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Gregory Paragon 68 Internal Frame Backpack

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The innovative suspension system of the Paragon 68 internal frame backpack allows it to comfortably carry up to 50 pounds and stow 4150 cubic inches of gear at a weight well below that of its load-hauling peers. Adding value and functionality, Enwild includes a 3D Hydro Reservoir.


The innovative suspension system of the Paragon 68 internal frame backpack allows it to comfortably carry up to 50 pounds and stow 4150 cubic inches of gear at a weight well below that of its load-hauling peers. Adding value and functionality, Enwild includes a 3D Hydro Reservoir.

Equipped with Gregory’s Aerolon suspension system, the pack employs an ultra-lightweight hollow 7001 aluminum frame and a mesh-encased, die-cut foam backpanel to offer excellent load stabilization and ventilated performance. Adjustability in the harness and hipbelt allow you to customize fit. Load lifter straps and an adjustable sternum strap further enhance fit and ensure stability. Siliconized padding in the lumbar portion of the pack increases comfort and aids in load transfer. To ensure a customized fit, the pack is available in Small/Medium (fits torso sizes ranging from 15”-19”) and Medium/Large (18”-22”) size options.

The top-loading main compartment of the pack has an extendible drawstring closure. A zippered front entry allows access to a separate, lower sleeping bag compartment. A large front stuff pocket provides a place to keep discarded layers or other gear easily accessible. Zippered lid pockets and zippered hipbelt pockets offer additional organizational options. Side compression straps allow you to cinch down the packbag to keep the contents of the pack stabilized and they double as external lash points.

Other features include large side stretch water bottle pockets, trekking pole attachments, a front harness quick-stow feature for sunglasses, and an included raincover. An integrated sleeve and exit port make the pack hydration compatible (3D Hydro Reservoir included). That same sleeve can be removed entirely and, thanks to its integrated minimalist shoulder strap, it can be used as a lightweight daypack or summit pack!

The Gregory Paragon 68 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of size and color options.

  • 3D Hydro Reservoir included
  • Aerolon suspension uses a customized lightweight 7001 aluminum chassis design to deliver uncompromised ventilation and load stabilizing trail performance to reduce energy expenditure on the trail.
  • Matrix ventilation system uses a foam-matrix backpanel structure encapsulated by breathable mesh to provide air flow and moisture evaporation, in order to reduce energy expenditure and increase comfort
  • Quickadjust hipbelts and back height system provide the perfect fit every time, while the unique hipbelt adjustment allow the hipbelt pockets to move with the adjustment to maintain easy pocket access
  • Gription lumbar pad with soft-molded silicon gription pad technology for enhanced load transfer and energy savings
  • 3D shoulder harnesses and hipbelt with dual density LIfeSpan EVA foam construction for an amazingly cush ride in a sub-four pound pack
  • Raincover stows in zippered mesh compartment beneath front stuff pocket and doubles as accessory pocket
  • Sunglass quickstow system on shoulder harness allows a quick, secure and scratch-free way to store your shades on the go
  • Dual zippered hipbelt pockets for quick access items on the trail (one mesh and one shell fabric for storage flexibility)
  • Sidewinder bottle stash: dual stretch-mesh side pockets, one which provides on-the-go water bottle access with optional tether for pocket security when not in use (offered on largest two style)
  • Front stretch stuff pocket for gear overflow and organization
  • Ultra-light top flap option included by removing the sleeping bag divider and using it in place of the traditional top-pocket for an ultra-light configuration
  • Sleeping bag multi-straps removable via girth hitch, these handy straps can be used to carry your sleeping pad or removed to carry other items on the pack or used as a hipbelt on the SideKick daypack
  • Double zip floating top pocket has additional zippered pocket for organization and access to small items such as headlamps or maps
  • Goal Zero attachment points on top pockets
  • Reinforced bottom panel with dual-layer construction for superior abrasion, weather and puncture resistance
  • Molded webbing keepers for compression strap management
  • Includes sidekick daypack, a combination reservoir sleeve and ultra-light, removable daypack, perfect for daytrips, summit hikes, or supply runs into town during a thru-hike
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Technical Specs

Best Use
Top Loading w/ Sleeping Bag Compartment
Detachable Daypack
Item Dimensions
Small/Medium: 29" x 13" x 12"
Medium/Large: 31" x 13" x 12"
Fits Torso
Small/Medium: 15"-19"
Medium/Large: 18"-22"
Frame Material
Hydration Compatible
Yes; 3 Liter 3D Hydro Reservoir included
Maximum Weight
50 lbs
Sternum Strap
Yes; Adjustable
Torso Adjustment
Small/Medium: 3966 cu in
Medium/Large: 4150 cu in
Limited Lifetime
Internal Frame Backpack
Body: 210 CryptoRip Nylon and 100D High Tenacity Nylon
Base: 210 High Tenacity Nylon w/135D HD polyester
Lining: 135D HD Polyester
Item Weight
3 lbs 9 oz
Rain Cover Included

12 Reviews

4.25 / 5

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Sean M.


Rock Solid


This is a really comfortable pack. It's highly adjustable, so you can really dial in the fit. It carries weight really well too. It has a ton of organization and an absolutely rock solid build. I've put somewhere close to 300 miles on this pack and it's still in great condition. I've had to make one real repair on it and it was because I got careless with my knife.


I wish you could remove the brain and still have a way to fully seal the top of the pack. Hip belt pockets could be a little larger and I wish there was easier/alternate access to the side pockets for water bottles.

Jacob T.


Great all around backpack


Love all the features that this bag comes with. I appreciate the minimalistic design on the bag which cuts down on weight, while still being extremely comfortable. This bag has a ton of different adjustment points to achieve a custom personalized fit for your body type. For the liter size the overall weight of this pack is amazing compared to other bags of the same capacity. I also like the additional 3D hydro reservoir which will come in handy if you’re hiking a trail which has very few places to filter water.


The only thing I can say that I don’t like about this pack is that it does not include an emergency whistle on the front chest strap which on most of the Gregory packs include.

Steven W.


Excellent Pack


One of the lightest 65+L packs available. Used it on a 2wk trek on the Annapurna Circuit and previous months of training hikes. Performed great w/43lb load (food & water). Loved the suspension system esp. on downhills; very grippy and comfy lumbar pad. Loved the bottom access.


Would have been great if the brain/top pack could be completely removable. Main hip-belt straps a bit long and dangling in-the-way when tightened up. If the side-pockets were made out of main pack material w/a bungee cinch (ala new GG Crown2 60) vs. stretchy fabric it would be the perfect large cap, lightweight pack.



Great Pack!


Liked that the pack included a water reservoir, had a removable day pack and had a rain cover. Used for a weekend trip and it worked great. It was super comfortable! I was debating between this pack and a more expensive osprey one, glad I decided to get this one. Hoping to take more trips with it soon!


The water bottle pockets on the sides seem to stretch out and snag easy.

James W.


Lighter weight but supportive


Nice suspension and support. Good adaptability with removable lid and sleeping bag compartment flap. Mesh pocket in front is nice for wet items. Carries weight well.


Mesh pockets may not be that durable.. Only one mesh water bottle holder can be accessed with pack on. Don't really use the sleeping bag compartment so its just extra weight.

Stephen H.


Lightweight and well made, Great Pack


One of the lightest 68L packs in the market, but can see some of the places they skimped* on. Do not see this being much of an issue if not overstuffed.


Nothing as of yet.

Christopher F.


Nice lightweight backpack


Carries 30lbs of gear very nicely. Very adjustable Nice padding on hips and shoulders.


Side pockets could be bigger to hold modern cell phones. Only one side pocket is water proof.

Jess M.


customizable, versatile, comfortable


Love the versatility of this pack, which allows me to cut weight if I’d like (sub 3lbs) by leaving the summit pack, rain cover, or brain behind and removing/rearranging straps and flaps. There is plenty of room when needed—your bear can will fit horizontal and vertical. You can also cinch things down for lighter, smaller loads. Hipbelt pockets can accommodate the latest iPhone. My favorite thing about this pack is how comfortably it carries weight. Appreciate the extras included.


Side water bottle pockets are snag magnets; it’s a matter of time before one rips. Sleeping bag divider not meant to be removed; you must cut straps or plastic connector to do so.

Christopher C.


decent value, features, suspension


As with other Gregory suspensions (customizable, great hip belt, nice back ventilation), one of side pockets hold water bottle or bear repellent and can be reached with pack on, sunglasses loop is cool.


am I the only one that uses water bottle and bear repellent at same time? Why they only made 1 side pocket usable with pack on is beyond me. With slight design modification, they could add main compartment, front zipper access. A bit heavy for a simple top loader pack. Too bad . . . almost a great pack.

Michael S.


Mesh pockets sinks this pack.


Waist belt pockets. Frame. Day pack/hydro sleeve


Hard to adjust the load straps while on the move. Mesh side and front pockets/durability Side water bottle sleeve will not hold the bottle unless fastened, useless.



Lightweight and capable


Just used this for Philmont and it worked like a charm on loads up to 35lbs. Likes: light weight, great access on top lid and sleeping bag compartment, very adjustable for perfect fit and position no matter the load, great airflow, removable summit pack, mesh front pocket to dry out shoes or other gear, compressible for small loads, expandable collar for bulky food on re-supply days.


Hydration port on pack was too small to accommodate the bite valve required removal of the hose from the bladder to get the hose through. The Gregory 3D bladder was very nice, but lack of a quick release hose made this more difficult than it should have been.

Romeo V.


Probably the lightest pack for a 68L before going into ultralight packs


Outstanding Gregory quality. Suspension adjustability. Sidekick summit pack/hydro reservoir. Included rain cover. And the best customer service from everyone at Backcountry Edge!!


Hip pockets are a bit small for today's smartphones. A mid pack zipper access like the Zulu or Baltoro would have been nice.