A pack you won't want to put down or away.
Designed with a women's-specific fit, the Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Ki Women's Backpack is lightweight, comfortable, and extremely stable at full capacity—ideal for weekend backpacking trips. Drop your hydration bladder into the internal sleeve, pack your gear for the journey, adjust the pack's torso length for maximum comfort, and secure the load with Granite Gear's Line-Loc cord compression system. Once you're dialed, hit the trail and worry about your route. Your pack won't be giving you any problems.
- AirCurrent suspension offers 3D molding for an ergonomic and comfortable fit
- Mesh components of back panel encourage ventilation and moisture management
- Line-Loc cord compression system cinches your load from the sides, front, and top for maximum stability
- Hydration-sleeve-compatible for your aqua needs during extended use
- Stretch-mesh side pockets accommodate water bottles or last-minute additions like a rainshell
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- Q & A
Everything I hoped for!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This bag is fantastic in style, durability and versatility. It can be compacted to make a light roomy daypack or extended to a 60+ L ultralight touring pack for extended trips. I took this on an 10 day camping trip to Iceland and had no problems securing it for air travel and was easily stowed on busses, cars, etc. The only issue I have is that I bought the smallest size option and it's still still a little big with the straps and waist belt tightened all the way. I'm 5'2 and very small so I know that doesn't' help but I think it might make it a little more comfortable to be able to adjust it more.
Should have named it the CHRONIC!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Granite Gear Blaze is hands down the best bag I have come across for everyday backpacking. I have taken this pack on numerous weekend trips as well as hiking the 273 miles that makes up the long trail through Vermont.
I had no problems or complaints at all. Fit everything I needed for my trip sleeping bag,tent,poles,base layer,mid layer,stove, 2 liters of water,a weeks worth of food etc. I'm 6'1 170 pounds and went for the reg. fit which worked great along with the air current suspension system. I ended up purchasing the lid to fit a few small items as well. The lid worked out great and comes right off in a matter of seconds if your a person who likes to keep a couple things handy at night.
Lightweight and very durable
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Lightweight and very durable, wished I had had this on my 70 mile Uinta hike!. 3lbs verses 5.5 lbs.
best pack yet
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
A co worker of mine actually got to use my pack before i did. and we have the same opinion of it. in my opinion its one of the best packs i've used when it comes to weight distribution. my male co worker took it hitchhiking from Ontario Canada to the east coast. and with a pack on your back for an extended length of time, the option to distribute the weight from your shoulders to your hips or a mix of the two, is a life saver. i have only used it once, and compared to old packs i am very happy with this one. the only downfall i found was the hydration pocket is very tight. its hard to stuff even a 1L bladder in it. it's possible! but very stressing on the bladder.
pros: lightweight, beyond adjustable
cons: small hydration pocket
AC 60 Review
Best Pack they have ever made
I have been a huge granite gear fan for many years. I have had a total of 5 packs from these guys and this is the best so far. The new suspension system and air flow system are the best that I have used so far. The pack is layer out really well. The water bottle pocket are deep and can be used for lots of things (fly rod, sandals, water bottles, ect. The front stretch pocket is huge. I ended up putting my tent rain fly in there to help it dry drying the day. The compression straps are all 550 military grade para cord. It look thin, but I have not problem on the 8 trips the pack has been on. I did wish that it came with a lid. Granite Gear do make a lid add on and I got. Glad I did it add a little extra storage for headlamps, map, snacks, ect. I love this pack and would recommend it over and over.
I have the men's version of this and love it. All areas of the pack are crazy adjustable and it swallows gear. I can easily fit all my gear and a Bear Vault BV500 (stuffed with smaller gear, stove, food, etc.) inside the main pack, with all my essential easy-access gear stowed in the outer pockets.
What is the official load limit or carrying capacity of the Blaze A.C. 60 Ki?
Emilia S. on Backcountry.com live chat hooked me up with the answer - Thanks Emilia!
How do I go about ordering smaller sized straps? I am a regular torso, but need the size small waist and shoulder straps.
You can only order different sizes of hip belts and shoulder straps directly from Granite Gear's website.
Does the bag come standard with a S,M, or...
Does the bag come standard with a S,M, or L granite gear waist belt?
Not sure if I'm seeing the pictures...
Not sure if I'm seeing the pictures correctly.... is there no top flap for this pack? If not is that an issue for keeping light rain out? I'd hate to have to always use a pack cover on it. Or is that recommended anyway? Thanks!
You are seeing that correctly. It has a tall spindrift opening that cinches and rolls down tight, similar to a dry bag. This will keep out water extremely well.
Thanks, Josh. I think I'll give it a try for my AT hike this summer.
What size hip belt does BC ship with this...
What size hip belt does BC ship with this pack? Can I choose from the S, M or L belts that GG offers?
I ordered the small and it came with a Medium Hipbelt
I read somewhere that the GG medium hip belt won't adjust smaller than a 32 inches. Joe, did you order the ki as shown on this page (the ladies version). It's OK if you did :)
Would this pack be big enough for a 5 night...
Would this pack be big enough for a 5 night hiking trip in August in Yosemite?
That's really on you and what you carry but 60L should be plenty of space, yes.