Gregory is a brand that has been helping people get outside for over 40 years. They believe the outdoor experience can be enhanced with the use of well designed, comfortable, quality gear. They want you to be able to trust your gear and therefore make premium products that they back up with the Gregory Guarantee.
Gregory's new Targhee 32 is a ski touring pack designed for all-day backcountry tours in the mountains. This second-generation design uses improved materials which offer increased defence against all the things you’ll encounter in the mountains, be it snow, rocks, or sharp edges. Improvements to the layout offer faster access to all compartments, especially the avalanche rescue and snow tool compartment.
The Gregory Targhee 32 is a well designed ski pack that has everything you need and nothing more. It's well laid out and made of quality materials and looks pretty sweet too!
The harness and hipbelt are designed to be worn and used while wearing a climbing harness. The hipbelt features a zippered pocket on one side, and a gear loop on the other.
A zippered and insulated hydration sleeve is located on the shoulder strap, and the sternum strap features a built-in emergency whistle.
Skis and splitboards can be attached diagonally as well as in the A-Frame carry, and snowboards and snowshoes can be carried vertically. The bottom A-Frame carry loops are reinforced and the top loops feature cam-locking buckles that double as compression straps. The front straps have aluminum hooks and can be configured for either diagonal or vertical carry.
The front panel is made with high abrasion-resistant fabric to protect the bag from ski edges and the bottom panel of the pack is dual-layered to increase durability and made with 630D high-density nylon and 135D high-density polyester.
External Material: 100% Nylon
Pack Body: 210D 6.6 Nylon / 630D High Density Nylon
Front Abrasion Panel: 1000D Cordura
Pack Bottom: 630D High-Density Nylon / 135D High-Density Polyester
Lining: 210D Nylon
Suspension: Multi-Density EVA foam
The Targhee 32L is a very well thought out ski touring pack for mountain adventure, the moulded back panel and padded straps are very comfortable, and the alloy frame and compressions straps offer excellent load distribution.
I like the variety of ski/snowboard carry options. The bottom side carry loops are wide enough to carry most splitboards, but they are too small for my wider split. I can still make it work with a vertical carry, but it would be nice to see a bag that is compatible with wider snowboard shapes for the A-Frame carry.
All of the pockets are all easily accessed and offer ample storage—I’m personally a big fan of back panel access as it’s the best way to keep your backpack contents organized and offers quick access to items at the bottom of the bag.
I like the option of the gear loop on one side of the hip belt with the pocket on the other, but I know some people would prefer to have two pockets instead. Personally I find the hip belt pocket to be large enough to carry anything I would like to put in there, and the option to clip gear easily to the bag is a nice touch.
I really appreciate the more durable materials used in this bag. Abrasion resistance and protection from sharp edges mean this bag has truly been designed to stand up to it’s intended use. The anodized metals look great and are easy to handle with bulky gloves; being able to trust them not the get brittle and break in cold temperatures is a big bonus.
The Targhee leaves little to complain about and is sure to be a great bag for those playing in the mountains. The options for varying volumes means you can pick exactly the right bag for you.
Price: $229CAN / $189.95US
Weight: 1.7kg / 3.75lb
Colours: Sunset Orange, Atlantis Blue
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Frame Type: Perimeter wire
Suspension Technology: Vertflex
Number of external pockets: 6
Hydration Reservoir: Not included, but compatible
Quality / Price: 2/2
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