Granite Gear Leopard V.C. 46 Pack

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Granite Gear Leopard V.C. 46 Pack
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The Leopard VC 46 packs feature Granite Gear's ultra-light Vapor Current suspension system. Compatible with Tool Loops, Crampon Holder, and Vapor Airbeam frame, the Leopard VC 46 is at home both as a minimalist backpack or a fast-and-light alpine pack.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Vapor Current suspension supports loads up to 35 lbs.; molded back panel features channels that allow air to circulate from bottom to top for effective evaporative cooling
  • Full-length HDPE die-cut framesheet increases load capacity to comfortably support 35 pounds
  • Dual-density adjustable shoulder straps provide load transferring comfort and support


  • Top-flap access lets you pack up or retrieve goods without laying down the pack in the dirt or having your gear spill out


  • 2 lb 9 oz / 1.16 kg with Klymit VC Airbeam Frame
  • 2 lb 1 oz / 935 g with lid and frame removed
  • Removable/Upgradable frame
  • 2 lb 6 oz / 1.1 kg with frame removed (25 lb / 11.3 kg load limit)


  • Front stretch mesh pocket, two exterior side with pass-through compression straps, and dual hip-belt pockets secure essentials where you want them
  • Hip-belt tool loops and pockets holds gear and essentials within reach


  • Ultra-durable Cordura high-tenacity 100D and 210D nylon throughout protects your cargo and withstands rugged wear and tear
  • The Granite Gear Leopard V.C. 46 pack is made with 100- and 210-denier high-tenacity Cordura nylon
  • Gear organization includes tool loops, external flap with axe cinches and 2 zippered pockets, zippered stretch-woven front pocket and stretch-woven wand pockets
  • Interior mesh lid and stretch woven front and wand pockets secure essentials; flap features axe cinches and two zippered pockets for quick-access items


  • Dual-density adjustable hip-belt comes in four sizes specifically for women to deliver superior fit and optimal comfort


  • Ultralight Vapor Current suspension system keeps you cool as possible with all-over air channels in a foam back for optimal ventilation and comfort


  • Main compartment features a hydration sleeve and port (reservoir sold separately), roll-top closure and a removable floating lid with an internal mesh pocket


  • 10mm webbing


  • Ample carrying capacity for minimalist backpacking or fast-and-light alpine trips
  • 35 lb / 15.9 kg load rating
  • Removable floating lid exposes roll-top pack for lighter loads
  • Top flap is compatible with crampon holster
Backcountry Edge

Equipped with mountain top-ready features and an innovative, lightweight suspension system, the Granite Gear Leopard VC 46 is ideal for minimalist backpacking or a fast-and-light alpine explorations. This lidded, top-loading pack weighs in at less than 3 pounds and, with lid and framesheet removed, can be reduced to just 2 pounds!

You don't need your hairdryer or three puffy jackets; you pack light and smart and carry it all in the Granite Gear Leopard V.C. 46 Backpack. Aptly equipped as a minimal backpack or light alpine pack, this pack has all the essential features, such as gear loops, plentiful pockets, supportive framesheet, and ventilated and padded suspension, and delivers them in a streamlined package.


With an ultralight suspension, the Granite Gear Leopard V.C. 46 pack will have you floating down the trail for a blissful weekend trip, letting you focus on the scenery instead of your pack weight.


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Review RatingNumber of Reviews
Access:Top Loading
Adjustable torso:46 liters
Backpack Features:Lumbar Pack Lid, Ultralight, Top Loader
Backpack Style:Multi-Day Pack
Capacity:2800 cu in / 48 L (Reg); 3100 cu in / 50 L (Long)
Detachable Daypack:n/a
Fits Torso:Regular: 18"-21" Long: 21"-24"
Fits waist/hips:2,800 cubic inches
Frame material:2 lbs. 12 oz.
Frame type:Backpacking
Gear capacity (L):Ultralight backpack
Gear capacity (cu. in.):Ultralight backpack
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Item Weight:Regular: 2 lb 12 oz Long: 2 lb 14 oz
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:100D and 210D Courdura High Tenacity Nylon
Max Load Capacity:35 lb / 15.9 kg
Maximum Weight:35 lb
Number of exterior pockets:No
Number of stays:2 lbs. 14 oz.
Pack Size:2000-2999 cu in
Pack access:No
Pack loading:1.3 kilograms
Raincover included:21 - 24 inches
Recommended Use:Lightweight Backpacking, Day Hiking, Alpine Climbing and Travel
Sleeping bag compartment:18 - 21 inches
Sternum Strap:Yes; Adjustable Position
Suspended mesh back panel:1.25 kilograms
Torso size:(regular) 18-21in, (long) 21-24in
Type:Internal Frame Backpack
Volume:Regular: 2800 cu in Long: 3100 cu in
Weight:2 lb 12 oz / 1.25 kg (Regular); 2 lb 14 oz / 1.3 kg (Regular)
Weight - metric:Yes
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Granite Gear Leopard V.C. 46 Pack Reviews:


Great weekend pack

I seriously can not believe that there aren't more reviews about this pack. I have been on a seemingly endless search to find the right, lightweight, 2-3 day pack and hadn't been completely satisfied with any of the 5 or 6 others I tried until I read about the Leopard 46. The pack fits me like a glove (I have a 19" torso) and is very comfortable. I usually carry about 30 lbs in it. It's good with the stock hdpe frame sheet but even better if you upgrade to the AirBeam frame. The pack material is strong too and seems very durable. The only complaint I have is trying to hang my water bladder from the bladder dongle can be tricky. I've ended up using a mini carabiner hanging from the dongle to attach to the bladder instead.

This pack is highly recommended.
langcow at REI on 01/01/2014

So far I've only put one weekend trip on this pack, but it was fantastic. What sold me was the nice combination of size and low weight with enough functionality (pockets, lash-points, traditional compression straps). It takes a bit of care to pack correctly and achieve a proper weight distribution and shape, but it's an intuitive process and once I had it down, the VC suspension was plenty substantial to carry ~30lbs comfortably on a very challenging weekender.
The materials are top notch and are confidence inspiring and I think I'll love the adaptability of this pack for all kinds and lengths of trips. So far: Great buy @ 15% off, highly recommended.

KGer at on 09/11/2013