The Granite Gear Crown2 60 pack sports an innovative lightweight suspension, trail-friendly organizational features, and weighs in under 2 pounds! This combination of features is ideal for ultra-lightweight backpacking and thru-hiking.
Equipped with Granite Gear's VC Mark 2 Frame System, the pack employs a compression molded polypropylene framesheet, a molded foam backpanel, and an overlay of durable, laminated mesh to effectively carry weight, provide load stability, and deliver ventilation to help keep you cool. Despite its lightweight design, the pack comfortably carries up to 35 pounds. Padded shoulder straps and a padded, size-adjustable (28”-40”) hipbelt further enhance comfort and stability. To ensure an optimal fit, the pack is available in Regular (fits torso lengths ranging from 18"-21") and the Long (21"-24" torsos) size options. An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps provide fine-tuned fit adjustment.
The top-loading 3660 cubic inch-capacity packbag is accessed through a wide-opening roll-top entry. A top lid protects additional storage and can be removed entirely to save on weight. Lightweight compression straps let you cinch down the packbag to keep contents safely stowed. A large front shove-it pocket serves as an additional storage space and twin side mesh pockets are perfect for water bottles or other gear. Large zippered hipbelt pockets keep valuables and essentials close at hand.
The Granite Gear Crown2 60 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of sizes.
- VC (Vapor Current) Mark 2 frame with 35lb (15kg) load rating
- Dual density shoulder harness with load-lifter straps and removable sternum strap
- RE-FIT fully adjustable dual density hip belt (from 28-40)
- Dual large hip belt pockets with DWR treated zippers
- Roll-top main compartment opening with centered dual strap and singular buckle for quick access and easy compression
- Removable lid has a compartment with DWR treated zipper
- Hydration port and internal hydration sleeve
- Large side stretch woven pockets
- Stretch mesh front pocket
- Side and front compression straps
- 100D high-tenacity nylon
- 210D high-tenacity ripstop nylon
Best Use Backpacking Access Top Loading Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume 3360 cu in Type Internal Frame Backpack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Maximum Weight 35 lbs Material 210D High-Tenacity Ripstop Nylon and 100D High-Tenacity Nylon Item Weight Regular: 2 lbs 2oz
Long: 2 lbs 4 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Polypropylene Frame Sheet Fits Torso Regular: 18" - 21"
Long: 21" - 24"
Fits Waist 28" - 40"
Real Customer Reviews
- Quality product/Reasonable Price
Likes: I bought this backpack specifically for my Colorado backpacking trip. It is lightweight and well made. I went out this past weekend on a 10 mile hike with 20 lbs load, and the backpack felt good and well balanced.
Dislikes: The water bottle pocket should have had an opening on the side so you can grab your water bottle without taking your backpack off.
- Outstanding Backpack
Likes: I love this thing. When stripped down it is nearly the same weight as the Virga 2 but when fully featured it carries 65+ liters and 35 lbs easily. The adjustable hipbelt is wonderful for somebody like me that fluctuates between 30" to 36" waist during the season.
Dislikes: This pack needs a load. Do not expect it to be a daypack, a lot of the structural integrity comes from loading the pack and cinching down the compression straps.
- My favorite pack currently
Likes: I was a little skeptical of its lack of a true suspension system. My skepticism was misguided. This pack carried a 32 lb total weight load as well as any full featured pack I've owned. The "refit" hipbelt is the most comfortable I've worn. The compression system is top notch when the pack is not fully loaded. The removable top lid provides an additional 5 liters of space. This is the first granite gear pack I have owned and I love it. Granite gear will be on my short list for every pack I buy in the future.
Dislikes: I was a little bummed that there are not straps on the bottom, as that is where I normally lash my sleep pad on other packs. However with all the compression straps, it's easy lash it to the side, the back, or even under the top lid if you choose to use it. Water bottles are difficult to get and put back when the pack is full. I simply added some shock cord and locks on the left shoulder strap. It holds a 20 oz Gatorade like a champ. I highly recommend this mod to any pack.
- Excellent fit and valus
Likes: Very good fit; simple, yet has the right features. Like the detachable lid and roomy side pockets.
Dislikes: Nothing really.
- Like the way it’s superlight
Likes: Ultralight, load adjustable, removable head.
Dislikes: Not very supportive, may not be fitting well if you have a short torso.
- Nice Backpack
Likes: Superlight, has all the basics, no unnecessary features, great use of materials in the right places. Fits My back just right, carries a load well, looks like Granite Gear Nailed It!
Dislikes: So far none, but only time will tell.
- GRANITE GEAR CROWN2 60 INTERNAL FRAME BACKPACK
Likes: Lightweight, voluminous, fits and rides well
Dislikes: none so far
- Best combination of traditional and lightweight packs!
Likes: Lightweight, great suspension system, flexible yet sturdy back support, comfortable fully loaded, big side pockets, useful front stretchy pocket for smaller items readily accessible or gear that needs to air out, minimal fancy features, roll top closure, easily expandable, removable brain, great natural colors
Dislikes: No sleeping bag compartment, side pockets are a little too high for water bottles, no side entry to access inside of main compartment, wish the foam for the lower back was softer, not the best ventilation on the back
- Great bag at a great price
Likes: Lightweight. hip and shoulder straps are comfortable. great size, I can easily fit enough gear in here for several days.
Dislikes: None yet, I had to contact GG support for a minor issue and they were very responsive, great customer service.
- Good for Travel
Likes: A pack above 40L which can fit in the overhead has finally been found!!!! While the height of the frame (23.5 in) is above the 22 in. carry on limit most airlines have, I found the frame to be very flexible, and can easily be cinched down below the limit by removing the brain and using the orphaned buckles to compress the top down. It also meets depths requirements easily by removing the hipbelt and storing it in the main compartment during travel. this also ensures that it doesn't get damaged during travel.
These features are clutch, because now you can stuff the pack up to the carry on limits with actual gear, and then just expand the pack using the roll top closure to fit food and water which you can acquire when you get to your destination, instead of having to keep the pack partially empty to make room for food and water.
Really looking forward to giving it a go!
Dislikes: I found the shoulder straps to be somewhat uncomfortable. As you probably can tell I got this bag because of its dual travel/trail capabilities, not because I'm a hardened thru hiker, so maybe that's normal for a pack of this niche. Hopefully they just need to be broken in.
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