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

4.13
based on 475 reviews

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Reviews Summary


91% of the Gregory Zulu reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (76%)
Good (15%)
Average (5%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (0%)


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

Reviewers like these things about the Gregory Zulu

  • According to users, the 210-denier nylon and 100-denier nylon fabric of the Gregory Zulu backpack provide durability to the backpack.
  • Reviewers recommended the pack for those who are into hiking and climbing.
  • Other users commented that the bag has low-profile cargo compartments which improve its overall balance.
  • They also mentioned that the backpack's stretch pocket makes it easier to grab and stash gears.
  • Users thought that the pack is comfortable to wear due to its enhanced lumbar foam layering.
  • Other users praised the spacious compartments where they can place a variety of their things.
  • According to most reviewers, the backpack is exceptionally stable.
  • Reviewers said that their upper back is well-ventilated.
  • Other reviewers noted that is easy to access the load of the bag.
  • Users praised the inclusion of a rain cover which provides resistance against rain and other liquid substances.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the shoulder harness is not adjustable.
  • Another user felt that the shoulder straps injured his shoulder severely.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Gregory Zulu models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity30-65 l (1831-3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.3-4 oz (1-1.8 kg)
Length iconLength22-27 in (56-69 cm)
Width12-14 in (30-36 cm)
Height6-11 in (15-28 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Gregory Zulu 30

36% choose the Gregory Zulu 30

36 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Grey
Orange


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity30 l (1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)


Gregory Zulu 40

26% choose the Gregory Zulu 40

26 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Grey
Orange


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity40 l (2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.3 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)


Gregory Zulu 55

18% choose the Gregory Zulu 55

18 %
Colors and combinations:

Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity55 l (3356 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.5 oz (1.6 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)


Gregory Zulu 65

13% choose the Gregory Zulu 65

13 %
Colors and combinations:

Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity65 l (3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4 oz (1.8 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Gregory Zulu 35

8% choose the Gregory Zulu 35

8 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Grey
Orange


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity35 l (2136 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength24.5 in (62 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




Gregory Zulu 30 vs Zulu 40


The two most popular Gregory Zulu models are the Zulu 30 and the Zulu 40, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 62% of the people interested in the Gregory Zulu bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Zulu 30 which is choosen by 36% (1.4 times as many as the 26% that choose the Zulu 40).

Zulu 30Zulu 40
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Zulu 30 is typically around $50 cheaper than the Zulu 40, but check the deals before you buy.

Zulu 30Zulu 40
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Zulu 30 has a capacity of 30 l, while the Zulu 40 has a capacity of 40 l.

Zulu 30Zulu 40
Biggest

For a traveller, the 10 L (610 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 pants and 1 book.

Packing the Zulu 30
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Zulu 40
blouse
1
pants
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 10 L difference equals 1 football.

Packing the Zulu 30
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Zulu 40
football
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 shorts, 1 towel and 1 book.

Packing the Zulu 30
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
2
Extra in the Zulu 40
shorts
1
towel
1
book
1

Check how you can pack the Zulu here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Zulu 30 is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) higher than the weight of the Zulu 40.

Zulu 30Zulu 40
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Zulu 30 is 2 in (5 cm) longer than the Zulu 40 (22 vs. 24 in). Both bags are the same width (12 in), while the height of the Zulu 30 is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Zulu 40 (6 vs. 7 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue, green, grey and orange.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Gregory Zulu features:
  • Raincover included
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Stretch mesh

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Side pockets
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Moisture wicking
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Water resistant

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 Zulu models (the most popular choice is the Zulu 30).




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
3030 l2.4 oz0.08 oz/L
3535 l2.8 oz0.08 oz/L
4040 l2.3 oz0.06 oz/L
5555 l3.5 oz0.06 oz/L
6565 l4 oz0.06 oz/L


Gregory Zulu
Average for 20,280+ different bags




Rankings


vs Gregory Bags

The Gregory Zulu ranks #15 compared with the other Gregory bags.

13Gregory Maven
4.15
Gregory Maven
14Gregory Citro
4.15
Gregory Citro
15Gregory Zulu
4.13
Gregory Zulu
16Gregory Juno
4.13
Gregory Juno
17Gregory Targhee
4.09
Gregory Targhee

vs All Bags

The Gregory Zulu ranks #813 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

811Kalencom Elite
4.14
Kalencom Elite
812Gregory Zulu
4.13
Gregory Zulu
813Dakine Jewel
4.13
Dakine Jewel
814Mystery Ranch Scapegoat
4.13
Mystery Ranch Scapegoat
815Osprey Wayfarer
4.13
Osprey Wayfarer



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Gregory Zulu vs 6 other, similar bags.

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Gregory Zulu vs Gregory Baltoro


Gregory Zulu
Gregory Zulu

4.13

Based on 475 reviews
Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,331 reviews

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

  • The Zulu is rated somewhat worse than the Baltoro.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,806 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Zulu is 46% smaller than the biggest Baltoro (65 L vs 95 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Zulu is 35% lighter than the biggest Baltoro (4 oz vs 5.4 oz).

FeatureZuluBaltoro
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
Moisture wicking
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Grey
Green
Red

Only the Zulu is available in these colors:
Orange

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Black




Gregory Zulu vs Gregory Jade


Gregory Zulu
Gregory Zulu

4.13

Based on 475 reviews
Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Jade
Gregory Jade

4.54
BEST
Based on 197 reviews

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

  • The Zulu is rated slightly worse than the Jade.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 672 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Zulu is 23% bigger than the biggest Jade (65 L vs 53 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Zulu is 18% heavier than the biggest Jade (4 oz vs 3.4 oz).

FeatureZuluJade
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Lumbar pack lid
Moisture wicking
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Grey
Green
Red

Only the Zulu is available in these colors:
Orange

Only the Jade is available in these colors:
Purple




Gregory Zulu vs Gregory Paragon


Gregory Zulu
Gregory Zulu

4.13
BEST
Based on 475 reviews
Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Paragon
Gregory Paragon

3.98

Based on 68 reviews

Capacity: 38-68 l
Weight: 1.5-3.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Zulu is rated a little bit better than the Paragon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 543 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Zulu is 5% smaller than the biggest Paragon (65 L vs 68 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Zulu is 21% heavier than the biggest Paragon (4 oz vs 3.3 oz).

FeatureZuluParagon
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:
Blue
Grey
Red

Only the Zulu is available in these colors:
Green
Orange




Gregory Zulu vs Gregory Stout


Gregory Zulu
Gregory Zulu

4.13
BEST
Based on 475 reviews
Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Stout
Gregory Stout

3.93

Based on 182 reviews

Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 1.5-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Zulu is rated a little bit better than the Stout.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 657 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Zulu is the same size as the biggest Stout (both 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Zulu is 5% heavier than the biggest Stout (4 oz vs 3.8 oz).

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

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Grey
Green
Orange

Only the Zulu is available in these colors:
Red

Only the Stout is available in these colors:
Black




Gregory Zulu vs Osprey Atmos


Gregory Zulu
Gregory Zulu

4.13

Based on 475 reviews
Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,646 reviews

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

  • The Zulu is rated somewhat worse than the Atmos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,121 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Zulu is the same size as the biggest Atmos (both 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Zulu is 10% lighter than the biggest Atmos (4 oz vs 4.4 oz).

FeatureZuluAtmos
Compression straps
Detachable lid
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
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Grey
Green
Red

Only the Zulu is available in these colors:
Orange




Gregory Zulu vs Osprey Stratos


Gregory Zulu
Gregory Zulu

4.13

Based on 475 reviews
Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Stratos
Osprey Stratos

4.37
BEST
Based on 1,377 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.6-3.55 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Zulu is rated a little bit worse than the Stratos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,852 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Zulu is 13% heavier than the biggest Stratos (4 oz vs 3.55 oz).

FeatureZuluStratos
Adjustable torso
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
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Grey
Green
Orange
Red

Only the Stratos is available in these colors:
Black

Gregory Zulu is suitable for mountaineering, hiking, trekking, travelling, alpine climbing and backpacking. Its sturdy 210-denier nylon body is very robust and durable.

The Stratos is also strongly-built and is designed with a shrunken down version for enhanced comfort while carrying heavy loads. It boasts of more organization features, with an internal hydration sleeve, 2 side mesh water bottle pockets, and 2 hip belt pockets. It also features a zippered top mesh pocket with a key clip and a tall vertical pocket with a zipper along the pack body. The variety of uses you can put these pockets is only limited to your imagination.

Differences:

  • The Zulu is more rigid and durable.

  • The Stratos is more comfortable than the Zulu.

  • The Stratos is lighter.

  • Quick access to the compartments in the Stratos.





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