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Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Arrived!
I have had a GG Crown 60 for about 9 months. Yes you have to undo four clips to get into the main pack body. Rolling up the top is what takes the longest. At the most it takes 10 seconds--usuall...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Arrived!
September 14, 5:14pm

Your replacement for Montrail Hardrocks?
The closest I have found are The Montrail AT Plus: http://www.amazon.com/Montrail-At-Plus-Hiking-Orange/dp/B003AB6JCO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1346783203&sr=8-2&keywords=montrail+at+...

In GEAR » Your replacement for Montrail Hardrocks?
September 04, 12:43pm

A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 5: Filtration Methods
Oh, I just bought a Sawyer Squeeze filter. I'm glad it makes my old Pur Hiker filter obsolete because that filter was big and heavy and, in any case, it stopped working 2 months ago on a backp...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 5: Filtration Methods
August 23, 8:12pm

Clikstand w/ Evernew 1.3L (ECA253)
Yes the windscreen does fit inside the .9L pot. I have that set--just used it two weeks ago. I only use it for car camping now as I have lighter options. The simmer ring works great for lowering...

In GEAR » Clikstand w/ Evernew 1.3L (ECA253)
August 21, 1:41pm

Zpacks Multi-Pack Review
I have a Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 pack which doesn't have waist belt pockets which is OK with me because I don't like waist belt pockets. However, I've been searching for a way to ca...

In Editor's Roundtable » Zpacks Multi-Pack Review
August 20, 6:41am

Moving to CA
Well Jeremy, my situation is somewhat similar to yours in that i grew up in little Sherrill (Mayberry North), population 3000, in Upstate N.Y., which is close to Vermont, and then moved out west ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Moving to CA!!!
August 05, 1:19pm

Granite Gear Crown VC 60
I use the framesheet that came with the Crown VC60. You could save weight by using the same pad in your pack and for sleeping, but I have never done that. I am a lightweight backpacker, not ultral...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Crown VC 60 - Early Impressions
August 02, 11:45am

Granite Gear Crown VC 60 - Early Impressions
Michael I have the Crown VC 60 in regular and large waist belt. I am 6' 1", 190 lb. with a 19-20 inch torso length depending on who does the measurement. I too was concerned about fit, s...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Crown VC 60 - Early Impressions
August 01, 6:15am

Ti-Tri Without The Tent Stakes
I have a Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri for the Evernew/REI .9L pot. I've been making coffee with it at home on top of the stove in the alcohol mode--with the vent fan on. The other day I fo...

In GEAR » Ti-Tri Without The Tent Stakes
July 08, 10:53pm

Hexamid Rides Out the Storm
We have the Western Rattlesnake in the Gold Country of Northern California where I hike and backpack. They call it the Gold Country because it's where the gold rush of 1849 started. The Weste...

In GEAR » Hexamid Rides Out the Storm
July 02, 10:31am

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