz vs 2.9 oz).

FeatureBaltoroAltra
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Grey
Green




Gregory Baltoro vs Black Diamond Mercury


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Black Diamond Mercury
Black Diamond Mercury

3.66

Based on 109 reviews

Capacity: 55-65 l
Weight: 4.1 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated a lot better than the Mercury.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,457 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 46% bigger than the biggest Mercury (95 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 32% heavier than the biggest Mercury (5.4 oz vs 4.1 oz).

FeatureBaltoroMercury
Abrasion resistant
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Insulated
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof
Windproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Grey

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Green




Gregory Baltoro vs Deuter Aircontact


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Aircontact
Deuter Aircontact

4.48

Based on 82 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 2.5-6.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated a little bit better than the Aircontact.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,430 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 46% bigger than the biggest Aircontact (95 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 26% lighter than the biggest Aircontact (5.4 oz vs 6.8 oz).

FeatureBaltoroAircontact
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Grey

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Red
Green

Only the Aircontact is available in these colors:
Brown




Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Contour


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Contour
Gregory Contour

3.73

Based on 57 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 3.8-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated much better than the Contour.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,405 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 35% heavier than the biggest Contour (5.4 oz vs 4 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Grey

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Black
Red
Green

Only the Contour is available in these colors:
Yellow




Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Denali


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61

Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Denali
Gregory Denali

4.75
BEST
Based on 44 reviews

Capacity: 73.5-97 l
Weight: 6-6.5 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated a little bit worse than the Denali.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,392 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 2% smaller than the biggest Denali (95 L vs 97 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 20% lighter than the biggest Denali (5.4 oz vs 6.5 oz).

FeatureBaltoroDenali
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Ski carry
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Grey
Green

Do you have to haul heavy loads to the base camp? Think Gregory large volume bags like the Denali. This bag really holds weight. It has a huge lid and three pockets in the huge lid, two elastic mesh pockets and one for the map. The main compartment is accessible via a side zip. Other features include a versatile compression system and the daisy chain.

If you don’t need such a smaller but highly comfortable and agile bag for trekking uneven terrain, Gregory Baltoro is a great option. The Baltoro has an integrated rain cover, divided lid compartment, 3 access point to main compartment, detachable day pack, and large hip belt pockets – one is waterproof. Baltoro's build is more lightweight than Denali's structure.


Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Deva


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Deva
Gregory Deva

4.13

Based on 404 reviews

Capacity: 64-85 l
Weight: 5-5.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated somewhat better than the Deva.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,752 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 12% bigger than the biggest Deva (95 L vs 85 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 7% lighter than the biggest Deva (5.4 oz vs 5.8 oz).

FeatureBaltoroDeva
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Grey
Green

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Black




Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Palisade


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated a little bit better than the Palisade.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,365 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Red
Grey
Green




Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Paragon


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Paragon
Gregory Paragon

3.91

Based on 71 reviews

Capacity: 38-68 l
Weight: 1.5-3.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated better than the Paragon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,419 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 40% bigger than the biggest Paragon (95 L vs 68 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 64% heavier than the biggest Paragon (5.4 oz vs 3.3 oz).

FeatureBaltoroParagon
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Grey

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Black
Green




Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Stout


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Stout
Gregory Stout

4.03

Based on 183 reviews

Capacity: 30-75 l
Weight: 1.5-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated somewhat better than the Stout.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,531 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 27% bigger than the biggest Stout (95 L vs 75 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 42% heavier than the biggest Stout (5.4 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureBaltoroStout
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Grey
Green

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Red

Only the Stout is available in these colors:
Orange

These stockier backpacks are great for travelers seeking a bigger carrying bag. The Gregory Stout is perfect for those looking to carry their luggage with them on a trip. It has pockets and compartments designed to carry your essentials, your laptop, and whatever else you decide to bring with you.

The Baltoro is for the great outdoors and the challenges you'll face throughout. If you're exploring a mountain trail, you'll absolutely love the lightweight design and the durability the Baltoro provides. For those trips where you need to pack everything you'll want in the hotel, pick the Stout. For those times when you want to explore the wilderness, you'll want the Baltoro.


Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Whitney


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Whitney
Gregory Whitney

3.15

Based on 10 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Baltoro is rated quite a lot better than the Whitney.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,358 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Red
Grey
Green




Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Zulu


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Zulu
Gregory Zulu

4.25

Based on 568 reviews

Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.4-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated slightly better than the Zulu.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,916 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 46% bigger than the biggest Zulu (95 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 35% heavier than the biggest Zulu (5.4 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureBaltoroZulu
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Moisture wicking
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Grey
Green

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Zulu is available in these colors:
Orange




Gregory Baltoro vs Osprey Aether


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61

Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Aether
Osprey Aether

4.66
BEST
Based on 1,211 reviews

Capacity: 60-85 l
Weight: 4.4-5.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated about the same as the Aether.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,559 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 12% bigger than the biggest Aether (95 L vs 85 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 2% heavier than the biggest Aether (5.4 oz vs 5.3 oz).

FeatureBaltoroAether
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Grey
Green

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Aether is available in these colors:
Orange

These packs are excellent for carrying luggage around on vacation or during a conference, but you'll probably find them to be useful in different situations.

The Baltoro is a great carrier for hotel stays. You can keep everything you're going to need with you in the Baltoro and take it out when you want.

Gregory did not design the Baltoro for carrying supplies for long periods of time. If you want to do that, you'll find the Osprey Aether is better suited for the task.


Gregory Baltoro vs Osprey Atmos


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61

Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.72
BEST
Based on 2,677 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated a little bit worse than the Atmos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4,025 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 46% bigger than the biggest Atmos (95 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 23% heavier than the biggest Atmos (5.4 oz vs 4.4 oz).

FeatureBaltoroAtmos
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Grey
Green

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Black

Your plans for a backpacking trip into the wilderness cannot be complete without a multi-day hiking backpack like the Baltoro or the Atmos. While these packs share some common features that improve your gear setup, they’re different in the following aspects:

  • Gregory Baltoro has two equally sized compartments running vertically from the front to the back. The Atmos has one compartment larger than the other; both running horizontally on the pack's backside.

  • Inner lid of the Baltoro is roomier and has a compartment.

  • Gregory Baltoro has an interior daypack.

  • The Atmos is immensely comfortable, it handles the load like a dream.

  • Bigger hip pocket on the Atmos.




Gregory Baltoro vs Osprey Xenith


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews
Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Xenith
Osprey Xenith

4.54

Based on 197 reviews

Capacity: 85-105 l
Weight: 5.1-5.45 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Baltoro is rated a little bit better than the Xenith.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,545 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Baltoro is 11% smaller than the biggest Xenith (95 L vs 105 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Baltoro is 1% lighter than the biggest Xenith (5.4 oz vs 5.45 oz).

FeatureBaltoroXenith
Abrasion resistant
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Grey
Green

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Red







Selected Reviews


Dirtbag Dreams

This is a super comfortable backpack, with lots of bells and whistles. The price you pay for comfort is weight – so if you’re the type of person who prefers to go light and fast, it might not be the pack for you. But if you’re looking for all the convenient features, extra pockets, and comfort, you might be okay with carrying an extra pound or two.

Posted 17 May 2018 by Logan Pitney - Read full review

Black Sheep Adventure Sports people

Black Sheep Adventure Sports

Cavernous and designed to carry loads up to 75 Lbs this comfortable pack is well featured and organized.

Posted 15 August 2017 - Read full review


Backpack Gear Test

It is a comfortable pack when under heavy loads and over long distances. It compresses down well for use as a day pack from a base camp. It is very well constructed and can repel a ridiculous amount of rain. Packing is easy and there are enough options for small gear storage.

Posted 23 November 2015 by Duane Lawrence - Read full review

Simply Hike

My overall verdict is the Baltoro is a great backpack tons of pockets, compression straps and other features - you can really get the pack to suit your needs. The Response AFD system works a treat one of the best fits I've ever had with a rucksack of that size. The only downside really was the overall weight of the bag, although when it was on my back it really didn't make much of a difference.

Posted 20 June 2014 - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019