Any more features on daypack? Is it a large size for a reason? Is it east to zip on and off? I notice a number of brands now have clips instead of zips. Advantages of zips??
The Grand Royale is like the fancy version with all the trimmings when compared to the Grand Tour. It's designed for the same purpose but has a few additional features like a day pack that has sealed zips and a storm flap over the main zippered compartment to fair better in the elements.
The day pack is also hydration compatible which means you can slip a bladder inside and use the back port to feed the hose through over your shoulder for easier hydration. The harness on the daypack is also a mesh aerated harness allowing air to circulate around your lumbar adding additional comfort. The main pack of the Royale has covered zips (stormflap) as well as having a slightly more adjustable harness. (We always recommend trying on a pack wherever possible to ensure the harness suits your body shape).The Royale also has a removable raincover so all these extras result in a higher price.
The fabric is the same and the daypacks both zip off which is quite easily done as long as you haven't overstuffed your pack. I guess clips can be quicker to use at times and are easier to replace but they only connect one point of the pack and can wear connection points a little faster than a zip so I guess that aspect may be down to personal preference (a zip does need to be maintained with a quick clean and a bit of graphite every now and then to keep it in the best working condition possible). I hope that helps you make a decision.
Does this bag come in black?
I've just had a look through the information provided to us by Black Wolf, and through our system and the Grand Royale Travel Pack only comes in Chili (red), Titanium (grey) and Navy/Steel (blue).
Your web page states the Capacity: 75L + 30L Daypack. It seems like a large day pack is this correct?
Going from the other packs in our range I'd say that a 30L size would sit in the middle in terms of size. On average I'd say the lowest is around the 20L mark, with 50L being the highest amount on average.
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