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Granite Gear Virga Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.34 based on 57 reviews


Crowdsourced specs across all Granite Gear Virga models and sizes:

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)

Reviews Summary

85% of the Granite Gear Virga reviews are good or excellent!

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

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.

Popular Models

Granite Gear Virga 2

60% choose the Granite Gear Virga 2

Colors and combinations:


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

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40% choose the Granite Gear Virga 26

Colors and combinations:


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.

226 l1.1 oz0.04 oz/L


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

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The Granite Gear Virga ranks #226 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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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 January 20, 2019