First Ever Line of Plus-Size Packs from Gregory Mountain Products

…and I still can’t believe I was a part of this development. Y’all better not wake me from this dream.

I’ve been working with Gregory Mountain Products for almost 2 years on the first ever line of plus-size backpacks ranging from size 2X to 6X.

This isn’t just a first for Gregory. It’s a first across the entire outdoor industry.

US residents, shop now via this link and support my work on this! #sponsored

14 packs for day-hiking, backpacking and travel. Adjustable from a 40 to 60 inch waist. If 60 inches isn’t enough for you, you will have the option of an extender available right from the listing without it being some hush hush gotta-call-customer-support scenario to find out about it.

My hands shook a little as I opened the box for the first prototype of the Kalmia 60 knowing that what was inside could be the difference between feeling that much more free, or horribly disappointed the way I have so many times trying on new gear. I put it on, adjusting everything. The shoulder straps, load lifters, sternum strap, hip belt. Being able to actually use the hip belt pockets and being able to comfortably pull my water bottle out of a side pocket, instead of taking the whole pack off, changed my perspective on gear forever.

I cried.

I can’t settle anymore.

I can’t just make things work anymore. I’m so tired of it.

I want YOU to feel as free as I have felt testing out this entire line of packs.


Please share this information with your #FatAndOutdoorsy friends and GO GET YOUR PACK! 🎒🙌🥾✨

I would love to see where it goes with you #MyBodyTookMeHere

Go here for international orders and in-person shopping

Press about the packs!

Outside Business Journal: Behind Gregory’s plans for its new plus-size pack collection

Condé Nast Traveler: Gregory’s Line of Plus-Size Hiking Backpacks Is Here

GearJunkie: Gregory Packs Partners With Unlikely Hikers, Builds ‘Plus-Size’ Packs

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Unlikely Hikers Podcast 13: Where is the Plus-Size Gear?

Outside Magazine: I Don’t Hike to Lose Weight. I Hike Because I Love It.


  1. Wow !!! A very big thank you for this breakthrough! Very best wishes to you!

    Terry S

    On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 2:32 PM Jenny Bruso & Unlikely Hikers wrote:

    > Jenny Bruso posted: ” My partner Brie and I on “set.” April 2021. Photo > by, Will Saunders, courtesy of Gregory Mountain Products …and I still can’t > believe I was a part of this development. Y’all better not wake me from > this dream. I’ve been working with Gregory Mountai” >

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  2. Great job sis. I wish I knew about your page before today. I already have an order in for the stout 45 for my daypack. When I make the plunge for the stout 70 I’ll definitely use your affiliates link. Thanks for the hard work you do. Now I’m going to browse your site and gobble up information. Be safe, be blessed!


  3. I just recieved the Amber 65 plus size AND I CANNOT BELIEVE IT ACTUALLY FITS. As in “exactly like it’s supposed to”, not “If I undo this part of the hip belt suspension I can make this work” kind of fit. I’ve been backpacking since middle school and I think this is the first time in my adult life I’ve had a pack that fits. I can’t wait to take this thing on it’s maiden voyage!

    Thank you so much for helping to make this happen!


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