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