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FEATURES of the Granite Gear Women's Nimbus Trace Access 70 Ki Pack
Women's Specific fit
Big enough for longer, unsupported trips, yet lightweight, durable and functional
Zip open access panel
Internal compression straps so you can get to that elusive piece of gear at the bottom of the pack without disturbing the gear above it
Backbone of the pack is Granite Gear's redesigned, three dimensionally molded Nimbus framesheet.
Framesheet made with a maple-core, composite laminate which is both lighter and offers more longitudinal rigidity
Newly designed exoskeleton belt combine with framesheet to offer excellent comfort and load transfer to your hips
Reengineered 3D TopoFlex frame is engineered to fit the topography of your back and mimic the way a back naturally flexes
Single “pivot point” attachment system on the shoulder strap and belt allow for a more precise fit and better freedom of movement
Load can be shifted to be carried by different muscle and skeletal groups
Advection back panel allows for the air to flow over the back moving heat out while still maintaining significant contact and following the natural topography of the human back thus complimenting the ergonomic load carriage benefits of the TopoFlex frame and harness system
SPECIFICATIONS of the Granite Gear Women's Nimbus Trace Access 70 Ki Pack
"back panel fit well and provided nice support, but the hipbelt was too wimpy to hold a 40lb load"
The pack fit very well. The molded back panel curved in the right places and took the load off of your shoulders nicely. The shoulder straps curved and fit the female body nicely. I will say adjusting the shoulder straps to the correct length was a bit of a hassle, but once adjusted they were fine. Lots of compression straps, I dare say almost too many, and plenty of volume inside. Unfortunately, I'm sending this pack back because the hip belt was not up to the task of supporting the pack with 40lbs in it. The back panel is attached to the hip belt by a single pivoting bolt. Nice concept for allowing shifting, but the hip belt has no structure to it at all, so all the weight of the pack pushes the hip belt down in that one spot. As a result the belt in the front is practically pulling up on your stomach as opposed to pushing down on your hips.
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