Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Ki

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Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Ki
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Granite Gear has been building packs specific to the needs of long distance hikers since 2003 when we introduced the award winning Vapor Trail and Nimbus Ozone, winning Backpacker’s coveted Editor’s Choice award, as well as the respect of the long distance hiking community. Our objective has stayed the same! Develop and build packs that are as light as possible while still offering optimal comfort, suspension, compression and exceptional durability.

Like its predecessors, The Blaze AC 60 Ki is Spartan in its simplicity and features our engineered AirCurrent suspension. The AirCurrent suspension consists of a 3-dimensionally molded alloyed frame, our quickest torso length adjustment system, padded shoulder straps, and a swappable hip belt for a custom fit. The AC frame has molded air channels, works in conjunction with a molded foam pad and durable stretch mesh to aid in venting heat and moisture away from the back; allowing for natural evaporative cooling. The pack body is a simple, lidless top loader with a tall spindrift opening that can be cinched and rolled down tight for weather resistance and also expanded when extra space is needed. The arched Line-Loc compression system allows the load to be cinched tight in every direction (side, front, and top) as well as allowing additional gear to be lashed to the pack. The Line-Loc cord can easily be replaced if it wears out from extended use. Durable and versatile stretch mesh pockets on the bottom of the pack sides work well for water bottles, while the tall front center pocket is great for damp tarps or ultralight tents.


  • No-nonsense, top-loading pack body is lidless with a tall spindrift opening that cinches and rolls down tight for weather resistance and expands for extra pack volume


  • 4 Sizes in Women's Hip Belt Available
  • 3 Sizes of Shoulder Straps (S,M,L) available

Weather and Wind:

  • Stretch-mesh side pockets are perfect for water bottles; tall front/center pocket holds damp tarps or rain gear


  • Hip Belt Compatible With Tool Loops and Belt Pocket
  • Stretch-mesh side pockets accommodate water bottles or last-minute additions like a rainshell


  • Stretch Woven Zippered Pocket on Front
  • The Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Ki pack is made of 100-denier ripstop and 210-denier Cordura® nylon for durability and light weight
  • Cordura High Tenacity Nylon (100D and 210D)


  • Padded hipbelt can be swapped for a custom fit (replacement hipbelt not included)
  • Precurved hipbelt is padded with dual-density foam and sculpted to fit the increased angle of a woman's hips
  • AirCurrent suspension offers 3D molding for an ergonomic and comfortable fit

Lining and Layers:

  • Line-Loc cord compression system cinches your load from the sides, front, and top for maximum stability


  • AirCurrent suspension features a 3D molded alloy frame, easy torso-length adjustment and padded shoulder straps


  • Back panel incorporates molded foam and stretch mesh that allow evaporative cooling and help vent heat and moisture away from the back
  • Mesh components of back panel encourage ventilation and moisture management


  • Hydration sleeve accommodates a reservoir and drink tube of your choice (reservoir sold separately)
  • Hydration-sleeve-compatible for your aqua needs during extended use


  • Award Winning Air Current Suspension


  • Dual Density Hip Belt and Shoulder Straps


  • 40 lbs Load Rating
  • Arched Lineloc compression cords cinch your load tight to the sides, top and front and provide numerous positions to lash gear to the outside of the pack
  • Pack is compatible with the Granite Gear Lineloc Lid (sold separately) for added space and convenience on extended trips
  • ultralight lineloc micro compression
  • Optional lineloc lid page#10
  • interchangeable belt
  • 100D Ripstop

The Granite Gear Women's Blaze AC 60 Ki Pack. An ultralight top loader with large stretch side pockets and a mammoth stretch woven front pocket. The Air Current frame (A.C.) features adjustable torso length and allows air-flow through engineered channels.

FEATURES of the Granite Gear Women's Blaze AC 60 Ki Pack.
Designed with a women's-specific fit, the Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Ki Backpack is lightweight, comfortable, and extremely stable at full capacity—ideal for weekend backpacking trips. Drop your hydration bladder into the internal sleeve, pack your gear for the journey, adjust the pack's torso length for maximum comfort, and secure the load with Granite Gear's Line-Loc cord compression system. Once you're dialed, hit the trail and worry about your route. Your pack won't be giving you any problems.


The Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Ki pack for women combines Spartan simplicity with a well-engineered suspension and 40 lb. capacity for the ultimate in lightness, comfort and ease of use.


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Adjustable torso:55 liters
Awards:2011 Award Winners
Backpack Features:Top Loader
Backpack Style:Multi-Day Pack
Capacity:60 liters | 3660 cubic inches
Fits torso:60 liters
Fits waist/hips:3,350 cubic inches
Frame material:2 lbs. 11 oz.
Frame type:Backpacking
Gear capacity (L):Ultralight backpack
Gear capacity (cu. in.):Ultralight backpack
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Load Capacity:35lbs | 16kg
Material:100D Ripstop, 210D Nylon Cordura Stretch Mesh Fabric
Max Load Capacity:35 lb / 16 kg
Number of exterior pockets:Yes
Number of stays:2 lbs. 14 oz.
Pack Size:3000-3999 cu in
Pack access:Yes
Pack loading:1.3 kilograms
Raincover included:18 - 22 inches
Sleeping bag compartment:14 - 18 inches
Suspended mesh back panel:1.22 kilograms
Suspension:Air Current (A.C.) Internal Frame
Torso Length:18-22" / 46-56 cm
Torso Sizes:short | regular
Volume:3660 cubic inches / 60 liter
Weight:2 lbs 14 oz / 1.3 kg
Weight - metric:Yes
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Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Ki Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great for ultralight backpacking

As a female avid hiker in my late 40's, I was looking for a sturdy and comfortable ultralight backpack. I thought I would never find the one. From Osprey to Gregory Deva to cottage brands... then came Granite Gear. REI does not usually carry the Small Torso size in the store, so I took a chance and ordered on-line.

I have been using with linelocs pulled to minimize as a day pack and it feels sturdy with breathable back padding, perfect hipbelt and shoulder padding. I hang my SPOT from one loop on the shoulder harness and bandanna from the other. I purchased the optional hipbelt pockets which hold all my extras; snacks, headlamp, flip knife, mace, lip balm, sunscreen, insect rep, Buff. It comes with a medium size waistbelt and I replaced with a large as it runs a bit small. Easy to replace the belt. I also pulled out the plastic backpanel and adjusted for my short torso. Most high-end backpacks do not have torso adjustments, and if they do are very heavy (5-7 lbs).

Just came back from backpacking the Zion Narrows top-down overnight. I loaded with 30-32 lbs of gear inside dry sacks, tent poles in one outside pocket and large Nalgene bottle in other side pocket. The extended top neck area of pack was used to capacity and gear held down with crisscross straps. The pack rode stable as I hiked 20+ miles over river rocks, sand, went bouldering and in the Virgin River with greased bowlingball river rocks, falling into river numerous times. I swam with pack on, took off and floated it across deep pools as I swam, slid/tossed/threw down huge boulders.

It rained all night at the riverside campsite, so in the morning I slide my wet tent into the outside front long mesh pocket along with my used WAG bag... the price you pay for backpacking the Narrows :-|

I tossed the pack onto my shoulder by one shoulder strap as I quickly got on and off buses. All other times I used the lift strap. Pack got home in same condition as it started, except a bit sandy. Buckels are intact, outside stretch webbing has no holes.

My one complaint is the inside hydration pocket is TINY and NARROW. My hand barely slides into the pocket. No way does it hold a water bladder. I use it for smaller flat items. GG should make it expandable or take it out completely to save weight.

I hang the 3L bladder from the lock cord provided at the inside top back panel so it doesn't slip into the pack as I drink.

If you want a lightweight, sturdy, comfortable, multi-day backpack, BUY THIS!
ChazGirl at REI on 07/07/2012

I like it!

I've used this pack for several 3-4 day trips. It is comfortable and super adjustable. The straps are padded and fit well in the shoulders. Waist belt comfortable. Carries well up to 30 lbs. At 20-25 lbs it is a dream! I used the BV solo 450 canister and can carry up to 5 days food in it. The BV 450 fits easily into the pack. My sleeping bag in a compression sack fills the entire bottom of the pack. Back pad is comfortable and not too hot. I like the fact that the back pad is rigid when the pack is fully loaded and helps me keep a good posture and not hunch over going uphill. Drawbacks are because it is lightweight not a lot of pockets for storage. I put my ultralight tent in the vertical outside mesh pocket and use the cords to strap a windbreaker jacket to the outside for quick access. I bought the GG waist belt pocket add on and the lineloc top lid which adds another 10oz but really increases the ability to carry the little things you need during the day like snacks, maps, first aid kit, toiletries etc without having to dig inside your pack. You can strap a foam pad to the lineloc lid top and it also detaches for a day pack but I just use the Blaze as a day pack because it is so light and comfortable. Another drawback is the inside pocket for a reservoir is tight for getting a 2L reservoir in there. It would be hard to carry a larger bear canister and I haven't tried it but you can use the extension collar.
Pearlie May at REI on 09/09/2011

I Am Thrilled With This Pack!!!

I am a 51 year old backpacker/hiker who has done week long trips with a most excellent Gregory pack that was my staple....but I am getting older and want better food and warmth and lighter gear so I can carry better food, more warmth and comforts. Hubby waited patiently as I periodically tried on various light packs that when loaded pinched my 5'6 125" frame here and there and felt all wrong. Then I read about this pack and blazed a trail to the only store in the area that had one left- Mama Mia! Comfort, room, ultra light, carried my twenty five pound comfort load beautifully on two recent backpacks- one up a steep grade and one on snowy trail-I am in love with this pack- no it does not have the bells and whistles I was sure I would miss but guess what? I did not miss them- I don't even miss the top pack- I strapped some lightweight cup holders on the belt to carry my extras and a water bottle and I was a happy hiker! No pinching, no instability, no dragging on my hips-Super adjustable and really nice stretchy side and back pockets and under 3 pounds! It was amazing to hike with a pack this light versus my heavier load hauling Gregory which I am still keeping for future dream trips of 7 days or longer.-
angiethecamper at REI on 09/09/2011

I have been a huge granite gear fan for many years. I have had a total of 5 packs from these guys and this is the best so far. The new suspension system and air flow system are the best that I have used so far. The pack is layer out really well. The water bottle pocket are deep and can be used for lots of things (fly rod, sandals, water bottles, ect. The front stretch pocket is huge. I ended up putting my tent rain fly in there to help it dry drying the day. The compression straps are all 550 military grade para cord. It look thin, but I have not problem on the 8 trips the pack has been on. I did wish that it came with a lid. Granite Gear do make a lid add on and I got. Glad I did it add a little extra storage for headlamps, map, snacks, ect. I love this pack and would recommend it over and over.

Matthew Niedermiller at on 03/11/2012

Love it!

I completely disagree with what people say about the water bladder pocket. I have a Platypus Hoser 3.0L Reservoir - 100 fl. oz and it fits perfectly into this pack's pocket. Of course it probably won't fit wider ones, but the one that I have literally is perfect and I've never had a problem with the bladder in general.

This pack has served me perfectly well for several weekend long backpacking trips. It's lightweight, holds my gear and keeps the weight off my shoulders! It really is a comfortable pack. Sure, it'll make your back hot, it's back does give some airflow, but I've never seen a pack that didn't make your back sweat.

The belt definitely isn't ridiculously small. It can fit a wide variety of sizes for sure and is nicely padded.

Definitely planning on the Granite Gear Lineloc Top Lid.
AyeRiteGud at REI on 05/05/2013

A co worker of mine actually got to use my pack before i did. and we have the same opinion of it. in my opinion its one of the best packs i've used when it comes to weight distribution. my male co worker took it hitchhiking from Ontario Canada to the east coast. and with a pack on your back for an extended length of time, the option to distribute the weight from your shoulders to your hips or a mix of the two, is a life saver. i have only used it once, and compared to old packs i am very happy with this one. the only downfall i found was the hydration pocket is very tight. its hard to stuff even a 1L bladder in it. it's possible! but very stressing on the bladder.
pros: lightweight, beyond adjustable
cons: small hydration pocket

Tara at on 09/22/2012

I have the men's version of this and love it. All areas of the pack are crazy adjustable and it swallows gear. I can easily fit all my gear and a Bear Vault BV500 (stuffed with smaller gear, stove, food, etc.) inside the main pack, with all my essential easy-access gear stowed in the outer pockets.

Mike at on 01/31/2012

Lightweight and very durable, wished I had had this on my 70 mile Uinta hike!. 3lbs verses 5.5 lbs.

Jeff Guest at on 12/18/2012

Negative Reviews:

insufficient capacity

I ordered this pack as I was looking for a lightweight, basic pack with minimal zippers (the weak spot in packs), good fit and simplicity, as well as a pack with more capacity than the REI Traverse Star I currently use. I attempted to use it for a fall backpacking trip to a cabin (no tent needed), but found that the capacity did not match what my current pack had, so I used my current pack. I don't think it has the capacity that it advertises. In Alaska ultra light is not always possible due to weather extremes and equipment demands, and I am a very efficient packer. I also ordered the Line Loc Lid, which adds minimal capacity. I will be returning both unused.
If you are in country with minimal equipment demands and need a pack that can also be a daypack this will work. Size wise it is not much bigger than a day pack.
planegirl at REI on 11/11/2013

Thumbs down for me

I returned it. I bought the correct size but it was small and cramped, the belt was ridiculously small (I am a small built) and the back was all wrong. I did like the quality and the craftmanship, though, great materials.
lilia at REI on 06/06/2012