Gregory Zulu & Jade

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Gregory Packs Zulu und Jade

Ventilation and Agility

For spring 2019, Gregory is reintroducing its popular Zulu and Jade backpacks with a whole new suspension system. The FreeFloat system combines a tensioned, open-air back panel with mobile hip fins to create an elegant, yet simplified load-handling solution that’s flexible, customizable, and fully ventilated, yet light and low profile. It fits well, feels comfortable, and performs well on the trail. The jury of OutDoor Industry Award concluded: “This pack is outstanding in design, workmanship and added value” and gave one of their prestigious awards.

The backpack specialists have opted for a sprung frame for effective ventilation spanned with robust, moisture-wicking mesh, and combined it with free-floating, three-dimensionally formed hip fins that mould to the anatomy; they pivot and flex with the natural motion of the body and make walking noticeably easier. Yet the suspension system itself is so stable that the load is efficiently transferred to the hipbelt. With the FreeFloat suspension you get a snug, solid fit that’s also fully ventilated.

As usual, Gregory has made a women’s and men’s version. The shoulder straps of the Jade (women) are narrower and the hipbelt is shaped to suit the female anatomy. “We decided to give this women’s pack an award for its intelligent free-floating carrying system. In particular, the flexible construction at the hips makes it very comfortable to carry. All the female members of the panel were instantly impressed”, was the statement of the jury of OutDoor Industry Award 2018. The main opening with full body U-Zip in the Jade and Zulu provides easy access to the contents. Practical extras like a sunglasses QuickStow system on the shoulder harness, stretch mesh side pockets or trekking pole attachments round off the features of the Zulu and Jade. Both packs come with an integrated rain cover.

Available in five different sizes, the Zulu and Jade packs are ideal for day hikes, hut-to-hut tours or long-distance trekking.

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Volume Zulu: 30 / 35 / 40 / 55 / 65 liters
Jade: 28 / 33 / 38 / 53 / 63 liters
Colors Zulu: Empire Blue / Mantis Green / Ozone Black
Jade: Ethereal Grey / Mayan Teal / Poppy Red
Weight Zulu: 1,24 / 1,33 / 1,34 / 1,66 / 1,68 kg
Jade: 1,17 / 1,26 / 1,30 / 1,58 / 1,61 kg
Max. carry Zulu: 16 / 16 / 16 / 18 / 18 kg
Jade: 16 / 16 / 16 / 18 / 18 kg
Materials Body: 210D Honeycomb Cryptorip HD nylon & 210D high tenacity nylon
Base: 630D HD nylon / 420D HD nylon
Lining: 135D HD embossed polyester
Harness/Hipbelt/Lumbar: dual-density lifespan EVA foam
Chassis support: spring steel frame with antibarreling cross stay system
160 / 170 / 180 / 200 / 220 Euro
649 / 689 / 739 / 869 / 949 PLN
1.549 / 1.649 / 1.749 / 2.199 / 2.299 NOK

About Gregory

Founded in 1977 by Wayne Gregory, Gregory Mountain Products remains the long-time leader in expedition packs, trekking packs, day packs and travel gear. World renowned for setting durability, comfort and performance standards in all their products, Gregory has won awards for its pack designs from such diverse media outlets as Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Popular Science, Men’s Journal, Consumers Digest and Alpinist Magazine. Responsible for many industry firsts in pack fit and design, the Gregory research and design team continues to lead the way in innovative backpack technology and performance.

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