Saturday, December 17, 2011


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Lightweight, multifunctional...and supportive...all purpose backpacks and sacs for day/night use PLUS  travel--- got some new additions at Granite Gear for Spring 2012. 

Air Zippidty™-is brand new...a one piece design, "...bathtub shape with the only seams on the ends."

Water resistant, 30 d sil-nylon cordura®-sold in sets of two and as a full set of four-$29.95

Nice-it's transparent enough to see the contents inside and was manufactured with no waste materials-meaning the rolls were stripped a certain way= so no scraps.  Even the packaging is re-usable-so there's nothing to throw away. Four sizes--- .6 Liters-2.4 Liters capacity.

ALSO new for 2012 is the CROWN V.C. 60 & CROWN V.C. 60 Ki for women...made of tough 100 Denier Sil-Nylon Hybrid Cordura Brand fabric body...and 210 Denier Cordura Brand Fabric Reinforcements-for strength where needed.

dual density shoulder straps-hard on outside-cushy padded inside

compatible with optional lid

Granite Gear haulers are acclaimed for their Vapor Current Suspension- ventilation channels molded in- that circulate air in the cushy foam back pad-without shifting the pack's center of gravity---with a VC frame that runs the full length-supporting up to 30-35 lbs.  Comfortably.

different sizes available for perfect fit-and the frame is removable

Easy top loader-with pack weight -with frame-of 2lbs-2.4lbs depending on size

secure roll top closure

Stretch mesh front and side pockets

stretchy sides-those are 2 liter bottles

can pput a sleeping pad in back for stability-and without the frame the pack weighs 1lb 13oz!

dense foam-easy to lash extra gear on too

smartphone pocket

nice closure-optional LineLoc lid

Different kinds of haulers, certainly-but equally at the top of the class---from Kakadu Traders-one of our fav ever labels for satchels and clothing---that is going to be a cult brand one of these days.

Flawless construction-heavy duty treated cotton canvas with leather trim

Delta Vest-with a cowhide inner collar, loads of pockets-lined w/100% cotton
This booth is perpetually packed with attendees wanting to buy for themselves---no wonder, the prices are so low, given the quality. ALSO available but not pictured-long coats, hats...and a complete line of women's clothing with that same Aussie spirit.

FINALLY-easily available online in the USA-we expect this brand to show up on the pages of GQ or Vogue...

Aviator Jacket-conceal and carry-whatever-reinforced holsters-concealment shields that are removable too.

Travel tough-10oz Gravel canvas with roll-up sleeve tabs, snap close pockets