Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude - Backpacks: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Granite  Gear Nimbus Latitude  -  Backpacks: Reveiws

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Why It's CoolThis old-school panel-access pack reminds me how much I miss that architecture. No need for multiple pockets when you can zip a stretchy front panel up or down and nab necessities at will. » Internal compression panels and external straps keep the contents hypersecure—no load shift. » Superb carrying thanks to a slim profile and simple but effective harness system. A molded framesheet delivers the load to a dual-density foam hipbelt that's shaped to coddle your hips—sans wrinkles or pressure points—making it a pleasure to tote 35 pounds. » The Durastretch fabric (think soft-shell jacket) makes this three-pound-eight-ounce pack sing. It's everywhere: the front panel, the side bottle/wand pockets, and the belt and shoulder straps—where it's a tactile pleasure.

Hmmm . . .The clean design nixes a floating top pocket, so there's no way to stretch the Latitude's longitude.

Filed To: Men's, Backpacks

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