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Gregory Z Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.25
based on 216 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 18 reasons to buy the Z - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


89% of the reviewers give the Gregory Z a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (70%)
Good (19%)
Average (6%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (2%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Gregory Z

  • Some users chose this bag for its versatility.
  • Others like how the compression straps on the sides can tightly compress smaller loads or open up to make use of the spacious main compartment.
  • Some users find the hydration pouch very generous in accommodating 2 liter reservoir easily.
  • Many owners also love the top pocket feature which easily holds rain gear, head lamp, or anything else they need quick access to.
  • Others are pleased that it comes with a matching rain cover that is housed in the last interior pocket.
  • One user said it rides like a dream even a with a 20 lbs. load.
  • Some hikers said that the features of this pack make it perfect for short trails tightly compressed or long trails with the space filled out.
  • One owner said that the features of this pack combine to produce a very comfortable and functional pack that will allow anyone to travel anywhere with ease.
  • Some users thought that one cool feature of this pack is that it be laid flat and opened like a regular suitcase for easy and quick access.
  • Others find the hip straps very comfortable and make it easy to carry heavier items.
  • Many users appreciate the presence of elastic cords on either side for poles, solar panels, picks, random items, etc.
  • Some travelers thought having the top and side opening made it supper easy to travel with for different needs of the day.
  • Others love the layout and simplicity of this bag.
  • Many reviewers find this pack perfect for day hikes, city excursions and sports.
  • A number of users thought it's a nicely designed pack that offers excellent ventilation, and a customizable fit.
  • A lot of owners thought the material feels durable and the back support framework is sturdy.
  • Some reviewers said this pack is amazing with it's lumbar system, makes having the backpack enjoyable to wear.
  • Others find its amount of strap and ease of use is perfect.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said the only downside is it's slightly larger than carry on regulations for airplanes.
  • Others noted that the fabric stains easily.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Gregory Z models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.1-3.4 oz (1-1.5 kg)
Length iconLength20-26 in (51-66 cm)
Width11-14 in (28-36 cm)
Height2-4 in (5-10 cm)





Popular Models


Gregory Z 40

44% choose the Gregory Z 40

44 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.4 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)


Gregory Z 55

33% choose the Gregory Z 55

33 %




Gregory Z 25

22% choose the Gregory Z 25

22 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)




Gregory Z 40 vs Z 55


The two most popular Gregory Z models are the Z 40 and the Z 55, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 77% of the people interested in the Gregory Z bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Z 40 which is choosen by 44% (1.3 times as many as the 33% that choose the Z 55).

Z 40Z 55
Most popular




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Gregory Z features:
  • Hip belt

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


Rankings


vs Gregory Bags

The Gregory Z ranks #10 compared with the other Gregory bags.

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vs All Bags

The Gregory Z ranks #522 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Gregory Z vs 3 other, similar bags.

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Gregory Z vs Gregory J


Gregory Z
Gregory Z

4.25
BEST
Based on 216 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-3.4 oz
Price:


Gregory J
Gregory J

3.87

Based on 82 reviews

Capacity: 23 l
Weight: 3-3.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Z is rated slightly better than the J.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 298 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Z is 6% lighter than the biggest J (3.4 oz vs 3.6 oz).

FeatureZJ
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Blue

Only the Z is available in these colors:
Black

Only the J is available in these colors:
Grey
Purple




Gregory Z vs Gregory Savant


Gregory Z
Gregory Z

4.25

Based on 216 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-3.4 oz
Price:

  • The Z is rated a little bit worse than the Savant.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 242 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red

Only the Z is available in these colors:
Blue
Black




Gregory Z vs Gregory Stout


Gregory Z
Gregory Z

4.25
BEST
Based on 216 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-3.4 oz
Price:


Gregory Stout
Gregory Stout

4.03

Based on 183 reviews

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

  • The Z is rated a little bit better than the Stout.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 399 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Z is 12% lighter than the biggest Stout (3.4 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureZStout
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
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Z is available in these colors:
Red

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







Selected Reviews


Backpack Gear Test

The pack is comfortable, light, fits well, and very versatile. It has great storage capacity.

Posted 18 November 2014 by David Wilkes - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a great pack that carries everything from day hikes to over night camping trips. The pack is very comfortable to wear.

Posted 25 October 2011 by Andrew Preece - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

The versatility of this pack is remarkable. The reviewer said that the pack has held up quite well despite being tossed into the back of his truck and Explorer fully loaded and repeatedly placed on dirty rocky ground.

Posted 9 June 2009 by David Wilkes - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It has many nice features including the two side pockets, hiking pole loops that can be connected to attach a jacket to the outside, and hip belt pockets. The shoulder and hip belt straps are very comfortable and the load is distributed properly.

Posted 7 May 2009 by Cheryl McMurray - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

The pack can handle all kinds of hiking. It can be usef for dayhiking with the compression straps tightened down, and also for full trail hiking with heavy loads.

Posted 12 October 2007 by Edwin Morse - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019