As we enter the holiday season many of us outdoor lovers are asking loved ones for new gear into the next year. As a fellow traveler, my most used piece of gear are my backpacks, luggage, and duffle bag from Gregory Packs. Whether I’m hitting the road to Washington or on a plane to the Caribbean, at least 2 pieces of Gregory are being used at all times.
Many of us are already plotting hiking destinations and securing permits for the 2023 season, while some are new to hiking and backpacking. Wherever you may fall, getting new gear is always exciting!
Gear can get expensive so the holidays are the perfect time to upgrade your gear, or get something new for a new hobby you want to try. Here at Gregory Packs we want to make sure that the right backpack goes into the hands of an owner that will enjoy it for a lifetime. Our bags have a lifetime guarantee, so if anything goes wrong with the pack, we have you covered!
Many people want to get into backpacking, but that initial buy of the backpack might be stopping them from getting out there more. Buying a new backpack for a loved one could be challenging due to sizing and what they need it for, but by following these simple steps finding the perfect backpack will be easier!
- What hobby do they need the backpack for? Hiking, backpacking, backcountry skiing or snowboarding? Narrow this down with your loved one first.
- Plan a date to REI. Tell your loved one its lunch and an REI date on you. Doing this can be sure you buy the right size backpack. At REI you’re able to go to the backpack section and try on their Gregory Backpacks and choose which pack and size would be best for them. If you’re unable to be with them, it is possible to estimate sizing for them. If your loved one is unable to try the pack on in a store, we suggest heading to our measuring guide on our website. Comfort is key and you want to be able to carry a full backpack without issues!
- Do a little dance! Order! Be sure to give yourself ample time to order and get the product shipped before the holiday season.
Want bonus points with your loved one? Book a campsite or permit for an area they’re wanting to visit in 2023. Do they need a permit for their local trails they hike often? Adding something like this to the pack will give them that extra excitement and one less thing to worry about.