Granite Gear Receives OE Show Award

Granite Gear’s Crown V.C. 60 Backpack Receives the Prestigious Outdoor Enthusiast Magazine Award Best Backpack at England’s Outdoor Enthusiast Show

Two Harbors, MN – Granite Gear's Crown V.C. 60 pack received the OE Award at England's Outdoor Enthusiast Show for the best backpack.

The Crown V.C. 60 pack has Vapor Current Suspension technology and weighs 2 lbs, 2 oz (1 lb 13 oz with frame removed). The Crown V.C. 60 is a top loader with a secure roll-top closure that provides easy access. The simple lidless design can be upgraded with the optional LineLoc lid. The ventilation channels molded into the cushy back pad, allow air to circulate from bottom to top to aid in evaporative cooling. Beneath the molded foam, the VC frame has a full length HDPE die-cut sheet that supports loads up to 35 lbs. The frame itself is removable so the pack can be used for ultralight loads without the frame. Sizes range from short, regular in women's models and regular and long in the men's version.

Mike Cruikshank, co-owner & CFO states, “We launched the Crown V.C. 60 this spring with great success in the North American market. We anticipate success for the Crown V.C. 60 in the UK as well now that ultralight hiking is starting to become popular.”
Granite Gear has contracted with 9point9 of England for distribution in the UK. 9point9 also distributes Big Agnes, Princeton Tec as well as others in the outdoor industry.

Granite Gear has been bringing innovative products to the outdoor marketplace for 26 years. Our award winning backpacks, extensive variety of storage sacks, lifestyle accessories, dog products and canoe gear offer excellence in design and construction. Located in Northern Minnesota, just minutes from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail, we have a rugged and beautiful testing ground for our products.

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