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Reviewers Paid: $250.00
This carbon fiber internal frame bag is a real tank. The extra-large width YKK zippers allow for easy access even when the bag is zipped up. One of my absolute personal favorite multi-night bags.
- Big single pocket design
- Heavy-duty buckles and zippers
- Ripstop fabric
- Lightweight for its size
- Bulky when full
- Weight sticks far out the back, making balancing tough
Starting with the single-column design:
The bag only has one cinch-top compartment, but there are dividing panels inside the bag that allow for the division of sleeping bags, tents, food, etc. The hood is big enough to cover it all even when totally full which is a nice feature.
One downside to this design is that whenever you need to get anything out of the bag you kinda have to dig down for it. Made out of Granite Gear's famous ripstop fabric, it is mostly weather resistant and versatile in every terrain.
The hip and lumbar pads are designed to keep the bag centered on your core, which is super nice when carrying airier loads like coats. However, if the bag doesn't have enough bottom-weight it does tend to shift around. The hip and chest buckles are very big and heavy-duty which is awesome because they don't break or come undone on accident.
Finally, the carbon fiber frame is amazing. I've never experienced such calculated weight distribution in a frame panel as I have in this one. It's unparalleled in comfort.
Compared to other carbon fiber bags, this is close to the Granite Gear Ozone, another personal favorite. I took the Cirrus on a 40-mile excursion through Kings Peak in the Uintahs in Utah and it performed like an absolute unit. The ripstop fabric that Granite Gear uses is unparalleled in terrain versatility.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250