Thursday, May 8, 2014

Polar Adventurer Eric Larsen Successfully Reaches North Pole After 480-Mile Unsupported Traverse Across Arctic Ocean

Larsen's Team the First in Four Years to Reach the North Pole, Potentially Last in History

--> On Tuesday, May 6th 2014 at approximately 9pm MDT, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters reached the geographic North Pole, completing their unsupported and unaided Last North expedition in just 53 days. In doing so, they were the only team attempting a "land to Pole" crossing to reach the North Pole this season, and the only team since 2010 to accomplish this feat.

Outside Magazine's Gear of the Year: Granite Gear Nimbus trace access 70

In their Summer 2014 Buyer's Guide, Outside included our Nimbus Trace Access 70 which has earned the Gear of the Year title for packs. Check it out below!

Granite Gear's Superior in Backpacker Magazine

Backpacker put our Superior through their Daypack Field Test, earning it the title "weatherproof bargain" for those of us who "like to head out when others head in".

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Granite Gear Supports the Warrior Hike on the Appalachian Trail

In recognition of the therapeutic effects of long distance hiking, Granite Gear is proud to support the Warrior Hike “Walk off the War” Program, which is designed to support veterans transitioning from military service by thru-hiking America’s National Scenic Trails. This March, fourteen veterans began their journey on the Appalachian Trail with Granite Gear supplies on their backs; including Crown V.C. 60 backpacks, Cloud Cover pack flies, eVent Sil drysacks, and Air Style wallets.
Read more here.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Granite Gear Supports Polar Explorer Eric Larsen in North Pole Expedition

Beginning this month, Granite Gear will support Eric Larsen and team member Ryan Waters in their feat to traverse across the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island to geographic North Pole – an expedition dubbed Last North. Granite Gear will outfit the team with technical packs and travel gear they need to cover the nearly 500-mile distance in less than 49 days. If they accomplish this goal, they would break the current expedition speed record set by a Norwegian team in 2006.
Read more here.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

ESPN W Review of the Granite Gear Athabasca 24

ESPN W says "Perfect for day hiking, fast packing, or biking, the Athabasca can hold up to 30 pounds, offering a bit more substantial pack. With a built-in hydration compatible sleeve, this pack allows you to utilize a reservoir of your choice. Also including twin power-mesh side pockets for additional water bottles and 24-liter capacity, you'll be able to fit everything you need for a day out on the trails."
Check out the review here.