Ultralight Adventure Equipment Circuit
Granite Gear Blaze 60 - Women's
Osprey Aura AG 65
Osprey Lumina 60
REI Co-op Flash 55 - Women's
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Price $255 List$269.95 at REI
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$199.00 at REI
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Pros Comfortable, supportive suspension, simple design, large pockets, durable, customization from manufacturerHuge main compartment, customizable compression straps, super lightweight, comfortable with heavy loadsComfortable, plush padding, wide range of fitting options and adjustments, good number of pockets, easy-to-remove top lid,Ultralight, large stow pockets, comfortable even when fully loadedLightweight, easy to access side pockets, removable pockets and straps
Cons Non-ventilated back panel, less organizational featuresDark material makes pack contents difficult to see, hip belt difficult to adjust, rigid padding might not last over timeLarge, spring loaded waist band is hard to get into, suspension can feel bulky, expensive, hip belt can sag uncomfortably on some usersMinimal padding, fixed torso length, side pockets hard to loadFixed torso length, rigid feeling hip belt
Bottom Line Comfortable suspension for all day use, all the right pockets, and durable fabric make the Circuit a top choiceThe Granite Gear Blaze is built for hauling heavy loads over vast distances with comfort and easeThe Aura 65 AG is a comfortable pack that is fully featured, well ventilated, and sleek in designThis ultralight model ranks at the top for lightweight design and is perfect for women who have pared down their gear and are ready to go light and fastWhen pack weight is a priority, the REI Flash 55 keeps the pounds and ounces low and works well for weekend trips and ultralight adventures
Rating Categories Circuit Blaze 60 Osprey Aura AG 65 Osprey Lumina 60 Flash 55
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Specs Circuit Blaze 60 Osprey Aura AG 65 Osprey Lumina 60 Flash 55
Measured Weight (pounds) (medium) 2.68 lbs 3.0 lbs 4.65 lbs 1.81 lbs 2.68 lbs
Volumes Available (liters) 68 60 50, 65 45, 60 55
Organization: Compartments Side pockets, front pocket, hip belt pockets, main compartment Lid, front pocket, side pockets, hip belt pockets, main compartment Lid, front pocket, side pockets, dual front pockets, hip belt pockets, main compartment Lid, side pockets, front pocket, main compartment Lid, double side pockets, front pocket, hip belt pockets, shoulder strap phone pocket, main compartment
Access Top Top, front Top, side, bottom Top Top
Hydration Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rain Cover Included No No No No
Women's Specific Features S-Curve Shoulder Straps Women's Specific fit & sizing Women's specific fit Women's specific fit and sizing Women's specific fit
Sleeping bag Compartment No No Yes No No
Bear Can Compatible Yes - Vertical Yes - Vertical and Horizontal Yes - Vertical Yes - Vertical Yes - Vertical
Main Materials 500 Cordura 210D HD nylon Nylon 30D Cordura Silnylon Ripstop Ripstop nylon; Oxford nylon (bluesign® approved)
Sizes Available S, M, L, XL, Kids Short, Regular XS, S, M XS, S, M XS, S, M
Warranty Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
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