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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Internal Frame Backpack (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)

A great balance of durability, comfort, convenience, versatility, and light weight.

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by Will Rietveld | 2006-01-29 03:00:00-07

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Internal Frame Backpack (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)

New to their Nimbus lineup, the Meridian was specially designed to go the distance for Juston Lichter’s (featured on the cover of Backpacking Light's Issue No. 3 for his photo essay, "The Great Divide Trail") planned 10,000 mile walk this year. At 3,800 cubes and 3 pounds 8 ounces, the Meridian has a full feature set rivaling other packs in its class.

Photo: The new Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian has 3,800 cubic inches of volume and weighs 3.5 pounds.

Some features we especially liked are its lightweight nylon/fiberglass matrix Nimbus framesheet that allows 3-dimensional movement, a top lid that converts to a fanny pack, front access zipper, roomy stretch-woven pockets, and water-resistant RiRi zippers. Sorry, no hipbelt pockets.

Specifications and Features

  • Style: internal frame, top loading, drawcord closure, top pocket
  • Sizes available: regular torso (18-22 inches), short torso (14-18 inches)
  • Volume: 3800 cubic inches (regular torso)
  • Fabrics: body is 70d Cordura silicone/polyurethane hybrid, stress areas are 210d coated pack cloth, pockets are stretch-woven
  • Weight: 3 pounds 8 ounces
  • MSRP: $250

Citation

"Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Internal Frame Backpack (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/granite_gear_nimbus_meridian_pack_orwm2006.html, 2006-01-29 03:00:00-07.

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