Granite Gear’s Campus Collection Expands with Style and Color


Two Harbors, MN - Granite Gear, experts in backpack design, has applied their extensive knowledge in load-carrying technology to their expanded Campus collection. This spring, they’re releasing four new backpacks and one messenger bag, each available in new color ways and patterns, and each designed to provide the utmost comfort.

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Maintaining the same trail-tested, load-carrying technology as their award-winning multi-day packs, the Campus collection bags are designed with a tall and slim profile. This ergonomic design keeps the weight closer to the center of gravity providing greater comfort to the back of the wearer.


"In 2015, we’re bringing packs to the market that offer a unique take on the traditional campus pack,” said Granite Gear’s Senior Director of Design and Development Mike Meyer. “Our Campus collection addresses the need for comfort, style and a quality, lifetime guarantee in backpacks.”ection bags are designed with a tall and slim profile. This ergonomic design keeps the weight closer to the center of gravity providing greater comfort to the back of the wearer.

Both the backpacks and the C-1 messenger bag feature:

  • BARRIER Water-Repellence using durable Repelaweave fabrics
  • Durable water-repellent zippers
  • Barrier zippered, tricot-lined pocket for valuables
  • Abrasion and extreme water resistant Tarpaulite fabric to protect gear from the elements
  • Gear-Tec technology protection to keep laptops, tablets, and electronics safe and secure
  • Density foam padded shoulder straps, fully padded back panels and adjustable compression straps

(From left to right in above image) Manitou, $49.99; Splitrock, $59.99; Sonju, $89.99, Jackfish, $99.990

Great for travel, the C-1 Messenger Bag offers an add-a-bag pass-through port on back panel for attaching to a wheeled luggage pull handle – as well as a hook and lid closure with secure clip buckles and dual stretch mesh hydration pockets. MSRP: 49.99.

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The five new additions to the Campus collection will debut at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, January 21nd to 24th at the Granite Gear booth #4037 and will hit retailer stores in April 2015.

About Granite Gear
For 28 independent 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.

Contact: Shelly Smith
Darby Communications


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