Blaze A.C. 60 Ki

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Load Rating = 40 pounds

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Specifications
Specification Short Regular
Gender Women's

Women's

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

Frame Material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Adjustable Torso Yes Yes
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
Raincover Included No No
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Women's Specific

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.

Features

  • 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
  1. Superior comfort under 30# Review by Nemo
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    I was lucky to be a gear tester of the first Vapor Trail in 2003 on the AT. It is 2018 and I am still using that pack with minimal wear. It was such an awesome pack because it saved my thruhike. I was in an ill fitting pack before and was so sore and bruised by the time I got to Trail Days. When I hiked the PCT and CDT I used a Nimbus Ozone because I needed a bit more space to carry more water and a bear can at times. When my Nimbus finally busted at a seam, Granite Gear used their amazing powers of customer service and sent me a Blaze AC 60 Ki in Short, at my request. It wasn't exactly like the Nimbus or the Vapor Trail, kind of a perfect blend. It is a bit stiffer than the Vapor Trail but not as large as the Nimbus Ozone. The suspension is so comfortable on my frame. I am a shorter woman with a petite frame but a 17" torso, so the pack has to be adjustable in many ways and have straps that contour enough to fit me. You can adjust the torso easily and the shoulder straps and hipbelt can be swapped out if you lose weight, as happens to many on a thru hike. It does not ride up or slip down, so is kind of like a turtle shell on your back- very snug fit, which prevents chaffing. It has some great new features, like the replaceable cords instead of compression straps and the large stretch pocket. My original Vapor Trail was not hydration compatible I'm so old, so that is another great feature. The Air Current mesh worries me slightly. It seems that it might have a tough time in a desert environment with stickers or cacti or other rough surfaces abrading it, but I am mostly hiking in the Adirondacks these days and I know that Granite Gear stands by their products. This pack is going to work best if you keep the weight midback and don't overstuff the spindrift, so will be best for loads under 30# or so and not too bulky. Lovely pack for those of us "almost lightweight folk" who desire actual comfort, but weight conscious enough not to want anything over 3 pounds. If you are a smaller framed woman, this is a great thru hiking pack. (Posted on 2/12/2018)

  2. Camino 2016 Review by Hillbilliy
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    Very nice pack. light weight and compact. I did just over 300 miles in 25 days in Spain, and 95 miles at the Philmont Scout Ranch in NM . Also purchased the upper "brain" and it helped for quick access items Highly recommended. (Posted on 1/8/2018)

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Fit
Price
Function
Specification Short Regular
Gender Women's

Women's

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

Frame Material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Adjustable Torso Yes Yes
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
Raincover Included No No

Default Sizing Information

The Blaze A.C. 60 Ki comes with the following default setup unless you specify otherwise:

  • Short Torso - Women’s Medium Belt (30” - 34” Waist)
  • Regular Torso - Women’s Large Belt (34” - 38” 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.

 

Torso Lengths

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
Small 26"-30"
Medium 30"-34"
Large 34"-38"
XLarge 38"-42"
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

Shoulder Strap Sizing
Small 27"-34"
Medium 34"-40"
Large 40"-46"