Gregory Wins ISPO Award for New Targhee 32 Ski Pack


Salt Lake City (January 18, 2016) – Gregory Mountain Products has been awarded the renowned ISPO AWARD in the Ski Backpacks & Bags category for the fully redesigned Targhee 32 backpack. Previously recognized with an ISPO award in 2013, the backpack has been updated and improved once again to continue its tradition of innovative ski pack design for avid backcountry skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers.

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“The Targhee finds a sweet spot between intuitive functionality, durability and weight,” says John Sears, VP of Product Development & Design at Gregory. “We’ve worked with athletes across several continents to simplify and lighten the ski carry systems, and we’re delighted that the ISPO award committee agreed and bestowed this important award.”

The new Targhee features Gregory’s proprietary Verteflex suspension, which provides superior load transfer of heavy backcountry gear and a unique system engineered to maintain torsional flexibility and range of motion while skiing. With the debut of advanced features such as Gregory’s new EdgeShield abrasion technology on the diagonal ski carry system, snow shedding backpanels and lightweight four-season aluminum hardware, the Targhee continues its tradition of industry firsts and uncompromised pack design.

For safety, the Targhee offers quick access to a dedicated avalanche safety gear pocket that fits a shovel, probe, snow saw and more, no matter how equipment is configured on the outside. Stowable helmet carry, an insulated hydration sleeve and full zip, rear panel access to the main compartment round out the feature set. This series is all about carrying comfort with access to needed gear from all angles.

The Targhee 32 and the full line of Gregory’s Fall 2016 products will be on display at ISPO Munich January 24-27 in Hall A1, Booth 404. To make a media appointment, please contact Andrea Meerholz at


For over 35 years, Gregory has been the longtime leader in expedition, backpacking, daypacks and travel gear. World renowned for fit, durability, and performance in all their products, Gregory has won awards for its pack designs from such diverse media outlets as Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Popular Science, Men’s Journal, Consumers Digest and Alpinist Magazine. Responsible for many industry firsts in backpacking fit and design, the Gregory research and design team continues to lead the way in innovative backpack technology and performance. Gregory Mountain Products is a division of Samsonite LLC. For more information about Gregory, visit or call 877.477.4292.

Samsonite International S.A. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the “Group”) is the world’s largest travel luggage company, with a heritage dating back more than 100 years. The Group is principally engaged in the design, manufacture, sourcing and distribution of luggage, business and computer bags, outdoor and casual bags, and travel accessories throughout the world, primarily under the Samsonite®, American Tourister®, Hartmann®, High Sierra®, Gregory®, Speck® and Lipault® brand names and other owned and licensed brand names. The Group’s core brand, Samsonite, is one of the most well-know travel luggage brands in the world. For more information visit