Gregory Mountain Hydration Backpack Review
The Gregory Mountain Hydration Backpack is excellent for a plethora of occasions. If you are heading out on a long run, bike ride, hike, or anything else, then having a comfortable and reliable backpack is key. Of course, it has a versatile design so you can use it more than just your outdoor adventures. Some customers opt to use this bag in lieu of a briefcase. It does come with external access to a 15-inch laptop compartment as well as a tablet sleeve, making it great for your school and office needs.
Customers can appreciate the simple and straightforward design of the pack. Unfortunately, it does come it only two colors, neither of which are neutral. You have to choose between blue or purple. It doesn’t bother a lot of customers, but some are dissuaded by it. If you don’t mind the color options, it makes for great purchase with a simple style.
One of the things that customers absolutely love about the Gregory Mountain Hydration Backpack is the affordable price tag. Since there aren’t a lot of extra bells and whistles attached to the bag, you get great function at a low cost. This is ideal for those who are living on a budget and can’t afford to spend too much money on their running gear. You’re so going to get a fantastic bag from atop name company but at a great low price.
Overall, customers love this bag. It is made of high-quality materials that are going to fall apart, and it gets the job done.
Adjustable sternum strap
1-inch hip belt
No external pockets
That said, this day pack might not be the best option for hardcore adventurers. In fact, most consumers will use this bag for their daily tasks. It can make a great replacement for a briefcase or a laptop case. It actually comes with a 15-inch laptop compartment that is padded for extra security from your computer.
Yes, you can use this when you're going out for a long-distance run, bike ride, or hike. The pack and actually do a decent job on your outdoor adventures. It does come with an adjustable sternum strap as well as a removable one in Hip belts. This helps keep the bag securely in place when you're active. This way, when you are running or biking, you don't have to worry about the backpack bouncing up and down, putting extra stress on your shoulders.
Additionally, it may not seem like it, but this pack is compatible with hydration bladders. So yes, if you're heading out for a long trip and you need something to slip your hydration pouch into, this bag will be perfect and can take care of your needs for you.
Nylon is exceptionally durable and offers a decent amount of stretch without sacrificing the integrity of your materials. Additionally, it is resistance to a lot of things, including mildew. The unfortunate part, however, is that it isn't waterproof. That said, if it does get wet, it will dry rather quickly, so that's a bonus.
No, there might not be a lot of pockets and storage available in this bag, but you would be surprised at how much it can actually carry.
Thankfully for most customers, the Gregory Mountain Hydration Backpack offers a decent amount of breathability. This is mostly thanks to the fact that it is primarily made of nylon, which can provide a fair amount of airflow. Of course, while you are out and about with a backpack on your back, you can expect your back to get hot and sweaty.
Even though the backpack is breathable, you can still expect your back to warm up a bit faster than the rest of your body since it is an extra layer on your back. However, customers can agree that it isn't too much of a nuisance. It isn't any different than some of your other high-quality and breathable adventure packs.
The Gregory Mountain Hydration Backpack does a pretty decent job ensuring that you're staying as comfortable as possible while you are out and about. The bag features an adjustable sternum strap as well as a 1-inch hip belt to make wearing the pack more relaxed and more comfortable. You are going to have to worry about your backpack bouncing up and down as you are riding a bike or running. It's going to stay securely against your back for optimal comfort.
As an extra layer of comfort, the pack provides padded straps. This is great so you don't have to worry about the material of the straps digging into your shoulder, especially if you have extra weight in your bag. Additionally, the bag features a padded top grab handle.
Not only is the bag itself going to keep you comfortable, but the ability to carry all of your belongings in one spot is also going to increase your comfort level. Since you weren't going to have to Lug around extra water bottles and running packs, everything will fit right in this bag. Everything you need in one place makes things a lot more convenient and easier for your adventures.
The Gregory Mountain Hydration Backpack, When empty, weighs only about 2 lb. Customers can appreciate that the bag is lightweight, yet durable. It's going to give you everything that you need in a hydration and running pack without all of the extra weight.
That said, keep in mind that the more things you load into it, the heavier it's going to be. If you are running with a full bladder of water and anything else you might need to bring along with you, it's going to add some extra weight to your back.
As mentioned above, there aren't any external pockets located on this backpack. Because of this, it is just a simple everyday looking backpack. You will see the Gregory Mountain logo imprinted on the front of the bag. Other than that, there are no other designs or markings.
Overall, customers like the plain and simple design. Nothing flashy, nothing that stands out too bad. It's there to do a job, and it does it well, without all the bells and whistles.
Since it does have a lower cost, you are going to get all of the features and benefits that you'll get from some of the other more pricey bags. It is plain and simple. There no external pockets; there isn't a lot of separate storage spaces. However, it can hold a decent amount of gear, including your water bladder.
Because of the high-quality and greet function of this daypack, customers do believe that it is a great value. If you're on a budget and need a good bag for your adventures, then you come to the right place.
Unfortunately, there are no external pockets or pouches for you to store your little things in. However, there is plenty of room in the large main compartment of the bag for everything that you need. Lightweight design and cushion shoulder straps help give you a comfortable feel, so you aren't feeling overburdened while you are out and about.
Customers adore this daypack. Many of them would recommend this to their friends, family, and fellow outdoor enthusiasts.