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Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Internal Frame Backpack

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Key Features

  • Vapor Current Suspension
  • Molded foam backpanel
  • Removable HDPE die-cut framesheet
  • Comfortably supports loads of up to 35 pounds
  • Fixed, sized torso lengths
  • Top-loading with roll-top closure
  • Compatible with Granite Gear LineLoc lid (sold separately)
  • Stretch mesh front pocket
  • Dual stretch mesh side pockets
  • Front and side compression
  • Stretch mesh pocket on shoulder strap
  • 100D Sil-nylon Cordura fabric with 210D Cordura reinforcements

Specifications

Recommended Use: Ultra-Lightweight Multi-Day Backpacking and Thru-Hiking
Item Weight: Regular: 2 lb 2 oz
Type: Internal Frame Backpack
Volume: Regular: 3660 cu in
Long: 4000 cu in
Material: 100D Sil-Nylon Hybrid Cordura and 210D Cordura reinforcements
Frame Material: Removable HDPE die-cut framesheet
Fits Torso: Regular: 18"-21"
Long: 21"-25"
Hydration Compatible: Yes
Access: Top Loading
Maximum Weight: 35 lbs
Detachable Daypack: No
Sternum Strap: Yes; Adjustable Position
Torso Adjustment: No
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

A revamped incarnation of the award-winning Vapor Trail, the Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 sports an innovative lightweight suspension, trail-friendly organizational features and a weight of just over 2 pounds! This combination of features is ideal for ultra-lightweight backpacking and thru-hiking.

Equipped with Granite Gear's Vapor Current suspension, a molded/channeled backpanel, a die-cut HDPE framesheet and supportive foam padding, the Crown V.C. 60 maintains load stability, comfortably carries up to 35 pounds and combats heat and moisture build-up. Padded shoulder straps and a padded hipbelt provide additional comfort and load support. For true ounce-counting backpackers, the framesheet can even be removed to further reduce the weight of the Crown V.C. 60.

To ensure an optimal fit, the Crown V.C. 60 is available in two torso sizes. The Regular (3660 cubic inches of storage capacity) fits torso lengths ranging from 18"-21" and the Long (4000 cu in) fits 21"-25" torsos. An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps provide fine-tuned fit adjustment.

A large, lidless main compartment provides ample storage capacity and a roll-down, cinch-tight spindrift collar protects the contents of the packbag while keeping weight to a minimum. 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. Integrated attachment points on the hipbelt serve as external gear lash points. The Granite Gear Line-Loc lid (sold separately) is available as an additional storage pocket and provider of further packbag protection.

The Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of sizes.

Sizes available: Long Cactus/Moonmist, Regular Cactus/Moonmist

Granite Gear part numbers: 545332, 545233

Product Reviews

Average Customer Rating:
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Internal Frame Backpack

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 12

Individual Customer Reviews:

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  • Ben W. Lancaster PA
    4/29/2014

    Likes: I love the roll-top closure, carrying capacity seems mammoth, crazy comfortable, and highly modular

    Dislikes: NOTHING!

  • . Collierville TN
    3/5/2014

    Likes: Super lightweight. Can easily adjust to fit.

    Dislikes: Nothing.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    8/24/2013

    Likes: The outside big blue mash pocket is fantastic, It's big and can really hold a lot of gear.

    Dislikes: Nothing really that I didn't like. I do hope that Granite Gear can make a hybrid of the Crown and the Leopard. I love the rounded support frame on the Leopard and all the pockets and lighter materials of the Crown

  • . Morrilton AR
    8/21/2013

    Likes: It's been really great so far. It has everything I need and nothing I don't. I love the huge main pocket and the stretch pockets on the outside. I like the compression strap system too. I especially love the fact that it is super light and surprisingly comfortable.

    Dislikes: No hipbelt pockets for my snacks. However you can buy one separately.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    6/12/2013

    Likes: Extremely light-weight backpack. It can handle loads up to about 20 pounds very well. Very comfortable. I have used it on two short (2 day) backpacking trips now and really enjoyed it.

    Dislikes: There is no hydration bladder pocket. Since the frame is only a thin sheet of plastic it bulges out when you stuff the bag tight. This causes the bag to be a little uncomfortable in the middle of your back. As long as you don't stuff things in too tight then you are good to go.

  • Junyan T. La Jolla CA
    3/16/2013

    Likes: The product is extremely light and has a huge capacity compared to its weight! It is also able to fit in aircraft overhead compartments and the moisture wicking backpanel is really good. After a full day of hiking and rock scrambling, I couldn't see any sweat stains on the back panel or any tears or abrasions on the outer layer though I scraped it against a few rocks while squeezing through.

    Dislikes: The roll top is really troublesome (takes really long to get stuff in and out of the main compartment). The load transferring capabilities of the hip belt seems to be minimal, I could feel that if I put any more stuff in, it would get quite uncomfortable on the shoulder straps.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    10/5/2012

    Likes: It has a great fit and it is very lite. It holds a lot of stuff.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Philip S. West Hartford CT
    9/28/2012

    Likes: Light, strong and very comfortable. packed over 30 pounds in it an even fit a bear bin in too. I have slim hips but am tall so the separate hip belt sizing was a plus.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    7/11/2012

    Likes: Love this pack! Load transfer was great! Hip belt is amazingly comfortable. I really liked the roll top closure. You can reach the outside stretch pockets while the pack is on. Overall great design and quality. Very comfortable even when loaded to the max.

    Dislikes: Nothing.

  • Paul C. Boulder City NV
    6/8/2012

    Likes: This pack has a significant weight savings compared to the Granite Gear Vapor Trail about 12oz less. The biggest improvement is in Torso/Back padding, it’s a much thinner foam material and not as spongy but still comfortable to wear. The real benefit with the torso padding is its breath ability. They have incorporated channels that allow it to breath unlike the Vapor Trail which is much sponger and absorbent material. The pack weight is its most desirable asset. The hip belt, Toro padding is where most of that savings came from, the rest in the use of cord in place of webbing and smaller cinch straps.

    Dislikes: The previous comparable model was the Vapor Trail which has a separate hydration pocket/sleeve, this pack has a zipped sleeve that is shared with the plastic back panel. It’s not as convenient to slide a hydration bag in and out of. But I suspect this convenience was sacrificed for weight savings. There is hip belt sizing issue as posted by Emil G. I measured the old style hip belt that was a medium and compared it to the new style, the new medium is now 4" longer. So if you are comparing this too an older style Granite Gear pack like I did, be aware of this sizing difference. I'm also ordering a replacement to a small. Granite Gear is also aware of the issue.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
    6/6/2012

    Likes: Very light and relatively rigid. The weight limit is true or maybe conservative. I likes having this product to the backpacking.

    Dislikes: None.

  • Emil G. Pine Mountain Valley GA
    4/4/2012

    Likes: -Tons of space, the roll top closure unravels what seems like a yard from the top of the back panel.
    -The shove-it stretch mesh front is huge.
    -Super comfortable VC suspension keeps the weight close to your back for great stability but still keeps you cool.
    -Can still cinch down small enough for an overnighter.
    -Very nice mesh shoulder strap pockets.
    - Line-loc compression straps and UL buckles are strong and easy to replace.
    -It's only 34oz!!!

    Dislikes: -Hipbelt sizing not accurate. Granite Gear states 30-34 is a Medium. I am 32 waist and ordered Medium. I had to cinch it down completely. I returned for a Small and it fits perfect. INCREDIBLE customer service from Backcountryedge! Gave them my tracking number and they shipped my hipbelt the same day. Best pack I have ever owned!

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