The Granite Gear Virga, introduced about 10 years ago, has become a stalwart among frameless backpacks. It's a fairly Spartan pack, and retains a plain webbing hipbelt when other pack manufacturers have added a padded hipbelt. But it has Granite Gear's DNA - a great fit, comfortable shoulder straps, and a load lifter design that really works. How does the veteran Virga compare with newer cutting edge frameless backpacks?

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