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Granite Gear has been building packs specific to the needs of long distance hikers since 2003 when we introduced the award winning Vapor Trail and Nimbus Ozone, winning Backpacker’s coveted Editor’s Choice award, as well as the respect of the long distance hiking community. Our objective has stayed the same! Develop and build packs that are as light as possible while still offering optimal comfort, suspension, compression and exceptional durability.
Like its predecessors, The Blaze AC 60 is Spartan in its simplicity and features our engineered Air Current suspension. The Air Current suspension consists of a 3-dimensionally molded alloyed frame, our quickest torso length adjustment system, padded shoulder straps, and a swappable hip belt for a custom fit. The AC frame has molded air channels, works in conjunction with a molded foam pad and durable stretch mesh to aid in venting heat and moisture away from the back; allowing for natural evaporative cooling. The pack body is a simple, lidless top loader with a tall spindrift opening that can be cinched and rolled down tight for weather resistance and also expanded when extra space is needed. The arched Line-Loc compression system allows the load to be cinched tight in every direction (side, front, and top) as well as allowing additional gear to be lashed to the pack. The Line-Loc cord can easily be replaced if it wears out from extended use. Durable and versatile stretch mesh pockets on the bottom of the pack sides work well for water bottles, while the tall front center pocket is great for damp tarps or ultralight tents.
- hydration compatible
- hip pack lid sold separately
- interchangeable belt
- torso length adjustability on framsheet
- ultralight lineloc micro compression
- large stretch mesh front pocket
- Lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship
Great Pack! Review by Brandon
Fit Price Function
I've used this pack on several trips now. Both in Colorado and Wyoming. I love this pack. I always have the lightest pack in my group (except for the kiddos). The weight is amazing. I was worried with this light of pack if it would be comfortable and it is. This pack doesn't have a lot of frills but what it does offer is a comfortable lightweight option. I did a lot of comparison shopping before deciding on this pack but i couldn't be happier with it.
The only complaint I have with this pack is the color selection but that is a pretty minor issue.
Highly recommend (Posted on 8/11/2016)
Love this Pack! Review by Sarge
Function Fit Price
In 2014 I section-hiked the PCT, including sections of the desert, high Sierra, and southern Oregon. Lots of ascents and descents. Regrettably, being a neophyte, I went with an ultralight sub-2 lb Cuben fiber backpack. To be fair, the company's website suggested carrying no more than 25 lbs in the pack, which I ignored, to my detriment. What with several days' food and several liters of water for long dry sections, my weight was north of 40 lbs. while I had an enjoyable time of it, I daily regretted that pack! The hip belt was not up to the task of a heavier load, nor were the shoulder straps. I made them a bit more comfortable by sewing lengths of 1/8 " dish dry pad to them.
Fast forward to last summer on my 160 mile Collegiate Loop Trail in Colorado. I purchased the Blaze 60 based on the several positive reviews, expert and trail user. It performed to my expectations. My loads probably averaged between 30-34 pounds and this pack did the job. The shoulder and hip belts were comfortable and fully supportive of the load.
To me, it's a 5-star pack for load carrying and comfort, though the internal frame felt a tad stiff towards the end of the day. I give it 4-stars for the lack of hip belt pockets, a narrow front pocket, and hard-to-reach water bottle pockets. For a 3 lb backpack, it does the job with loads to the mid 30's. (Posted on 2/27/2016)
Fits like a glove! Review by Patrik
Price Function Fit
Have been using my Blaze pack now for more than three years; wearing it on my back on my way to Work, walking the camino, strolling in the nature with my Family and so on. It fits really really well, you cannot practically feel that you are wearing a backpack. Would have been perfect with one or two small side pockets, like the Nimbus Trace Acces, for small Things like pocket knife, flashlight, VISA Card etc. But apart from this, it is a truly great pack! (Posted on 2/9/2016)
Great Backpack Review by Phi
Price Function Fit
Has been in use nearly nonstop for the past 2 years and the worst damage it has suffered is a hole in the mesh front pocket. Don't be concerned over the lack of pockets, everything you need quickly can be put in the front or side mesh pockets and the rest should be stowed away. Fantastic pack all around, although having the lid and hip belt pocket not included is a bit of a downer. (Posted on 7/3/2015)
Customer Service and pack Review by Paul
Function Fit Price
So, I used my new Blaze AC 60 pack which I've had for over a year now (but hadn't been able to use due to other issues) and this is a solid back pack. However, after my trip one of the screws came out and fortunately my daughter was able to find it but either the bracket was stripped or the screw. Just got off the phone with Granite Gear and they are shipping me out a replacement right away. Awesome!!! It was as easy as typing this review. I'm a very happy camper now. (Posted on 6/5/2015)
Exceptional! Review by Backpacking4life
Price Function Fit
This pack is without a doubt my favorite piece of gear!!!! At first I was concerned with the limited pockets I.e., a top, or lack there of, but now I will never go back. Extremely functional and rugged. Now I live by the phrase "more pockets more stuff". So far two of my friends have purchased the same bag after going on a trek with me. Love it!!!!!! (Posted on 2/1/2015)
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|Best use||Ultralight Multi-Day Backpacking||Ultralight Multi-Day Backpacking|
|Volume (Liters)||55 Liters||60 Liters|
|Volume (Cubes)||3350 Cubes||3661 Cubes|
|Weight (Kilograms)||1.2 kg||1.3 kg|
|Weight (Pounds)||2 lbs. 11 oz.||2 lbs. 14 oz.|
|Frame||Air Current Frame||
Air Current Frame
|Fits Torso||14-18 inches||18-22 inches|
|Fits Waist/Hips||26 - 42 inches||26 - 42 inches|
|Fabrics||Cordura® 100D & 210D Nylon||Cordura® 100D & 210D Nylon|
|Pack Access||Roll Top||Roll Top|
|Number of Exterior Pockets||3 Stretch Pockets||3 Stretch Pockets|
Default Sizing Information
The Blaze A.C. 60 comes with the following default setup unless you specify otherwise:
- Short Torso - Men’s Medium Belt (30” - 34” Waist)
- Regular Torso - Men’s Medium Belt (30” - 34” Waist)
- Shoulder Straps - Medium Chest Size (34” - 40”)
Please review the sizing information below and be sure to indicate to us through the comments section of the website during checkout your sizing changes. Call us to customize your pack components for a perfect fit. Mon-Fri: 9:00-4:30 - CDT 218-834-6157 x 2
What torso length should I get?
To find your torso length, measure the distance between your seventh cervical vertebra and the shelf of your hipbones. Do this by standing up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Tilt your head forward and place your hands on your hips, thumbs to the back. With a flexible tape, have someone measure from the most prominent vertebra at the base of your neck to an imaginary line drawn between your thumbs. This will be your torso length.
Short Torso 14” to 18”
Regular Torso 18” to 22”
NOTE: Each framesheet has fine adjustment settings spaced in one inch increments to further fine-tune your fit. If you are an 17” torso try the short torso first.
What size hipbelt?
This belt is a “soft” belt. It has no plastic exoskeleton like our other belts. It is lighter and more comfortable when carrying smaller loads of 40 pounds or less.
|Hip Belt Sizing|
|Women's belts are sculpted to fit the increased angle of women's hips|
What size shoulder strap?
To find the ideal shoulder strap size, measure your chest. Our shoulder straps fit both men and women equally well.Trim and Wide Shoulder Straps