Gregory Savant 48 Review

May 11, 2013
Gregory Savant 48
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
89
Comfort
7
Stability
7
Capacity
9
Organization & Access
8
Features
8

The Good

  • Unmatched access to main compartment
  • Thoughtful design throughout
  • Rain cover included

The Bad

  • Low profile hipbelt slips down more than usual for some slim users
  • Single-layer base fabric wears more quickly than industry standard double-layer
THE VERDICT

The Savant is a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ pack that maintains impressively high performance throughout its wide range of potential uses. Though its travel-inspired features are noticeable to the mountain user, they rarely detract from its functionality.

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Comfort/Adjustability
Equipped with a minimally ventilated back panel and relatively thin hipbelt, the Savant sacrifices some long day comfort for its low weight and sleek profile.

Stability
The Savant provides a good balance of mobility and solidity, though slender testers wished for more lumbar definition to keep it from sliding off the hips. The low profile padding made for a less comfortable carry under really large loads.

Capacity
This pack swallows huge amounts of gear and offers significant external carry capacity as well.
 
Organization/Access
With unmatched accessibility and sufficient organization options, the Savant gets high marks here—water bottle pockets that cannot accommodate 1-liter bottles when the pack is full were the only disappointment.

Features
The unique, volume-adjustable semi rolltop lid was a surprising highlight of this pack; add-ons like the included raincover and removable external-carry straps boosted its versatility.

Value
Versatility, overall great build quality and solid all-around performance make the Savant a great value at $180.

 


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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$180.00
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