The folks at Gregory never cease to amaze. The Contour 50 backpack packs more technology and innovation into 3,000 cubic inches than most manufacturers' expedition packs, and it only weighs about four pounds. With a maximum load recommendation of 45 pounds, the Contour is perfect for everything from overnighters to extended weekend hikes. Gregory's Response LT suspension system is strong, simple, and lightweight. At the heart of the system is the Wire Wishbone frame, which provides effective load transfer straight to your lumbar region, where it can be carried most efficiently. The Frame also incorporates a cross-stay that prevents pack-barreling and helps maintain the pack's shape. The back panel is made with moisture-wicking Aero-mesh to keep you cool and dry during warm weather hikes.
One of the Contour 50's coolest features is its Trail Smart packing system. The system divides the pack into three separate zones which are strategically located for their intended loads. The first zone is the largest and closest to the body. This area is for large, heavy items, such as your tent, sleeping bag, and bulk food. Keeping the majority of the weight close to your body increases efficiency and reduces fatigue. The second zone is at the front of the pack, farthest from your body. This zone is for items that you typically need to access during your hike, such as lunch, first aid, or rain gear. The third zone is on the side of the pack and puts items within your reach without removing the pack, such as your camera, a quick snack, water, or other items that are used throughout the course of the day. The Contour also provides easy access to small items with dual waist belt pockets and a large dump pocket on the front of the pack, as well as a highly water-resistant top pocket with a waterproof zipper and sealed seams. And, speaking of waterproof, the Contour comes with an integrated, color-matched rain cover to keep your gear safe and dry when an unexpected storm pops up.
- Response LT suspension system with Auto-Fit waist belt
- Torso size: small 16-18in, medium 18-20in, large 20-22in
- Wire Wishbone frame with integrated cross-stay
- Aero-mesh breathable, moisture-wicking back panel
- Recommended for loads up to 45lb
- Top, side, and panel access (access to different zones)
- Durable, lightweight 420D and 100D Robic nylon
- Integrated, color-matched rain cover