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.
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.
|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)|
|Fits Torso:||Regular: 18"-21" Long: 21"-24"|
|Fits waist/hips:||2,800 cubic inches|
|Frame material:||2 lbs. 12 oz.|
|Gear capacity (L):||Ultralight backpack|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Ultralight backpack|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||Not Included|
|Item Weight:||Regular: 2 lb 12 oz Long: 2 lb 14 oz|
|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 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|
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.