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Gregory Zulu 55 Empire Blue

Gregory Zulu 55 Empire Blue

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A weekend-warrior men’s backpack that can carry moderate loads up to 40 pounds without an issue, the Zulu 55 features ventilating FreeFloat suspension for hot days on the trail and includes a rain cover for inclement weather. It also has an adjustable torso length, with an open-air, moisture-wicking backpanel, and well-padded shoulder and waist straps for all-day comfort.

Key Features:

  • FreeFloat Suspension System – Dynamic flex panels follow the body’s natural movements and allow the hip belt to pivot.

  • 3D Comfort-Cradle Hip Belt – The hip belt is lined with 3D padding to eliminate hotspots while providing a snug fit to stabilize the pack’s load.

  • Sunglasses Quickstow – The shoulder harness has a dedicated system for securely storing sunglasses within close reach.

  • U-zip Entry – The main compartment can be easily accessed via a front U-zipper.

  • Hydration Compatible – The pack has a hydration sleeve with a SpeedClip hydration hangar that works with Gregory's 3D Hydro 3-liter reservoir (reservoir not included).

Gregory Zulu 55 Empire Blue
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Kami B
Verified camping & hiking expert
Reviewed Jul 16, 2021

A men's-specific pack option for longer day hikes with more gear or overnight backpacking trips that includes Gregory's FreeFloat suspension system that keeps the pack off of your back, providing great ventilation and airflow. The shoulder pads and hip belt are made from 3D foam that will conform to your body over time as you use it. This pack includes a raincover and has a hydration sleeve for hydration bladders. It is adjustable, fits torso lengths from 15-19 inches and a waist size of 27-46 inches.

Amy B
Verified camping & hiking expert
Reviewed Jul 16, 2021

This pack features a well-ventilated and breathable back panel, free float suspension system, and dual layered bottom for durability on the trail. Plenty of pockets to help you stay organized! This pack is also hydration system compatible if you opt to add a water bladder. Adjust the torso length to find your perfect fit and stay dry with the included rain cover.

Howard Ding
Verified camping & hiking expert
Reviewed Jul 16, 2021

This is quite a light backpack at 3.6lbs and it's fully featured with suspension, plenty of pockets (including a zippered bottom compartment for sleeping bags), and trekking pole/ice axe loops. Comes with a rain cover as well. The 55L is also a great middle ground size, as it isn't overkill for weekend trips, but it has the potential for extended trips as well.

Dillon Springer
Verified camping & hiking expert
Reviewed Jul 16, 2021

Comfort/Support and has enough features and internal storage space for most hikers' demands. Suitable for day hikes and shorter backpacking trips.

Taylor Nelson
Verified camping & hiking expert
Reviewed Jul 16, 2021

Carrying larger loads, without sacrificing weight. Durable and well-built, Gregory's warranty lasts the lifetime of the product.