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Gregory Optic Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Mar 2019)

based on 62 reviews

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Reviews Summary

Excellent (50%)
Good (0%)
Average (24%)
Poor (24%)
Bad (0%)

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

Reviewers like these things about the Gregory Optic

  • Many hikers find it adjustable, lightweight and hugs comfortably to the hips.
  • Others love the pockets on the hip belt for little stuff.
  • Some reviewers like the presence of several lashing points and loops.
  • One user commented that the trampoline-style suspension system and perimeter frame comfortably handled loads up to 30 pounds.
  • Some owners said that it had adequate stability for activities short of boulder hopping and trail running.
  • A number of users find it perfect for climbing, guiding rock-climbs, hiking, and training missions.
  • A lot of users laud the incredible ventilation created by its AeroSpan suspension.
  • Some clibers like how the air gap created by the bag kept climbing hardware from poking them in the back.
  • Other reviewers like how the aluminum-perimeter frame did an admirable job of lifting the load off the shoulders and directing to the hips.
  • The mesh-lined, dual-density shoulder straps were very comfortable according to some hikers.
  • Some reviewrs are impressed with how the hip belt used two separate webbing tracks for tension above and below the hip crest, creating a very stable and comfortable load distribution.
  • Others observed that the two large stretch-mesh side pockets angle forward just enough to make access while wearing convenient.
  • Some owners noted the front mesh stash pocket was big enough for puffy layers.
  • Many users are pleased with how the side compression straps allowed them to attach both light and bulky items.
  • Others are thankful for the presence of a top compression strap that can be used to lash a coiled climbing rope.
  • Some users find the rain cover, key clip, and the rain flap useful little addition.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought the durability of the plastic hardware is questionable.
  • Others noted the stretch-mesh material used for the side and front pockets was prone to snagging.


Crowdsourced specs across all Gregory Optic models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.5-2.55 oz (1.1-1.2 kg)
Length iconLength16-22 in (41-56 cm)
Width6-12 in (15-30 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Gregory Optic features:
  • Hip belt
  • Carry-on size

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


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The Gregory Optic ranks #1357 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on March 27, 2019