Montane Grand Tour 55 Litre Backpack

55 Litres / Internal Frame / Hydration Compatible
Weighs 1396g (Sml/Med size)
Code: SS15352
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Montane's Grand Tour is a lightweight backpacking rucksack made from durable fabric and with many useful features that will make carrying this pack a breeze.

Montane says:


Designed to be used on long distance trail tours of this world from the Pacific Crest Trail to the Great Himalayan Trail.

The Grand Tour is exceptionally light at 1100g (stripped weight) despite featuring a back system that will provide comfort and technical details specifically designed for long distance treks.  

The strong and lightweight `VertErgo Tour` back system can be tailored to the individual user and support load carrying for long periods of time whilst the RAPTOR ZERO fabric in the main body of the pack ensures it is light but strong.  

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This is an excellent effort by Montane to produce a backpacking rucksack without compromising on comfort or features. Load transfer to the hips is achieved by a well designed internal frame and nicely padded hipbelt it works very well.  

The Grand Tour is not for those people who are obsessed with weight reduction  rather its for those who want a well designed and well featured pack thats also tough enough to survive weeks on the trail without demanding too much by way of careful use. The feature list is long so I won`t repeat it here - just to say that we especially like the decent hip belt pockets but we think the chest strap is too stretchy.  

You can save weight by removing the top section of the frame thus saving about 200grams and if you`re only carrying moderate weights then with careful packing it will remain comfortable this could be throwing the baby out with the bathwater though as the highly effective weight transfer is what this pack is all about.  

For heavy loads the pack could do with some stability straps linked to the hipfins but this is just being picky. 

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  • GRANITE STRETCH skirt lid side panels give a clean fabric hugging lid closure and additional storm protection with a sleek shape
  • Moulded ‘Comfort Back Pad’ features channels that wick sweat and rainwater away from the body and give additional ventilation
  • ‘VertErgo Tour’ back system provides strength comfort and support with load carrying over long distances. This unique back system is extremely lightweight and can be removed for additional ultra weight saving and minimalism. It can be shaped to fit the user’s back for a specific tailored fit
  • Features a pre-curved horizontal aluminium bar across the top of the back panel which provides structure for top tension straps to torque off. This bar is pre-curved so that the pack does not inhibit head movement Two shoulder top tension straps allow the pack weight to be pulled close to the body and control the pack stability for the required terrain
  • Waterproof shell friendly CONTACT Mesh on the shoulder straps and MONTANE ‘Comfort Back Pad’ facings prevent abrasion on shell clothing when the pack is full to capacity and with heavy use
  • Two large front stash pockets allow for storage of wet kit (for instance a tent or tarp flysheet) whilst on the move keeping moisture away from dry essentials Large top ‘buddy pocket’ for front access whilst on the move perfect for storage of guide books etc. and large enough for storage of an OS map
  • Two large STRETCH MESH lower pockets for storage of extra items
  • Two walking pole attachment elastic loops with cordlock adjustment at the lower rear of the pack.
  • Additional side sleeves in upper compression strap for firm lock down of poles during dynamic body movement and for effective storage when not in use 
  • Chest harness with left hand clip prevents bulky buckles over the sternum and increases comfort with its low profile 
  • Four symmetrical single hand side compression straps pull around pack contents and help provide additional stability
  • Wide mouth central opening with ‘Cord Lord’ quick release mechanism 
  • Internal top compression over mouth opening for additional storage of kit
  • Extendable internal top sleeve for extra storm protection of contents with double compression closure on outside opening and internal sleeve opening with ‘Cord Lord’ quick release mechanism  
  • Space saving external top lid front pull allowing for good vertical pack compression
  • Elastic loops on shoulder harnesses for easy access to water bottles whilst on the move
  • Reversible mitt and glove friendly locking webbing buckles used throughout
  • Body curve hip fins for great comfort and strong stability whatever the terrain
  • Double tension waist harness for extra stability pack weight equalisation and ease of use while on the move
  • Internal security pocket featuring vertical upside down zippered entry preventing coin and key loss. 
  • Also features a key clip
  • Right and left hip pockets for handy storage of GPS mobile phone headtorch energy bar etc. 
  • Front central and two left and right high webbing gear loops
  • Includes webbing and drawcords that can be affixed to front loops for additional stretch front storage 
  • Quality Nylon webbing used throughout for reliability over the pack’s lifetime H²O top right tube opening and internal bladder storage sleeve
  • Double head zip and two zip garages on buddy pocket 
  • Arm shoulder harness gear loops and H²O tube attachment 
  • Custom made glove and mitt friendly zip pulls 
  • Top load easy grab hauling handle 
  • 360° ‘DUSK TILL DAWN’ head torch reflectivity at lower rear of pack in optimum position
  • S/M weighs: 1396g
  • M/L weighs: 1422g
  • Capacity: 55Litres
  • S/M back length: 40-45cm
  • M/L back length: 45-53cm
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