Gregory, the backpack brand that brought us the well-known Baltoro hiking pack and the Alpinisto mountaineering pack has been extending into adventure travel products over the last 5 years.
The men’s Tetrad and women’s Tribute Adventure Travel Packs combine hiking designs with travel-friendly features in sizes from 40L to 75L.
The Adventure Travel Packs come with features you’d find in other Gregory bags, like an adjustable suspension that allows 4 inches of movement along the torso’s lightweight wishbone-shaped alloy frame and back panels made from 3D breathable foam.
Unlike hiking or backpacking packs, these packs feature an ActiveShield compartment that separates clean and dirty, and the two larger sizes feature a zip-off backpack for day trips.
More travel-specific features include padded quick-grab handles and a 3-in-1 seam-taped travel cover that unpacks to protect against wet weather and zips completely around the pack for protection when checking it to your destination. They also make it harder for prying hands to reach in and feature lockable zippers for added security.
The pack also has an ActiveShield Compartment to stash gear and protect against vapor, dirt, and odor getting into the rest of the bag.
The 40L Tetrad and Tribute are carry-on-friendly as is, and are padded on all sides, including the internal sleeve for electronics. The larger-capacity versions have zip-off daypacks for carry-ons that come with a front mesh pocket and an internal laptop sleeve.
Built for extended travel, the 70L Tribute and 75L Tetrad packs carry more — in volume — than traditional backpacks. Don’t bog it down with weight, but go ahead and pack that extra layer and a pair of running shoes.
Weight: The 40L Tetrad and Tribute weigh 3.04 pounds and can carry 35 pounds. The women’s Tribute 70 weighs 4.11 pounds, the men’s 75L Tetrad weighs 4.4 pounds, and both carry up to 50 pounds.
Fit: The adjustable torso on the men’s Tetrad packs fit 16-21 inches, and waists between 28 and 48 inches. The Tribute packs fit 14- to 19-inch torsos and 27- to 45-inch waists.