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Virga 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Minimalist, lightweight, quite comfortable, great for backcountry tips of one to several days and nights knowing that it is necessary to pack light. Even though this is advertised as a men's backpack, as a woman who backpacks alone, I need to carry as much as possible lightly. This pack fit my medium frame and height as well. Everything adjusts to fit, and the chest support can be adjusted to fit across correctly. I find with other men's packs, this strap hits in the wrong area, so when needed,… Full review

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

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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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2312 10th Street
Two Harbors, MN 55616
USA

phone: (218) 834-6157

website: www.granitegear.com
email: info@granitegear.com