Granite Gear will introduce a new 2000 cubic inch, 2 pound 2 ounce, panel loading Vapor Day Pack in early 2008. As the name implies, it will incorporate their Vapor frame and suspension, making it capable of carrying 30 pounds with comfort. The women’s version is called the Vapor Day Ki.
By Will Rietveld
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.