Due in September 2006, the Nimbus Meridian joins Granite Gear's Light Backpack series that is designed to carry a sizeable load with comfort. This pack is a thru-hikers' delight, as demonstrated by Justin Lichter's odyssey across North America, carrying it 8000 miles (so far). It's also dead on for the lightweight backpacker. This remarkable pack is lighter than most of the competition in its class, yet it's durable, loaded with usable features, and comfortably carries a substantial load.
Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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