Crowdsourced specs across all Gregory Jade models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity28-53 l (1709-3234 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4-3.4 oz (1.1-1.5 kg)
Length iconLength20-27 in (51-69 cm)
Width12-15 in (30-38 cm)
Height6-10 in (15-25 cm)

Reviews Summary

91% of the Gregory Jade reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (79%)
Good (12%)
Average (4%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (3%)

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

Reviewers like these things about the Gregory Jade

  • The updated Gregory Jade backpack is both streamlined and lightweight. It is packed with a low-profile, redefined suspension as well as improved lumbar platform and shoulder harness for added comfort.
  • It features low-profile compartments for added balance and front stretch pocket can be simple to grab.
  • It provides easier unloading and packing thanks to U-zipper upside down access panel.
  • Dual stretch mesh pockets on the side for easy access.
  • You will really love it for the fact that the rain cover has external zippered pocket which covers up the accessory storage.
  • It controls the load with crossover side compression. The dual size loops are added on the trekking pole attachment for different poles and tools.
  • It provides excellent ventilation to keep you cool on hot days with 3D suspension mesh back cover and anti-barreling stay with HDPE framesheet.
  • For added security, it has permanent top lid with key clip and zippered pocket.
  • The pack is very comfortable so you can carry weight for longer time.
  • It literally reduces the common sweaty back problem in most backpacks.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One of the major problems with this pack is that the chest strap is not sewn and is poorly designed. For bed roll, there are also no straps on bottom.
  • The size is also very small in pack. It is good for small hikers but not suitable for hikers with different heights.

Popular Models

Gregory Jade 28

36% choose the Gregory Jade 28

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity28 l (1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)

Gregory Jade 53

32% choose the Gregory Jade 53

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity53 l (3234 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Gregory Jade 38

32% choose the Gregory Jade 38

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity38 l (2319 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.4 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Gregory Jade features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Raincover included
  • Hydration bladder

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Sternum strap

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 Jade models (the most popular choice is the Jade 28).

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.

2828 l2.4 oz0.09 oz/L
3333 l2.7 oz0.08 oz/L
3838 l3.4 oz0.09 oz/L
5353 l2.8 oz0.05 oz/L

Gregory Jade
Average for 17,986+ different bags


vs Gregory Bags

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

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vs All Bags

The Gregory Jade ranks #54 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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53Gregory Jade
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Vs Other Bags

Gregory Jade vs Gregory Deva

The Jade is Gregory's answer for the backpacker who doesn't want to haul an enormous bag with them as they explore. You'll be able to carry everything you need to bring with you in a compressed and lightweight bag supported by a hip belt.

For those willing to carry a bit more weight, the Deva will allow you to bring everything you want for a fuller trekking experience. If you want to make the most out of every trip, the Gregory Deva should provide you with everything you need.

Gregory Deva 4.19 based on 380 reviews

Selected Reviews

Her Packing List

Anyone considering medium sized backpack should consider this. Especially for those who like to use their bag outdoors as well as for city travel.

Posted 10 April 2017 by Ali Garland - Read full review

Dirtbag Dreams

The Jade 63 passed my tests with flying colors and has qualified to travel on over to Italy with me for a couple of weeks in the Dolomites.

Posted 14 June 2016 by Kim Jacobs - Read full review

The Budget Minded Traveler


Posted 17 June 2014 by Jackie - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

The pack weighs more than many packs of similar size. It compresses well for a dayhike.

Posted 11 September 2010 by Lori Pontious - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

Aside from the size and placement of the top stash pocket (noted in the previous reports) I can find nothing wrong with the pack, and just about nothing more I could want in a day pack.

Posted 9 June 2009 by David Wilkes - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

I think the Z 55 can be easily handle any kind of hiking I am likely to do. It has done well for me day hiking, hiking out to do trail work while carrying safety gear and backpacking with a full load. When I go with a small load for a day of hiking or trail work the compression straps tighten down to hold everything in place.

Posted 12 October 2007 by Edwin Morse - Read full review

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Last updated on January 20, 2019