In 1986 Granite Gear founders Jeff Knight and Dan Cruikshank realized there was a need for better outdoor gear during a camping trip. They quickly became known internationally for their dedication to quality and durability. Granite Gear backpacks, luggage and travel accessories are recognized world wide and admired for their award-winning designs. Committed to their goal of designing the toughest outdoor gear, backpacks and luggage, Granite Gear has been able to expand their brand to include other outdoor necessities including stuff sacks and ultralight packs. Crafted and tested to meet demands of soldiers, Granite Gear is truly tougher than granite.