Life has been hectic, but I have been able to use the Gregory Paragon pack on two more backpacking trips since my last update – a week long trip with Big City Mountaineers in California and a long weekend trip along the Alabama-Tennessee border. The Paragon has performed spectacularly – comfort is top-notch; the pack is durable; and it can swallow all my gear including a bear canister and over a week’s worth of food. You can read my final update HERE.
New for 2017 Gregory has introduced a lightweight pack series to their lineup. The Paragon (Men’s) and Maven (Women’s) are fully featured packs that feature the new Aerolon suspension system. I will be taking the Paragon 68 for a spin this fall as my daughter and I continue to search out new trails in the Southeastern United States. Read on for my initial thoughts.