Backpack manufacturer Gregory is bringing to market the next generation of its award-winning Targhee pack for winter 2019. The optimized Targhees offer improved materials, enhanced designs and a lighter carry for modern mountaineering and alpine adventures.
45, 32 and 26 liters
The new Gregory Targhee snowsports pack comes in three volumes – 45, 32 and 26 liters – and is both lighter and stronger than its predecessor. The 1000D Cordura front panel makes it very abrasion resistant. Naturally, it has attachment options to accommodate all types of ice tools, skis, snowboards and snowshoes. Gregory claims that the suspension system combines high vertical stability with full freedom of movement for improved performance and a special quick-access avalanche safety pocket.
Gregory Targhee: VertFlex suspension
Made with 1000D Cordura, the front panel is built for bombproof durability and will easily withstand sharp ski edges or ice tools. The anodised aluminium buckles are easy to use when gloved up and have a camming action for a reliable hold. Entry to the main compartment is via the U-shaped zipper on the back, which flaps open fully for easy access to the inside. As only the front panel of the pack lies in the snow, the back panel is kept dry. And thanks to the snowshedding backpanel design, the VertFlex suspension on the Targhee prevents snow adhering and getting wet. The padding itself is 3D-thermoformed to mould snugly to the back and hips. For an ultra-stable carry and high vertical stability, there is an aluminium perimeter frame. Nevertheless, the suspension system still offers good torsional flexibility for dynamic movement during skiing, riding or sections of climbing.
Avalanche safety pocket
The fast access avalanche safety pocket keeps everything organised and in place. Special, quick and easy attachment options allow diagonal front ski carry, front snowboard and snowshoe carry or A-frame ski and splitboard carry with heavy duty bottom loops. Gregory continues to rely on its tried-and-tested internal hydration sleeve, which is routed through the insulated shoulder strap to prevent it from freezing. A top zippered pocket accommodates goggles and other important accessories and the dual layered reinforced base provides added durability and has full perimeter compression to keep the pack streamlined.
Prices en weights
The packs weight: 1,23 kg/ 26 liter, 1,47 kg/32 liter, 1,66 kg/45 liter and are available in the colours atlantis blue and sunset orange and three different back lengths (except the 26 l version). Pricing starts from € 160 for the 26 liter, € 180 for the 32 liter and € 200 for the 45 liter.
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