Zulu 55L Backpack
Whether you're packing through the Wind Rivers or doing a quick overnighter in your home mountains, the Gregory Zulu 55 Backpack will carry all the gear you need while keeping your back cool and comfortable every step of the way. The Zulu is a lightweight pack with a ventilated backpanel that's been specifically designed to allow air to pass between your back and the pack, and a spring steel frame to comfortably support heavy loads without weighing you down or causing hotspots.
Packing and organizing gear in the Zulu is made easy with the front U-zip access panel and bottom sleeping bag compartment, and the front stash pocket provides an ideal spot to stash rain layers, maps, and whatever else you need quick access to. You can also throw two water bottles in the side pockets and deploy the integrated rain cover when an unanticipated afternoon shower catches you by surprise. Gregory also threw in its Sidekick summit pack, which can be detached and used on its own, so you can quickly rally from high camp to the summit without having to haul more gear than you'll actually need.
- Streamlined, full-featured pack for long weekends and overnights
- Durable construction holds up through rough adventures
- CrossFlo DTS suspension system ensures light, ventilated comfort
- Dual-density harness foam provides cushioned stability
- Bottom sleeping bag access panel keeps gear organized
- Rain cover adds protection when caught in a storm
- Sidekick summit pack allows for quick hikes from basecamp
- Multiple pockets keep water, layers, and tools in their place
- Q & A
Light and useful
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This pack is lightweight and highly functional. While it may not be considered among the lightest of packs, the 3 lb mark is still very respectable in terms of light weight backpacking. I decided to purchase this over the super light weight Hyperlite pack or Osprey Levity pack because it has more features that aren't included when you cut so much weight. I love that you can access the lower portion of this pack without having to dig through the top. I also like the center-buckle hip belt with storage pockets. The accessible side pockets for your water bottle storage on-the-go. The straps can also loop through those side pockets so that you can still use the pocket even when you'd like to sinch the pack down as much as possible. It also comes with a rain cover, so you don't have to purchase that separately. Overall, super dope pack!
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.