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)
Width12-15 in (30-38 cm)
Height6-11 in (15-28 cm)

Reviews Summary

90% of the Gregory Zulu reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (75%)
Good (15%)
Average (5%)
Poor (3%)
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.

Popular Models

Gregory Zulu 30

39% choose the Gregory Zulu 30

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity30 l (1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)

Gregory Zulu 40

28% choose the Gregory Zulu 40

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity40 l (2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.3 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Gregory Zulu 55

19% choose the Gregory Zulu 55

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity55 l (3356 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.5 oz (1.6 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Gregory Zulu 65

14% choose the Gregory Zulu 65

Colors and combinations:


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

Feature Summary

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

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

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.

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 17,986+ different bags


vs Gregory Bags

The Gregory Zulu ranks #13 compared with the other Gregory bags.

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vs All Bags

The Gregory Zulu ranks #563 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Gregory Zulu vs Osprey Stratos

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.


  • 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.

Osprey Stratos 4.37 based on 836 reviews

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Last updated on January 20, 2019