Granite Gear Blaze 60 Review

By Richard Corrigan •  Updated: 03/29/21 •  4 min read

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For long weekends on the trail, the Granite Gear Blaze 60 Backpack is a rugged and durable choice. It’s comfortable, fully adjustable, and has room for all your essentials on a 3- to 5-day backpacking adventure

Note: the Granite Gear Blaze 60 comes in both a Men’s Fit and Women’s Fit. Our review is based on the Men’s Fit. 

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Stats and Specs

The Blaze 60 has a lot of features that help it stand out among its peers. It has extra-large side pockets, typically used for water bottles, that are spacious enough for a tent or sleeping pad, with a little help from the side compression straps. It has a very spacious main compartment, with a hydration port and pocket.

Clinch-and-roll closure beneath the lid compartment helps keep the Blaze 60’s contents dry, and several cross-webbing straps help secure the pack and keep its contents balanced. A hidden, vertical zipper provides an extra way to access the main compartment without having to remove the lid and undo the closure. Extra storage pockets are integrated into the hip belt as well. 

The pack has a 40L capacity and is rated to 50 lb. Unlike many packs, it also has an excellent suspension system and back padding, so you really can carry that much weight with relative ease and comfort. 

Pros of the Granite Gear Blaze 60

Cons of the Granite Gear Blaze 60

Granite Gear Blaze 60: Final Thoughts

Versatility, solid construction and ample storage space make the Blaze 60 from Granite Gear a pack well-suited to backpacking trips in the 3- to 5-day range. While the molded back panel doesn’t offer the best ventilation, that same feature provides a supportive, form-fitting design that’s hard to beat.

Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan has been writing about outdoor adventures, gear and travel for more than 10 years. His work has been featured by USA Today, 10Best.com, Next Luxury, and Gone Outdoors. He lives in Upstate New York, and If he isn't at his writing desk, you can probably find him out in the woods somewhere.

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