Tuesday, January 7, 2014

GRANITE GEAR S/S 2014 New Backpacks


Streamlined designs, functional features and a reputation (deserved) for high quality-Granite Gear serviced the lightweight needs for hikers/paddlers/day trippers- this go -round ---for Spring 2014.


Go and Stow Travel Pack $59.95---ultra-light sil-nylon pack that stuffs into a pocket-that can be worn as a hip pack or tucked away. Very convenient…and able to hold all the hefty souvenirs if traveling around.
hydration or earbud port
top of the pack, large outer pocket w/ diagonal zip-water resistant. 
zippered storage area-main compartment, sleeve tablet or hydration system
padded shoulder straps-
stuffs into this size-belt removable
Three compression straps reduces bulky items (like a sleeping bag) to a sleeker profile. Nifty-seam sealed eVent® panel allows air to purge but keeps the water out,,,and haul able itself with adjustable sternum strap and lightly padded shoulder straps. $49.95

30D and 110 D SIL Hybrid Nylon Cordura® brand fabric

padded backstraps

Slacker Packer DrySack-same as above without compression straps $42.95 good for packing camera equipment or electronics-when weather threatens...

The Taku 24 -named after t\s Glacier southwest of Juneau AK---has enough features to satisfy and justify daily use as well as two day jaunts,

Large main compartment, middle compartment with zipper at top for secure storage and has hanging organizer with pen sleeves, strap and clip for keys, and pocket for wallet, 

shoulder strap pockets, removable HDPE framesheet, 

hip belt pockets and the hip belt is removable

twin power mesh side pockets

front pocket w/ internal organizer panel, front power mesh pocket hydration compatible sleeve can be laptop sleeve... 

large main compartment, top pocket for keys etc

Nimbus Trace Access 70 and Nimbus Trace Access 70 Ki (women's specific) $349.95-big enough for unsupported trips yet lightweight enough for shorter jaunts without feeling overburdened. Features a redesigned 3 dimensionally molded Nimbus frame sheet made out of maple-core composite laminate-which is lighter and with more longitudinal rigid =for comfort and proper load hauling-shifting weight to the hips.
zip open access panel and internal compression straps for easy access no matter where you stashed it-top or bottom. Nice. Roomy front side panel.  Tool loops. Cordura® high tenacity nylon (100D and 210D)

Internal Nimbus Topoflex™ framsheetmade out of maple-core composite laminate

padded hip belt-4 sizes available for men and four for women

adjustable torso length

access panel room for sleeping pad plus---compression straps
side mesh pockets
side mesh panels on bottom
upper side mesh pockets
hip pack lid-detaches for use

roll top rolled down and secured with straps

Roll top

Virga 2-refreshed frameless gets lighter ad more ergonomic….with redesigned shoulder straps, a true "roll top" closure a mesh pocket in front , and a padded hip belt. 10 mm webbing (versus 1" webbing)saves more weight too. $139.95

padded rolling stay, tool loops and hydration ports, made of Cordura® high tenacity nylon (100D and 210D)

large stretch side pockets

redesigned shoulder straps, 

padded hip belt, padded ruling stay, tool loops and hydration ports

front mesh pocket

keeps the weather out-easy access when opened-extended for overflow
roll top

side mesh panel