Customer Reviews Of:
Granite Gear Rat Patrol Convertible Backpack
Closeouts. Escape the office and head out on adventurous weekend getaways with Granite Gear's Rat Patrol convertible backpack. This essential piece of luggage conquers the daily commute with its multiple organizing pockets, padded compartments and tuck-away harness while having the room and rugged construction for days when your wanderlust gets the best of you.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Believer in living life to it's fullest! from Boise, ID on Tuesday, December 18, 2012I actually bought two of these for a wedding gift and filed them with everything you could think of you may need on a trip, Everyone loves to travel with me, I pack small but a lot of useful things. And yes they used to laugh until they needed my goods :) The reaction was wonderful, they were so pleased with all the options, size, versatility they will have. I have been trying to talk myself out of buying them for my family. But we just replaced all of our luggage 2 years ago in perfect shape. I have a feeling I will own them, can't resist the temptation. Would be great for college students also. Unique and wonderful.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by KAT from SE KY on Friday, November 23, 2012Perfection: Square size yields maximum interior space. Dual main compartments, each with a closing counterpanel containing manifold zippered storage areas made of ELASTIC fabric that expands considerably - brilliant!. Also, large zippered outside storage compartment and tuck-away shoulder straps for brief case-style carrying.
I use the pack as my sole supply center during ultramarathons as it easily accomodates all clothing changes and accessories (i.e., headlamps, food (Gu/Clif/bananas/drink mix/ etc.), shirts/shorts/socks/scarves/gloves, ANOTHER PAIR OF SHOES(!), lubricants, iPod, Garmin, watch, race paperwork, glasses) - all in separate, secured areas.
I looked long and hard for a hybrid backpack/case and could not be happier - and the price (about $130) at Sierra is unbeatable! Indispensable. Rugged quality. Solid zippers. Heavy duty outer shell. Strong interior stretchy fabric. Just one of those rare things in life that's simply perfect. Peace, out...