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ORSM – Granite Gear Crown2

Granite Gear has launched an update to the VC 60 called the Crown2. It incorporates Granite Gear’s patent-pending, fully customizable RE-FIT hip belt. Conversely, the Crown2 features a fixed torso length, which is available in three torso sizes.

The Vapor-Current Mark 2 suspension system features a compression molded polypropylene frame sheet. This new system works in combination with the molded foam back panel, ventilation channels and durable laminated mesh to assist in airflow of heat and moisture, without shifting the pack’s center of gravity away from your back. The frame sheet can also be removed for further weight reduction.

This is a photo of the bag’s top closure. As you can see, it can be used without the removable lid.

• Dual density shoulder harness with load-lifter straps and removable sternum strap
• Removable lid with compartment featuring DWR treated zipper
• Hydration port and internal hydration sleeve
• Large side, stretch woven pockets
• 10mm webbing side and front compression straps
• Stretch mesh front pocket and tool loops
• Dual large hip belt pockets with DWR treated zippers to shelter gear from the elements
• Roll-top main compartment opening with centered dual strap and singular buckle for quick access and easy compression

100d high-tenacity nylon with Barrier DWR
210d high-tenacity ripstop nylon with Barrier DWR

Although it’s not designed as a military pack, it may be of interest to those of you loking for a lightweight pack for midrange loads up to 40 lbs or so. The colors make it an even easier choice if you don’t want to stick out one way or another; neither camo nor bright colors.

The Crown2 Short torso weighs 2 lbs, the Regular weighs 2 lbs 2 oz, and the Long weighs 2 lbs 4 oz, all without the lids attached. The Short fits torso lengths of 15-18 inches, the Regular fits torso lengths of 18-21 inches, and the Long fits torso lengths of 21-24 inches. All three torso sizes have a volume of 60 liters and retail at $199.99, in Spring 2017.

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One Response to “ORSM – Granite Gear Crown2”

  1. SamHill says:

    One of my favorite dealers (Blue Line Gear) sends little zipper pouches made by Granite gear whenever you buy a knife, and they are well built. These packs look very nice as well.