The Granite Gear Nimbus Trace 62 Pack. Granite Gear incorporated the key elements of their award winning, trail tested Ozone pack and added stretch woven upper side zipper pockets, a center lateral stretch mesh pocket and improved the lower side stretch pockets. Plus, they added a floating and removable lid for those times when you really want to keep your weight down.
When my Nimbus Meridian's zipper failed, Granite Gear replaced it with a new Nimbus Trace (and they sized the hip and shoulder belts correctly. Amazing.) I'm incredibly pleased with the pack. The wishbone backpanel really does noticeably reduce sweat buildup compared to solid-panel packs, and the suspension and customizable fit are first-rate. The mesh on the stretch pockets looks flimsy, but has handed being stuffed with sharp camera gear and dragged over rocks with no visible damage. I'm not entirely sold on the utility of the lineloc compression, but I haven't had any caps pop off yet. Now if they'd just make one in less hideous colors...
"Simply put, this is the most comfortable pack I've ever owned."
It fits great, allows for maneuvering around boulders and trees, and ventilates well.I really like the new storage pockets on the outside. I tend to use the long skinny one down the middle for my rain gear.The new kevlar strings for compression straps have their pros and cons. The downfall is that one of the ends popped off. I could see how this would bug me. I just don't like anything falling off my pack. Not a biggy though, you can just tie off the end and move on.