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Vapor Trail
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Vapor Trail


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Vapor Trail

Manufacturer: Granite Gear

Your Opinion: 
 - 3 Votes


Page By: dspal

Created/Edited: Feb 22, 2005 / Feb 22, 2005

Object ID: 1263

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EMS description:

A sturdy, supportive suspension system with extra-thick padding on an otherwise extremely lightweight rucksack. Winner of Backpacker Magazine's Editor's Choice Award.

• Designed for loads up to 30 pounds; ideal for light backpacking and adventure racing

• High-density polyethylene frame helps distribute the load evenly over your back and onto your hips

• Thickly padded hip belt, shoulder straps, back panel; suspension also includes sternum strap and load lifter straps

• Ripstop nylon pack fabric cuts down on weight without sacrificing durability

• Expandable top sleeve; axe loops; compression straps on side and front



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dspalUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Bought this pack specificly for short winter hikes/climbs. Had gotten sick of carrying around my huge Mountainsmith pack for single day ascents. Just used this pack on an ascent of Mt. Washington here in NH. Carried a pair of snowshoes in the outside, crampons inside, ice axe on the back, platapus and Nalgene bottle and assorted snacks and extra clothing inside...carried this weight beautifully...hardly even noticed the pack on my back. Love the design and simplicity. Hard to beat this pack at this price...have a feeling I will be using this pack alot more than my Mountainsmith now...Only improvement to suggest at this point? Make the stretchy pockets on the side for skis just a bit taller to better accompany my snowshoes...
Posted Feb 22, 2005 9:29 pm

MelbaToastGood for Long Trips

Voted 5/5

I got this pack cuz of the Editor's Choice award and because it was so light. It's very durable, holds a lot of crap and is really light. The padding is great. It was on REI.com, too at a deep discount so it was even better. I highly recommend it for going fast and light.
Posted Jan 31, 2007 5:36 am

Vic HansonVery Popular Thru-hiker Pack

Voted 5/5

I, and many others, used this pack thru-hiking the PCT. It only weighs 2 lb, held all of my gear for up to 6 or 7 days between re-supplies and was comfortable as long as weight didn't go much above 30 lb. I used the optional lid for all my small items. They also make a women's version.
Posted Jun 9, 2007 11:10 pm

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