Best Rated Ultralight Backpack, Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Backpack - 545233!

The successor to the cult classic Vapor Trail, with upgrades! Introducing the Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Ultralight Backpack - 545233 Best Rated, with Vapor Current Suspension technology. Weighing less than the Vapor Trail at 2 lbs, 2 oz (1 lb 13 oz with frame removed), the Crown 60 is a top loader with a secure roll-top closure that provides easy access. The simple lidless design can be upgraded with an optional LineLoc lid.

Backpack Specifications

Size: 3000-3999 cu in, Range 3000 - 3999 cubic in

Fabric/Material: 100D Ripstop, 210D Nylon Cordura, and Stretch Mesh Fabric

Available Sizes: Regular 18-21 in; Long 21-24 in

Gender: Unisex

Age Group: Adults

Volume: 60 Liters

Hydration Bladder: Yes

Seasonal/Temperature Use: 3 Season

Pack Type: Multi-Day Packs

Ultralight Backpacking Tips

Ultralight backpacking gear list
  • Unless you're using an ultralight backpacking alcohol stove (sometimes known as alcohol backpacking stove), no backpacking cookware or stove
  • Blanket or quilt weighing one pound or less
  • 6x8 Silnylon tarp - Campmor's
  • Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Backpack - 545233
  • Water system, lightweight
  • Flashlight, small

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Granite Gear

More than just creative...

In 1986, Dan Cruikshank and Jeff Knight founded Granite Gear. Deep in the heart of Quetico, it all started when they went on a paddling trip. It took a few days of being out there before they began to get the rhythm of being in the wilderness and shed the outer layer of their plastic civilization.

They had discovered how they wanted things to be, and something about who they really were, a week after that. Both figuratively and literally, Jeff and Dan began to build a fire, that would become Granite Gear. A fire that started with the idea that supported wilderness adventurers in the pursuit of discovering something about themselves, and they could make gear that genuinely worked.

They are passionate about offering products that are innovative, not just creative. Complete with a new buzzword to describe it, creative products have great shelf appeal because they usually come straight from the marketing department!

It has to actually work better, innovation is more than just being creative for the sake of market differentiation. True innovation stands the test of time, and starts with the fire of an idea, and is tested on the trail. They've kindled their whole business fire with innovation, because they are so passionate about it.

Their original philosophy to design durable, functional and innovative gear has remained, but they've seen a lot of design fads come and go over the years. They've watched as a lot of small and mid sized companies owned by their friends get bought out by larger, profit driven corporations and lose their original charm.

Satisfying one customer at a time, they still own their company because they believe in a grassroots way of doing business. When you discover how you want things to be and something about yourself, and travel in the wilderness, shed the marketing department, and forget about your gear.

Being Green

Granite Gear is all about building gear that will last. It's clear this is the most important thing they can do to lighten our footprint, when you consider how much resources and energy it takes to replace a product. They're proud to have one of the lowest warranty return rates out there.

PVC free are all of their products. Most packaging being made from 85% post consumer recycled cardstock, with no glue, packaging is minimized. Made from 100% recycled plastic, their Airline products are packaged in reusable jars. Their catalog is printed on 100% recycled paper.

At their headquarters and homes, they use renewable energy. For 16 years, their designer and CEO Jeff Knight and his family have powered their home with solar energy.

They support environmental causes. In 2008, they've introduced tote bags with environmental themes and they'll donate 10% of the sales to or Save our Wild Salmon.

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