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Carryology Honors Granite Gear’s Lutsen with “Best Carry Innovation” Award

Two Harbors, MN – At Summer Outdoor Retailer Show, Granite Gear’s new Lutsen Series multi-day packs with the Re-Fit system was honored with Carryology’s “Best Carry Innovation” award. The Carryology team celebrated the Re-Fit system for providing not only a new perspective, but for also being a truly innovative design that meets a widespread need with inventive construction and smart layout.


“It’s a beautiful system [Re-Fit] that results in a ridiculously lightweight, breathable frame system with exceptional adjustability,” noted Frank Sedlar of Carryology. “We’ve seen a lot of innovations in pack suspension systems at OR but the Re-Fit system of Granite Gear’s Lutsen Series goes back to the very structure of the frame. Hats off to Michael Meyer and his team.”

Michael Meyer, Sr. Director of Design & Development, and design team took great pride in receiving the award on Day 4 of the show. Meyer, who joined the Granite Gear team in 2013, has spearheaded the creation of numerous award-winning pack designs for the company, including the Outside Gear of the Year award-winning Nimbus Trace Access 70. 


“We put a lot of time and field testing into developing the Re-Fit system and we’re stoked to see it honored by a group who truly knows carry technology,” said Meyer. “As usual when designing new packs, function took the highest priority with the Re-Fit system, which resulted in a layout that provided a very unique fitting system while still maintaining a lightweight carry.”

For more information on Granite Gear’s Lutsen backpacks and Re-Fit system, contact Shelly Smith at The Lutsen multi-day backpacks will be available in retail stores in early 2016.

About Carryology’s Best Carry Innovation Award
This award is given to a company whose product demonstrates a unique perspective into the future of carry while being cemented in the reality of today’s needs. Not simply a new perspective, this product will be truly innovative, merging a widespread need with innovative construction and smart layout in a crowded market space.

About Granite Gear
For 29 independent years, Granite Gear has brought cutting-edge products to the outdoor marketplace. Their award-winning backpacks, adventure travel gear, extensive variety of storage sacks, lifestyle accessories, and canoe gear offer excellence in design and construction. Granite Gear’s desire is for all outdoor enthusiasts and travelers to experience the incredible durability and comfort of their products. Located in Northern Minnesota, just minutes from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail, they have a rugged and beautiful testing ground for their products.

Shelly Smith
Darby Communications