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Grand Tour 70

Grand Tour 70
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Our Price:  £149.99(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 149 Loyalty Points

Product Code:  UD114
Brand:  Montane


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For such a lightweight pack, the Grand Tour 70 is revolutionary in its load carrying comfort. Created for the celebrated, ultra long backpacking routes of the world, this pack is the pinnacle of large load carrying rucksack design.

With its 70 litre capacity and with careful planning, it can enable long unsupported periods in the wilderness; perfect for routes with limited resupply potential. Featuring ‘hockey stick’ side water resistant zips for separate compartment entry and large external stretch mesh gear bellows, this pack allows efficient organisation whilst out in the field; and enables prompt and easy access to key items. The Grand Tour 70 is a lightweight and comfortable workhorse wilderness backpack.

  • Ultralight raptor zero fabric with superb DWR and tear resistance.
  • Raptor UTL ultra  tough base panel prevent abrasion on rocky surfaces
  • Waterproof shell friendly contact mesh on shoulder straps and montane comfort back pad facings prevent abrasion on shell clothing with the pack is at full capacity
  • Granite stretch skirt lid side panels give a clean fabric hugging lid closure and additional storm protection.
  • Moulded montane comfort back pad wicks away moisture and gives added ventilation.
  • VertErgo Tour back system provides strength, comfort and support load carrying over long distances. Can be removed to save weight
  • Hockey stick curved matte aqua guard zips run down the side of the pack and underside for quick access into large pack body compartments; one way zip on side, two way zip on base compartments.
  • Pack body separated by dividers into two compartments to aid organisation of expedition kit.
  • Features a pre curved horizontal aluminium bar across the top of the back panel which provides structure for top tension straps to torque off and 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 tension. Two levels allow straps to be adjusted for a specific fit.
  • Two large stretch mesh front stash pockets allow for storage of wet kit while on the move, keeping moisture away from dry essentials
  • Large top buddy pocket for front access while on the move. Perfect for storage of guide books etc.
  • Buddy Pocket also features an internal mesh security pocket.
  • Top lid height is extendable to increase volume when packing oversized loads
  • Two stretch mesh lower side pockets for storage of extra items such as water bottles
  • Two walking pole attachment elastic loops with cord lock adjustment at the lower rear of pack. Side sleeves in upper compression strap for firm lock.
  • Chest harness with left hand clip prevents bulky buckles over sternum and increases comfort with its low profile
  • Four symmetric single hand side compression straps pull around pack for added stability.
  • Wide mouth central opening with cord lock quick release
  • Internal top compression over mouth for additional kit storage
  • Extendable internal top sleeve for extra storm protection with double compression closure on outside opening and internal sleeve with cord lock quick release
  • Underside compression loops and buckles for additional storage.
  • Space saving external top lid front pull for vertical compression
  • Elastic loops on shoulder harnesses for easy water bottle access
  • Reversible mitt and glove friendly locking webbing buckles used throughout
  • Body curve hip fins for comfort and stability
  • Double tension waist harness for stability, pack weight equalisation and ease of use
  • Internal security pockets featuring vertical upside down zippered entry preventing coin and key loss. With key clip
  • Right and left hip pockets
  • Front central and two left and right high webbing gear loops

Fit: Active Mountain

  • Includes webbing draw cords that can be affixed to front loops for additional stretch front storage
  • Quality nylon webbing used throughout for reliability over the packs lifetime
  • Water 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 water tube attachment
  • Top load easy grab hauling handle
  • 350o dusk till dawn head torch reflectivity at lower rear of pack in optimum position.

Reinforced base fabric: RAPTOR UTL
Back pad / shoulder straps / hip fins: CONTACT Mesh
Lining fabric: HALO

Moroccan blue / Shadow webbing / Burnt orange trim
Black / Black webbing / Kiwi trim

Weight: 1,651.2g / 58.2oz
Stripped weight: 1,444.4g / 51oz

Activities: Backpacking / Mountain Walking / High Trekking / Travel

Average Rating (2 Reviews):  
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Perfect long-distance pack
Wednesday, 19 August 2015  | 

I've just got back from 2 months walking in the Scandinavian mountains with this pack, and I can honestly say it was one of the absolute winners in terms of the gear that I took.

It was a full 5 kilos lighter than my previous pack, and though I thought the 70L capacity might be a little on the small side, it turned out to be the perfect size for carrying all my gear for an extended trip (plus, on occasion, up to 2 weeks of food). It was very comfortable, and durable enough to withstand the rough treatment of the trail (I worried that the lightness of the pack might mean it was a bit fragile, but that wasn't the case at all).

In terms of niggles, transforming the top pocket into a 'buddy pocket' by putting the zip on the wrong side is a little annoying (not everyone walks with a buddy, after all), and the quick release chest strap is a bit fiddly to do up, but really these are minor quibbles with what I genuinely found to be an excellent expedition pack.

Service from Backpackinglight was of course as good as ever. Always a pleasure to do business with you!

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Checking it out!
Tuesday, 4 November 2014  | 

The rucksack seems OK at the moment.
A lot lighter than the other well known makes at this capacity. The only problem, I seem to see is it only has 1 closer for the top lid! OK if the pack is full but when not could leak water.

I have not tried it but looks good. Time will tell! Backpacking next week in the Scottish Highlands

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