New to their Nimbus lineup, the Meridian was specially designed to go the distance for Juston Lichter’s (featured on the cover of Backpacking Light’s Issue No. 3 for his photo essay, “The Great Divide Trail”) planned 10,000 mile walk this year. At 3,800 cubes and 3 pounds 8 ounces, the Meridian has a full feature set rivaling other packs in its class.
Photo: The new Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian has 3,800 cubic inches of volume and weighs 3.5 pounds.
Some features we especially liked are its lightweight nylon/fiberglass matrix Nimbus framesheet that allows 3-dimensional movement, a top lid that converts to a fanny pack, front access zipper, roomy stretch-woven pockets, and water-resistant RiRi zippers. Sorry, no hipbelt pockets.
Specifications and Features
- Style: internal frame, top loading, drawcord closure, top pocket
- Sizes available: regular torso (18-22 inches), short torso (14-18 inches)
- Volume: 3800 cubic inches (regular torso)
- Fabrics: body is 70d Cordura silicone/polyurethane hybrid, stress areas are 210d coated pack cloth, pockets are stretch-woven
- Weight: 3 pounds 8 ounces
- MSRP: $250