Review: Gregory Baltoro 65 Backpack

Just because this is ‘’ doesn’t mean I ONLY run! In fact, growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I’m pretty sure my blood is pine tree sap and glacier water. I love the outdoors. From camping, to hiking, to climbing, to backpacking. Thanks to Gregory Backpacks and the Baltoro 65, I was able to take my very first 4+ day backpacking adventure into the Washington State Olympic National Forest this last fall.

First of all, the Gregory Baltoro 65 is a beast. Easily one of the most comfortable backpacks I’ve worn thanks to the Response AFS System. It’s extremely durable and was able to fit everything from my tent and sleeping bag, my sleeping pad, clothes and gear, and even all my camera equipment without any problem. I would highly recommend the Baltoro 65 for weekend hiking/backpacking overnight excursions when keeping things light and functional are the priorities. While i did have a couple of nit-picky gripes about the pack, it is my go-to weekender. Gregory’s got this one nailed.

Below is the video that I filmed while I was up there. Enjoy and feel free to share!

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  • Storage
  • Comfortable
  • Build Quality
  • Outside Access


  • Looks
  • Noisy
  • Hydration Access

PRICE: 3/5
LOOKS: 3/5

TOTAL: 14/20

This pack was provided by Gregory for review.

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  • Quality: “Extremely high quality” (you said it twice ha!) You gave 4/5?

    Price: $200-220. Where did you get it for this price? I cannot find lower than $255!

    Overall: “It’s a really great backpack” You gave 14/20?

    Seems like some serious disconnect for someone who cradles their backpack!

    • Ugh. You’re obviously new here. One, that review is from February 2012 (two summer seasons ago) when prices were different (and the model was older). Two, if you watch ANY of my reviews you’ll understand that I do not do fraction points and RARELY give perfect scores in any category. That would signify it was PERFECT – which I would NEVER say unless I was 100% positive. See, You’re mistakingly calculating the 14/20 score as 70/100, which would be a C- grade via school grades. That’s ridiculous. My goal with these reviews is to entertain and inform. I am not a scientist, I don’t perform crazy R&D when I receive a product nor do I give fraction or decimal scores. I use the product as a consumer would use it and grade it thusly with my very simple 4 category, 20 point system. If you’re so butt-hurt by my review, than don’t bother watching any of them until you understand my system by watching videos that aren’t 2 years old. Good luck to you! Oh, and I still use my Baltoro 65 for every backpacking adventure I go on. Pretty good for a C- grade pack.



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