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Granite Gear Blaze 60L Backpack - Women's

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Blaze 60L Backpack

Heading into the wilderness for days or weeks at a time requires a pack that can comfortably haul all your gear—like the Blaze 60L Backpack from Granite Gear. Equipped with multiple compression straps from the lid to the base, you can pack this bag full with cooking and camping gear, food, and multiple clothing options, and ratchet it down tight to carry close to your back for ultimate comfort on the trail.

Once you've made it to camp for the night, the top lid detaches and can be worn as a fanny pack with the hip belt for a secure carry to the summit or to retrieve water. When it's time to move on the next day you can secure the lid to the chest of the pack to make your gear more easily retrievable. And as the miles rack up, your back won't feel it with the perfect fit of the Air-Current frame which adjusts on the back panel and hip.

  • Fully featured pack for thru-hiking the long haul
  • Air-current frame optimizes fit and circulates air
  • Multiple compression points secures load close to your back
  • Removable lid reduces grams, can be carried on chest, hips
  • Triple rip stop materials reinforce key wear areas
  • 50lb carry capacity for long epics in the backcountry
  • Front zipper for easier organization and access to gear
  • Item #GRG003K

Material
100D Robic nylon, 210D Robic nylon UHMWPE triple ripstop, DWR finish
Volume
60L (3661cu in)
Shoulder Straps
dual density padded, adjustable
Waist Belt
dual density padded, adjustable
Hydration Compatible
yes
Access
top, zippered bottom
Pockets
2 zippered hip belt, 2 stretch mesh side, 1 large stretch mesh front
Gear Loops
yes
Ice Axe Carry
yes
Trekking Pole Carry
yes
Detachable Daypack
detachable lid
Compression
3 side straps, 3 front straps
Weight Capacity
50lb
Dimensions
[short torso] 15 - 18in, [regular torso] 18 - 21in
Claimed Weight
[short torso] 2lb 14.4oz, [regular torso] 3lb
Recommended Use
backpacking, ultralight backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 2

Curved plastic frame not for everyone

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought
regular
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

I excitedly opened the box and was impressed by the design and construction of the pack. Unfortunately, after wearing the pack for a few minutes with only 20lbs, it became clear that the pack would not work for me. The curved frame dug into my back. If the curve of your back does not match the curve of the plastic frame, this pack won't work for you. Other packs have metal stays that can be customized or don't contact your back directly. Not so with this pack's central pre-formed plastic support. Fortunately, Backcountry has a great return policy.

>Rating: 5

Meet my Best Friend!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This backpack was my best friend on my two week backpacking trip through the Sierra Nevada's on the John Muir Trail. Even though I spent those two weeks hiking with two of my good friends, I got to know this pack even closer than anyone I met on the trail. After many months of considering and researching different packs for the trip, I ultimately chose this pack because of its weight (SO light), and size (60L is very spacious), and overall design (handy straps and functions). With about a 40 pound pack, at its heaviest, this pack performed amazingly on my small frame (I am only 5'2). I chose the short sizing option and appreciate the mirco-adjustments I could make in the hip belt and shoulder straps. I was able to fit 11 days worth of gear (6 days of food at a time with a bear canister), with room to spare! I probably only used 48L of the entire pack at my max weight, but I like the option to have more space if needed. A few features I love and must rave about: +Compression straps on front of pack: I loved to use these straps as a drying rack! It worked well to hang wet socks, underwear, and even my pee rag on these straps. +Hip belt: nice big hip belts means easy assess to SNACKS and sunscreen! Never a bad thing. +Straps: the straps are nice and long; so if you're a seasoned backpacker, you can chop these to your liking, or if you're new to the trail, keep them long for versatility. +Side pockets: these pockets are massive! I could stuff my water and filtration system and little random things in these pockets and still have space. The drawstring can really cinch down for a tight enclosure. Considerations: -The pack definitely packs better vertically than horizontally, not a bad thing, but sometimes it was hard to stuff the pack to fill it out since it wasn't super stretchy. This pack is a great lightweight option for any backpacker! I would especially recommend it if you're looking for an affordable lightweight backpack for longer trips or thru-hikes. Happy trails!

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Blaze 60 Breakdown

-Adjustable Air Current frame has 50 lb. load rating and helps you dial in the perfect fit; internal suspension vents heat and moisture for evaporative cooling -Patent-pending fully adjustable Re-Fit hipbelt and molded foam back panel offer a comfortable carry -Triple ripstop nylon reinforcements in high-impact and high-abrasion areas offer added durability -Dual-density shoulder harness with load-lifter straps helps minimize sore shoulders for a comfier haul -Tall vertical hidden zipper allows you to access the main compartment quickly, especially to get to the contents at the bottom of your pack -Fully removable lid helps you cut grams when needed; lid and Re-Fit hip belt convert into a lumbar pack for fast and light excursions from basecamp -Designed hydration pocket with port lets you access H2O on the move (reservoir sold separately) -3-tier side and front compression strap system helps to balance and secure your load -Large side cinch-closure pockets with reinforced bottom panels store extra layers, snacks or other necessities; tall stretch-woven front pocket stashes gear for quick access -Dual large hip-belt pockets store chapstick, a rain shell and other must-haves for the trail -Cinch and roll closure system allows for easy access to your gear -Hidden zipper access to main compartment keeps your gear secure -Removable sternum strap features a safety whistle buckle

>Rating: 5

Strong smart pack

Strong in all the right places. Zippers and straps placed smartly. Would certainly recommend take 20% off coupons from coupon-code.info