SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 1, 2018) – Gregory Mountain Products, a longtime leader in backpacks and adventure travel gear, is honored to announce the new Baltoro, and women’s specific Deva, were the chosen recipients of Outside Magazine’s prestigious 2018 Gear of the Year Award. The Gear of the Year Award recognizes the best new adventure sports gear of the season, chosen after months of rigorous testing by the editors of Outside Magazine.
This marks the third award for the best-selling backpacks, which received the first-ever Backpacker Magazine Editor’s Choice 25 Anniversary Hall of Fame Award last month and the Gold OutDoor award in 2017. The new Baltoro and Deva debuted this spring and represent the pinnacle of pack design, fit and comfort – principles at the foundation of Gregory’s fit philosophy and reputation as a pack builder.
The all new Baltoro and Deva, which were first introduced to the line in 2006, include a lighter, upgraded Response A3 Suspension System with 7001-aluminum frame for pack stability, Matrix Ventilated Backpanel for increased breathability and comfort, and Auto Angle Adjust (A3) hipbelt and shoulder harness. The quick-drying A3 hipbelt and shoulder harness automatically adapt to different body geometries for a customized fit. They also move independently from each other for a dynamic and stable ride, a fact Outside Magazine called out in the review:
“Both (the Baltoro and Deva) offer a full buffet of features along with excellent load-carrying comfort and very low weight, considering that they include just about every bell and whistle you could possibly hope for.”
John Sears, Vice President of Development and Design, and his team at Gregory could not be more pleased with the positive reception the packs are seeing from the media, retailers, athletes and loyal Gregory customers.
“So much thought and detail went into the design of these packs and I could not be more proud of what we brought to the market,” says Sears. “We’re truly setting a new bar in comfort and design in the premium backpacking category and are so happy to see that our community loves the packs as much as we do.”
For more information on the award-winning Baltoro and Deva, visit www.gregorypacks.com.
About Gregory Mountain Products
For more than 40-years, Gregory Mountain Products has been the leader in expedition, backpacking, daypacks and travel gear. World renowned for fit, durability, and performance in all of its products, Gregory has won awards for its pack designs from such diverse media outlets as Outside Magazine, Backpacker, National Geographic, Popular Science and Men’s Journal. Responsible for many industry firsts in backpacking fit and design, the Gregory research and design team continues to lead the way in innovative backpack technology and performance.
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