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

3.92 based on 59 reviews
Gregory Paragon
84% of the Gregory Paragon reviews are good or excellent!

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

Specs across all Paragon models
Capacity iconCapacity38-68 l (2319-4150 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.5-2.75 oz (0.7-1.2 kg)
Length iconLength16-31 in (41-79 cm)
Width4-20 in (10-51 cm)
Height4-15 in (10-38 cm)

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.

Popular Models

Gregory Paragon 58

77% choose the Gregory Paragon 58

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity58 l (3539 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.75 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength31 in (79 cm)
Width20 in (51 cm)
Height15 in (38 cm)

Gregory Paragon 68

23% choose the Gregory Paragon 68

Colors and combinations:


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

Feature Summary

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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Ultralight
  • Compression straps
  • 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 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.

3838 l1.5 oz0.04 oz/L
4848 l1.5 oz0.03 oz/L
5858 l2.75 oz0.05 oz/L
6868 l2.2 oz0.03 oz/L

Gregory Paragon
Average for 17,986+ different bags


vs Gregory Bags

The Gregory Paragon ranks #21 compared with the other Gregory bags.

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vs All Bags

The Gregory Paragon ranks #950 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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949Gregory Paragon
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950The North Face Fovero
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951Gregory Maven
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952Gregory Matia
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Vs Other Bags

Gregory Paragon vs Osprey Atmos

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.

Osprey Atmos 4.74 based on 2,483 reviews

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 January 11, 2019