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Gregory Maven Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.15
based on 32 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Maven - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


63% of the reviewers give the Gregory Maven a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (63%)
Good (0%)
Average (36%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Gregory Maven

  • Several reviewers thought that the Gregory Maven backpack is ideal for backpacking and hiking.
  • Testers praised its 210 CryptoRip Nylon and 100D High Tenacity Nylon body which makes the pack more durable and well-balanced.
  • Users noted that the bag has sufficient compartments to store essential items and personal belongings.
  • Users thought that the bag is lightweight and comfortable.
  • Several users said that its Aerolon suspension feature offers sufficient ventilation.
  • Users also mentioned that its load stabilizing performance reduces the expenditure of energy while on the trail.
  • According to other users, its foam back panel structure is breathable, providing air flow and moisture evaporation features.
  • Those who have used the bag found its several pockets fit for storing necessary equipment and personal belongings.
  • Users noted that its hip belts and its back height might be adjusted to fit perfectly.
  • Many reviewers thought that its lumbar pad technology enhances load transfer even further, saving energy in the process.
  • Users can quickly store their sunglasses on the go through a stow system on the shoulder harness.
  • Testers found its integrated rain cover as essential in keeping the bag dry when exposed to harsh weather.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the backpack might need to shed a little bit of weight.
  • A reviewer found out that some of the loops on its shoulder straps stretched out quickly.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Gregory Maven models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity35-65 l (2136-3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.5-2.2 oz (0.7-1 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Gregory Maven 55

91% choose the Gregory Maven 55

91 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity55 l (3356 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.5 oz (0.7 kg)


Gregory Maven 45

9% choose the Gregory Maven 45

9 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity45 l (2746 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)




Gregory Maven 45 vs Maven 55


The two most popular Gregory Maven models are the Maven 45 and the Maven 55, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Gregory Maven bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Maven 55 which is choosen by 91% (10.1 times as many as the 9% that choose the Maven 45).

Maven 45Maven 55
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Maven 45 is typically around $60 cheaper than the Maven 55, but check the deals before you buy.

Maven 45Maven 55
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Maven 45 has a capacity of 45 l, while the Maven 55 has a capacity of 55 l.

Maven 45Maven 55
Biggest

For a traveller, the 10 L (610 cuin) difference equals around 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 book.

Packing the Maven 45
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
pants
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Maven 55
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
book
1

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

Packing the Maven 45
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
football
1
book
1
Extra in the Maven 55
water_bottle
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 2 packaged meals.

Packing the Maven 45
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
4
Extra in the Maven 55
water_bottle
1
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Maven here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Maven 45 is 0.4 kg (14.1 oz) higher than the weight of the Maven 55.

Maven 45Maven 55
Lightest

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue and grey. Only the Maven 45 is available in red.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Gregory Maven features:
  • Raincover included
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Side pockets
  • Compression straps

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Ultralight
  • Hydration compatible
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Ventilated back 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 Maven models (the most popular choice is the Maven 55).




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
3535 l2.2 oz0.06 oz/L
4545 l1.9 oz0.04 oz/L
5555 l1.5 oz0.03 oz/L
6565 l1.5 oz0.02 oz/L
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Gregory Maven
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


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The Gregory Maven ranks #12 compared with the other Gregory bags.

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vs All Bags

The Gregory Maven ranks #799 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

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4.15
Patagonia Toromiro
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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Gregory Maven vs the Gregory Jade.

Many sources mention this feature
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Gregory Maven vs Gregory Jade


Gregory Maven
Gregory Maven

4.15

Based on 32 reviews
Capacity: 35-65 l
Weight: 1.5-2.2 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Jade
Gregory Jade

4.66
BEST
Based on 203 reviews

Capacity: 28-53 l
Weight: 2.4-3.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Maven is rated somewhat worse than the Jade.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 235 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Maven is 23% bigger than the biggest Jade (65 L vs 53 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Maven is 55% lighter than the biggest Jade (2.2 oz vs 3.4 oz).

FeatureMavenJade
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Moisture wicking
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Red

Only the Jade is available in these colors:
Purple
Green







Selected Reviews


Dirtbag Dreams

Overall, this pack exceeded my expectations, and I grew to like it more as the trip progressed.

Posted 12 October 2017 by Rachel Davidson - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019