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
- 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.
- Under 3 pounds....wow.
Likes: Carries well.... nice organization and big stretchy mesh like my virga 2 ( pockets) can make a chest pouch with the brain using 2 carabiners. Bought for my wife to use and she absolutely loves it. You see Granite Gear on the PCT, CDT an AT for a reason....they make quality stuff.
Dislikes: None so far.
- Surprisingly pleased
Likes: Decided to try this pack out after using a very nice, feature rich and durable pack....that unfortunately weighed in at over 5lbs. I have to admit I was skeptical when i picked up this pack thought the lack of 7 plus pockets, super heavy duty material and bottom zipper would be a huge drawback. First time out was on a 6 mile hike figured with the lighter weight i wouldn't have to tighten the hip belts which was a mistake that left me with pain in the shoulders. Next two hikes were a 10 mile hike and a 18 hour hike (no idea what the mileage was) but I decided to keep the hip belt tight this time which kept me pain free even with about 25-28lbs carry weight. One of my biggest worries was the durability of the light weight material, but after laying on it every chance I had during rest stops, cowboy camping on it and dragging it down a 25 ft slope after clumsily falling into a river bed at night, I'm happy to say there's no signs of damage which honestly surprised me. Overall I'm very pleased and kind of upset I didn't know about this great back sooner. Girlfriend will be buying one for herself very soon after trying it out.
Dislikes: Decided to take this out on a short hike instead of my day pack with only a water bladder and some snacks in the main compartment a couple of smart water bottles in the side pockets, tracking poles and a wind breaker in the large back pocket. I thought the Arizona heat stretched out the spandex(or whatever the outer pockets are made of) because they were not holding my gear on their own instead everything was being held in place by the awesome compression straps on the pack. Turns out the spandex is fine the pack just doesn't like being almost empty, stuffed a light weight sleeping bag at the bottom of the main compartment the next time out and everything was perfect. Definitely not a deal breaker and hardly even inconvenient with the helpful compassion straps just unexpected.
- Excellent pack
Likes: I bought this pack for a trek on the Pemigewasset Loop in October. Thoughts so far: This is a VERY comfortable pack. The compression straps make for easy adjustment and solid fit. The mesh sleeves are huge and allow for quick access to my water bottles and rain jacket.
I also like the small detachable pack which I can clip to the front straps or leave it behind if I want. I will be taking it to the Semi Loop, but am not certain if it will ride on top the pack or clipped to the front straps.
Dislikes: None so far. I have only used the pack for some light training so far will have to report back in. If I don't report back, you can assume that all went well.
- Great Pack
Likes: Light weight, nice features
Dislikes: The best features are on the packs that weigh greater than 5 lbs.
There is always a trade off.
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