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
- 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.
Likes: Half the weight of my previous pack. Stretch mesh allows for lots of easily accessible items.
- Overall good pack
Likes: Excellent hipbelt, good hipbelt pockets, and nice wide pack circumference that even easily accommodates a Bearikade Expedition bear canister.
Dislikes: Bottom of the pack is a little too wide. The pack would carry better with a tapered design (wider at the top and narrower at the bottom). While the hipbelt is amazing, the shoulder straps are kind of blocky and firm - they're not uncomfortable, but they could be better.
- Great Backpack
Likes: Ample storage space; great for multi-day or thru hikes; Comfortable hip belt & shoulder straps
Dislikes: Water bottle pockets could be a little shorter for better re-entry
- Great size and features
Likes: Size is great, main compartment is just under 40L according to my measurements, data I couldn't find anywhere. Add pockets and cap and about 60L.
Nice hip belt with pockets.
Roll down top is easy to use.
Shoulder straps fits great, I am average/athletic build, 5'7".
Pack weight exactly as advertised.
Dislikes: Back panel is stiffer than expected and rubs a little on lower back. Have not used on long hike yet.
Tensioning straps on sides and over top are hard to pull through the buckles.
Not a fan of the two to one over the top strap, would rather it be two individual buckles.
- Excellent fit, quality construction, minimal testing
Likes: Good stitching
The fabric used on the pack feels sturdy and durable despite the weight.
With a 21.5" torso, the straps on the long size pack are at the right height relative to my shoulders.
Adjusting the waist belt was a breeze.
Dislikes: None so far. Short excursions have gone smoothly. Planning on through hiking this pack next summer to really text it.
- Love this pack
Likes: Ultralight(when stripped), very customizable, comfortable
Dislikes: None so far
- Light and Customizable
Likes: Light for the volume it has. Waist belt allows for the perfect sizing.
Dislikes: None so far.
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