“I have had this pack since 1998. Over the last decade, I have used this pack for multi day backcountry skiing and snowboarding outings, getting to our mountaineering basecamps, 10 day backpacking trips, weekend trips, and now overnight trips with my wife and child.
My number one commment on the Denali Pro is load it up. This pack can carry the weight. I am tall and thin, so the custom measurements were key for me. I have a large back panel with a medium waist belt, giving me the fit I always looked for. There is room for all kinds of gear on top of your overnight needs. Now that I’m a father, this pack has made the transition to my new “sherpa dad” role, allowing me to carry everything we need.
The only negative on this pack is its weight. But, in order to be able to manage bigger loads, you will want the extras that allow this pack to handle the big loads. It is also adjustable enough to handle smaller overnight loads (I put everything inside).
This pack has led me to only buy Gregory Packs for any serious pack needs. I just bought the Gregory Adze daypack, which has also proven itself as the perfect pack for its size.
I lead backcountry trips for a living, and I would never use another pack for my job, or another brand of backpack for any of my backcountry needs.
GO GREGORY! BEST PACKS EVER!”