New Backpack – Granite Gear

I have been looking for a small light back pack for weekend trips on the trail and by plane to city break / backpacking short trips.

Have an old berghaus which is too heavy and big and a Lowe Alpine TT Amazon Carryon (which although perfect for travel and getting away with stash away straps and different handles can be tiring on the back for long carries over 10 miles.

So just found this (and bought it)


The Granite Gear Aji 50 is ideal for lightweight backpacking, day hiking or travel. A unique multi-zipper design allows you to quickly put hands on anything you need and an innovative suspension system comfortably carries up to 35 pounds.The panel loading compartment provides ample storage and delivers versatile access to the packbag from almost any direction. A full wrap-around zipper allows the pack to be opened almost entirely for ease of packing and unpacking. Multiple zipper pulls let you decide on whether you want to get into the pack from the top, the bottom or either side. Internal compression straps ensure that contents remain securely in place. External compression straps further cinch down the load and double as gear attachment points. A large zippered pocket located near the top of the pack houses internal storage pockets for ease of organization and a front stuff-it pocket serves as an additional storage space. Twin side mesh pockets are perfect for water bottles or other gear.

This pack is the perfect fusion for someone who is looking for logical, easy access to their gear yet doesn’t like or use pockets. Full round zipper allows complete access to gear while not compromising weight. Also for a frame free pack it is suprisingly comfortable and load bearing when loaded to the max recommended 35 lbs.


  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Features
  • Lightweight
  • Roomy




  • Backpacking
  • Day hiking
  • Travel

Looks good doesn’t it? In the UK we get hit with prices as always …. £199

here is guy with a beard designed to carry food explaining it all …..


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