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2012 Granite Gear Crown 60
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
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
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!
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.
My pleasure. Work was a bit boring today so surfing was on the menu (shhhhh....)
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.
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?
Mike they will! The belt is a lightweight version of what they put on their military spec packs.
trailspace.com has some more on it as well as cuben terra nova packs in 30, 45, 50 liters
They'll hit gold if they release a Crown 30 or 40.
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.
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.
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