Granite Gear Crown2 Wins Best In Show at Outdoor Retailer


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Two Harbors, MN – August 12, 2016 – Five years after the release of the award-winning Granite Gear Crown VC 60, Granite Gear has debuted the Crown2. This ultra-light pack boasts Granite Gear's patent-pending, fully customizable RE-FIT hip belt, which was used in the recently released Lutsen series. Recognizing the value in this development, The Manual presented Granite Gear with their “Best In Show” award at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show in Salt Lake City.

The Manual Award

“Granite Gear carefully considered customer feedback and trail testing from expert athletes when designing the Crown2. The result is a purpose-built gear hauler that’s ultra-light, but reaches a new level of comfort and customizability,” says Austin Parker, Editor and Founder of The Manual.

The Crown2 includes the new Vapor-Current Mark 2 suspension system with a compression-molded polypropylene frame sheet, which can be removed for weight reduction. It also features a removable lid with a DWR treated zipper and dual large hip belt pockets.

Granite Gear Crown2 backpack

The Crown2 Short torso weighs 2 lbs., the Regular weighs 2 lbs. 2 oz., and the Long weighs 2 lbs. 4 oz., all without the lids attached. The Short fits torso lengths of 15-18 inches, the Regular fits torso lengths of 18-21 inches, and the Long fits torso lengths of 21-24 inches. All three torso sizes have a volume of 60 liters and retail at $199.99. The Crown2 will hit retail shelves Spring 2017.

About Granite Gear
For 30 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.