Where would my trekking poles fit on a Gregory Maya backpack?
Your hiking poles would need to be telescoped down (completely collapsed), and then stored in the side pockets on the Gregory Maya pack. I generally keep the handle side in the bottom of the pocket, with the pole tips facing upward. Then you can cinch the straps on the side of the pack to hold the poles in place. Alternatively, you could always get an accessory cord to wrap around the poles or through the pole handle loops, then attach to the back of your pack.
On day hiking trips I tend to stow my poles on the uphill, then use them for the entire downhill portion of the hike.
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I will let you know. It has a lot of nice features, and a very interesting bladder system. The reviews have been pretty good.
I’ve been seeing a lot more Osprey packs on the trail. I’ll be curious to know how you like the Manta 30 when you get it!
Interesting, that’s exactly how I do it on my REI pack, though I have a new daypack coming with an on-the-go pole retainer. An Osprey Manta 30. Of course, this method works best with a hydration bladder, so you can have a bev on the trail.