New for 2013! A burlier, lidded version of the award-winning Blaze AC 60, the Granite Gear Leopard AC 58 comfortably hauls up to 40 pounds of gear, incorporates alpine-ready features and weighs in at a mere 3 pounds! Leave the lid behind and you can trim the weight of the pack to just 2 pounds, 12 ounces.
Consisting of a 3-dimensionally molded/alloyed frame, a molded, breathable backpanel and supportive foam padding, the Leopard AC 58’s AirCurrent suspension confidently carries weight while delivering ventilation. While maintaining load stability, this suspension comfortably carries up to 40 pounds while combating heat and moisture build-up. Padded shoulder straps and a padded hipbelt provide additional comfort and load support.
To ensure an optimal fit, the Leopard AC 58 is available in two torso sizes. The Regular (3540 cubic inches of storage capacity) fits torso lengths ranging from 18"-22" and the Short (3234 cu in) fits 14"-18" torsos. An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps provide fine-tuned fit adjustment. You can choose from several available hipbelt sizes to further dial in a proper fit.
The main compartment provides ample storage capacity beneath the removable, heigh-adjustable lid. A roll-down, cinch-tight spindrift collar protects the contents of the packbag even if you decide to leave the lid behind. A large zippered stretch woven front pocket serves as an additional storage space and twin side mesh pockets are perfect for water bottles or other gear. A high-tenacity front flap allows you to stash gear behind it and also has two streamlined, zippered storage pockets. Daisy-chain attachment points on the flap are compatible with the Granite Gear Crampon Holster (sold separately) for true top-of-the-mountain use. Integrated attachment points on the hipbelt serve as external gear lash points and can also accommodate Granite Gear Tool Loops (sold separately).
The Granite Gear Leopard AC 58 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of size options.
Sizes available: Regular Torso Sulphur/Java, Short Torso Sulphur/Java
Granite Gear part numbers: 533230, 533131