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  • GRANITE GEAR Blaze AC Backpack

    The Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 is Spartan in its simplicity while featuring AirCurrent suspension.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Air Current suspension consists of 3D molded alloy frame
    • Molded air channels and molded foam pad vent heat and moisture away
    • Quick Torso length adjustment
    • Simple lid-less top loading with tall spindrift opening
    • Arched LineLoc compression system saves weight while keeping load secured
    • LineLoc system can be cinched left, right, or used to secure additional gear
    • Durable mesh side pockets for water bottles
    • Tall front center pocket for damp tarps or ultralight tents

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • GRANITE GEAR Blaze AC Backpack

    Pack Fabric (Primary) Nylon
    Hydration Compatible Yes
    Torso Length S 14-18 in.
    R 18-22 in.
    Volume 3660 cu. in.
    Primary Use Backpacking
    Weight 2 lb. 14 oz.
    Weight Capacity 30-50 lb.
    Trip Length Extended Trip (>3 nights)
    Volume Range 60-69 liters

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GRANITE GEAR Blaze AC Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 4 customers

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Adjustable Ultralight Backpack

      By Long Stride

      from Wilmington, DE

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GRANITE GEAR Blaze AC Backpack:

          This is a very adjustable ultraliight backpack. The belts can be swapped out by your vendor or by Granitw gear (you will pay for shipping your belt back to them)plus the harnes is adjustable. It comes in small and regular which should accommodate most people based on the adjustability. I used an Osprey Aether 70 large and this fits me fine plus it is 2+ pounds lighter which is important for long thru hikes like the Appalachian Trail. You can also add a lid if you want to add the extra weight (9 oz & ~$40).

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          functional without bells and whistles

          By Isabel

          from New York, NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Simple

          Cons

          • Small hydration sleeve

          Best Uses

          • Weekend hiking

          Comments about GRANITE GEAR Blaze AC Backpack:

          Simplicity: This bag is pretty simple; one big large top loading part, two side pockets and one middle pocket that runs down the length of the bag. No small pockets or zippers hidden in the bag and no belt pockets (I have found those to be quite pointless now that I don't have them).

          Durability: The compression straps are delicate but keep the weight of the bag low. I haven't had a problem.

          Cons: The biggest con is that the hydration sleeve is way to small to fit a hydration system. I have a 100oz system that doesn't fit in the sleeve at all once filled with water. So instead, I just put it inside the main compartment. Not really a big deal, but slightly inconvenient.

          For someone who is looking to reduce weight, this is a pretty great bag. I only wish there were two straps on the bottom of the bag so I could attach my z-lite pad. It's possible to attach pads to the top of the bag but this reduces your usable space within the bag. But not to worry, straps can always be sewn on.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellen backpack!!

          By Gman

          from Frederick, MD

          About Me Practical

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hiking

            Comments about GRANITE GEAR Blaze AC Backpack:

            Overall excellent backpack

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Comfortable and Versatile

            By Walter White

            from Santa Fe, NM

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking

              Comments about GRANITE GEAR Blaze AC Backpack:

              I was looking for a 3-4 day backpack with less weight than my Gregory pack. I considered a similar Ossprey pack, but the Blaze won as I wanted a more simple, adaptable pack. It also needed a simple way to lash a bear canister on, which typically is either akwardly hanging off a pack or buried and consuming space in the pack. The Blaze has a perfect place on top with 2 crossing straps.
              Without monkeying much with the pack before the trip, it was very intuitive as far as adjusting the weight along the trail.
              I would second the comment on the water bladder compartment. There is needlessly a zippered opening which is strangely very small and tight to fit a 2L bladder. This creates a real problem either to slide a full bladder in or try to fill the bladder once down in the pocket and risk spilling into the pack. I tried both options and they both suck.
              The pack's best features would be the comfort of the hip and shoulder straps and simplicity. During the trip I used it as a day/summit pack needing to carry large volumes of water and it was extremely comfortable. In fact, I think it has now replaced my North Face day pack.
              If you like pockets and zippers and a place for each bit of your gear, then you won't like this pack. I tend to separate my gear in waterproof stuff sacks, so a large, single opening is perfect.
              The durability is to be determined, but so far I am impressed. Like any pack, sliding down on your back side or bush whacking through scrub, superficial scuffs are expected.
              Overall, this is an amazing pack.

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              • Personal

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