Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Dec 2019
Interest: Hiking, backpacking, kayaking
I will be interested to hear how things go with the Granite Gear pack.
I looked carefully at Gossamer Gear -- yet another lighter-weight option -- pack construction during the recent sale and decided against it. (My pack has been an Osprey Luna 70, 6.x lb, awful pack weight.) In part the frame support was a question mark, in part the pockets had no closures but were sort of stretchy envelopes on the outside of the pack. I don't want to lose stuff.
In the course of searching, I found GearTrade.com, which looks like a reputable site for new or used gear.
Some Osprey packs offer switchable belts and harnesses in different sizes.
It's my impression REI is moving into services: adventure travel (pricing is right up there with Sierra Club), skills classes, avvy classes, climbing guides.