Granite Gear Vapor Flash

Scramble around the trail with Granite Gear's ultralight and stable Vapor Flash backpack.
Vapor Flash
Price $180.00

Specs

Frame Type internal
Load Type top-loading
Min Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 3200
Max Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 3600

Light and Stable

"Very stable and simple, with the ability to shrink or expand with your load," wrote one tester after carrying this stripped-down pack on Bryce Canyon's 24-mile Under-the-Rim Trail. He found the flexible, no-stay suspension carried up to 35 pounds well (above that, the weight hangs too much off the shoulders).

The single-compartment packbag is sized just right for mountain layers, a down bag, small tent, pad, ministove, and two to five days of supplies. But it's not completely stripped-down; there are quick-release side compression straps, an extendable top lid, deep stretch wand/bottle pockets, and front compression straps. It's a versatile pack that's in its element on any ultralight trip and especially on scrambles where stability is key. Quibbles: The stretch bottle pockets are tough to reach, and we'd love a pair of pockets on the hipbelt. $180; 3,600 cu. in.; 3 lbs. 1 oz. Granitegear.com

A rugged pack built on our award winning Vapor Frame. Lid converts to fanny pack.