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The Gregory Makalu Pro 70 is a professional-grade pack for expedition climbing, designed to haul heavy loads while not being too heavy itself. Like its deluxe backpacking cousin, the Baltoro 70, the Makalu features a beefy 3D-pre-curved hipbelt and a significant lumbar pad to transfer 50-pound loads from your shoulders to your legs. The Makalu manages to weigh about nine ounces less than a comparably-sized Baltoro, however, as it is much simpler in terms of layout and organization; the main compartment of the pack is one big uninterrupted volume with a removable hydration sleeve, perfect for accomodating big cold-weather sleeping bags and other bulky expedition gear. There are no side or front pockets or alternative access points - it's just the essentials here.
The Bottom Line: A pack that's ready to take on the big mountains of the world.
- Auto-Cant™ harness system
- Dual Density Wilderness waistbelt
- Flo-Form® II shoulder harness
- Aero-Tech mesh backpanel
- Floating partial framesheet
- Twin 7075-T6 aluminum stays
- Top access
- Top pocket with water-resistant zipper
- Two ice axe loops and keeper straps
- Removable bungee cord
- Removable waistbelt and gear racking system
- Crampon patch
- Full compression system
- Spectra™ and 210d fabrics
|S||3800 in³ / 62 L||4 lb 11 oz / 2.10 kg||16" - 18"|
|M||4250 in³ / 69 L||4 lb 15 oz / 2.25 kg||18" - 20"|
|L||4600 in³ / 75 L||5 lb 4 oz / 2.40 kg||20" - 22"|
|Intended Use||Alpine & Ice Climbing, Hiking/Backpacking, Winter|
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
A "Pro" pack indeed
The Makalu isn't a pack that tries to win you over with sexy looks, although its black nylon body with white Spectra gridlines does have a stealthy appeal to it. Instead, it's the bomber construction that will impress you - especially the waterproof tarp material on the bottom and the twin aluminum stays set into a Read More...
A "Pro" pack indeedThe Makalu isn't a pack that tries to win you over with sexy looks, although its black nylon body with white Spectra gridlines does have a stealthy appeal to it. Instead, it's the bomber construction that will impress you - especially the waterproof tarp material on the bottom and the twin aluminum stays set into a heavy-duty HDPE framesheet. This pack will take a beating!
The Makalu is the polar opposite of Gregory's new Contour and Cairn packs. While those packs feature the "Trail Smart 1-2-3 packing system" to first-timers organize their gear in a logical way, the Makalu says "Hey, you're a pro, aren't you? Here's a big empty volume. Pack it." I appreciate that, because its massive top opening and unobstructed interior space makes it easy to jam in bulky winter sleeping bags, parkas, and tent bodies.
I do think that the suspension system on the Baltoro series packs is more comfortable, as the Makalu features a more minimalist, stripped-down version. All in all, though, this is the pack for serious, no-nonsense adventure. I hope to take it to Antisana, Mount Logan, and many more places before it falls apart, which should give me a good twenty years or so.