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Granite Gear

November 07, 2016

One of our Friends of Rheos brands, Granite Gear has been making gear tough as granite since 1986. It's no surprise one of their best sellers is called the Toughsack. Learn more about this company and see if Granite Gear and Rheos floating sunglasses are a fit for you.


Granite Gear
Some of the best ideas come when you scratch your own itch.Since 1986 Granite Gear has been making award-winning backpacks, adventure travel gear, storage sacks, lifestyle accessories, and canoe gear with superior design and construction after founders Jeff Knight and Dan Cruikshank realized they were going to need better gear.

The Granite Gear Legacy continues with the belief that all outdoor enthusiasts and travelers should have gear that's incredibly durable and comfortable. Located in Northern Minnesota, just minutes from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail, their rugged and beautiful testing ground is ideal for perfecting their packs.

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Granite GearWhen you're trekking, something that can really hold you back is an uncomfortable, overly heavy pack.

The Crown V.C. 60 is a cult classic for ultralight hikers, weighing in at just 2 lbs, 2 oz. This pack features a removable frame sheet and is a top loader with a secure roll-top closure to provide easy access. The Crown also has a Vapor Current suspension system, which keeps you cool without shifting the pack’s center of gravity away from the back.

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Granite GearPerfect for...the day hikers and thru hikers alike that don't want to waste a moment of enjoying the outdoors wondering if their pack is going to hold up. Pair with the Eddies full-wrap frame with extra sun and glare protection so you can soak up the scenery.
Favorite Rheos Trail Notes blog post...Hoosier National Forest Hiking. Many people don't know how much natural beauty lies in the American Midwest. If you're exploring the Hoosier National Forest or Granite Gear's nearby Boundary Waters, be sure to bring along your Toughsack!
Rheos Shades Pick:Eddies | Tortoise | Amber - For adventurers that love extra breathability and a full-wrap style, the Eddies are the perfect fit. Check out the variety of lens and color options to find your favorites and hit the river or trails with form and function at its best.

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