While the new Arreba is billed as a women’s adventure racing pack, we found it to be sweet general use lightweight backpack. Many adventure racing packs are loaded with racing specific features, but the Arreba doesn’t have that clutter, and is in fact a very nice lightweight pack with a normal feature set.
The new Gregory Arreba for women is 2200 cubic inches, weighs 2.5 pounds, and has a full feature set, all of which is useful for lightweight hiking and backpacking.
At 2.5 pounds and 2000-2400 cubic inches (depending on size) the Arreba is sized for a woman with a narrower backpanel and a women’s shoulder harness and hipbelt. The pack has Gregory’s Wraptor Stabilizer system and a weight-supporting HDPE framesheet. I especially liked the roomy outside mesh pockets and huge hipbelt pockets. The body is made of Gregory’s G 30 silicone impregnated high tenacity nylon fabric.
Gregory’s Anti-Gravity pack series strike an excellent balance of lightweight, durability, and performance and are the choice of many thru hikers for their exceptional load-carrying comfort. The men’s equivalent to the Arreba is the Advent Pro, which has a slightly different feature set.
Specifications and Features
- Manufacturer: Gregory Mountain Products (www.gregorypacks.com)
- Style: internal frame, top loading, drawcord closure with top pocket
- Features: top and front access, quickdraw compression system, large mesh hipbelt pockets, large side and front mesh pockets, and hydration sleeve and port
- Sizes: XS, S, M
- Weight: 2 pounds 8 ounces (size S)
- MSRP: $149.