Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Granite Gear Air Space Bag Wins 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Pick

Backpacking Light staff pick their favorites for 2008 and they choose Air Space Bag a best piece of gear. Here's what they say.

The Granite Gear Air Space zippered stuff sack is a wonderful multipurpose item. The size small that I use is perfect to stuff my sleeping bag or insulated clothing. When in camp, it becomes a place to contain smaller items. At night I put any extra clothing in it and use it as a pillow. Its rectangular shape makes it easier to pack in a backpack and for it to stay in place when used as a pillow. The large opening provided by the long, waterproof zipper makes it easy to find things inside. On each end there is a grosgrain handle that provides counter force for zipping or to help pull the sack out of my pack. Made of silnylon, the sack slides easily out of a pack and is especially handy for wet weather or winter camping, when I can lay it down on the wet ground or snow and the things inside do not get wet.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Granite Gear's Gregg Treinish and Deia Schlosberg Win National Geographic Adventurers of the Year

Granite Gear's Gregg Treinish and Deia Schlosberg were awarded with the 2009 Best Adventurers of the Year Award from National Geographic Adventure magazine. Selected by National Geographic editors, Greg and Deia were recently honored at the magazine’s Adventurer of the Year Celebration in Washington DC. Congratulations Gregg and Deia!

Gregg and Deia then went to Portland to give a presentation at REI, where WEND Magazine sat down with them and recorded a reading of the first part of their compelling story. Now you can listen to them yourself, as they read Across the Andes Part 1 from Volume 3 Issue 3 of Wend.