Granite Gear Blaze 60L Backpack Sports & Outdoors

(27 customer reviews)

Nylon lining Zipper closure Hand Wash Only All new A.C. (Air Current) Frame with 50lb (22.7kg) load rating Dual density shoulder harness with load-lifter straps, removable sternum strap and whistle buckle for safety Cinch-and-roll closure with crossing webbing straps to compress and secure the pack’s contents Removable lid compartment with DWR treated zipper that converts to optional chest pack to carry on your front Hydration port & internal hydration sleeve

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SKU: B07N1Z3DSW Category:

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Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎

8 x 12 x 15 inches; 1 Pounds

Item model number ‏ : ‎

Granite Gear

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Date First Available ‏ : ‎

January 24, 2019

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

Granite Gear

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Best Sellers Rank:

#22 in Internal Frame Hiking Backpacks

Customer Reviews:

118 ratings

27 reviews for Granite Gear Blaze 60L Backpack Sports & Outdoors

  1. elipatwoodelipatwood

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally comfortable and spacious pack

    Excellent lightweight backpack: used it on multiple trips in the Pacific Northwest over the past couple years. Good capacity for a 4-7 day trip and exceptionally comfortable. Bought one this past summer for my son.

  2. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great all around pack .

    Great lite weight backpack, not ultra lite 3 pounds. I’ve carried 30 pounds comfortably. The only dislikes I wish the back compression straps were a little longer, especially because Granite Gear doesn’t have bottom straps for your tent or sleeping pad. They must be strapped on vertically. But the side pockets are huge and will fit a tent or sleeping pad. Or two 1liter water bottles on each side. Very happy with this pack. It’s an awesome do everything pack.

    5 people found this helpful

  3. Smart shopper

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and great value

    Great backpacking backpack … say that three times fast ,,,light weight, great pockets, sturdy, washes well ,

  4. Matt

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for bigger guys, watch out for the pads on the back panel

    Light weight? Yes. Comfort? Not really. The back panel has some stiff Pads for air flow that are great, but you feel each one in your back when fully loaded with 20 or more pounds. Love love the adjustable hip belt as a big guy at 6’ 235lbs, but that back panel was just too much for me. Had to return 😢

  5. Dave s.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet upgraded pack

    Got this pack to upgrade from my crown2 60 granite gear pack. I love the crown, but this blaze has some nice changes. It’s more versatile in the ways it keeps gear. It rides better, and is very easily adjustable. It can handle a heavier load. All For just a few more ounces then the crown2. As a bonus I think it also looks better.

    6 people found this helpful

  6. Craig Apelbaum

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Granite Gear blaze 60 L Pack.

    I use this pack on all my snowshoe hikes. And the three front compression strap are great for securing my snowshoes on the front of the pack. And the two side pockets are great for carrying my trekking poles, ground sheet, and an extra pair of Korkers boot soles with cleets.

  7. Nate TNate T

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tough and comfortable

    Awesome pack. Used it for 2-3 day trips into the boundary waters in minnesota. Could get 45-50lbs in there no problem and still comfortable for 2-4 mile hikes. Never took it farther than that.

    3 people found this helpful

  8. David Brownschidle

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great versatile pack

    Great intuitive layout and pretty light for its size. Good features, but clean and not excessive (like some other brands). The side pockets are huge and awesome for water bottle or an extra layer (or both).

  9. John Cameron

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Backpack

    Plenty of room and features as well as very light and sturdy.

  10. shon gitelmakher

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s perfect

    Great backpack

    One person found this helpful

  11. David DawleyDavid Dawley

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow, but seems ok

    I really like the backpack it has exceeded my hopes so far. It had been improper packaged and the plastic frame was bent pretty bad, but after careful examination everything was fine. So far as I can tell at this point it’s perfectly fine and I expect to get a lot of good use out of it.

  12. Ashley

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It!!!

    I just got back from a 37 mile backpacking trip through the Ozarks. I have an Osprey Atmos that I love and have worn on multiple trips, but wanted to try this one since it was a pound and a half lighter, though I found when caring 40 lbs it made no difference. But I absolutely loved it! It made the Atmos feel bulky and lumbering. It has a sleek design AND you can reach the hip pockets WITHOUT taking off your pack!!! It felt just as comfortable as the Atmos, though your back will get hotter, but I prefer to backback in cool weather so it didn’t bother me. The only con is that in order to make it a sleek design (it’s more like a tube) and still hold 60L, fully packed it protrudes above your head about 6″ (I’m 5’8″). So if you’re hiking through the woods (like the Ozarks) and have to go under brush or downed trees, it can be taxing bending down with 40lbs on your back. But overall I LOVE this pack, the Atmos is amazing, but this holds the same weight in a sleeker design.

  13. Jason

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    decent lightweight pack not without it’s quirks

    BLUF: this bag is a roll-top, cinch-enclosure lightweight bag that largely keeps things simple. In the few spaces where it tries to be fancy, it’s clunky.The belt works well and is easily adjustable, with a wide range of sizes it will fit.The hip pockets are generous but not overly large. If one’s removing the belt to adjust or to use in conjunction with the lid as a day pack, then one may have to remove items from these pockets before removing the belt from the pack.The backing of the pack keeps items from jabbing one in the back and provides decent support for the weights Granite Gear claims in their adverts. There isn’t, however, much room for airflow, resulting in a sweaty back soup. On the other hand, if they’d increased their airflow channel depth, the bag wouldn’t feel as planted on ones back and natural; it would feel like some unwieldy appendage, particularly as the volume of the pack and/or it’s weight increases. That seems to be the trade off bag makers face here. The frame, for what it’s worth, is harder to adjust than the belt, but that’s a function of how well designed the belt is, not how poor their ladder-adjusting frame is.The two side pockets and the mesh pocket on the bag are fine, with the option of running adjustment straps over or through the side pouches and shock cord top enclosures on them.The main bag itself is spacious, large, and has some sort of waterproofing. No complaints with that. But the enclosure system is a little awkward. It’s a cinch-roll top and maybe this is operator error but it never seems to result in a confidence inspiring roll closed. So when it’s raining, I use the lid. The water port or what have you also *seems* like a potential water entry point, especially if one has a hydration tube in it. So I’d either recommend a waterproof liner or some sort of waterproof bags for organization. Adjusting bag size can really in comically long tails, but most solutions for this – elastics – wear out. Tape is a semi-permanent solution and then cutting them and sewing them in place would be a permanent solution that I can’t recommend because they’re not quite that long.The lid is spacious, too. For shorter hikes with the dog, I can fit a pair of 1L Nalgene bottles, the dog’s dish, and some other dog-associated accessories in the lid without much fuss. It is an artificial segmentation from the Crown 2 in this regard, though: the difference between the two seems to be primarily that the buckles on this pack are two pairs, whereas on the Crown 2 there are an uneven number of make and female buckle components. If one’s crafty, one could hypothetically “fix” their Crown 2 lid to be a proper pairing. Granite Gear’s lids have a small skirt that can be in the way depending on how high and tall one fills the bag. If one does the military-molle practice of using a hydration bladder run across the top of the main pack but under the lid, the skirt will make your life uncomfortable.

    17 people found this helpful

  14. eyes N ears

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good light weight backpack

    After wearing an old 7lb Dana pack on my last hike I decided to go much lighter. A main consideration is that the pack be comfortable even with a heavy load. Most ‘ultra’ light packs are going to be uncomfortable at their max weight but even with 35lbs this pack carried comfortably, and I had few issues with it. I’m still playing with the idea of putting the lid on the front of the pack and carrying my water and snacks on the front. This helps offset the load in back by a few pounds. The two pouches on either side are hard to access and I had to ask other hikers to get my water out. The belt pouches work well and hold my LG cell phone, keys, wallet, etc. Space is a lot less than in my old Dana (100 liter) but the Granite Gear holds everything I need for a multi-day hike with ease. Most of your space is taken up by tent, sleeping kit/mattress, and cook kit. After that it’s clothes and food. We tend to hike in cooler weather so we tend to carry more clothes but in warmer weather with few clothes, you could go many days out with this pack. Plus, the side pockets are so big, you could carry the tent and sleeping bag/mattress on the outside freeing up a lot of space inside. It’s very versatile. There are lighter packs but this one fits me well. It’s very comfortable and in the event where I have to carry a heavier load, it carries it very well.

    2 people found this helpful

  15. HayherderHayherder

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable / Useful

    Coming from a Gregory Palisade, I found this backpack very comfortable. Since purchasing this summer, I’ve taken 2 trips totaling about 50 miles. My pack weighed between 30-35 lbs at the start with water.Things I like– comfortable. The hip belt never hurt me. The torso adjustments are limited, but easy to make (make sure you choose the correct size). I highly recommend going to REI to find out how to fit a pack (would have bought from them but they didn’t have this in stock). The weight felt easy. I admit that this is coming from a pack that, after all these years, weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs alone!– the waist belt removes and attaches to the lid to form the best fanny pack you ever imagined!– 2 good front hip belt pockets– waist belt adjusts to your size with velcro, and then you can use the pull straps.– Access to the internal pack from the outside. I never used this feature.– large mesh, stretchy pocket on the back of the pack. I found this great for stuffing clothing I might need quickly like a rain jacket or a cap or something.Things I didn’t Like– #1 – and, I admit, in the beginning, this was almost a deal killer for me….no straps on the bottom to put a sleeping pad. Why? So, 1 trip (see pics) I fastened the large roll to the back of the pack (worked fine). 2nd trip I brought a blow up pad that fit inside.– You cannot put the water bottle back in the pack with it on. I challenge you to work this feat of dexterity! Getting it out was hard but not impossible.– The stretch strap on the side pocket didn’t tighten when I had my nalgene bottle in it. I think it was a little too wide for the pocket’s liking. Still you could use the strap that clicks and then tightens if you wanted too (pain b/c that would be each time taking the bottle in and out), but I didn’t loose the bottle.Overall – I am really glad I purchased this pack.

    14 people found this helpful

  16. DWDW

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, durable, lightweight, highly recommended!

    Great pack! I have taken this pack on a half dozen 10+ hour mountain treks. The pack rested comfortably through out, the padding is fantastic. My other pack opens from the top, the main compartment on this pack opens down the length of the pack. This makes it much easier to fill the pack with gear and still easily access everything in the pack. The pack is durable, I have yet to notice any degradation or fraying at the wear points. Definitely recommend this pack!

    One person found this helpful

  17. M. Nelson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great at half the weight

    I’ve been using an Arc’teryx Bora 80 for over 20 years but I’ve decided to lighten my load. The Blaze 60 weighs less than half as much, holds nearly as much and is probably a little more comfortable. The large water bottle pockets that cinch tighter with drawstrings are fantastic. The large hip belt pockets easily carry a big cell phone. I’ve used the Blaze 60 as a day pack (it is barely heavier than my usual day pack) and the side zipper makes it easy to find items near the bottom. I’ve only found three minor issues: 1) there is no key clip in the top lid pocket; 2) both hip belt pockets zip open from the left, making it harder to reach around to open the zipper on the left pocket; 3) the opening to the stretchy stuff-it pocket is small, making it hard to put in a rain jacket bulkier than my Marmot Precip.

    3 people found this helpful

  18. Marcus W.?

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for your buck

    This bag is a perfect balance of light but handles heavy loads perfectly. Easier to adjust than some reviews will state. Just follow the instructions on YouTube videos. Water bottle pockets are huge! You could easily put 2 1 liter bottles in one pocket. So if you are a fan of grayl water bottles. A geopress will fit with no issues. That doesn’t happen in most bags.

    3 people found this helpful

  19. Jeff

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Lightweight, mid-sized pack

    I purchased three of these packs, in medium. I am 6 feet tall, and my torso is 21 inches long. My wife is 5’4″ and has an 18 inch torso. So we each can use the regular pack, and I’m putting a pack in each of our cars as a get home pack. At 60 liters, the Blaze has enough space for a sleep system, cooking gear, food and water, medical kit, and a set of layered clothes for my wife and for me So far I have used my Blaze on about ten hikes of two miles to ten miles, and it is comfortable loaded with 30 pounds. I disagree with some reviewers, as I find the large side pockets difficult to reach while hiking. I can just reach the one liter water bottles I keep in the side pockets, but it is very difficult to replace the bottles in the pocket.While all three of my packs are black and gingham, one of mIne is the women’s version. In addition to the differences in the belt and shoulder straps, all of the straps in the women’s pack are turquoise (black in the men’s).Great pack!

    4 people found this helpful

  20. Lake T. Gemmer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best pack ever!

    Amazing pack. I am 6′ 2″ but got the regular as I am a little long legged. Did an 11 mile hike and camped over night carrying 42 lbs. Great features side pocket carries a marmot tungsten 3 person tent on one side and two nalgenes on the other side. I don’t know why people complain about the belt pockets, unless you have t-rex arms they are easily accessible. Compression straps and strap points are well thought out in my opinion. Only thing I would want to change is not just one big pocket on the brain on top. A couple seperate pockets would be nice for organization purposes and sensitive items. Great pack for sure.

  21. Michael Underwood

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great pack

    Fantastic pack for all kinds of backpacking.I’ve taken it on multiple trips and I love the long zipper that allows access to the main compartment.

    2 people found this helpful

  22. Renee Rivera

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Light pack that can carry heavy loads

    I love love love this backpack. It’s not the lightest backpack I have but it can easily haul 45+ pounds comfortably which is key for me on my longer trips. I absolutely love the side pockets on this pack I can easily put my tent on one side and many other things on the other. I debated between the Hyperlite SW 4400 and this bag but this one was better suited to my needs. I also have a friend who owns the GG Crown and says it the most comfortable pack they have ever owned. I only gave it a 4 for traveling because I have not taken it on a plane only to backpack in the Sierra Nevada.

    One person found this helpful

  23. Rob M.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Pack but Awful customer service

    Pack is good, but after having the bag not fit I went to send it back to Granite Gear and they would not pay for shipping. In their return policy it does not mention anything about not paying for a return label(they hide it within a link you would not click unless starting a return). I never would have bought the pack if I had to spend another $40 just to ship it back. Granite gear offered no support after acknowledging their return clause is confusing and misleading.

    5 people found this helpful

  24. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    As comfortable as my Gregory Baltoro but much lighter and with better features.

    A section hike of the AT this year convinced me I needed to drop a few pounds of trail weight. My Gregory Baltoro can carry heavy loads comfortably, but it’s nearly 5lbs. I tried a few ultra light packs but found the trade off on comfort a bit too much. The Blaze 60 nails it at 3lbs, with as much load carrying comfort as the Gregory. Also, much better water bottle / side pocket design, and hip belt pockets that will actually hold a large cell phone (unlike the Gregory). Hip belt and shoulder strap adjustment were both easy – the pack fits me perfectly. Also, this pack is competitively priced.

  25. Tyler

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Would strongly recommend! So glad I got it

    Amazing! When it comes in the mail it will look small but they have it at its smallest stage when shipping. The bag opens up to a full size bag but has the perk of being able to make it small. Super durable. Good stitching. Amazing back and waist support. I love the material as well. Nothing negative for this review. Thank you!

  26. Nick Angelin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Carries weight like a dream!

    I bought the Granite Gear Blaze 60 to transition to ultralight backpacking. I just finished a trip on the FNST and although I tried to pack light, I still didn’t’t have enough ultralight gear to get below a total 32lb pack weight.This thing blew my mind at how comfortable it was. I averaged 8-10 miles per day but could have gone much longer and faster. It honestly carried the weight and was more comfortable than my mystery ranch pack and my osprey.If you are looking for a good pack that you can transition into lighter weight backpacking or a pack that is light but will carry a heavier load when needed, THIS IS IT!!!

  27. Lukas Sobkuliak

    Great backpack with almost no negative

    I’ve used it with about 20 kg load and it was still really comfortable.+ Great quality and ergonomics.- The back material is causing skin to brush on the lower back, when it is hot and you are sweating.

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