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Easily Adjustable Pack in 3 Sizes

Named for the Lutsen Mountains in Granite Gear’s native Minnesota, this backpack is fully adjustable for a comfortable, customized fit, wherever adventure takes you. You can adjust the hip belt (from 28 to 40 inches) and the torso length, which varies based on the size you choose. Along with a DWR-coated nylon construction and the company’s Re-Fit air-current suspension system, the Lutsen is equipped with water-resistant zippers, plenty of pockets, and a hydration port and sleeve. The 35-liter pack has a panel-loading design with a wraparound front zipper for easy access to the contents inside, while the 45- and 55-liter packs have a traditional top-loading, roll-top closure with a floating lid to keep all your essentials handy.

Note: The Granite Gear Lutsen is available in the 35L (base price), 45L (+ $10), and 55L (+ $20) models. Colors include basalt, flint, and moss, while torso sizes include S/M and L/XL; availability for these varies by model. 

Granite Gear Lutsen Packs
Granite Gear Lutsen Packs
Granite Gear Lutsen Packs
Granite Gear Lutsen Packs
Granite Gear Lutsen Packs
Granite Gear Lutsen Packs

About Granite Gear

During a paddling trip through Quetico Provincial Park in 1986, friends Jeff Knight and Dan Cruikshank decided the world needed better outdoor gear—and they wanted to have something to do with it. Not long after, Granite Gear was born. Today, it makes award-winning backpacks, stuff sacks, and other accessories for wilderness adventurers, travelers, students, and even soldiers in the field. The company takes its name from the toughness of its products, which have gained a cult-like following and proven their mettle in some of the world’s harshest environments, from Mount Everest to the North and South Poles.

Granite Gear Lutsen Packs
Granite Gear Lutsen Packs
Granite Gear Lutsen Packs
Granite Gear Lutsen Packs
Granite Gear Lutsen Packs

Lutsen 35L


  • Granite Gear
  • 100d and 210d high-tenacity nylon with DWR coating
  • Re-Fit air-current suspension system with 40 lb (18.1 kg) load rating
  • Fully adjustable torso length with dual-density shoulder harness
  • Fully adjustable dual-density hip belt—from 28–40 in (71–102 cm)
  • Large side stretch woven pockets
  • Side and front compression straps
  • Stretch mesh front pocket
  • Zippered hip-belt pockets
  • Hydration port and internal hydration sleeve
  • Water-resistant zippers
  • Tool loops
  • S/M torso: 14–18 in (36–46 cm)
  • L/XL torso: 18–22 in (46–56 cm)
  • Lutsen 35L model: 35 L (2,135 cu in), 46.4 oz (1,315 g)
  • Lutsen 45L model: 45 L (2,746 cu in), 48 oz (1,361 g)
  • Lutsen 55L model: 55 L (3,356 cu in), 49.6 oz (1,406 g)


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Oct 11, 2018 PT.

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Like it a lot although I haven't used it a bunch since I usually use smaller packs (my Lutsen is the 45L). Every time I put it on I get reintroduced to that pronounced lumbar pad, but I actually like it. I did consider both lightening up the plastic sheet with some careful holes/slots and possibly heating it to lessen that lumbar curve just a little, but that will necessitate some other trimming as well and I'm not sure it's that important to me to tinker with (although they do have replacement sheets available). When I got this the new Crown2 wasn't available yet, and I have the 38L version of that...if I were to do it again I think I'd opt for the Crown2 over the Lutsen, but the capacities between the product lines aren't the same and the Crown2 doesn't handle as much weight (does very well though). They're largely the same packs in most aspects...the re-fit belt did get slightly larger pockets on the Crown2 and both pockets are nylon fabric. The Crown2 also lost the inner bladder pouch but still has the hang hook...kinda wish it had the pouch but no big deal. Even if you don't use a bladder the pouch is handy for other small items. I'm surprised the Lutsen packs haven't been more popular because it's a really good design and carries great, very little to complain about. The lumbar seems to be the only real complaint I've heard from anyone anywhere, and that's been said about some other packs in the past too (old Gregory models come to mind) it or hate it I guess. The real strength is the re-fit belt, imho. The pocket mesh has been surprisingly durable on both.

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