SGB Today recently did a piece on emerging backpack trends for 2017. David Clucas at SGB Media caught up with Granite Gear’s Senior Director of Design and Development, Michael Meyer, to get the scoop. Meyer emphasized how important custom fit and pack weight will be to this next generation of packs.
“Even for one individual, his or her weight may fluctuate over time, or even during a week backpacking,” said Meyer.
“We are seeing quick and simple adjustability for a custom fit as being a growing trend this year and continuing in the next few years,” he adds. “The ability to quickly fit a pack to yourself, or to later fit the same pack to another user, is super important. It provides that high level of customization, versatility and comfort.”
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