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Granite Gear Leopard Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 122 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 20 reasons to buy the Leopard - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

87% of the reviewers give the Granite Gear Leopard a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (67%)
Good (20%)
Average (7%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (1%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Granite Gear Leopard

  • Some users are amazed with the pack's adaptability to fit specific hikes.
  • Other reviewers thought it's ultralight and perfectly sized for better packing.
  • Some hikers said it's the most comfortable pack they ever had.
  • Many users thought the Granite Gear Leopard has the perfect size to make packing smarter and more efficiently.
  • A lot of reviewers love how it fits snugly against their back and waist even while moving.
  • Others chose the bag for its excellent compression.
  • Some users said it has a nice zip stretch outside and water bottle pockets.
  • Many owners thought it's fantastic, super light and tough.
  • Others said it's a great pack with tons of pockets.
  • Some owners chose it for its solid construction.
  • Waterproof, comfortable, adaptive and spacious are cited as the main reasons for choosing this pack.
  • One user saod that the functionality of the pack is top notch.
  • Some hikers were so happy with how they were able to fit everything they needed for a 3 day trip inside the bag.
  • Many users are happy with how the weight goes straight to the hips and is very adjustable.
  • A lot of reviewers find the accessory attachments very functional.
  • Others thought it's perfect for weekend adventures.
  • Some users thought it's a super sturdy pack that is well balanced, even with a tall load.
  • Many hikers said it's a thoughfully designed, well executed pack for those wanting to go light.
  • Others thought it has the most comfortable harness system.
  • Many users find the beaver tail flap and stretch pocket a nice touch.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Other users find the buckles too small.
  • Some users wished it has a bottom zipper so they could avoid digging through everything.


Crowdsourced specs across all Granite Gear Leopard models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.85-3.45 oz (1.3-1.6 kg)
Length iconLength26-27 in (66-69 cm)
Width14-14.5 in (36-37 cm)
Height3.5 in (9 cm)

Popular Models

Granite Gear Leopard Vc 46

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50% choose the Granite Gear Leopard Vc 46

50 %
Colors and combinations:


Granite Gear Leopard Ac 58

30% choose the Granite Gear Leopard Ac 58

30 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight3.45 oz (1.6 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height3.5 in (9 cm)

Granite Gear Leopard 46

20% choose the Granite Gear Leopard 46

20 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.85 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width14.5 in (37 cm)
Height3.5 in (9 cm)

Granite Gear Leopard vc 46 vs Leopard ac 58

The two most popular Granite Gear Leopard models are the Leopard vc 46 and the Leopard ac 58, so let's compare them:

The Leopard vc 46
The Leopard ac 58
Granite Gear Leopard Ac 58

Popularity and Prices

In total, 80% of the people interested in the Granite Gear Leopard bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Leopard vc 46 which is choosen by 50% (1.7 times as many as the 30% that choose the Leopard ac 58).

Leopard vc 46Leopard ac 58
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in grey. Only the Leopard vc 46 is available in black and blue.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Granite Gear Leopard features:
  • Ultralight

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


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The Granite Gear Leopard ranks #15 compared with the other Granite Gear bags.

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vs All Bags

The Granite Gear Leopard ranks #1289 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Granite Gear Leopard vs the Granite Gear Blaze.

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Granite Gear Leopard vs Granite Gear Blaze

Granite Gear Leopard
Granite Gear Leopard


Based on 122 reviews
Weight: 2.85-3.45 oz
Price: $$

Granite Gear Blaze
Granite Gear Blaze

Based on 91 reviews

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

  • The Leopard is rated a bit worse than the Blaze.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 213 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Leopard is 19% heavier than the biggest Blaze (3.45 oz vs 2.9 oz).

Hip belt
Hydration compatible
Load-lifter straps
Seam taped
Stretch mesh

Only the Leopard is available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

Mtn Weekly

The Granite Gear Leopard VC is a bag sold for the weekend hiker or minimalist alpine climber be it a full time lifestyle or, like myself, whenever the opportunity presents itself. But it is more than that too.

Posted 26 January 2015 by George St. James - Read full review

Utah Outside

The pack carries weight exactly how it should, and handled all manner of beatings, from rain to scraping against brush while off trail. If you’re in the market for a new bag, and want one that can do it all, the Leopard should be on your list.

Posted 26 August 2014 by Ryan Malavolta - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019