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2012 Gorilla
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Jon Leibowitz
(jleeb) - F - MLife

Locale: 4Corners
2012 Gorilla on 04/13/2012 11:18:10 MDT Print View

Has been officially posted. It's currently "on sale" for 205 and weighs 25 ounces with pad and stays.

Looks nice...kinda pricey. I bet it's incredibly comfortable. Only available in Medium for the time being.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/13/2012 11:31:15 MDT Print View

I think it looks great and is a more than reasonable price when compared to the HMG Porter, ULA OHM 2.0, etc.

Jon Leibowitz
(jleeb) - F - MLife

Locale: 4Corners
true on 04/13/2012 11:33:58 MDT Print View

Yes. Compared to HMG, I agree. It's just a big jump from their last model.

Interesting to note is that the pack itself weighs only 16.4 ounces after taking out removable stays and detachable hib belt but keeping the torso pad.

I think the pack looks amazing, wish I could try it on.

Edited by jleeb on 04/13/2012 11:49:14 MDT.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Re: true on 04/13/2012 11:58:52 MDT Print View

I agree - trying on would be nice instead of ordering and having to potentially return.

Pack does look really well designed.

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: Tahoe
Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/13/2012 12:17:17 MDT Print View

Looks nice. The hipbelt looks comfy. Not really sure about the zippered pocket on the lid though.

Aaron Croft
(aaronufl) - M

Locale: Oregon
Compression on 04/13/2012 13:29:16 MDT Print View

I'm wondering about the durability of the bungee compression system and how effective it will be in compressing the load. I'm not sure I buy into the lid, either. In any case, I'm looking forward to the reviews!

Chad "Stick" Poindexter
(Stick) - F

Locale: Wet & Humid Southeast....
Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/13/2012 13:39:58 MDT Print View

The pack body is actually listed at 14.4 oz (that is without the hip belt, SitLight pad and the stays).

Anyway, it is a very nice looking pack but I wish the top lid was simply a piece of material that folded over to make a lid rather than a zippered pocket. I am glad that the front pocket is straight across too rather than angled like on the Kumo (not sure what that is supposed to be about...)

Cody Lebow

Locale: Orange County
Re: Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/13/2012 17:27:51 MDT Print View

I dont see the price jump as that big of a problem. I spent about that much for my old gorilla after adding hipbelt pockets. Now they are already there. I just ordered a new one and am super stoked.

Jon Leibowitz
(jleeb) - F - MLife

Locale: 4Corners
Re: Re: Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/13/2012 17:57:03 MDT Print View

Please post impressions when you get it!!!

Will Inman
(Empacitator) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/13/2012 18:28:14 MDT Print View

I'm a massive fan of the original Gorilla- I bought it after I read the Highly Recommended review from BPL.

Only problem is that I find it very hard to fault, so how do I justify purchasing the new one? ;)

Cody Lebow

Locale: Orange County
Re: Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/13/2012 19:05:36 MDT Print View

I love my gorilla but have an on again off again spat with the shoulder pads. Hoping the new one solves my issues.

Jon Leibowitz
(jleeb) - F - MLife

Locale: 4Corners
Re: Re: Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/14/2012 08:43:04 MDT Print View

Does the old Gorilla (and presumably the new one) fit a small bear can such as Bearikade Weekender?

Cody Lebow

Locale: Orange County
Re: Re: Re: Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/14/2012 09:34:35 MDT Print View

I fit a small bearvault no problem.

Serge Giachetti
(sgiachetti) - M

Locale: Boulder, CO
wow on 04/14/2012 23:50:44 MDT Print View

man, looks like the ultimate ultralight pack to me. only wish their was straps to lash skis too!

The old Gorilla is the most comfortable pack I've owned.

Kiyoshi Young
Nice on 04/15/2012 13:41:55 MDT Print View

I really like the look of this pack. I hope to here some more user reviews but I'll probably be selling my Jam to get this.

Mike In Socal
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
I've been waiting... on 04/15/2012 18:48:14 MDT Print View

I'm excited to see this pack. I was eyeing the Murmur earlier this year but really wanted something larger in the new design. This might be it.

Brad Abrahams
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/16/2012 19:34:39 MDT Print View

Cody, the super wide shoulder straps killed the gorilla for me. Otherwise it would have been perfect for me. Hoping this one is the ticket.

Edited by frigger on 04/16/2012 20:52:02 MDT.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2012 Gorilla on 04/21/2012 18:56:57 MDT Print View

o my. i love my 2012 gorilla. the shoulder straps are perfect thinckness and the compression system is simple and brilliant at the same time. this thing carries like a dream. i have tried the old murmur, the new murmur, the old gorilla....this pack is head and shoulders above them all with its flexibility and lightyears beyond the old gorilla in terms of form and function. this design is a game changer for gg...i am super impressed.

Edited by rbeard on 04/21/2012 18:59:21 MDT.

brent driggers
(cadyak) - MLife

Locale: southwest georgia
Go rilla on 04/21/2012 21:03:42 MDT Print View

What size did you get Adam?

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Go rilla on 04/22/2012 00:59:09 MDT Print View

medium. fits like a glove on this 19/19.5 torso.