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Gregory Paragon Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.91
based on 71 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Paragon - and 4 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


84% of the reviewers give the Gregory Paragon a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (84%)
Good (0%)
Average (0%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (7%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Gregory Paragon

  • Everyone buyer and reviewer has said that it is one of the lightest backpack with easy carry.
  • The reviewers are very satisfied with the rigid frame of the pack. They said that it helps to transfer weight to hip belt which makes carry easy for longer trips.
  • The testers also loved the pre-curved hip belt wings that provided them a great fit making it more comfortable to carry.
  • Some reviewers also used this as daypack with convertible facilities.
  • A few of the reviewers said that the top lid of the pack doesn’t flop unnecessarily when the main compartment is not full.
  • Travellers are very glad to have an adjustable torso length which helped them to adjust the pack for a comfortable carry.
  • Most of the trekkers loved the great lumber support that keeps the pack from shagging down in the back. They said that the pack doesn’t pull on the hips also.
  • A few of the reviewers also mentioned about the rain cover which has a bulge at the bottom. It helped them to cover up extra luggage strapped under the pack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • The testers complained that only one gear loop on the back made them to carry only limited objects for trekking and climbing.
  • Some reviewers also complained about poor back ventilation with all the padding and straps.
  • Travellers complained about the pack not having any side zippers making it difficult to carry extra gears for easy access.
  • A few reviewers said that the pack has long straps without any storage solution.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Gregory Paragon models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity38-68 l (2319-4150 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.5-3.3 oz (0.7-1.5 kg)
Length iconLength16-31 in (41-79 cm)
Width4-20 in (10-51 cm)
Height4-15 in (10-38 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Gregory Paragon 58

77% choose the Gregory Paragon 58

77 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity58 l (3539 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.3 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength31 in (79 cm)
Width20 in (51 cm)
Height15 in (38 cm)


Gregory Paragon 68

23% choose the Gregory Paragon 68

23 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity68 l (4150 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.2 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)




Gregory Paragon 58 vs Paragon 68


The two most popular Gregory Paragon models are the Paragon 58 and the Paragon 68, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Gregory Paragon bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Paragon 58 which is choosen by 77% (3.3 times as many as the 23% that choose the Paragon 68).

Paragon 58Paragon 68
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Paragon 58 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Paragon 68, but check the deals before you buy.

Paragon 58Paragon 68
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Paragon 58 has a capacity of 58 l, while the Paragon 68 has a capacity of 68 l.

Paragon 58Paragon 68
Biggest

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

Packing the Paragon 58
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
pants
2
tshirt
5
boxers
5
socks
5
shorts
1
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
2
Extra in the Paragon 68
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1

If you are an athlete, the 10 L difference equals 1 blouse, 1 pair of shoes, 1 towel and 1 book.

Packing the Paragon 58
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
football
1
book
1
Extra in the Paragon 68
blouse
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 fleece, 1 trangia and 2 packaged meals.

Packing the Paragon 58
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
6
Extra in the Paragon 68
water_bottle
1
fleece
1
trangia
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Paragon here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Paragon 58 is 1.1 kg (38.8 oz) higher than the weight of the Paragon 68.

Paragon 58Paragon 68
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Paragon 58 and the Paragon 68 has the same length (31 in). Both bags are the same width (20 in), while the height is the same (both 15 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue and grey.




Feature Summary


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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Ultralight
  • Sternum strap
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Load-lifter straps
  • 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 Paragon models (the most popular choice is the Paragon 58).




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
3838 l1.85 oz0.05 oz/L
4848 l1.5 oz0.03 oz/L
5858 l3.3 oz0.06 oz/L
6868 l2.2 oz0.03 oz/L


Gregory Paragon
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Gregory Bags

The Gregory Paragon ranks #26 compared with the other Gregory bags.

24Gregory Verte
3.95
Gregory Verte
25Gregory Optic
3.94
Gregory Optic
26Gregory Paragon
3.91
Gregory Paragon
27Gregory Stash
3.90
Gregory Stash
28Gregory Alpaca
3.89
Gregory Alpaca

vs All Bags

The Gregory Paragon ranks #1552 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1550Dpark New Group
3.92
Dpark New Group
1551Gregory Paragon
3.91
Gregory Paragon
1552Mountain Hardwear Scrambler
3.91
Mountain Hardwear Scrambler
1553Granite Gear Rongbuk
3.91
Granite Gear Rongbuk
1554Eagle Creek Load Hauler
3.91
Eagle Creek Load Hauler



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Gregory Paragon vs 4 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Gregory Paragon vs Gregory Baltoro


Gregory Paragon
Gregory Paragon

3.91

Based on 71 reviews
Capacity: 38-68 l
Weight: 1.5-3.3 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,348 reviews

Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$

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

FeatureParagonBaltoro
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:
Grey
Blue
Red

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Black
Green




Gregory Paragon vs Gregory Stout


Gregory Paragon
Gregory Paragon

3.91

Based on 71 reviews
Capacity: 38-68 l
Weight: 1.5-3.3 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Stout
Gregory Stout

4.03
BEST
Based on 183 reviews

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

  • The Paragon is rated a little bit worse than the Stout.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 254 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Paragon is 10% smaller than the biggest Stout (68 L vs 75 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Paragon is 15% lighter than the biggest Stout (3.3 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureParagonStout
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue

Only the Paragon is available in these colors:
Red

Only the Stout is available in these colors:
Black
Orange
Green




Gregory Paragon vs Gregory Zulu


Gregory Paragon
Gregory Paragon

3.91

Based on 71 reviews
Capacity: 38-68 l
Weight: 1.5-3.3 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Zulu
Gregory Zulu

4.25
BEST
Based on 568 reviews

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

  • The Paragon is rated a bit worse than the Zulu.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 639 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Paragon is 5% bigger than the biggest Zulu (68 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Paragon is 21% lighter than the biggest Zulu (3.3 oz vs 4 oz).

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

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Red

Only the Zulu is available in these colors:
Green
Orange




Gregory Paragon vs Osprey Atmos


Gregory Paragon
Gregory Paragon

3.91

Based on 71 reviews
Capacity: 38-68 l
Weight: 1.5-3.3 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.72
BEST
Based on 2,677 reviews

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

  • The Paragon is rated worse than the Atmos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,748 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Paragon is 5% bigger than the biggest Atmos (68 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Paragon is 33% lighter than the biggest Atmos (3.3 oz vs 4.4 oz).

FeatureParagonAtmos
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Red

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Green

Consider the Paragon and the Atmos among the best backpacking and hiking backpacks on the market.

Gregory Paragon is a classic top-loading backpack featuring an adjustable floating lid, the main access to the bags zippered entrance. It also has a sleeping bag compartment at the bottom, the alternative access to the pack.

The Atmos fits every requirement of a great wilderness backpack. It has well-designed storage spaces, highly durable materials and many customization abilities. It has an internal-frame design, a feature the Paragon lacks. The mesh backpanel and hipbelt naturally tend to fold inwards making the Atmos hug you better than the Paragon.





Selected Reviews


4 All Outdoors

Overall, I am very pleased with the Gregory Paragon backpack. It fits, is durable, and carries all my gear. I can’t ask for much more than that. Please check back in a month or so for my final thoughts.

Posted 18 January 2018 by Jason B - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019