User Review: Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Design: front loading
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 13 kg
Height of Owner: 6 ft
Price Paid: heaps
I was impressed by the reviews of this pack so bought one online unseen, (I live in New Zealand). When it arrived I thought they had sent the wrong one! The pack was WAY smaller than the advertised 3800 cu in, when I emailed Granite Gear they said they measure pack volume with bird seed then calculate the volume from that! I measured the pack dimensions and calculated a much smaller volume. (less than 3000 cu in)
I don't know many hikers who carry birdseed, most carry pots, sleeping bags, food etc, stuff that does not cram into every recess of the pack.
As a result I rarely use this pack as it cannot carry enough for the trips I bought it for, the few times I have used it it has suffered rips and holes from branches etc that have brushed against it.
If you only wanted a lightweight day pack to use in open country it would be fine, but for me, I would never buy another Granite Gear product.