Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Backpack
The Crown V.C. 60 is the successor to the cult classic Granite Gear Vapor Trail, with upgrades! The new Crown 60 gives you Vapor Current Suspension technology for comfort and coolness against your back. Weighing less than the Vapor Trail at 2 lbs, 2 oz (1 lb 13 oz with frame removed), the Crown 60 is a top loader with a secure roll-top closure that provides easy access. The simple lidless design can be upgraded with our optional LineLoc lid.
Vapor Current is the name we gave to our newest suspension. At first glance, you’ll notice the ventilation channels molded into the cushy back pad. These channels allow air to circulate from bottom to top, taking advantage of convection to aid in evaporative cooling. This facilitates circulation without shifting the pack’s center of gravity away from your back. Beneath the molded foam, the VC frame has a full-length (all the way up to the load lifters) HDPE die-cut sheet that supports loads up to 35 lbs.
The frame itself is removable so the pack can be used for ultralight loads without the frame. The belt and shoulder straps feature dual-density padding and new, narrow webbing straps. The shoulder strap has a built-in stretch mesh pocket, and the belt has the capacity to accept our optional hip belt pockets. Vapor Current packs are fixed (non adjustable) torso packs that come in regular and long versions. Ask about the women’s version, too.
Waist belt sizes are: Small 26-30”, medium 30-34”, large 34-38”, and XL is 38-42”. Regular and long torso packs are shipped with a medium belt unless otherwise specified.
Torso Sizes: Regular 18 – 21 inches, 46-53 cm / Long 21 – 24 inches, 53-64 cm
Weight: Regular .96 kg, 2lbs 2oz / Long 1 kg, 2 lbs 4 oz
Capacity: Regular 60 liters, 3660 cubic inches / Long 65 liters, 4000 cubic inches
Suspension: Vapor Current (V.C.) Internal Frame
Load Capacity: 35lbs, 16kg
210D Nylon Cordura in rough use areas
Stretch mesh fabric
• Interchangeable belts
• Lineloc compression
• Tool loops
• Strap wraps
• Hydration ports & internal hydration sleeve
• Large stretch side & front pockets
• Extended overflow crossover straps
• Padded rolling stay
• Vapor current suspension
• CORDURA® fabrics
Regular – 18-21 inch torso
Long – 21-24 inch torso
See a helpful video about the Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 pack:
Granite Gear V.C. 60 Backpack $199.95 No.1415
Although lidless is the preferable way to pack for many hikers, others prefer the added space and convenience of a lid either regularly or for extended hikes. That’s why we planned our new lidless Crown V.C. 60 to be ready to accept the LineLoc Lid. Features include a massive main compartment with a wide zippered opening and an internal mesh pocket for keeping small items separate. It converts into a handy hip-pack.
Weight: 9 oz., 255 grams
Volume: 430 cubic inches, 7 liters