Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 Internal Frame Backpack

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Key Features

  • Adjustable torso length
  • LineLoc compression system
  • Stretch mesh pockets on the bottom of the pack sides
  • Large front stretch pocket
  • Tool loops

Specifications

Recommended Use: Multi-Day and Extended Ultra-Lightweight Backpacking
Item Weight: Short: 2 lb 11 oz
Regular: 2 lb 14 oz
Type: Internal Frame Backpack
Volume: Short: 3350 cu in
Regular: 3660 cu in
Material: 100D Ripstop; 210D Cordura; Stretch Mesh
Frame Material: Composite Framesheet
Fits Torso: Short: 14"-18"
Regular: 18"-22"
Fits Waist: S Belt: 26"-30"
M Belt: 30"-34"
L Belt: 34"-38"
Hydration Compatible: Yes
Access: Top Loading
Maximum Weight: 35 lbs
Detachable Daypack: No
Sternum Strap: Yes; Adjustable Position
Torso Adjustment: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

Garnering immediate award-winning attention, the Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 comfortably hauls 35 pounds of gear while weighing less than 3 pounds. An ideal balance of weight and performance, the Blaze AC 60 is sure to appeal to ounce-counting backpackers and thru-hikers.

Equipped with Granite Gear's 3-dimensionally molded/alloyed AirCurrent frame, the Blaze AC 60 confidently carries weight while delivering ventilation. Molded air channels, breathable mesh fabrics and supportive foam further aid in the fight against heat and moisture build-up. Padded shoulder straps and a padded hipbelt provide additional comfort and load support. The Blaze AC 60 provides fit adjustability in two torso size offerings. The Regular fits torso sizes ranging from 18"-22" and the Short fits 14"-18" torso lengths.  An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps provide fine-tuned fit adjustment.

A voluminous packbag provides ample storage (3660 cubic inches in the Regular and 3350 in the Short) capacity and a roll-down, cinch-tight spindrift collar protects the contents of the packbag while keeping weight to a minimum. A Line-Loc lid (sold separately) delivers further protection and an additional storage pocket. Lightweight integrated Line-Loc compression cord keeps gear securely in place. A large front stuff-it pocket serves as an additional storage space and twin side mesh pockets are perfect for water bottles or other gear.

A combination of 100D Ripstop, 210D Nylon Cordura and stretch mesh fabrics provide the Blaze AC 60 with durability in a lightweight design.

Styles available: Regular Torso Cactus/Java, Regular Torso Tiger/Java, Short Torso Cactus/Java, Short Torso Tiger/Java

Granite Gear part numbers: 532233, 532264, 532134, 532165

Product Reviews

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Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 Internal Frame Backpack

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 17

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  • GARY H. COLLEGE STATION TX
    8/24/2014

    Likes: light
    durable
    comfortable

    Dislikes: No good way to seal top of bag.
    No bottom access

  • . Everett WA
    8/14/2014

    Likes: As I began to transition to ultralight gear, I purchased this pack with the intention of making it my go-to for backpacking. You have to pack efficiently, but are able to fit all the necessities. This has been the most comfortable pack I've owned - great padding in the shoulder straps and I love that you can select a hip belt appropriate to your size. It's even lighter than my small daypack, which now is collecting dust in the closest as a result.

    Dislikes: The compartment for the water bladder is a tight squeeze -- wish it was more flexible and had elastic at the top vs a zipper.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    7/26/2014

    Likes: -Hip pads and shoulder straps are very comfortable.
    -Simple design, you just have to pack smart. It's great for my 1-3 night excursions.
    -Light weight but comfortable.
    -Added the hip pocket, which is great for the little things needed on the trail.

    Dislikes: -I wish the top lid was included instead of an add on. I guess that's how they can say the pack is so light.
    -I'm about a 32 waist size, but I'm really cinching down to the limits of the medium belt. I'm considering swapping it out for the small belt size.

  • justin s. Tonawanda NY
    6/23/2014

    Likes: Decent Rugged looking pack
    Large stretch mesh pockets
    Adjustable torso length with sizing options to fit most
    Thick padding on straps, belt and nice channel vented back pad
    Excellent weight distribution. Tested ~28# and it felt nice. Very comfortable to wear: I bought the small I am 5'8" 160# with a 31-32" waist.
    Daisy chain options on the belts/straps.
    Overall quality materials.

    Dislikes: 60L?? almost 1/2 capacity is in the collar extension. The actual pack body is very small. Hope you pack small.
    Organization options very scarce. No belt pockets.
    Zipper on the h2o bladder pocket? Why? unnecessary weight.
    Optional lid. Should come with pack. Just a way to milk more money from you.
    Noisy pack! It's like wearing corduroy pants.

  • Jason A. Pound WI
    6/15/2014

    Likes: A nice pack I use for 1-3 day excursions. Have enough room for all the necessities and not much else. I like the use of cord for cinching things down so you can replace it if needed or use paracord. The waistbelt and straps are very comfortable and I find I almost like them better than my Osprey packs.

    Dislikes: I'd say the biggest drawback for this style of pack is the lack of a top compartment and having the addon being a bit pricey. It is also a pain to figure out how to install the top cover if you do purchase it. I know packs are all top access but I really wish I could get into the bottom of the pack without dumping everything out. Not a dealbreaker however.

  • . Los Osos CA
    4/15/2014

    Likes: I love the frame and hipbelt, plus the rucksack design. I added the top lid because I like the extra space, as I carry some of my daughter's gear too. BV500 fits inside, just not horizontally.

    Dislikes: I read that a BV500 would fit horizontally, but it doesn't. It's okay though... I just had to rethink my packing a little and it worked just fine.

  • Patrick L. Denver CO
    1/23/2014

    Likes: The backpack seems to be well made with tough fabrics. The hipbelt was very comforable. The front 'stretch mesh' pocket opening was smaller than I expected.

    Dislikes: You have to purchase the top cap separately which adds to the weight.

  • Chris A. Hickory NC
    1/9/2014

    Likes: Pack was delivered as scheduled. I plan to use this pack on my AT thru attempt. As soon as I loaded it and hoisted it I knew I had found my pack. Took a spin around the local terrain with 30 lbs and the pack hugged me like a loving child. I have a 33 inch waist and the medium hip belt fits okay. Adjustable shoulder straps for torso lengths are also a big plus. Can only rate the pack as a 4 since I have not exposed it to the rigors of real nature yet. But first impressions count a lot to me.

    Dislikes: Not sure the med hip belt would work on a 30 inch waist.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    8/16/2012

    Likes: the design

    Dislikes: the colors

  • chris n. vacaville CA
    7/17/2012

    Likes: I have used it twice with 35 & 40lbs, it carried both weights very well. Great construction and feel. Belt is nice and comfy and plenty of room to stuff your gear.

    Dislikes: no extra zippered pockets is a downer, playtapus section is way to small, basically unusable

  • Brandon P. NEW YORK NY
    4/6/2012

    Likes: Lightweight, well-constructed, and completely fits my 5'8" torso, medium. We're going 3 day camping this weekend and I'll get to really try it out. Overall, this is a good buy compared to other heavier backpacks.

    Dislikes: The choice of colors, and no expansion pouch

  • Brad R. Sebring OH
    3/21/2012

    Likes: the size, weight, and durable

    Dislikes: there is nothing I would change about this pack

  • Shane S. Cloquet MN
    2/21/2012

    Likes: I was looking for a pack that was more minimalist. I didn't wan't straps in every direction, I didn't need 4 different compartments or pockets everywhere. The Blaze was just the perfect size and the big mesh pockets on the side and front of the pack are perfect for saws, small camp chairs, fuel, water bottles, etc.

    The Blaze also expands and contracts really well. You can maximize the pack out, or just have a small day load and it will secure down quite easily.

    Dislikes: I recently took the pack on a sub-zero overnighter and the mesh pockets do not perform as good in the really cold. They don't contract back to their original form, they stay expanded. So the elastic on the mesh pockets aren't really ment for subzero, but the pack was awesome in the cold/snow.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    2/1/2012

    Likes: It is light weight and unlike other packs on the market. Simple.

    Dislikes: Two compression cords that went vertical on the lower part of the pack would have been nice for a sleeping mat. I am using the compression cords up the middle for that purpose.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    12/2/2011

    Likes: Very lightweight, durable pack. Nice that you can overpack it with the extension sleeve, so you can easily accomodate that big food bag that you have in the beginning of those week-long trips. If it wasn't able to be over packed, 60 liters is a little on the small side for 7-8 day trips in the shoulder seasons, but this pack can do it.

    Dislikes: Minimal ability to organize, as it has few pockets (but this saves weight, so its a trade-off). Thats about the only downside. Fairly comfortable pack, but not as comfy as others; however, for packs in its weight class, it must be deemed one of the most comfortable to wear with 30 lbs in it.

  • Alexander B. Denver CO
    10/5/2011

    Likes: Exceptionally light. Excellent frame, handles 50 lb load (and probably more) quite well. Spartan simplicity. More rugged than you might think. Super comfortable.

    Dislikes: Ummm....

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    8/25/2011

    Likes: I order this bag to replace my 12 years Gregory on less rigid backpacking trip.
    The bag is half the weight of my existing bag : ) Look very solid. except the bottom of the bag all stitches are done outside which make me a bit concerns for long term durability.
    Over all, looks like very nice bag for the weight.
    ah.. good word for Backcountry Edge who delivered the products in two days.

    Dislikes: Except the bottom of the bag all stitches are done outside which make me a bit concerns for long term durability.

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