The Paragon features an innovative hybrid suspension system that cleverly combines a free floating system for the lower back with a breathable padding system on the upper back. This unique approach captures the best of both worlds - a super comfortable lower back cradle system with Gregory's patent pending FreeFloat hip belt system and a tight fitting upper back plate that saves energy by putting most of the pack weight against your back. With a full-featured, yet lightweight, focused feature set, including full length access with side loading, the Paragon will make your next days on the road to a dream come true.
3D foam back panel
Two-layer, perforated foams provide the perfect balance of support and comfort.
The lightweight alloy perimeter frame, in combination with the fibreglass cross brace, keeps the weight close to your back and the FreeFloat suspension is well connected.
Adjustable 3D comfort weighing belt
A development of Gregory's PreCurve 3D hip belt found on the award-winning Baltoro and Deva packs, the Paragon hip belt and Maven use 3D foam construction for body-hugging comfort without a hot spot. By integrating the hip belt directly into the suspended lumbar support in the lower back, we are able to create an ultra-soft, ventilated comfort cradle that wraps around the lower back and adjusts to the hips for a perfect fit.
Men's & Women's Geometry
True to Gregory's commitment to gender-specific design, the Paragon and Maven offer custom shoulder straps for
women and men. The angle and shape of the 3D comfort cradle also has a gender-specific design to maximise comfort and provide even pressure around your hips.
The new Free Float system integrates the adjustable torso length into its tensioned, open rear panels. It's a revolutionary approach to a ventilated carrying system, and Gregory could have stopped there - but they didn't. Proprietary Free Float Flex panels allow the hip belt to rotate and flex with the natural movements of your body. This creates a floating feeling on the trail and allows the hip belt to be placed gently and comfortably around the lower back and hips.