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Granite Gear - Blaze 60L Backpack - Men's

Granite Gear Blaze 60L Backpack - Men's

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$202.46 Original price:$269.95
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Tech Specs

Material:
[face fabric] 100D nylon, DWR coating, [reinforcements] 210D nylon triple ripstop
Volume:
60L (3660cu in)
Shoulder Straps:
adjustable, load-lifter straps, removable sternum strap, whistle buckle
Waist Belt:
size adjustable, removable
Hydration Compatible:
internal sleeve, port
Reservoir Included:
no
Access:
top, side
Pockets:
2 hipbelt, 2 side, 1 stretch front
Trekking Pole Carry:
yes
Detachable Daypack:
chest pack or lumbar pack
Compression:
side straps
Claimed Weight:
[short] 2lb 14.4oz, [regular] 3lb, [long] 3lb 1.6oz
Recommended Use:
backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Blaze 60L Backpack

If you're looking for a reliable go-to pack for any and all of your extended trips on the trail, look no further than the Granite Gear Blaze 60L Backpack. This pack is about as well-rounded as it gets, offering you a comfortable and custom carry, a super durable construction, and a lightweight design to ensure that you won't have any extra weight with you when you're trudging those last few miles into camp. It's got multiple adjustment points to ensure that your carry is always as comfortable as possible, including both height and hipbelt adjustment systems to keep your fit precise and anatomically correct. The Air Current frame helps to keep you cool on warmer summer hikes, and compression straps on the side help you pull your load in for greater stability.

Not only will this pack make it easy to lay down long miles on the trail, but it's also got loads of smart design features to help you thrive in the backcountry. To start, the top lid is removable, and can be attached to the shoulder straps as a chest pack when you want to lighten your pack load and keep quick-access items like snacks and maps closer by. It can also be attached to the removable hipbelt to make a lightweight lumbar pack, giving you the perfect storage for peak-bagging summit trips. A large stretch mesh pocket runs the length of the front panel and lets you store rain shells, tent poles, and extra gear, while a convenient side zipper ensures that you can access hard-to-reach items in your pack without having to root around from the top.




  • Reliable and well-rounded pack for extended backpacking trips
  • Frame and hipbelt both fully adjust to fit your measurements better
  • Removable top lid can be used as a chest or lumbar pack
  • Robust ripstop reinforcements boost durability for rugged trails
  • Side zipper lets you easily access items at the bottom of your pack
  • Hydration compatibility offer easy drinking on warm days
  • Trekking pole carry keeps your hands free on scramble sections
  • DWR coating provides water-resistant protection in drizzly weather

Built to carry burdens and give you joys

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Regular

This pack is a total tank. I live in MN and love to camp in the winter. I purposely loaded this pack to 52 pounds. The weight rating of 50 pounds and I did not feel weighed down at all. The really stiff backboard really helps hold the weight close to your back and keep your posture upright.

I own an Osprey Atmos and carries no where near as comfortable for this amount of weight. The greatest part of this pack is that the Blaze is only 3 lbs. It is mind blowing to have such a lightweight pack carry such a heavy load. The GG Blaze is really in a tier of its own for weight and ability to carry 40-50 or more. Nothing compares.

The cinch straps are great and I carry my snowshoes and tent on the outside. Ive even cinched 20 pounds of wood to my pack to make sure I had dry wood for a weekend trip here in the MN winters.

It has a compartment zipper on the side to pull everything you need out without having to pull from the top so I can get straight to the bottom of my pack if need be.

The top lid is small but can be used by itself for daytrips. The hip pockets are big and easily accesible.

I literally cannot think of anything wrong with this pack, There is no backpack that is even in its realm of competition. Packs that carry heavy weights are usually 4-7 lb packs. The fact the Blaze carries such and is 3 lbs speaks volumes to the innovation Granite Gear brings.

The Blaze may not feel as comfy as an Osprey, but you cannot beat this for heavy winter loads. I enjoyed the stiffness of the Blaze because it really helps align your spine and keep proper posture even when exhausted.

My Osprey will now become my 3 season pack and my Blaze is now my late fall/Winter pack.

Great Multi-Use Pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Regular

I ordered this pack in June after my first backpacking trip with a borrowed pack. After much research I decided to go with the Blaze 60 for several reasons:

1) It's lighter than most 60L packs - 3lbs for regular fit, 2.5 without the lid
2) It is rated to handle up to 50lbs which covers extended trips with heavy water carriers
3) It has compression straps EVERYWHERE to minimize bulk even when carrying items like a bear canister.

I took it on a 4 day 3 night trip in late July and absolutely loved it. Even on my first day with the pack at roughly 30lbs it felt connected to my body and I did not experience any shoulder or neck fatigue. I was especially happy with the two side pockets where I stored my water and could reach it without having to take off the pack - a big plus for those looking to cover many miles in a day. Lastly the pack feels very well designed with thought-out features, but still sturdy enough to handle the rigors of the backcountry.

This pack is great for anyone looking to reduce weight while still going with a framed pack. Due to the design and compression straps it works well on trips ranging from a few nights to ones lasting a few weeks and with Granite Gear's Rock Solid Warranty I feel confident I can put it to the test without worrying about something breaking and I'm at a loss.

My favorite pack ever!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been backpacking since 1990 and have owned a few packs since then including Mystery Ranch, Kifaru, ULA, Gregory and Lowe. This is my favorite! It strikes the perfect balance between empty weight, comfort, size and choice of materials. I used it on the 4 Pass loop here in Colorado for 4 days this summer and it was awesome. Now I just need to figure out if I can sell some of my other packs I will not be using again...
My only gripe is that I wish it was USA made like my MR Kodiak, ULA, and Kifaru.

Granite Gear is a MN based company and pretty sure they are built here

Game Changer

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This pack was a total game changer for me. I have scoliosis and so heavy packs tend to make any back pain even worse and can be difficult to wear to extended periods. This pack is so light and so easy to efficiently pack that I was able to backpack Mt Whitney with the least amount of back pain I've ever experienced. Big pockets on the waist belt and easy front zipper access allowed me to get to gear easily throughout the hike. The compression strap allowed me to use this as a daypack for the climb. Overall, would highly recommend!

Great for Quick Jaunts or Extended Trips

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

So far I've only used this pack for quick overnight trips with minimal gear, sleeping bag, pad, tent, stove, and some food. The removable brain is great for short trips when you don't need the extra space, and the compression straps allow you to compress the bag down well. The whole pack seems very well built, and is loaded with well thought out features like a large stretch pocket, and large hip belt pockets. While I've only used it for short trips, it looks like it would be great for longer trips or thru hiking.

Granite Gear

Backpacks
Fixed Torso
 ShortRegularLong
Torso Length

15 - 18in

(38.1 - 45.7cm)

18 - 21in

(45.7 - 53.3cm)

21 - 24in

(53.3 - 61cm)

Adjustable Torso
 Short (S/M)Regular (L/XL)

 

Torso Length

15 - 18in

(38.1 - 45.7cm)

18 - 21in

(45.7 - 53.3cm)

How to Measure:
To find your torso length, measure the distance between your seventh cervical vertebra and the crest of your hipbones. Do this by standing up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Tilt your head forward and place your hands on your hips, thumbs to the back and level with your hip crest. With a flexible tape, have someone measure from the most prominent vertebra at the base of your neck to an imaginary line drawn between your thumbs. This will be your torso length.