How would you rate it for use as a winter day pack? The young hikers were surprised to see an old guy carrying a small package without all kinds of stuff hanging on it. FEATURES of the Granite Gear Men's Crown2 38 Pack. There’s even a good pace to hang insulated water bottle holders from one of the size compression straps. You need to figure out what gear you need to carry for the local conditions, how much food you need to carry given the frequency of resupplies, and how much water. Still, it’s not an issue if you use the narrower Smartwater bottles, popular with backpackers, or a hydration reservoir. I like that it’s cheap, and would help me test some aspects of UL packs without a huge investment, like the roll-top closure, simple organization, removable frame, etc… I think you need to measure your torso length (which has nothing to do with your height). GG has said that the new 38L is essentially the same bag as the 60, just scaled down dimension wise. The main pack bag on the 38L is cavernous and the interior fabric is coated to provide additional moisture protection. Is it Warmer to Sleep Naked in a Sleeping Bag? Very good – Good size. He’s made a few changes to the newer packs that really make them nice. Required fields are marked *. I have used about 8 different GG packs over time and really liked the Air Current Suspension of the blaze and leopard packs. Your height is irrelevant. For 31 years, Granite Gear has brought cutting-edge products to the … I’m 5’9 and usually wear a medium pack. I think I’m going to take the plunge. There’s no effective difference in terms of durability though. Thanks for the feedback and great review. Thanks, But the most unique and important feature on the Crown2 38L is having an adjustable length hip belt that you can per… Not to big, not to small. My Account; My Cart; Checkout; Log In; Granite Gear LLC Logo. Seems to fit the same niche as the ULA Ohm, but with the capability to carry an additional 10lbs. How do you find they stack up in terms of carry, roll top vs cinch, and durability? Loved the belt and my normal 5 day load out is about 20-22 pounds so the 38l stripped looks like what I’ve been looking for, some support from a soft suspension and still light enough. The deep side water-bottle pockets also make it easy to carry long skinny items like a Tenkara fishing rod and lash it to the side of the pack using the upper compression strap for security. Measure your torso length. Very similar pack. Backpacking the White Mountain 4000 Footers Guidebook. I’m not a masochist. Still, it’s barely noticeable when inserted, unless you’re carrying pointy objects in the pack or a heavier load. :). Not very flexible. Free Shipping and Returns. While it weighs 38.5 ounces fully loaded with its optional components (top lid, framesheet), it’s easy to remove them and bring the pack’s weight down to a more reasonable 29.5 oz, without a significant loss in comfort or load carrying capacity. While the pack’s carry with the foam pad alone is not quite as stiff as when the framesheet is inserted, it’s still perfectly adequate for a 20-25 pound load. As it stands, I can carry 20-25 pounds with the foam pad alone, and 30-35 pounds with the additional plastic sheet inserted, without feeling the hip belt collapse. Sleeping Pad, Feathered Friends Flicker 40 Quilt Sleeping Bag, HydroBlu Versa Flow Water Filter w/CNOC Reservoir, Pack (including all optional components): 38.5 oz, Hip Belt Size : 28″-40″ (adjustable-length), Material: ROBIC high-tenacity nylon (100/210-denier). Philip, how do you think this would work as a winter daypack and single or maybe two night) pack for summer? The pack carried perfectly. The Granite Gear Crown 2 60 backpack is an update to the classic Crown VC 60 and features the new Re-Fit hip belt, an advanced structural frame sheet, and a detachable lid. I need pack for a weekend, or few days trip. Size, carry, “ventilation” as such. Granite Gear's Crown2 38L backpack is ideal for thru-hikers who value a balance between lightweight and comfort. I actually prefer the slightly softer feel of the 38L without the framesheet. Made with high-tenacity nylon, the Granite Gear Crown2 38 pack is a slimmed down version of a thru-hiker favorite. The Talon is a nice pack if you can get the hip belt to fit, but it’s very traditional in an “Osprey” kind of way. Introducing the all-new Granite Gear Crown2 38, an ultralight yet ultra-comfortable multi-day pack. I’m trying to understand if, when going long distances for weeks with low weight, does a ‘better’ adjustable harness translate into better comfort that makes up for the weight penalty? Perfect size. Granite Gear doesn’t include any open pockets in their capacity specs and they don’t include the volume of the extension collar of the main pack bag, which is the extra fabric “tube” that extends past the top of the shoulder straps. Did you find that not having an adjustable torso length or that it comes only in one size was a problem? I wasn’t sure if you’ve used any other Lutsen size, but makes sense you wouldn’t want to bother. https://mtnweekly.com/reviews/granite-gear-crown2-38-backpack-review That’s not at all surprising, since the 38L uses the same hip belt as the 60L of the Crown2. Drawing from those conclusions, I would say that neither bag, Crown2 38 vs the Lutsen 35, is more durable than than the other. The all-new Granite Gear Crown2 38 Pack makes carrying a load of camping gear that much easier thanks to the use of an internal frame. My base weight (no food or water or fuel) is around 15lbs. Thanks. Very satisfying andvenjoyable reading. Hope this finds you well. Smaller version of their award winning Crown2 60L pack, but with the roll-top feature, this bag can still swallow a ton of gear. Without the removable frame in place, the backpack drops it’s weight down to a mear 1.6lbs. Purpose matched with weight, comfort, and durability. Introducing the all-new Granite Gear Crown2 38, an ultralight yet ultra-comfortable multi-day pack. Just ordered and linked through your page. The Crown2 38L is laid out like an ultralight backpack with side water bottle pockets and a front mesh pocket. Pack was light, held up to rocky scrambles in the dark on the way down, gets sweaty in the back due to design, but okay tradeoff for less weight. If you pull out the framesheet to reduce the weight of the pack, the foam pad still gives the pack considerable structure and provides load transfer to the hip belt. I discovered use dry sack to compression the load, but it carried the 23 pound pack weight/5 days of food easily. My wife is setting the limit at one new pack. TURTLE-FUR: 25% Off for Military Personnel, Medical Workers, First Responders, and Teachers! It’s technically a floating lid so you can sandwich gear underneath it and hold it against the top of the pack. I really like the look of this pack. The Crown2 38L has two tiers of side compression straps that clip closed with a buckle. Pls contact the mfg. Granite Gear does it again - great pack! A long compression strap runs over the top of the roll top to provide additional compression or lash items to the top of the pack. Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400 (40L) Backpack Review, 1,000 Reasons to Explore the Uinta Mountains. Your email address will not be published. According to Granite Gear, they say the Crown2 38L fits a torso size from 18″ to 21″. The pack is ultra light, and as we … The top lid is floating and connected to the pack with removable straps, while the hip belt has two large hard-faced and zippered pockets. The Crown2 38L features the standard, full-length front mesh pocket that Granite Gear packs are known for. When I got it, I also noticed the same hard lumbar pad Phillip is talking about in the 55 in the 35L version. Interesting pack, might fill my needs for a new pack (good price too). Absolutely! basically the three best backpacks ever haha, Hi Phil, The Crown2 38L also has daisy chains sewn to the front of the shoulder straps which are convenient to hang gear from like camera pockets, a GPS or PLB case, or a loud whistle, since there’s no whistle on the sternum strap. This is great for storing frequently accessed or wet items (rain fly, tarp, water filter, etc) that you don’t want to come in contact with your dry gear stored inside the main pack bag. Speaking of removable, the adjustable hip belt can also be taken on and off. You’ve rated both the Kalais XT and GG Crown2 38 very highly. If you prefer using a hydration reservoir, there is a single central hook to hang one inside the pack bag, but not an additional pocket to hold it in place. The Granite Gear Crown2 38L is an ultralight backpack that can be configured in a wide variety of ways depending on the amount of gear you need to carry. Buy Granite Gear Crown2 38 Pack Canada for the best price online. In addition, Granite Gear sells a trimmed-down 38-liter version of the Crown2 for $185, which is very similar to its larger sibling aside from the 22-liter difference in capacity and availability in only one size (the “Regular,” which fits 18 to 21-inch torsos). The adjustable hip belt slots behind the lumbar area of the foam pad and secures to the pack using velcro. I also own a Crown2 60 and I would say the pack material and pack bag construction itself seems right on par with the Lutsen series. I read your posts before breakfast. For more information, please contact Shelly Smith at shelly@granitegear.com or 630-337-6505. Updafs: I used the 38l to hike 300 miles to Bennington vt on the AT. With a light-weight feel, great breathability and a moisture-wicking back panel, Granite Gears Crown2 is the sort of backpack that’s easy to forget you’re wearing. The Crown2 38L has two large hip belt pockets, that come standard on the ReFIT adjustable hip belt. Yes, in between the side compression straps. The webbing straps for the top lid are NOT long enough to fit a bear canister underneath, however, unlike the Crown2 60L, which has this capability (see review for photos). Looks like a great pack. Anyway, How does this do with a bear canister? I ordered mine yesterday after trying on the 60 liter to get a sense of the suspension and hipbelt. Most cottage pack makers include all of their open pockets and extension collars in their storage calculations, which tends to inflate their actual volumes a bit and make it hard to compare them to “mainstream packs”. Back to the top of page. For ultralight loads, remove the framesheet to bring the pack weight to just 1.6 lbs. Thanks for the site I’ve used it quite a bit always impressed at the reviews you turn out. Can you tell me, what is the height of the backpack with/without the brain at the top? 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