Backwoods trails to bustling streets.
Cleanly designed with a minimalist aesthetic, the Gregory Women's Maya 22 Backpack brings functional carrying and streamlined support into your daily commute, weekend hikes, and far-flung travel. The BioSync suspension system not only prevents moisture build-up with its well-ventilated design, but moves naturally with your body to prevent uncomfortable pressure points resulting from an overly rigid back panel and shoulder straps.
The top-access main compartment is roomy enough for storing extra layers, daily documents, and other larger items, with an internal-zip security pocket for housing keys, cash, and other small necessities. Another innovative feature is the bungee-secured front pocket that expands to accommodate your bike helmet or rain jacket. Ultimately, this lends the Maya 22 the versatility needed for conquering everything from downtown bike commutes to extended travel across widely varying climates.
- Top-access main compartment
- Internal-zip security pocket
- Expandable front pocket holds helmet or rain jacket
- Side compression with wing for added stability
- BioSync suspension with padded mesh straps
- Q & A
Great, lightweight daypack
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a great, lightweight daypack. It's got a separate velcro-closure pouch on the pack for a hydro pouch. I carry a 3L Camelbak pouch it in it. It is a bit of a squeeze to secure the velcro with that large of a pouch, but it works. The chest clip for the hydration tube isn't large enough for an insulated tube, but is great for the regular tubes.
I love the smallest compartment that is lined with a soft material for a phone or other valuables, as well as the internal pocket which is great for IDs or money. The side pockets for water bottles are large and easily accessible, and also helpful for phones or snacks you wane to grab quickly.
The strapping to attach poles when not in use is easy to use, even when baskets are not installed.
The largest pocket is very roomy and can easily accommodate snacks, first aid supplies, a portable camp stove and fuel, and a jacket, with additional room.
I've used this pack now on a variety of length hikes from 4 to 12 miles, and it's been perfect for each use.
I'd say the only downside is that the mesh portion on the back to help keep cool and dry makes it easy for dirty to get into the pack, but that portion doesn't open so it can be hard to clean out. I just take an air compressor to blow it out best I can when I've laid the bag down into dirt.
Flimsy fabric, no hydro sleeve
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
This pack is not right for serious day hikers who use hydro packs-- and that is most of us. There is no separate compartment for the hydro pack. The fabric and feel in this lightweight Gregory pack is flimsy compared to others I've tried. Returning right out of the box.
Holds 2 Magnums of Champagne No Problem
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I LOVE my Maya pack. It is the most comfortable hiking pack that I have owned and has a ton room and easy access to every pocket. I have used this pack from everything from 20+ mile day hikes to 3 mile hikes to haul champagne to natural hot springs. The hip strap is very comfortable and doesn't create a battle with the waistband of my shorts while hiking. I love the pockets on the hip strap, a great place to keep snacks, phone or camera.
The side compression straps help synch the pack down when you aren't carrying as much to keep it secure.
**I have the Maya 32 not the Maya 22 **
14 - 16in
(35 - 39cm)
16 - 18in
(40 - 44cm)
18 - 20in
(45 - 49cm)
20 - 22in
(50 - 54cm)
- How to Measure Your Torso:
- Using a flexible tape measure or Gregory Fit-O-Matic, measure the length of your torso from the C7 vertebra (at the base of your neck) to the spot on the spine level with the top of the bony hip structure called the iliac crest. Do it two or three times to get an accurate measurement. If you are between frame sizes, always go with the smaller size.