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Backpacker Magazine – March 2009

Lightweight Roller: Granite Gear Ultraflight 115

Durable and lightweight, the Granite Gear Ultraflight 115 will keep you rolling.

by: Dan A. Nelson

Granite Gear Ultraflight 115
Granite Gear Ultraflight 115

Heavy-Duty Roller: Mountain Hardwear Juggernaut Series | Lightweight Roller: Granite Gear Ultraflight 115 | Classic Duffel: The North Face Base Camp Series | All-in-One: High Sierra Overpass Wheeled | Traveler's Daypack: Patagonia Scramble 35 | Camera Pack: LowePro CompuRover

Lightweight Roller
If you want to travel a bit lighter but not sacrifice roller convenience, this is your bag. The Ultraflight 115 holds enough gear for a multisport extravaganza, yet it weighs less than six pounds. The HDPE framesheet and 100mm wheel assembly proved plenty tough, even when we bumped it rudely down cobblestone streets in Chamonix and wheeled it through the gritty sands of Hole-in-the-Rock Road on a basecamping trip in Escalante. Not surprisingly, the lightweight 210-denier nylon has a few raw spots on the sides after rough treatment by baggage handlers in half a dozen airports, but the wear isn't alarming. The internal compression system keeps gear stable in transit and takes strain off the light-duty zippers. $170; 7,000 cu. in.; 5 lbs. 14 oz.; granitegear.com. Reader service #114



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