Having garnered numerous awards over the year for its versatility and lightweight design, the Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian is a proven backcountry performer. Despite weighing well under 4 pounds, the Nimbus Meridian comfortably hauls up to 40 pounds, provides excellent pack access and boasts an array of features.
The Nimbus Meridian is available in two torso sizes. The packbag on the Reg torso offers 3800 cubic inches of storage capacity and a Short torso version offers 3400 cubic inches. Lending extreme versatility, a well-designed external compression strap system allows you to securely cinch down gear to accommodate varying loads.
Made of a reinforced composite material, the Nimbus Meridian's Topoflex framesheet is ready-made for heavy hauling. The streamlined, contoured framesheet balances rigid support with flexible response, allowing the Nimbus Meridian to move with you while keeping your load balanced and secure. The height of the framesheet can be adjusted to account for varying torso lengths. The lumbar portion of the framesheet functions like a shock-absorbing spring and enhances comfort and performance. A pivoting, cushioned hipbelt helps to further balance the weight of the pack without limiting mobility.
Made of lightweight, durable 210d Cordura and 70d Cordura/Rip-Stop fabrics, the Nimbus Meridian offers rugged durability without weighing you down and a fully padded backpanel provides a layer of cushioning and comfort. Adjustable padded shoulder straps, an adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps combine to optimize fit.
To guarantee that the Nimbus Meridian fits like a glove, Granite Gear offers swappable hipbelts and shoulder harnesses. The S hipbelt fits waists ranging from 26"-30", the M hipbelt fits waists ranging from 30"-34" and the L hipbelt fits waists ranging from 34"-38". The appropriate shoulder harness size is based on the girth measurement of your chest. The S harness fits chest sizes ranging from 27"-34", the M harness fits chest sizes ranging from 34"-40", the L harness fits chest sizes ranging from 40"-46" and the XL harness fits chest sizes ranging from 46"-52".
You can access the Nimbus Meridian through the top of the packbag or via a weather-resistant zipper that runs almost the full-length of the front of the pack. These dual access points let you quickly put hands on whatever gear you need. The lid of the Nimbus Meridian houses a large storage pocket and can be removed entirely for use as a hip pack for day hiking or summit assaults. Beneath the lid, an extendible spindrift collar protects the interior of the Nimbus Meridian's large main compartment. When you prefer to shed ounces, the collar can serve as a non-traditional lid, rolling down and relying on a drawstring closure and an overlapping buckle strap.
Two large elastic pockets on either side of the Nimbus Meridian keep water bottles or other gear close at hand. A built-in tube exit port and a narrow lined internal pocket that accommodates most hydration bladders (not included) make the Nimbus Meridian hydration compatible. The bladder pocket includes a convenient bungee cord compression system so reservoirs remain securely in place. The external compression system and reflective daisy-chain attachment points provide numerous places to lash additional gear to the outside of the Nimbus Meridian.
The Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian is available in Reg (18"-22") and Short (14"-18") torso lengths as well as your choice of color options.
Styles available: Short Brilliant Blue
Granite Gear part numbers: 854380