Granite Gear Reviews

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Granite Gear 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…
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Granite Gear 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…
Granite Gear Blaze AC 60
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Granite Gear 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…
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Ki
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Granite Gear 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…
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 70
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Granite Gear Kahiltna 29

rated 3 of 5 stars 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…
Granite Gear Kahiltna 29
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Granite Gear Vapor Current Airbeam Frame

rated 4 of 5 stars The 3.2 oz/ 90 gm inflatable Airbeam Frame replaces the H.D.P.E. (High Density Poly-Ethylene) frame sheet used in Granite Gear’s line of Vapor…
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars Go out of your way to get one. Great pack, and sorry to see it discontinued because newer GG packs are going in wrong direction. By far the…
Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Granite Gear Leopard A.C. 58

rated 5 of 5 stars Can't believe a pack like this is possible. I have never given a product a 5 until now. I am really impressed with the durability and versatility…
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Granite Gear Leopard A.C. 58

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a preliminary review since I haven't had this pack on the trail yet, just used it for training hikes so far. This is top quality that…
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Granite Gear Vapor Flash

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack is lightweight. It's more of a minimalist or ultralight pack but still has nice features. I love this pack. Yes, there are some irritating…
Granite Gear Vapor Flash
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Granite Gear Virga

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are great! I like a frameless rucksack (use foam pad for structure).  I consumed several of these packs thru hiking the Pacific Crest…
Granite Gear Virga
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Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall, this bag was an excellent fit for me — a lightweight bag which still has a large capacity and excellent suspension. Additionally,…
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60
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Granite Gear eVent Sil Compression DrySack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome waterproof compression drysack. Ultralight and shaped to pack better than ever. Fighting to fit everything in my pack from day one,…
Granite Gear eVent Sil Compression DrySack
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Granite Gear Virga

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great ultralight weight pack for the money. Although it lacks a few features that I would like, it is a great pack for the money.
Granite Gear Virga
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Granite Gear Alpha

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best dog pack that money can buy. Granite Gear in my opinion makes the very best dog packs. I used the Alpha pack for my dog when…
Granite Gear Alpha
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Granite Gear Long Howl

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best dog pack that money can buy. Granite Gear in my opinion makes the very best dog packs. I used the Alpha pack for my dog when…
Granite Gear Long Howl
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Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

rated 2 of 5 stars The pack has a nice feature set, but the framesheet suspension system does not live up to the advertised weight of 35 lbs. Even worse, packed…
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60
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Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great lightweight multi-day back pack coupled with Airbeam for the frame for 15 to 30 lb loads. Bought this for a 28lb load for a…
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60
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Granite Gear Pack Stuffer

rated 5 of 5 stars This makes life in my Vapor Trail great! I imagine the shape would fit most GG packs and a ton of others. It stores food, clothes, tent and…
Granite Gear Pack Stuffer
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Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super great product. Both lightweight and durable. I hiked the Appalachian Trail with this pack and it stood up for the whole thing. I'm still…
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60
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Granite Gear Air Compressor

rated 4 of 5 stars It works well, does what it's suppose to! I bought the small compression sack to store my clothes during a Philmont trip. Great size, very light…
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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki

rated 5 of 5 stars Great weight distribution. Durable. Comfortable. My best friend on the trail. Great customer service I am a small woman and I bought this pack…
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Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki

rated 5 of 5 stars I love the way this pack opens completely up. When it's lying on the straps, there are 2 zippers that zip completely open to allow access to…
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Granite Gear White Lightnin'

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent value. Originally I bought this tarp to use at Philmont. It performed very well we had rain every day and no one's gear got wet. I…
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Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 Ki

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack for one that does it all!!! Adjustable frame sheet really dials in fit. After doing a lot of research I looked at this pack and…
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Granite Gear Immersion Waterproof

rated 4 of 5 stars The Immersion is a welded waterproof portage pack; waterproof pack that offers the comfort of a back pack which is ideal for rocky areas such…
Granite Gear Immersion Waterproof
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Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki

rated 4 of 5 stars A unique design from a good company. I got this pack recently for pretty cheap through STP. I've been debating for a while whether to abandon…
Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki
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Granite Gear Stratus Latitude

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the most AWESOME pack I have ever had. I hike around 1000 miles per year on trails like the AT, PCT, NCT, etc... I go out for weeks…
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Granite Gear Stratus Flatbed

rated 1 of 5 stars Looks unsafe and hopefully comes with real warning. Chainsaw would have to be TOTALLY cold to transport, otherwise hot exhaust on saw would…
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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian

rated 3 of 5 stars Let me start by saying that Granite Gear's customer service is wonderful. That it became necessary to contact them is the subject of this review.
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Granite Gear Nimbus Trace 62

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Simply put, this is the most comfortable pack I've ever owned. It fits great, allows for maneuvering around boulders and trees, and ventilates…
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Granite Gear Immersion Waterproof

rated 5 of 5 stars Wow. For early spring, late fall multi-days canoe trips in Ontario. Superb carrier, great waistbelt, expandable chestbelt. Very comfortable…
Granite Gear Immersion Waterproof
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Granite Gear Vapor Flash

rated 3 of 5 stars It was a challenge for me to get two nights worth of gear into this bag, but it did fit. Having to bring cold weather (below freezing) clothing/sleeping…
Granite Gear Vapor Flash
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Granite Gear Round Rock Solid

rated 5 of 5 stars lightweight, durable, effective. couldn't ask for anything more in a compression stuff sack.  I have used one for several years for sleeping…
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had my Vapor Trail for 3-4 years now.  I absolutely love it.  I have read many posts on various sites about 2 main issues others have. …
Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Granite Gear Round Rock Solid

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The best there is, if you want organize and make room in your backpack. They are indeed rock solid and well stitched with sturdy buckles and…
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Granite Gear Vapor Ki

rated 5 of 5 stars I thru-hiked the AT (GA->ME) in 2010 with this pack. I couldn't have loved it more. My base pack weight was between 16-23 lbs with winter…
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Granite Gear Pulk Sled

rated 5 of 5 stars I have owned a Granite Gear Pulk more than a half dozen years now. I love it. I needed to get groceries from the truck to my remote location…
Granite Gear Pulk Sled
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Granite Gear Habanero 28

rated 4 of 5 stars I have worn this pack on a few hikes, including the 14.4-mile round-trip from Yosemite Valley to the top of Half Dome. It is an excellent day…
Granite Gear Habanero 28
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Granite Gear AirVent DryBloc Solid Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This thing rocks. The picture doesn't show it, but this is a roll top dry sack as well as a compression sack similar to the Sea to Summit eVent…
Granite Gear AirVent DryBloc Solid Pack
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Granite Gear Vapor Ki

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I hiked 320 miles of the AT thru the PA rocks up to New Jersey before having to go home due to injury. You have to be really good at loading…
Granite Gear Vapor Ki
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Granite Gear Latitude Vapor

rated 2 of 5 stars 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…
Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
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Granite Gear Vapor Day

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Of the several day packs I have, this one gets the most use. It is large enough to carry all the things I need for winter hiking and has compression…
Granite Gear Vapor Day
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Granite Gear Belt Pocket

rated 4 of 5 stars I purchased two Granite Gear belt pockets to use with my Vapor Day pack. The instructions for attaching the pockets were very good and it was…
Granite Gear Belt Pocket
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars It is definitely the lightest backpack for comfort and load riding ability for the weight I have tried. It has served me well on many trips…
Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars I took the Vapor Trail on a 3-day, 27-mile trek in Shawnee National Forest. Trail-ready weight was 31 pounds. During the entire trip the suspension…
Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian

rated 5 of 5 stars The Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian is THE backpack to own if you are thinking of going lighter and going longer. There are too many details too…
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars The VT is a very, very good pack. The pros and cons are well documented, and mostly accurate. This review will focus on just one factor: function.
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars I replaced an old 6 Lbs beast of a pack with this when I got it on clearance at Trail Days during my thru-hike of the AT in 2007. That and replacing…
Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone

rated 5 of 5 stars Got this discounted online without trying it on, and very happy with it. You can send the pack to Granite Gear to have them swap the belt or…
Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone
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Granite Gear Round Rock Solid

rated 5 of 5 stars As the commercial says "don't leave home without them." These are the absolute best compression sacks on the market. I use them for my sleeping…
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Granite Gear Belt Pocket

rated 5 of 5 stars Another great product by Granite Gear. I got mine for Christmas and have only used it on one trip, but I am sold on it. I was a bit worried…
Granite Gear Belt Pocket
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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian

rated 5 of 5 stars I have taken this pack on three separate trips now, with an average pack weight of 21 lbs before water (around 30 lbs with water). The only…
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars Believe the hype...this is an awesome lightweight backpack. If you want a pack loaded with compartments and durable enough to launch off the…
Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Granite Gear Latitude Vapor

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack, carried everything I needed for an 8 day, 70 mile backpack trip. Took a while to get used to the front load feature of packing gear…
Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
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Granite Gear Round Rock Solid

rated 5 of 5 stars I use these to organize and compress my sleeping bag and my clothes. They're much easier to use than a stuff sack, and they really reduce volume…
Granite Gear Round Rock Solid
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent comfort, good gear capacity while very lightweight. I love the way it rides on the trail. The second time I used it, the back of my…
Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian

rated 5 of 5 stars Great ultralight pack! I recently used this on a 16 mile trip on the AT in Tennessee and it performed flawlessly. Total weight carried (food…
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Granite Gear Stratus Access 5200

rated 4 of 5 stars It's 2008, and I wrote the other review of this pack in 2002 (Mike B). I have an update on this pack. I am still very pleased with this pack.
 
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Granite Gear Vapor Ki

rated 5 of 5 stars For me, this is the perfect women's backpack. At 2#2oz, yet with full suspension, it fits my needs. I like the 4 exterior pockets, the 2 oz.
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Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki

rated 5 of 5 stars As with every other Granite Gear pack we have used, my wife raves about how comfortable this pack is. The load carries so well and the regular…
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Granite Gear Alpine Vapor

rated 2 of 5 stars This product is basically a blend of Granite Gear's Alpine Light pack and the Vapor Trail. Sadly, this blend has lost many of the great features…
Granite Gear Alpine Vapor
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Granite Gear Latitude Vapor

rated 2 of 5 stars Good if gear is kept really light, but if, for whatever reason, you're in a position where you have to carry more weight, this pack is horrible.
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Granite Gear Precipice

rated 5 of 5 stars I have carried this pack for 6 years. Though it is only 2800 it has the ability to carry many items on the outside. I have carried it on a 6…
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 4 of 5 stars What a great pack. As an experienced hiker moving to an ultralight mindset this pack has worked out wonderfully. It is tough, comfortable, and…
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 3 of 5 stars Got mine from a "clearance sale", I think t'was the older version since it wasn't hydration compatible. Pros: -Super lightweight. It was the…
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Granite Gear Cirrus Access FZ 7000

rated 5 of 5 stars I took this pack on a 36 day mountaineering trip. Just as the last guy has said the comfort was amazing. This pack was like a dream. I previously…
 
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Granite Gear Meridian Vapor

rated 5 of 5 stars I really don't have anything to complain about with this pack. It's light and comfortable and I really enjoy the side panel access to the interior…
Granite Gear Meridian Vapor
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Granite Gear Stratus Access FZ 4500

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack for heavy weights, the frame absorbs shock beautifully and is perfectly quite. The pack is very durable but a little heavy in comparison…
Granite Gear Stratus Access FZ 4500
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Granite Gear Dry Sack

rated 5 of 5 stars As a scoutmaster, I'm camping once a month come rain or shine and I never leave home without the security of knowing that my clothes will be…
Granite Gear Dry Sack
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Granite Gear White Lightnin'

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this tarp because it was the only 8x10 tarp available in Damascus, VA, when I walked through on my AT thru hike. I hated how much it…
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Granite Gear Alpine Vapor

rated 5 of 5 stars First off I want to say that this is advertised as a climbing/mountaineering pack and is excellent for that purpose but it is extremely versatile…
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack feels great due to the light weight and the super hipbelt. I have loaded it with mountain insulation and water for the desert; it…
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Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone

rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely comfortable. I just swapped out my old pack (4800ci and 6lb 5oz) to the Ozone (3800ci and 3lb). I couldn't believe how much easier…
Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone
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Granite Gear Stratus Latitude

rated 5 of 5 stars Very nice pack. Fits perfeclty, and if it doesn't, you can exchange parts to get a better fit. And men, gotta love the zipper/compression system.
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Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone

rated 5 of 5 stars I have made an effort in the past three years to carry a much lighter load. Previously I had a Gregory Shasta that, trail-ready, went over 50…
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Granite Gear Cirrus Access FZ 7000

rated 5 of 5 stars This spring, after almost nine months of agonizing consideration, I chose the Cirrus 7000 as my pack of choice. As a guide in Alaska, I was…
 
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Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki

rated 5 of 5 stars I came to this pack basically because none of the others I tried on fit me or were remotely comfortable. I had spent about three hours in various…
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Granite Gear Vapor Ki

rated 4 of 5 stars I recently took this pack on its first longer hike--approximately 75 miles from Atkins to Damascus, Va., on the Appalachian Trail. Previous…
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Granite Gear Vapor Ki

rated 2 of 5 stars As an ultra-lightweight backpacker who prefers lumbar packs over traditional backpacks, I searched for a lightweight backpack that is light…
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Granite Gear Latitude Vapor

rated 5 of 5 stars I was in Boone, N.C., several months ago skiing and I stumbled into the Mast General Store. Prior to leaving on the trip I had ordered a brand…
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Granite Gear Alpine Light

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tool tubes and crampon patch -- bomproof. I've used it with poles and snowshoes strapped on over all the climbing gear with 30 pounds…
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 3 of 5 stars Very compact, but the problem is, if you want to, say, get your sleeping bag out, you have to tear apart your whole pack to get to it.
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Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki

rated 5 of 5 stars I am not obsessed by the "lightweight" backpacking frenzy, however, this craze has created an awareness for a balance of comfort with thoughtful…
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 4 of 5 stars Granite Gear has done a great job on this pack! It is very comfortable and can carry a large load. I have never loaded mine to more than 20…
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Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone

rated 5 of 5 stars Well, i just got this pack today and have yet to use it. i just wanted to go ahead and share that i am seriously impressed with the fit and…
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Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone

rated 4 of 5 stars I concure with everything said by the other reviewer. I too added the largest hip belt/shoulder harness available from Granite Gear. The store…
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Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone

rated 4 of 5 stars Weight (claimed): 3 lb. Weight (actual): 3 lb. 1 oz. Weight (as tested with replacement hip belt): 3 lb. 8 oz. Other lightweight packs owned:…
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Granite Gear Contrail

rated 4 of 5 stars The Contrail rucksack is a versatile and a durable winter pack. A person can carry skis, snowboard, or even snowshoes. Furthermore, the material…
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Granite Gear Inversion

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best ski/snowboard/mountain pack that I've come across. Perfect for Tucks. Perfect size to carry everything you'll need for a long…
Granite Gear Inversion
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Granite Gear Stratus Access 5200

rated 4 of 5 stars I have used this pack on several weeklong backpacking trips to the Shenandoah National Park, and I think it is a great pack. The two large side…
 
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Granite Gear Alpine Light

rated 5 of 5 stars I had never even heard of this manufacturer until I stumbled onto a pair of their gloves (sno country gloves - really nice!!); now I've checked…
Granite Gear Alpine Light
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Granite Gear Stratus Passage 5200

rated 5 of 5 stars Granite Gear is the best company i have ever dealt with, hands down, period. Their gear is excellent and their customer service is impeccable.
 
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Granite Gear Stratus Passage 5200

rated 5 of 5 stars I was a seriously impressed by the design of this pack, from the fit of the inovative frame sheet to the front access panel the pack scores…
 
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Granite Gear Alpine Light

rated 5 of 5 stars What a great pack! This is a brand that isn't that well known around my region. A few people recognize the company but not many. They don't…
Granite Gear Alpine Light
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Granite Gear Contrail

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the pack I've been looking for for years. The Contrail is a perfect backcountry pack. It can hold skis, ice axes, shovel, snowboard,…
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Granite Gear Stratus Access 5500

rated 5 of 5 stars I used this pack on a month long trip to Belize and Guatemala. The pack itself was extremely light and durable, it went through quite a bit…
 
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Granite Gear Nimbus Knight

rated 5 of 5 stars I am an avid backpacker and climber, but have always had a difficult time finding a pack that provided the comfort and support for a smaller…
 
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Granite Gear Cirrus Extreme

rated 5 of 5 stars Rather than relying on aluminum stays to provide structure for the pack, Granite Gear uses a molded carbon fiber back piece. Since this piece…