Review: Gregory Zulu Pack

The Gregory Zulu is one humdinger of a backpack, and is the perfect bag for weekend outings in the Montana wilderness. My favorite feature is the FreeFloat dynamic suspension system, with a comfort-cradle hip-belt that provides ventilation and moisture wicking abilities, while still flexing and pivoting with body movements. Another key feature is the U-Zip, for quick and easy access to the bottom of the pack, and improved efficiency during unload at camp. The Zulu also comes outfitted with a raincover, and its own dedicated pocket for said raincover. The pack’s also got a hydration bladder hanger, and a convenient sunglass stow system on the shoulder harness. $220;