Granite Gear's Crown2 38L backpack is ideal for thru-hikers who value a balance between lightweight and comfort. Whether you're eyeing the AT, PCT, or the lesser-traveled Colorado Trail, you don't have make it a sufferfest at the expense of a lightweight pack. The Crown2's dual density shoulder harness and hip belt offer superior comfort even when you're pushing consecutive 20-mile days. The pack is also built with high-tenacity nylon to handle the wear and tear of thru-hikes.
- A lightweight, comfortable backpack for thru-hikers
- Dual density shoulder harness and waist belt for comfort
- Compressible roll-top main compartment for compact loads
- hydration port for drinking water on the move
- Removable lid lighter-weight option on trails
- high-tenacity nylon is durable for long thru-hikes
- Item #GRG002U
- Q & A
Excellent Do-It-All Pack!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Granite Gear does it again - great pack! Smaller version of their award winning Crown2 60L pack, but with the roll-top feature, this bag can still swallow a ton of gear. My base weight is around 14lbs. I easily have used this for 4-5 day trip with room to spare, including all food and water.
-lightweight just over 2lbs., but you can remove frame sheet and brain to have sub 2lb pack
-extremely smart design - webbing, tie downs, etc. in all the right spots
-versatile - fully adjustable belt to get a dialed in fit; remove brain and belt and have a 10L day pack with hip belts (will need to use a bit of cord to tie one end of buckles, the other end they will connect.)
-materials seem like they will hold up, but like all granite gear packs, their customer service and warranty are elite, should you run into a problem
-only small gripe I have is the side mesh water pockets; very difficult to remove/replace water bottles while hiking; Wish it had the lateral opening like some packs are now providing, or at least if they were cut lower so you could reach more easily; but I typically clip water bottle to front shoulder strap, or you can use internal water bladder pocket.
Overall, this pack is insanely good. I can use for an overnighter, or long distance. Even could be used as a big day pack, just remove the brain and seal up with roll-top. Like with all packs, be sure you know your spine length as the harness is NOT adjustable, just the belt is. One of the most comfortable packs I've ever used to date, I've been guiding and backpacking for almost 20 years now.