Gregory Maven and Paragon Packs Series

New 2020 Gregory Maven and Paragon Packs Series


Gregory Maven and Paragon Packs have been around for a number of years already, but they have redesigned them for the new 2020 season and they are better than ever.

What this is about

Gregory is one of the top brands in the outdoor packs’ industry, and they build gender-specific packs. So Maven and Paragon are the packs for women and for men, respectively, and they share the same basic features, but they also have some differences in the design related to the female and male body differences.

Formally, there are also differences in the size (volume) so the Maven packs come in the volumes of 45, 55, and 65 liters, while the corresponding Paragon packs are in the volumes of 48, 58, and 68 liters. But each of these three sizes also comes in two sub-sizes so you have 6 different sizes in each of the two series.

So these are mid-size packs ideal for multi-day tours. Here are some of their most important features.

Adjustable harness

Note that this implies adjustability of the torso length and also adjustable hip belt fins. The latter means that you can move the fins forward or backward to have the best position around your body. Both adjustabilities are convenient also if several family members use the same pack. This is all Velcro-type connection so moving the harness to your best position is easy.

Multiple access points

Maven and Paragon packs are built as classic packs with top access under the floating lid. But they all have a bottom access as well with a removable divider between the two compartments. In addition to this, there is also a side zippered access to the main compartment, and this is a new feature introduced in this new version of the Gregory Paragon and Maven packs.

Metal frame

These are packs with a perimeter wishbone-shaped frame, plus a central anti-barreling horizontal fiberglass stay behind the back panel. This stay is also a new feature added to prevent bulging of the pack when it is fully loaded.

Other features

These packs come with a rain cover, this is a nice bonus to have. There are 7 pockets at usual places. These include two hip belt pockets, two stretch side pockets, two pockets in the lid, and a large stretch pocket on the front.

All necessary attachment elements and compression straps are in place, and you also have a QuickStove feature for the glasses on the shoulder strap.

Please see more about these new packs in the videos below, here is the video for the Maven packs designed specifically for women:

Here is the video for the corresponding Paragon packs for men:

So here are the new Gregory Maven and Paragon Packs Series, note that some of them are sold at the same place on Amazon with the previous versions, do not get confused.

Gregory Mountain Products Maven 45 Liter Women's Lightweight Hiking Backpack
  • INTERNAL FRAME & VENTILATION: Aerolon suspension with lightweight aluminum frame provide ventilation and load stabilization. Ventilation system uses foam-matrix structure and breathable mesh. Women's-specific design.
  • FOAM COMPONENTS & ADJUSTABLE FIT: 3D components with dual density foam construction. Adjustable back provides the perfect fit, while the hipbelt adjustment allow the pockets to move to maintain easy access. Lumbar pad for enhanced load transfer.
  • AMPLE STORAGE TO ORGANIZE YOUR TRIP: Sleeping bag straps are removable and can be used to carry other items. Front stretch pocket for gear overflow. Reinforced bottom panel for superior abrasion resistance. Molded webbing keepers for compression straps.
  • INTEGRATED RAINCOVER & EASY ACCESS TO GEAR: Raincover stows in its own compartment. Top pocket has extra zippered pocket for organization. Sunglass quickstow allows a quick, scratch-free way to store your shades. Zippered hipbelt pockets for quick access.
  • IDEAL USES: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Travel, Fast & Light - WEIGHT: 3.1 lbs. - DIMENSIONS: 27.0" x 13.0" x 10.0"
Gregory Mountain Products Women's Maven 55 Backpack
  • INTERNAL FRAME & VENTILATION: Aerolon suspension with lightweight aluminum frame provide ventilation and load stabilization. Ventilation system uses foam-matrix structure and breathable mesh. Women's-specific design.
  • FOAM COMPONENTS & ADJUSTABLE FIT: 3D components with dual density foam construction. Adjustable back provides the perfect fit, while the hipbelt adjustment allow the pockets to move to maintain easy access. Lumbar pad for enhanced load transfer.
  • AMPLE STORAGE TO ORGANIZE YOUR TRIP: Sleeping bag straps are removable and can be used to carry other items. Front stretch pocket for gear overflow. Reinforced bottom panel for superior abrasion resistance. Molded webbing keepers for compression straps.
  • INTEGRATED RAINCOVER & EASY ACCESS TO GEAR: Raincover stows in its own compartment. Top pocket has extra zippered pocket for organization. Sunglass quickstow allows quick, scratch-free way to store your shades. Zippered hipbelt pockets for quick access.
  • IDEAL USES: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Travel, Fast & Light, Trekking, Through Hiking - WEIGHT: 3.6 lbs. - DIMENSIONS: 30.0" x 13.0" x 10.0"
Gregory Mountain Products Women's Maven 65 Backpack,HELIUM GREY,SM/MD
  • Hybrid suspension: free float breathable suspension with dynamic flex panels that move with the natural movements of your body
  • Convenient gear access: Full length side-loading access zipper for easy unloading and gear organization
  • Custom fit: Adjustable torso length with 3D perforated foam breathable back panel
  • Gender SPECIFIC design: The paragon and Maven feature tailored shoulder harnesses for women and men
Gregory Mountain Products Men's Paragon 48 Backpack,BURNT OLIVE,MD/LG
  • Hybrid suspension: free float breathable suspension with dynamic flex panels that move with the natural movements of your body
  • Convenient gear access: Full length side-loading access zipper for easy unloading and gear organization
  • Custom fit: Adjustable torso length with 3D perforated foam breathable back panel
  • Gender SPECIFIC design: The paragon and Maven feature tailored shoulder harnesses for women and men
Gregory Men's Paragon 58
  • Material: [external] 100% nylon, [frame] 7mm Tubular 7001 aluminium, [body] 210 CryptoRip Nylon, 100D high tenacity nylon, [bottom] 135D high density polyester, [lining] 135D high density embossed polyester, [suspension] dual density EVA
  • Volume: 58L
  • Support/Suspension: Aerolon
  • Waist Belt: integrated
  • Hydration Compatible: removable sleeve
Gregory Paragon 68L Backpack - Men's
  • Material: [body] 210D CryptoRip nylon, 100D high-tenacity nylon [bottom] 210D high-tenacity nylon, 135D high density polyester [lining] 135D high density polyester
  • Volume: [small/medium] 65L (3966cu in) [medium/large] 68L (4150cu in)
  • Support/Suspension: dual-density LifeSpan EVA, tubular 7001 aluminum (7mm) [stay] alloy, HDPE (3mm),
  • Shoulder Straps: padded, adjustable, sternum strap
  • Waist Belt: padded, adjustable

This is a top brand and naturally, you have these packs available at the best know online sellers, so see them at REI, at Backcountry, and also at Moosejaw. Note that we have several texts here in the site with Gregory packs, you can see them here.

Thank you for reading. There is a comment box below so let me know if you have any comments or questions. Have a nice day.

Last update on 2020-06-03  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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