We’re out there going on adventures with the Granite Gear Virga3 55L Backpack, putting this ultralight backpack to the test.
Highlights of the Granite Gear Virga3 55L Backpack
- DWR Finish and DWR finished zippers
- Expandable cinch-closure side pockets
- Removable hip belt
- Internal reservoir compatible
- Adjustable height for customization
- Lightweight at 1.68 lbs
- Frameless suspension
- Double sternum straps for stability
Initial Thoughts on the Granite Gear Virga3 55L Backpack
The Granite Gear Virga3 55L backpack is a stellar ultralight backpack. I’ve always loved Granite Gear for the simplicity and reliability of the brand’s backpacks. When I see somebody with Granite Gear, I think of them as somebody interested in functionality over all else.
This backpack is no exception. The frameless suspension offers a smooth experience for multiday trips but functions great as a daypack for smaller hikes. It can hold 55 liters, or 25 pounds. The Virga3 feels more compact than expected, but can be expansive when needed. It’s also super light at 1.68 pounds and can be even lighter if you want to remove the waist belt.
What do you think of the Granite Gear Virga3 55L Backpack? Have you tested it yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below.