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
"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.