Award Winner - Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award 2011
The Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 Pack. An ultralight top loader with large stretch side pockets and a mammoth stretch woven front pocket. The Air Current frame (A.C.) featuresadjustable torso length and allows air-flow through engineered channels.
FEATURES of the Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 Pack
Award winning air current suspension
Adjustable torso length
Hip belt compatible with belt pocket
Stretch side pockets
Optional lineloc lid
Massive front stretch pocket
Hydration port and internal sleeve
Stretch woven zippered pocket on front
Stretch woven wand pockets
Dual density hip belt and shoulder straps
Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award - 2011
Suspension / Stays:
Ripstop Nylon / Nylon Cordura
2 lbs 11 oz
2 lbs 14 oz
18 - 22 in.
Torso Range (Small):
14 - 18 in.
Pack Capacity (Small):
55 Liters / 3356 Cubic inches
Torso Range (Medium):
18 - 22 in.
Adjustable Torso, Water Bottle Pockets, Load-Lifter Straps, Hip Belt, Ultralight, Hydration Compatible, Compression Straps
Ultralight Backpacking, Backpacking
60 liters / 3661 cubic inches
Rated 5 out of
Vedry comfortable - Perfect sizeI broke this pack in at the Gila Wilderness. I wore it up to 10 hours per day with no discomfort at all. Actual weight of my pack is 2lb 13oz (Reg torso mid belt). Nice suspension system, it breathed well. Extendable roll top worked well as my load shrunk during the outing. It's simple design is a plus for me, it also helps keep the weight down. The large stretch pocket on the front of the pack worked very well for stuffing my fleece jacket and base layers as each day warmed up. My gear is fairly small/light but not UL, the 60 liters is perfect for me.
Date published: 2011-10-30
Rated 5 out of
Great pack for any over night(s) trip!I got this pack to bring with me on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail this summer. I saw great reviews so i picked one up! ,,,,It it a roll top pack so it can store tons of gear and the padding on the hip belt and shoulder straps is amazing! I broke my coller bone last year so i had to find a pack that can be adjusted so i have no pain. ,,It says you can remove the frame sheet to make the pack lighter, which is true. But the shoulder straps clip into the frame sheet for most of the support. it can be done, but I have seen better designs for this in other packs. ,,But since i am keeping the frame sheet in its not a problem :D ,,,,Cons:,,It doesnt come with hip belt pockets,,Not many options for attaching gear to the outside of the pack. ,,,,Pros:,,Lightweight,,Super comfy!,,Tons of room inside,,Fully adjustable to fit,,Expensive, but worth it!