The rat packs are really briefcases that turn into full-on daypacks. As more and more people commute on foot, bicycle or via train or bus, the laptop bag turned backpack is becoming an essential item. These packs feature our Vapor frame, tuck-away shoulder straps and belt, a removable pad for setting your laptop on, and so many interior mesh pockets for organizing the cords and mice of your digital life. The Rat Pack is slightly larger than the Rat Race to accommodate laptops up to 20"x13". The Rat Patrol is the largest in the series. It can accommodate laptops up to 20"x13" and also has more capacity to hold a weeks worth of clothing for extended traveling.
As more and more people commute on foot, by bicycle, or via the train or bus, the laptop bag turned backpack is becoming an essential item. Enter the Rat Patrol, a briefcase that converts into a full-on daypack in seconds. The Rat Patrol offers such features as Granite Gear's Vapor frame, tuck-away shoulder straps, a tuck-away belt, a removable pad for resting your laptop, and several interior mesh pockets for organizing the cords and mice of your digital life.
The Rat Patrol holds laptops as large as 20 by 13 inches.
The super-rugged 210-denier Cordura fabrics, meanwhile, hold up to heavy use, so you can take the Rat Patrol just about anywhere. Best of all, the Rat Patrol--the largest bag in the Rat Race series--has enough capacity to hold a week's worth of clothing for extended traveling. Other details include support for a hydration bladder (sold separately), pockets for an iPod and earbuds, and internal compression straps that help you secure your clothing.
- Torso size: Regular (18 to 21 inches)
- Capacity: 2,300 cubic inches
- Suspension: Vapor
- Load capacity: 30 pounds
- Laptop size: Up to 20 by 13 inches
- Weight: 3 pounds 14 ounces
About Granite Gear
Granite Gear's genesis came on a paddling trip deep in the heart of Quetico, a wilderness park in Ontario, Canada. It took a few days for founders Jeff Knight and Dan Cruikshank to get the rhythm of "being" in the wilderness. A week after that, Knight and Cruikshank discovered something about who they were and how they wanted things to be. The pair built a literal and figurative fire that eventually turned into Granite Gear, a fire that started with the idea of building gear that genuinely worked while supporting wilderness adventurers in the pursuit of learning new things about themselves.
The company is passionate about offering products that are not just creative, but innovative. To Granite Gear, innovation is more than just being creative for the sake of market differentiation; the ideas have to actually make the product work better. True innovation starts with the fire of an idea, is tested on the trail, and stands the test of time. True believers in the grassroots way of doing business--in which a company satisfies one customer at a time--Knight and Cruikshank still own the Minnesota-based company.