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Granite Gear Lutsen Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.07
based on 82 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Lutsen - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


99% of the reviewers give the Granite Gear Lutsen a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (55%)
Good (44%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Granite Gear Lutsen

  • Several reviewers thought that the Granite Gear Lutsen backpack is designed for users who are into thru-hiking or traveling.
  • Other reviewers found that its loops make it suitable for attaching several things.
  • Several users discovered that its adjustable hip belt and frame allows it to fit their hip size and length of their torso, respectively.
  • Reviewers found that its pockets might carry several equipment and belongings including a compass and a wallet.
  • Testers lauded its convenient extra storage.
  • Many users felt that their backs were well-ventilated due to its foam with air channels.
  • Many of those who have tried using the backpack praised its compression straps which may also be used to secure snowshoes to the backpack.
  • Some testers noticed its water resistant barrier zippered tricot line hip belt pocket.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user found that the top lid pockets have a tendency to flop when the main pack compartment is not full.
  • Another user mentioned that the frame adds weight to the bag.
  • A reviewer thought that the lumbar padding was uncomfortable.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Granite Gear Lutsen models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity35-55 l (2136-3356 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.9-3.1 oz (1.3-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength12-26 in (30-66 cm)
Width16-27 in (41-69 cm)
Height7-14 in (18-36 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Granite Gear Lutsen 55

42% choose the Granite Gear Lutsen 55

42 %


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity55 l (3356 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.1 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width16 in (41 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)


Granite Gear Lutsen 45

42% choose the Granite Gear Lutsen 45

42 %


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity45 l (2746 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width27 in (69 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Granite Gear Lutsen 35

17% choose the Granite Gear Lutsen 35

17 %


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity35 l (2136 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.9 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width25 in (64 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)




Granite Gear Lutsen 45 vs Lutsen 55


The two most popular Granite Gear Lutsen models are the Lutsen 45 and the Lutsen 55, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 42% of the people interested in the Granite Gear Lutsen choose the Lutsen 45 and 42 choose the Lutsen 55.

Looking at the prices, the Lutsen 45 is typically around $60 cheaper than the Lutsen 55, but check the deals before you buy.

Lutsen 45Lutsen 55
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Lutsen 45 has a capacity of 45 l, while the Lutsen 55 has a capacity of 55 l.

Lutsen 45Lutsen 55
Biggest

For a traveller, the 10 L (610 cuin) difference equals around 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 book.

Packing the Lutsen 45
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
pants
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Lutsen 55
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 10 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 blouse, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers and 1 pair of socks.

Packing the Lutsen 45
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
football
1
book
1
Extra in the Lutsen 55
water_bottle
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 2 packaged meals.

Packing the Lutsen 45
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
4
Extra in the Lutsen 55
water_bottle
1
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Lutsen here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Lutsen 45 is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) lower than the weight of the Lutsen 55.

Lutsen 45Lutsen 55
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Lutsen 45 is 14 in (36 cm) longer than the Lutsen 55 (12 vs. 26 in). Both bags are the same width (27 in), while the height is the same (both 14 in).




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Granite Gear Lutsen features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Adjustable torso
  • Stretch mesh
  • Compression straps
  • Water resistant
  • Hydration bladder

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Organizer panel

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


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Granite Gear Lutsen models (the most popular choice is the Lutsen 55).




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
3535 l2.9 oz0.08 oz/L
4545 l3 oz0.07 oz/L
5555 l3.1 oz0.06 oz/L


Granite Gear Lutsen
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


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The Granite Gear Lutsen ranks #8 compared with the other Granite Gear bags.

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Last updated on May 12, 2019