Granite Gear - Crown V.C. 60
The simple lidless design can be upgraded with Granite Gear's optional LineLoc lid. The pack body also features LineLoc compression, a voluminous stretch mesh front pocket as well as stretch mesh side pockets. The 100 Denier Sil-Nylon Hybrid Cordura Brand Fabric body is ultralight, but proven to go the distance. the 210 Denier Cordura Brand Fabric Reinforcements provide the strength needed in key areas.
Technical specifications & features
|Weight||Reg: 2 lbs. 2 oz.
Long: 2 lbs. 4 oz.
|Gender||Men's & Unisex|
|Cubic Inches||Reg: 3660 c.i.
Long: 4000 c.i.
|Number of Pockets||2|
|Other Features||• Interchangeable belts
• Lineloc compression
• Tool loops
• Hydration ports & internal hydration sleeve
• Large stretch side & front pockets
• Extended overflow crossover straps
• Padded rolling stay
• Vapor current suspension
• CORDURA® fabrics
- My Go-To-Pack
- I have 7 packs-from expedition to day packs. The VC is my go-to pack for multi-day and long distance hiking. I replaced my Vapor Trail after 1,000 AT miles. I love this pack....great buy...
- I love this pack! It's got what you need.
- I'm just getting into backpacking, and I checked out a lot of backpacks, and this one seemed like it had what I needed. This pack is great, very stable, compresses down easily, hugs my back well and is very lightweight. Material and quality of workmanship is great, padding is good, not overly cushy like some manufacturers, but I find it more comfortable because it's not oversized and pillowed. One large compartment, 3 pockets, one large and two small. Very simple, handles 25 - 30 lbs well.
- Down Size
- Exchanged the (Lg) Backpack for a (Med) lost some space, needed to down size on my load, shoulder harness straps were some what short, Also exchanged the (med) belt for a (Lg) belt, carries the load very well. All in all the pack is very well made..
- Great Pack
- Its just a very good designed simple pack. Its very light but with decent support (stated is upto 16kg) and after using one with about 14 kg in I reckon thats pretty much accurate. It is just one large main compartment thats very water resistant, I might seam seal it and see if I can do away with a pack cover. The thing I really like is the usual oversized buckles etc haver been minimised to save weight but are still feel good quality. The framesheet can be removed via a zippered compartment to save even more weight. There seems to be just enough padding on the hipbelt to provide a balance between comfort and conforming to your body shape and the pack sits very close to your back giving excellent load carrying comfort. It has 2 mesh side pockets, 1 large back pocket and 2 small shoulder strap pockets. Reckon this pack is a real winner for less than 1 kg. Well done Granite Gear.
- Exactly what I've been looking for...
- I've been using a 6lb. TNF Outrider 75 which is a good heavy load pack, very comfortable and has never let me down but, I wanted something for 2/3 day summer trips to Oregon's Cascades that was light. After searching packs for a year this pack was my choice. I can't say enough about the way it fits. I'm 6', 185lbs. and it clings to my back perfectly. Excellent balance of durability vs. weight, Features are minimum but the ones I really need (ie; pockets are good size, outside pocket for a wet rain fly, hole in top of left pocket to hold fuel bottle upright etc.). Plenty of volume inside especially considering its weight. For me, the waist belt and shoulder straps are comfortable (and I'm an old guy that likes comfort) and I can shift the load back and forth between the two easily. If you want sealed zippers, side entry, lids and bells and whistles this is probably not the pack for you. But If your looking for only what you really need (and use) in a comfortable lightweight package you might want to check this one out.
Questions & Answers
With regards to the size tabs, they're trimmed off a long spool of webbing before they're sewn on the pack. Which direction the size label faces (up or down) depends on which side of the label the tab was cut (top or bottom), so I don't think it's reflective of their QC. I'm impressed you were able to spot that from online photos. Thanks for the questions!
Should I use the XL hipbelt or the L size (when I'm hiking ,Im loosing very quickly some weight)?
Thank you for your question.
While Granite Gear lists the Crown VC suspension as capable of handling loads 'up to 35lb", I would not recommend using the pack with loads above 30lb on a regular basis. That being said, it should be fine for short stretches or quick trips above 30lb, but it may get uncomfortable if used for extended periods in the 30 to 40lb range.
I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
Thank you for your question.
That is correct. If someone needed to order a different size belt in the future, larger or smaller, that wouldn't be a problem. Granite Gear offers all of their packs with belt sizes ranging from S to XL, as well as mens and womens specific.
Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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