Granite Gear Announces Resignation of Director of Design

For Immediate Release
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Two Harbors, MN - March 22, 2018 

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Granite Gear, the 32 year old, privately-owned backpack manufacturer on The North Shore of Lake Superior, announces the resignation of their Senior Director of Design & Development, Mike Meyer. After five years with the company, Meyer is moving on to become Director of Design at the largest outdoor backpack manufacturer in the outdoor industry.

“I’m confident that Granite Gear’s long history of high-quality backpack and stuff sack design will continue to grow and improve throughout the coming years,” said Mike Meyer. “The Granite Gear team is fully dedicated to providing the highest quality of products and customer service to their growing number of engaged consumers. I’ve learned a tremendous amount during my time with the brand and I look forward to continuing to design in the outdoor industry.”

Meyer came to Granite Gear via Under Armour in 2011. During his time with the brand, Meyer contributed to numerous backpack and sack designs. “Mike has been a leader on many successful backpack designs at Granite Gear, while also supporting and conducting various other roles in the company,” said Granite Gear VP Rob Coughlin. “While I’m sad to see him go, I’m very proud of the work we’ve done as a team over the past five years. We’re looking forward to the next chapter of backpack design for Granite Gear while remaining true to our production of high-quality and high-functioning backpacks.”

Coughlin and team will lead the design program while Granite Gear searches for their next Director of Design. Interested candidates can send resumes, cover letters and portfolios to Rob Coughlin at

About Granite Gear

For 32 years, Granite Gear has brought cutting-edge products to the outdoor marketplace. Their award-winning backpacks, adventure travel gear, extensive variety of storage sacks, lifestyle accessories, and canoe gear offer excellence in design and construction. Granite Gear’s desire is for all outdoor enthusiasts and travelers to experience the incredible durability and comfort of their products. Located in Northern Minnesota, just minutes from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail, they have a rugged and beautiful testing ground for their products. You can find out more about Granite Gear on their site, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat


Shelly Smith