Gregory Targhee Backcountry Ski & Alpine Packs

New Gregory Targhee Backcountry Ski & Alpine Packs


Gregory Targhee Backcountry Ski & Alpine Packs series includes packs of 26, 32, and 45 liters with all the features needed for snow activities. Read more below.

This Gregory Mountain Products Targhee series has been around for a number of years already and it has been modified several times already. As far as I know, the packs which you have below in the list are the third version which they launched for the new winter season.

As you realize from their sizes, the two smaller are daypacks and the largest is an overnight winter pack. So the Targhee 26 is for short tours, lift-accessed terrains, and similar situations. The Targhee 32 is an award-winning pack for all-day activities.

Ski and alpine packs are designed for snow activities and this implies certain features that you need. This includes the following important features:

  • The back panel is with a snow-shedding design, built smooth so that it doesn’t keep snow. The same holds for the hip belt padding.
  • The zippered access is behind the back panel, and this is what makes these packs different from standard hiking packs where such openings are on the front. The reason is that you need the front to carry skis or the snowboard, and you need unobstructed access to the interior.
  • The packs are built to carry skis and a snowboard. This is why the front and the attachment straps are very strong and abrasion-resistant materials. In these packs here you have exceptionally strong 1000D Cordura.
  • A strong frame that is supposed to support the inner load and the skis/snowboard attached to the pack.
  • Usually, these packs have a dedicated avalanche safety pocket where you keep stuff for such a purpose.
  • Because this is about cold-weather activity, the hose goes through an insulated sleeve on the shoulder strap.
  • A safety whistle is normally included.
  • Attachment elements for ice axes.
  • Helmet attachment features.

But you have much more in these great packs. Please see all the features in this short video:

Gregory Targhee 26 Snow Hiking Pack
  • 1000D Cordura front diagonal edge guard panel for protection from metal edges
  • Anodized Aluminum hardware for easy, durable use in the cold
  • VertFlex suspension with anti-barreling cross-stay for support with torsional flexibility
  • U-Zip back panel access with compression molded, snow-shedding back panel design
  • Padded shoulder straps with insulated hydration sleeve and sternum strap with integrated safety whistle
Gregory Mountain Products Targhee 32 Backpack
  • MULTIPLE CARRY OPTIONS: Stowable A-frame and diagonal ski carry straps. Stowable vertical snowboard and snowshoe carry straps. Stowable aluminum toggle ice axe retainers
  • DEDICATED AVY GEAR POCKET: Dedicated pocket for avalanche safety and rescue equipment
  • STORAGE FOR ACCESSORIES: Oversized top accessory and goggle pocket. Stowable mesh helmet holder. Hydration sleeve with insulated shoulder harness hose cover
  • DURABLE FABRIC & EASY ACCESS: Dual-layer HD nylon bottom panel. Winter- and glove-friendly materials and hardware. Full-length backpanel main compartment access. Internal security pocket
  • IDEAL USES: Skiing, Snowboarding, Backcountry Skiing, Splitboarding, Ski Mountaineering, Snowshoeing. WEIGHT: 4.0lbs. DIMENSIONS: 25.5" x 11.5" x 10.5"
Gregory Mountain Products Targhee 45
  • MULTIPLE CARRY OPTIONS: Stowable A-frame and diagonal ski carry straps. Stowable vertical snowboard and snowshoe carry straps. Stowable aluminum toggle ice axe retainers.
  • DEDICATED AVY GEAR POCKET: Dedicated pocket for avalanche safety and rescue equipment.
  • STORAGE FOR ACCESSORIES: Oversized top accessory and goggle pocket. Stowable mesh helmet holder. Hydration sleeve with insulated shoulder harness hose cover. Gear loops, ice clipper slots, and zippered accessory pocket on hipbelt.
  • DURABLE FABRIC & EASY ACCESS: Dual-layer HD nylon bottom panel. Winter- and glove-friendly materials and hardware. Full-length backpanel main compartment access. Internal security pocket.
  • IDEAL USES: Skiing, Snowboarding, Backcountry Skiing, Splitboarding, Ski Mountaineering, Snowshoeing. WEIGHT: 4.2lbs. DIMENSIONS: 30.5" x 11.5" x 11.5"

If you need more packs from Gregory, please check our separate text.

Editor’s Choice

This is our top choice pack from the list above:

Gregory Targhee 45

$199.88
9.2

Features

9.7/10

Craftsmanship

9.8/10

Price

8.0/10

Pros

  • Top craftsmanship
  • All that is needed for snow activities
  • Three sizes to choose from

Cons

  • Expensive

Note that the Gregory brand has launched a new version of their Maven and Paragon packs and they are better than ever. Thank you for reading. Let us know what you think and rate this product in the comment box below. Have a nice day.

Last update on 2020-07-09  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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