Granite Gear Launches Two Minimalist Backpacks at Winter Outdoor Retailer

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Two Harbors, MN - January 16, 2018 

Granite Gear minimalist

This fall, Granite Gear will offer two new options in the ultralight and minimal daypack category with the release of their Sawbill 20 and Packable AirCinch Sack. Both backpacks offer cinch closures for quick access and are ultralight at under 6 oz.

Ideal for day hikes from basecamp, be that an apartment, hotel room, or campground, the Sawbill 20 offers exactly what you need and nothing more. This durable, lightweight do-it-all pack is as at home on the sidewalks as it is in the woods or at the summit. The easy access cinch closure makes loading food items and layers easy, while the internal sleeve and external mesh pocket help you stay organized on the trail. The frameless design keeps it lightweight and easily packable.

Sawbill20 Features:

• Capacity, 20L

• Weight: 6oz, .17kg

• Cinch closure for quick access

• Stretch mesh front pocket

• Load-stabilizing sternum strap

• Webbing attachment points

• Hydration ready port

• Made of 70D Nylon Ripstop

Packable AirCinch Sack Features:

• Capacity, 12L

• Weight, 1.30oz, .037kg

• 30D Sil-Nylon Cordura®

• Cinch closure for quick access

• Ultralight microcord & cordlock

• Packs down into attached pocket

• Packable pocket doubles as organization for smaller items

Sawbill 20 MSRP $39.95, Packable AirCinch Sack MSRP $24.95.

Granite Gear’s Sawbill20 and Packable AirCinch Sack will be available for purchase in fall of 2018. The backpacks will be on display at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Tradeshow in Denver, CO, January 25-28, 2018 at booth #36080-UL. For more information, please contact Shelly Smith at or 630-337-6505.

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


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