Granite Gear 36” Packable Wheeled Duffel – Gear Review

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The Granite Gear 36” Packable Wheeled Duffel is lightweight, packs down to 8x5x17 to fit within the included zippered pouch for organized, long-term storage.

Granite Gear, born in Boundary Waters, crafters of award-winning backpacks and duffel systems was put to the test during one backpacker’s travels to Idaho on a 7-day adventure during the summer of 2015. The Granite Gear duffel was packed solid (immediately appreciating the wheels!), checked-in at the airlines, transferred to automotive transport, unpacked and stored for 5 days, to then be packed solid again. After traveling for a week and passing through a dozen handlers the duffel slipped right back into the hands of the airlines, for its return trip.


The composition, form and structure of the duffel, is simple. There is no separate compartment internally, nor any additional internal or external foam or fabric to the bag. You won’t find a garment bag or internal luggage straps. The items within the bag should be secure and prepared for travel-related disruptions.

After one backpacker searched what felt like forests full of travel bags, the Granite Gear 36” Packable Wheeled Duffel beat competitors on price and product reviews.
Prior to filling the Granite Gear 36” Packable Wheeled Duffel for a 7-day trip with backpacking gear and travel necessities, just making the mark in airline (50lb.) weight requirements, one may wonder if this duffel can handle it.

The Granite Gear 36” Packable Wheeled Duffel did for this traveler.


Technical Specs

  • Rugged Wheels with Impact-Absorbing Housing.
  • Large U-Shaped Zippered Main Compartment with Storm Flap.
  • Fully Packable Duffel Design Packs into Carrying Case.
  • Carrying Case Attaches to Duffel Adding an Extra Compartment.
  • Complete Taurpalite Fabric Construction for Maximum Protection Against Elements.
  • Reinforced Duffel Handle Straps with Padded, Floating Handle Wrap Double as Padded Backpack Straps.
  • Load Stabilizing, Adjustable and Removable Sternum Strap.
  • Barrier Zipper Tricot Lined Pocket for Valuables.
  • Multiple Webbing Haul Handles.
  • MOLLE Lash Points for Easy Attachments.
  • Removable, Adjustable Shoulder Strap.

Cost: $99.99 Color Options: Black or Basalt

Find this duffel along with other outdoor backpacks, stuffsacks and travel necessities at GraniteGear.Com

Rozanne Cassone, born and raised in the underestimated beauty of Arizona, believes in the positive influence and essential importance of Mother Nature. Utilizing her platform as an opportunity to provide her community knowledge through personal experience. Her passion is to inspire others in safe outdoor recreation hoping to enrich the lives of those that engage, further empowering their movement and willfully encouraging their spirit….

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