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Air Zippditty

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Just the right size (.6L) for the little odds and ends you want to keep in one place when hiking, camping, backpacking, or any other outdoor activity. Well-made bags in high visibility colors, great for small first aid kits, fire starting kits, snacks, electronics, and more. A perfect way to bring some order to your backcountry existence. Multi-use Organization for the Outdoor Enthusiast As any outdoor enthusiast knows, organization can save time, prevent loss, and bring peace of mind to one's outdoor… Full review

Leopard V.C. 46

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is lightweight, customizable, and really great at fitting in everything you need without a sacrifice in quality. I use this bag mostly for two-night backpacking trips with roughly a 25-30lb load in the Northeast where there's lots of water around. I've used this bag a handful of times after buying it when looking for a smaller and lighter bag (Deuter Act Lite 65+10).  It is a lot smaller than my other pack so it took some playing around to get everything to fit, but otherwise carried everything… Full review

Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars Best all-around backpack. Took mine on over 2,000 miles of trail (AT and John Muir). Never had any issues, no noticeable wear or tear besides a little waist belt slippage. My base was around 9 lbs (Hennesy Hammock!) so I could carry plenty of food and water and not overload it. There were times when I had at least 30 lbs food and water and it still performed well. Needed a replacement pack after losing it and ended up buying another (used) one on eBay. Not as light as some of the ultralight packs… Full review

Rongbuk 28

rated 4 of 5 stars I like this bag because it is a hybrid day pack. It is great for going on the trail, but if you want to take it into town it is nice to be able to remove the hip straps. Not as breathable as some packs but comfy nonetheless. I am happy with this pack because it has the space I wanted for day tripping in nature as well as pockets meant for city cruising. The mesh pocket on the outside is plenty big and the two mesh water bottle pockets are oversized. The built-in rain fly is a great addition and… Full review

eVent Sil Compression DrySack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Haven't tested it yet, but it's a dry bag. I purchased this Granite Gear compression/dry sack along with my Big Agnes 30 (degree) sleeping bag at the same time. The personnel at the store helped me get the smallest one that would fit the bag, as compactness was my main concern. The size medium Granite Gear sack was the perfect fit for this sleeping bag, although mine says its 18 liters, as opposed to 16. The first time out two of the little knobs came right off in my hand when I was compressing… 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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