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Virga 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, comfortable, great for overnights or longer trips if you pack light. Holds a surprising volume, though I wouldn't want to push the weight limit. Just wish it had a hip belt pocket. I'm a woman using the short size of this pack and it fits better than many lady-specific packs I've tried. I've been using this pack for a few months now and I really dig it. Super light, obviously, but the durability is there. I love the simplicity of it, and with a sleeping pad inside to act as a substitute… Full review

Vapor Day

rated 5 of 5 stars Medium size and full featured day hiking pack, large enough for winter excursions, lightweight enough for any walk. Super comfortable padded frame and hip-belt. I use this stylish little guy for every day-hike I go on, from training hikes around a local lake to winter traverses of the Black Mountain Crest Trail. It is technical enough for scrambling through Tallulah Gorge, has enough room for water filtration and crampons, but is light enough and comfortable enough that it just disappears off your… Full review

Blaze AC 60

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good overall pack for the weight. However, the straps are a little thin for heavy loads and it is hard to organize, but I would probably get it again. This is a good overall pack for the weight. However, the straps are a little thin for heavy loads and it is hard to organize, but I would probably get it again. Really tough pack, wore it bear hunting in briars and only had one small tear in the elastic which mended easy. Fit is a little small for me, but I have a 22-inch length and this… Full review

Crown V.C. 60 Ki

rated 5 of 5 stars It's light, durable, comfortable, and simple. Lots with this pack and it's just plain awesome! This pack is awesome! I have taken it out on several backpacking trips and I love it. The Crown 60 weighs in at around 2 lbs. Some might think that even that might be too heavy, but with the added support on my back the crown feels amazing. The pack is 60 liters and holds everything you will need with room to spare. The hip belt is large and comfortable so if you are looking for hip and back support like… Full review

Nimbus Trace Access 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack does 90 percent of the kind of hiking/climbing I do. A lot of good things have happened in the last few years to backpacks and I am glad that I chose to test the Granite Gear Nimbus Trace.  This pack won the Outdoor Retailer Best New Gear Award. Ready for winter climbing The most interesting feature of the Nimbus Trace is its Maple (wood) frame sheet. It is drilled at one inch intervals to adjust the fit of the shoulder straps and its bolted to the waist belt. The last pack I carried… Full review

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Granite Gear Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

A $2K Tent, Self-Motivated Headlamp, More Gear News
A $2,000 Cuben tent from Easton, a headlamp with "optic motility" from Snow Peak, plus final gear highlights from brands exhibiting at summer Outdoor Retailer. Read more
August 4, 2013

Klymit Air Beam inflates your pack's frame sheet
Klymit's Air Beam backpack frame sheet is made of lightweight fabric and inflates with pressurized air. It claims to be stiffer, more comfortable, and offer optimal load transfer over regular frame sheets. Read more
July 13, 2012

New Ultralight Packs from Granite Gear, HMG, Terra Nova
There are many, many new packs at Outdoor Retailer. Here are just a few from Granite Gear, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, and Terra Nova that caught our eye. Read more
August 5, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Packs from Sierra Designs, Granite Gear
A look at Sierra Designs' "Fulcrum" pack suspension, and Granite Gear's Nimbus Core, built to wrap around a bear canister. Read more
August 12, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Cool new dog gear
Dehydrated food and high-tech fabrics and packs give outdoor dogs plenty to wag about. Read more
August 5, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Granite Gear Uberlight CTF3 Drysacks
CTF3 fabric, an extremely light, strong, waterproof material, is being introduced in a line of stuff sacks for Granite Gear. They're “half the weight of ultralight!“ Read more
July 24, 2009


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