American trademark Gregory Mountain Products has completely updated its specialized series of climbing backpacks Gregory Alpinisto. It is preparing the next full update of backpacks that touches both storage compartments and the suspension system. Also, the external attachment for ice axes and skiing will be updated. As before, he series will include two models with the declared useful volume 35 and 50 liters.
According to the manufacturer, the new backpacks are made of more durable and light nylon materials with rip-stop armouring and water-repellent treatment. As a result, it helped to reduce the overall weight of the backpack by as much as ten per cent. The exact amount of weight reduction is not specified. Besides, basic materials and suspension system has been redesigned. The new backpack will use Fusion Flex Suspension System. The basis sets lightweight aluminum frame and resin sheet stiffness, supplementing the soft back of the profiled foam and mesh material, which is not sticky in snow.
The design of the backpack Gregory Alpinisto 2017, provides top compression separation of general purpose, main compartment with two access points and warmed under the cover of the hydration system. Besides, there are two small pockets on the hip straps. In addition, there is a front compression valve, two pairs of compression straps on the sides and adjustable mount for ice axes, trekking poles and skis.
Updated series of climbing backpacks Gregory Alpinisto will be available in several versions monochromatic colors and is estimated by the manufacturer of $ 200 for the 35-liter version and $ 220 for the version with the stated volume of not less than 50 liters. Free sales of backpacks to begin towards the middle of spring 2017.