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Gregory Baltoro Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.77 based on 900 reviews
Gregory Baltoro
95% of the Gregory Baltoro reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (80%)
Good (15%)
Average (1%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (1%)

84 - this bag is super popular.

Specs across all Baltoro models
Capacity iconCapacity65-95 l (3967-5797 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.15-5.35 oz (1.4-2.4 kg)
Length iconLength27.5-31 in (70-79 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height9-14 in (23-36 cm)

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.

Popular Models

Gregory Baltoro 75

52% choose the Gregory Baltoro 75

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity75 l (4577 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.35 oz (2.4 kg)
Length iconLength31 in (79 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Gregory Baltoro 65

42% choose the Gregory Baltoro 65

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity65 l (3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.9 oz (2.2 kg)
Length iconLength28 in (71 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)

Gregory Baltoro 85

6% choose the Gregory Baltoro 85

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity85 l (5187 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength27.5 in (70 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Feature Summary

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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Carry-on size
  • Stretch mesh
  • 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.

6565 l4.9 oz0.08 oz/L
7575 l5.35 oz0.07 oz/L
8585 l5 oz0.06 oz/L
9595 l3.15 oz0.03 oz/L


vs Gregory Bags

The Gregory Baltoro ranks #1 compared with the other Gregory bags.

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4Gregory Amber
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vs All Bags

The Gregory Baltoro ranks #2 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

1Gregory Baltoro
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2Osprey Atmos
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3Think Tank CityWalker
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4Osprey Escapist
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5Osprey Aether
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Vs Other Bags

Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Denali

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 Denali 4.67 based on 39 reviews

Gregory Baltoro vs Gregory Stout

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 Stout 3.96 based on 154 reviews

Gregory Baltoro vs Osprey Aether

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.

Osprey Aether 4.72 based on 985 reviews

Gregory Baltoro vs Osprey Atmos

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.

Osprey Atmos 4.74 based on 2,483 reviews

Selected Reviews

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 January 11, 2019