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Granite Gear Crown 60 Backpacks

Granite Gear Crown 60 Backpacks

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@MassdropUltralight Is this the V1 Crown, or is it the Crown 2?
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jnthnrvs
I found a video from 2016, and there are more out there, that is a pretty good review of the the Crown 60 pack offered in this drop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6fdNA560ZE The reviewer on Section Hiker seems to like it too. https://sectionhiker.com/granite-gear-crown-vc-60-backpack/ 4.1 stars on Amazon, and a few complained of an uncomfortable fit. It seems like an individual preference or body type issue.
jnthnrvs
From the description: Note: At checkout, choose the Crown V.C. 60 in your choice of size (regular or long) and color (black/dark slate/bleumine, tamarillo/blood orange, or cactus/moonmist), or choose the women’s regular-fit Crown V.C. 60 KI in size (short or regular) and color (cactus/moonmist). Also, the pictures are those of the Crown V.C. 60 (V.C. = Vapor Current, the frame technology) and Crown V.C. 60 Ki (women's version). While I was dismayed with the Blaze A.C. 60 drop, this one more than makes up for it! Three colours, two torso sizes, and the men's belt is adjustable from 26-42 inches. Not sure why the women's pack comes with a men's belt though.... (This couldn't possibly be one of MD's infamous typos could it? )
I have this bag and I use this for a hip belt. It's bigger than GG's hipbelt (it fits my phablet) at half the price.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DSMZB0U/
A drop for the Crown 2 (the replacement for this pack) would be a really good idea.
DownEaster
Yeah, I would be all over that.
I've had this pack for two years and love it. Just can't justify getting a Zpacks or HMG since this is such a good pack...especially for the money. Basically same price on amazon and other retailers though.
There probably aren't any of these being purchased because you can get them right now for $149.96 and free shipping through campsaver since it's being replaced by the Crown 2. I'm sure in the not too distant future the price on these will come down closer to $100.
bszerenyi
Yeah, and the pack gets to you in a week. Campsaver has most colors and sizes as well. Not a great drop, IMHO...
Does anyone know if the interchangeable hipbelt on the new Crown 2 pack will retrofit onto this first edition? The version 2 belt has built in pockets that I would prefer over strapping them on aftermarket.
I used this pack for several years. It's a good starter lighter weight pack but feel you have to be ok with going frameless. Several times I carried extra water for caching - around 35 lbs total weight but that was for only several hours so I cannot speak to hiking longer with that much weight. This is a good price- I purchased mine probably years ago at least, for around $195 at REI.
The weights in lbs and kg seem off, as the women's version is described as heavier in kg but lighter in lbs.
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mjmo
I have weighed my Men's Regular at home and it is closer 2 lbs 4 oz.
bad917refab
Maybe it's time to clean it?! ;-)
Is there a suggested weight limit for this pack? I am going to Philmont with the Boy Scouts this summer. We are thinking ~40 lbs of gear. The pack I have been training with is both old and heavy.
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Belrix
If you have not already, check out http://sectionhiker.com/lightweight-scouting/ He mentions and links to an article by Doug Prosser. Prosser was able to eventually do Philmont with sub 15 pack weight. There are quite a few ways you can get your weight down, such as using your own tarp, a different bear line, and better cooking equipment and methods, and better tents. Philmont issue equipment is made for Scouts who are going their first/second time and who don't know what they are doing. It's Scout-proof. And weighs an appropriate amount. Doug's old, somewhat dated article is still useful. https://backpackinglight.com/boy_scout_gear_list_philmont/ Read up. You should be able to go way under 40 lbs. Almost everything is newer, lighter, and better than what I carried in the 70's. Except my MSR gas stove. Penberthy made good stuff. After one of our Scouts had a bad time with ancient equipment, one dad said "Well, it's what I used to use." I replied that he didn't come to the Troop meeting with a horse and buggy. That got the message across. For big three, done pretty cheaply and pretty light: Klymit sleeping bag, Granite Gear pack, Tarptent (by Henry Shire). There are others also.
DismalDave
A really recent article written with excellent references is http://www.goldphoenix.net/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Philmont
I own one of these. Very good lightweight pack. No frame other than a plastic sheet. You do have to pack it right and pull all the cords tight. Highly recommended.