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2012 Granite Gear Crown 60
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Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
2012 Granite Gear Crown 60 on 08/05/2011 12:41:21 MDT Print View

The real VT replacement. Granite Gear Crown 60. Has a front pocket, 60L and the new vapor current suspention. 2lbs, 2oz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F7qERKOPL8

Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
Re: 2012 Granite Gear Crown 60 on 08/05/2011 15:57:43 MDT Print View

David, This is exciting. It has me wondering if we will see a replacement for the Virga. I have been praying that Granite Gear will not the Virga out to pasture like so many of Golite's items. In a rare trend if I have my specs right the Crown 60 is actually lighter than the VT with a lot of upgrades. The back pocket is a fine addition.

Thanks for sharing.

Jamie

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
2012 Granite Gear Crown 60 on 08/05/2011 16:32:38 MDT Print View

I'm a Granite Gear fan and have several of their packs and have encouraged my sons and friends to go with Granite Gear packs. I really like the look of this new pack and will proably have a good look at it as a replacement for my Vapor Trail. Seems like a smart design.

David - Thanks for posting the link. You seem to have taken over the lead role in new product announcements here on BPL... maybe they need to add a "staff" label under your name. Keep them coming!

tommy d
(vinovampire) - F
Re: 2012 Granite Gear Crown 60 on 08/05/2011 16:51:01 MDT Print View

Yes, if the specs are accurate, this could be a worthy successor to the Vapor Trail. I use the Virga for the majority of my 3-season trips, but this could be good for some situations.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
2012 Granite Gear Crown 60 on 08/05/2011 17:30:11 MDT Print View

My pleasure. Work was a bit boring today so surfing was on the menu (shhhhh....)

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: 2012 Granite Gear Crown 60 on 08/05/2011 18:42:14 MDT Print View

Thanks for calling this to our attention, David. On it's last trip, my nine-year-old Vapor Trail got a couple of nasty new tears in it. The Crown 60 may well be it's replacement.

Michael Fogarty
(mfog1) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
I like it! on 08/06/2011 16:31:35 MDT Print View

Nice pack, I like that GG has also placed daisy chain style webbing on their hip-belts. Makes attaching their hip-belt pockets even easier. Some of the MOLLE pouches may fit as well?

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
2012 Granite Gear Crown 60 on 08/07/2011 09:35:56 MDT Print View

Mike they will! The belt is a lightweight version of what they put on their military spec packs.

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: 2012 Granite Gear Crown 60 on 08/07/2011 09:49:38 MDT Print View

trailspace.com has some more on it as well as cuben terra nova packs in 30, 45, 50 liters

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"2012 Granite Gear Crown 60" on 08/07/2011 10:33:36 MDT Print View

They'll hit gold if they release a Crown 30 or 40.

Serge G.
(sgiachetti) - M

Locale: Boulder, CO
30L on 08/07/2011 16:20:05 MDT Print View

what eugene said.

i might even write gg to suggest it. anyone else want to put a little UL pressure on them? with my current setup I cant really imagine needing any more volume than about 30L outside of winter. However even with super light loads a firm frame that conforms to the back carries better IMO. A 30 L GG crown at about 1.5 lbs would be hard to beat.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: 30L on 08/09/2011 07:58:16 MDT Print View

If you make a pack with the same features that is 30L, you would only be saving about 3 oz. The 100d Cordura is not that heavy.