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Granite Gear Blaze 60L Backpack - Men's

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Blaze 60L Backpack

If you're looking for a reliable go-to pack for any and all of your extended trips on the trail, look no further than the Granite Gear Blaze 60L Backpack. This pack is about as well-rounded as it gets, offering you a comfortable and custom carry, a super durable construction, and a lightweight design to ensure that you won't have any extra weight with you when you're trudging those last few miles into camp. It's got multiple adjustment points to ensure that your carry is always as comfortable as possible, including both height and hipbelt adjustment systems to keep your fit precise and anatomically correct. The Air Current frame helps to keep you cool on warmer summer hikes, and compression straps on the side help you pull your load in for greater stability.

Not only will this pack make it easy to lay down long miles on the trail, but it's also got loads of smart design features to help you thrive in the backcountry. To start, the top lid is removable, and can be attached to the shoulder straps as a chest pack when you want to lighten your pack load and keep quick-access items like snacks and maps closer by. It can also be attached to the removable hipbelt to make a lightweight lumbar pack, giving you the perfect storage for peak-bagging summit trips. A large stretch mesh pocket runs the length of the front panel and lets you store rain shells, tent poles, and extra gear, while a convenient side zipper ensures that you can access hard-to-reach items in your pack without having to root around from the top.




  • Reliable and well-rounded pack for extended backpacking trips
  • Frame and hipbelt both fully adjust to fit your measurements better
  • Removable top lid can be used as a chest or lumbar pack
  • Robust ripstop reinforcements boost durability for rugged trails
  • Side zipper lets you easily access items at the bottom of your pack
  • Hydration compatibility offer easy drinking on warm days
  • Trekking pole carry keeps your hands free on scramble sections
  • DWR coating provides water-resistant protection in drizzly weather
  • Item #GRG003J

Material
[face fabric] 100D nylon, DWR coating, [reinforcements] 210D nylon triple ripstop
Volume
60L (3660cu in)
Shoulder Straps
adjustable, load-lifter straps, removable sternum strap, whistle buckle
Waist Belt
size adjustable, removable
Hydration Compatible
internal sleeve, port
Reservoir Included
no
Access
top, side
Pockets
2 hipbelt, 2 side, 1 stretch front
Trekking Pole Carry
yes
Detachable Daypack
chest pack or lumbar pack
Compression
side straps
Claimed Weight
[short] 2lb 14.4oz, [regular] 3lb, [long] 3lb 1.6oz
Recommended Use
backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Great Multi-Use Pack

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Regular
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

I ordered this pack in June after my first backpacking trip with a borrowed pack. After much research I decided to go with the Blaze 60 for several reasons: 1) It's lighter than most 60L packs - 3lbs for regular fit, 2.5 without the lid 2) It is rated to handle up to 50lbs which covers extended trips with heavy water carriers 3) It has compression straps EVERYWHERE to minimize bulk even when carrying items like a bear canister. I took it on a 4 day 3 night trip in late July and absolutely loved it. Even on my first day with the pack at roughly 30lbs it felt connected to my body and I did not experience any shoulder or neck fatigue. I was especially happy with the two side pockets where I stored my water and could reach it without having to take off the pack - a big plus for those looking to cover many miles in a day. Lastly the pack feels very well designed with thought-out features, but still sturdy enough to handle the rigors of the backcountry. This pack is great for anyone looking to reduce weight while still going with a framed pack. Due to the design and compression straps it works well on trips ranging from a few nights to ones lasting a few weeks and with Granite Gear's Rock Solid Warranty I feel confident I can put it to the test without worrying about something breaking and I'm at a loss.

>Rating: 5

My favorite pack ever!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I have been backpacking since 1990 and have owned a few packs since then including Mystery Ranch, Kifaru, ULA, Gregory and Lowe. This is my favorite! It strikes the perfect balance between empty weight, comfort, size and choice of materials. I used it on the 4 Pass loop here in Colorado for 4 days this summer and it was awesome. Now I just need to figure out if I can sell some of my other packs I will not be using again... My only gripe is that I wish it was USA made like my MR Kodiak, ULA, and Kifaru.

>Rating: 5

Game Changer

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This pack was a total game changer for me. I have scoliosis and so heavy packs tend to make any back pain even worse and can be difficult to wear to extended periods. This pack is so light and so easy to efficiently pack that I was able to backpack Mt Whitney with the least amount of back pain I've ever experienced. Big pockets on the waist belt and easy front zipper access allowed me to get to gear easily throughout the hike. The compression strap allowed me to use this as a daypack for the climb. Overall, would highly recommend!

>Rating: 5

Great for Quick Jaunts or Extended Trips

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

So far I've only used this pack for quick overnight trips with minimal gear, sleeping bag, pad, tent, stove, and some food. The removable brain is great for short trips when you don't need the extra space, and the compression straps allow you to compress the bag down well. The whole pack seems very well built, and is loaded with well thought out features like a large stretch pocket, and large hip belt pockets. While I've only used it for short trips, it looks like it would be great for longer trips or thru hiking.