The Granite Gear Virga 26 is designed specifically for experienced, ounce-counting backpackers who have reduced the overall trail weight of their gear and are looking for a pack to match. Weighing just one pound, the pack offers streamlined performance for loads of up to 20 pounds.
The Virga 26 provides 1586 cubic inches of storage capacity and a well-designed external compression strap system allows you to securely cinch down gear when the pack isn’t fully loaded. NOTE: The Virga 26 does not have a traditional lid. An extendible spindrift collar protects the interior of the pack's large single compartment. The collar rolls down and cinches closed with two overlapping, integrated buckle straps that accommodate loads of varying sizes.
Made of lightweight, durable 100D and 210D high tenacity Cordura nylon, the Virga offers durability without weighing you down. Constructed like a traditional rucksack, the backpanel is only minimally padded, but dual-density padding on the shoulder straps lends comfort and a fixed webbing belt helps to ensure proper fit. Weight-and-space conscious backpackers can even consider using a rolled closed-cell foam pad (not included) on the interior of the pack to enhance support and cushioning and avoid having to lash the pad externally. A sliding sternum strap and load-lifter straps allow you to make on-the-go adjustments. When empty, the Virga packs down so small that you could even consider carrying it in a larger pack or luggage for use as day pack or for summit assaults!
Two large elastic pockets on either side of the Virga 26 keep water bottles or other gear close at hand and a deep stretch mesh front pocket is ideal for clothes or other gear that you’d like to keep close at hand. The external compression system provides numerous places to lash additional gear to the outside of the pack.
Available in your choice of colors, the Granite Gear Virga 26 backpack best fits torso lengths ranging from 18”-21”.
- Fixed padded belt
- 10MM webbing straps
- Tool loops
- Hydration ports
- Internal hydration hanger
- Large stretch side pockets
- Stretch mesh front pocket
- Roll-top closure
- Extended overflow
- Padded rolling stay
- Frameless suspension
Best Use Hiking Access Top Loading Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume 1586 cu in Type Summit Pack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Maximum Weight 23 lbs Material 100D Cordura: 210D Hight Tenacity Nylon Item Weight 1 lb Frame Material Frameless Fits Torso 18"-21"
Real Customer Reviews
Likes: This pack is super light, shoulder straps are very comfortable, has plenty of storage space, no zippers at all, the side mesh pockets are nice and big, the front mesh pocket is convenient, carries very well when packed right
Dislikes: Nothing really
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