Rob de Lucawrote a review of Gregory Drift 10L Backpack on July 13, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is not a Dakine pack like the description says. Here's a real description: If you don't already know, Gregory makes great packs and they're based in SLC, which means they're close to some of the best trails in the US. With the Drift they really seem to have put serious thought into an MTB pack that fits well, breathes well, and gives you tons of bike-specific features I've never seen together in one pack. On top of the vented back panel that feels like it has air conditioning compared to any other MTB bag I've owned in the past decade, you get slick upgrades like:
- a removable tool bag
- a crash padded phone/sunglasses pocket
- a hydration bladder that stands up to dry itself out (magic!?!?)
- a hip belt that can adjust vertically in the back panel for ideal fit
- a magnetic hose clip (awesome)
- a glasses loop on the shoulder strap (this might be my favorite feature)
- probably some stuff I haven't figured out yet
In my opinion, Gregory has solved the issue of having to choose between a "cool" pack that has 10-year-old technology or a "bike" bag that's just a cross-branded trail running or hiking backpack. It's almost as though a real pack company actually sat down and asked how they could make the best mountain bike backpack possible, and then did it. Amazing! What an incredible time to be alive.
P.S. CC writers, I assume you get paid for your work, so stop recycling old descriptions. Or at least get the name right when you do.