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Granite Gear Crown Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.03
based on 199 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Crown - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


93% of the reviewers give the Granite Gear Crown a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (68%)
Good (25%)
Average (0%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (4%)



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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Granite Gear Crown:

Reviewers like these things about the Granite Gear Crown

  • Reviewers agree that Granite Gear Crown backpack is comfortable to use due to its padded straps.
  • A user found out that the bag has a dual density shoulder harness with load-lifter straps.
  • Other users noted that sternum strap is removable.
  • Reviewers found that it has a dual large hip belt pockets with DWR treated zippers.
  • Other reviewers said that it has a roll-top main compartment opening with centered dual strap and singular buckle for quick access and easy compression.
  • Reviewers mentioned that its removable lid has a compartment with DWR treated zipper.
  • Testers found the bag to be very functional.
  • They have also said that the bag has hydration port & internal hydration sleeve.
  • Some reviewers liked its large side stretch woven pockets.
  • Others indicated that it has a stretch mesh front pocket.
  • They have also mentioned that the bag has side and front compression straps.
  • Many users were able to note that it has a re-fit hip belt that allows a fit customization to all body types.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the stitching on the belt strap was not done well.
  • Another user felt that the water bottle pocket is hard to access.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Granite Gear Crown models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity60 l (3661 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.2-2.4 oz (1-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength15.5-28 in (39-71 cm)
Width15-20.5 in (38-52 cm)
Height5-10.5 in (13-27 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Granite Gear Crown 2

86% choose the Granite Gear Crown 2

86 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength15.5 in (39 cm)
Width20.5 in (52 cm)
Height10.5 in (27 cm)


Granite Gear Crown Vc 60

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14% choose the Granite Gear Crown Vc 60

14 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Grey
Orange






Granite Gear Crown 2 vs Crown vc 60


The two most popular Granite Gear Crown models are the Crown 2 and the Crown vc 60, so let's compare them:

The Crown vc 60

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Granite Gear Crown bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Crown 2 which is choosen by 86% (6.1 times as many as the 14% that choose the Crown vc 60).

Crown 2Crown vc 60
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Crown vc 60 is available in grey and orange.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Granite Gear Crown features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Sternum strap

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
6060 l2.2 oz0.04 oz/L



Rankings


vs Granite Gear Bags

The Granite Gear Crown ranks #12 compared with the other Granite Gear bags.

10Granite Gear Taku
4.04
Granite Gear Taku
11Granite Gear Air
4.03
Granite Gear Air
12Granite Gear Crown
4.03
Granite Gear Crown
13Granite Gear Kahiltna
4.01
Granite Gear Kahiltna
14Granite Gear Haulsted
4.01
Granite Gear Haulsted

vs All Bags

The Granite Gear Crown ranks #1132 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1130Salomon QST
4.03
Salomon QST
1131Granite Gear Crown
4.03
Granite Gear Crown
1132High Sierra Summit
4.03
High Sierra Summit
1133Osprey Pulsar
4.03
Osprey Pulsar
1134Eberlestock Terminator
4.03
Eberlestock Terminator



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Granite Gear Crown vs 3 other, similar bags.

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Granite Gear Crown vs Granite Gear Blaze


Granite Gear Crown
Granite Gear Crown

4.03

Based on 199 reviews
Capacity: 60 l
Weight: 2.2-2.4 oz
Price: $$$


Granite Gear Blaze
Granite Gear Blaze

4.31
BEST
Based on 91 reviews

Capacity: 60 l
Weight: 2.9 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Crown is rated a bit worse than the Blaze.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 290 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Crown is the same size as the biggest Blaze (both 60 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Crown is 21% lighter than the biggest Blaze (2.4 oz vs 2.9 oz).

FeatureCrownBlaze
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Load-lifter straps
Seam taped
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight

Only the Crown is available in these colors:
Black
Grey
Orange




Granite Gear Crown vs Osprey Exos


Granite Gear Crown
Granite Gear Crown

4.03

Based on 199 reviews
Capacity: 60 l
Weight: 2.2-2.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews

Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Crown is rated somewhat worse than the Exos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,501 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Crown is 3% bigger than the biggest Exos (60 L vs 58 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Crown is 8% lighter than the biggest Exos (2.4 oz vs 2.6 oz).

FeatureCrownExos
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Crown is available in these colors:
Grey
Orange

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Blue
Green




Granite Gear Crown vs ULA Circuit


Granite Gear Crown
Granite Gear Crown

4.03
BEST
Based on 199 reviews
Capacity: 60 l
Weight: 2.2-2.4 oz
Price: $$$


ULA Circuit
ULA Circuit

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Crown is rated quite a lot better than the Circuit.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 199 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Crown is available in these colors:
Black
Grey
Orange

These backpacks are great for those who might need to haul more electronics than normal. Both packs are well suited for prolonged use and provide protection for whatever you choose to bring with you.

The Circuit has more compartments making it great for smaller accessories but the Gear Crown has additional padding to give your gear safety from nicks and bumps. Cautious buyers are going to love the Gear Crown and the comfort of knowing their laptop will last for years to come.





Selected Reviews


Gear Junkie

The added functionality of the Crown2 makes Granite Gear’s update to the award-winning Crown VC60 a good one.

Posted 17 February 2017 by Seth Orme - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019