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Granite Gear Virga Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.21
based on 69 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Virga - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


85% of the reviewers give the Granite Gear Virga a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (71%)
Good (14%)
Average (9%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (4%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Granite Gear Virga

  • A lot of users have mentioned that the Granite Gear Virga backpack is durable due to its Cordura fabric and high tenacity nylon material.
  • Other users also recommend the bag due to the comfort and sufficient support it provides.
  • Users found that the backpack was ultralight.
  • According to some users, it has an adequate load capacity to store a lot of personal belongings.
  • A reviewer mentioned that the bag is ideal for traveling, hiking, and climbing.
  • Testers found that it is frameless, adding comfort to the user.
  • Other testers noted that the pack has a sufficient number of pockets which provides room for storage.
  • Many wrote that it sheds water and mud easily.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag thought that is is an excellent pack for the money.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Reviewers observed that the mesh pouch on the front was quite small.
  • Another user noted that there are no pockets on its hip belt.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Granite Gear Virga models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity26-50 l (1587-3051 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width26 in (66 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Travel
Cycling
School
Sport



Popular Models


Granite Gear Virga 2

60% choose the Granite Gear Virga 2

60 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity50 l (3051 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width26 in (66 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Granite Gear Virga 26

40% choose the Granite Gear Virga 26

40 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity26 l (1587 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width26 in (66 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)




Granite Gear Virga 26 vs Virga 2


The two most popular Granite Gear Virga models are the Virga 26 and the Virga 2, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Granite Gear Virga bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Virga 2 which is choosen by 60% (1.5 times as many as the 40% that choose the Virga 26).

Virga 26Virga 2
Most popular

Capacity and Packing

The Virga 26 has a capacity of 26 l, while the Virga 2 has a capacity of 50 l.

Virga 26Virga 2
Biggest

For a traveller, the 24 L (1465 cuin) difference equals around 1 laptop, 1 blouse, 2 pants, 1 jacket and 1 book.

Packing the Virga 26
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Virga 2
laptop
1
blouse
1
pants
2
jacket
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 24 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 jacket, 2 protein bars, 1 football and 1 book.

Packing the Virga 26
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
shoes
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
Extra in the Virga 2
water_bottle
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
football
1
book
1

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

Packing the Virga 26
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
2
Extra in the Virga 2
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Virga here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of both bags is the same. Both bags weight 1.1 oz.

If we look at dimensions, both the Virga 26 and the Virga 2 has the same length (13 in). Both bags are the same width (26 in), while the height is the same (both 14 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Granite Gear Virga features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ultralight
  • Hydration bladder
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Seam taped

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 Virga models (the most popular choice is the Virga 2).




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
2626 l1.1 oz0.04 oz/L
250 l1.1 oz0.02 oz/L


Granite Gear Virga
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Granite Gear Bags

The Granite Gear Virga ranks #5 compared with the other Granite Gear bags.

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vs All Bags

The Granite Gear Virga ranks #624 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

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Selected Reviews


Backpack Gear Test

It's a basic pack, no excess straps that get in the way and very reliable to carry. It can be used on simple day hikes or extended backpacking trips. When empty, it crumples to a very small size for easy storage. It's also easy to clean, as it can be thrown in a washer machine.

Posted 24 February 2010 by Steve Huntress - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019