Granite Gear Kahiltna 29

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Multi-use bag for outdoors or indoors. Use as a laptop…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Granite Gear)

Summary

Multi-use bag for outdoors or indoors. Use as a laptop bag or throw some water and snacks for a comfortable daypack. Hip belt and pockets may eating on the go a breeze. A bit pricey, but good quality and attributes.

Pros

  • Perfect daypack size
  • Hip belt (with pockets)
  • Multi use bag
  • Hydration bladder compatible

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Back support not super breathable

This bag will fit most sizes. I'm 5'9, 150 lbs and there is still room for someone taller and wider (when it comes to the hip belt). The color is more a rich blood orange.  It is very comfortable on the shoulders and on the waist.  

It's a multi use pack that I've used for the gym a few times, laptop bag twice, and day hikes a few times. Normally I'll have more than 2 liters of water (I use a bladder and a Nalgene), change of shoes/sandals, some snacks and dog toys for our dog; this just gives you an idea of weight usage for me.

The capacity is accurate and can fit a lot into the pack.  As I mentioned it can be used for much more than hiking. From school to the trails it'll work. My laptop is a 17" model and fit fine as a reference. I love hip belts with pockets.  Perfect for my smartphone on one side and keys or snacks on the other.  There is an option for a phone in the shoulder straps, but I don't really trust it as much as the zippered belt.

There is a firm plastic that keeps the back rigid. This can be removed if you want to; personally I keep it in. I have one very small cycling pack (check out my Mountainsmith Spirit 12 review) with the trampoline suspension back. I'm a huge fan of this when it can be done.  This pack seems small enough that it would have been possible.  I know someone with a VERY similar daypack and he has this feature.  This has cushion spots, but isn't very breathable on the back. On that note it does conform well when wearing.

My biggest gripe is the price. It seems there are other options on the market for $50 or $60 less. I received this as a prize, but would not have purchased it otherwise.  Great pack, just not for the price.  I'll let you be the judge.

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The Kahiltna 29 from Granite Gear represents a new series of full-featured technical hiking packs that can double as everyday working daypacks. Named after a glacier, which are the harbingers of climate change, they serve as a daily reminder to ride to work, walk to the store, and unplug. The back panel is molded with air channels that aid in evaporative cooling without moving the center of gravity away from the back.

- CampSaver.com

Free Shipping. Granite Gear Kahiltna 29 Pack FEATURES of the Granite Gear Kahiltna 29 Pack Hip Belt Pockets Hip Stabilizer Straps Shoulder Strap Pockets Built-In Rainfly Removable HDPE Framesheet Removable Hip Belt Hydration Compatible Sleeve doubles as a Laptop Sleeve Twin power-mesh side pockets for water bottles Front pocket with internal organizer panel Dual Ax loops, Haul Loop Reflective Tabs SPECIFICATIONS of the Granite Gear Kahiltna 29 Pack Weight: .96 kg | 2 lbs 2 oz Capacity: 29 liters | 1770 cubic inches Suspension: Vapor Current Suspension Load Capacity: 30 lbs | 14 kg

- Moosejaw