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A modern classic climbing pack.
Without the '80s, we wouldn't have day-glo shirts, acid-wash jeans, or the high-top fade, but we also wouldn't have dudes sending 5.12 in short shorts, gym socks, and high tops. The name of the Mammut Neon Pro Backpack may be a nod to your favorite decade, but it's actually completely modern, with a super-wide V-Cut opening that makes it easy to get your rope, shoes, and XL cams in and out at the crag. It also carries well, courtesy of a Contact Vent V-Frame suspension and anatomically shaped and padded hip and shoulder straps. The 3D EVA foam back panel, which has air vents to help keep you cool, is complemented by two compression straps that shrink the Neon to a comfortable 10L pack on light days, and gear loops inside the pack and on the hip belt, so you can stay more organized than a Rolodex.
- Canvas and 300D polyester body with 420D nylon base
- Contact Vent V-Frame suspension
- 3D EVA foam backpanel with air channels
- Extra-wide V-Cut opening
- Anatomically shaped shoulder straps
- Internal and external lid pockets and rear zip pocket
- Hip belt with gear loops and removable padding
- Inner gear organization loops
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Waxed Canvas = Super Cool
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I just got this pack, and there is a little tag that explains that it's made out of waxed canvas so the surface looks slightly distressed. This is the first pack I've ever had made out of waxed canvas, and I like it--the material is solid and feels very durable. The closing system is backwards of what I'm used to: the lid pulls over the top and clips toward the back, and it's very easy to get into when you have the pack propped up against something. It has the big 3 zip pocket: inside lid, outside lid and also front of the pack, which I really like. The only thing I miss is the cute little zippered "chalk forever" pouch that Mammut got me addicted to in my last Neon packs. But luckily I have two, so there will still be chalk forever in my pack. So this pack gets major cool points and also has great functionality and is definitely big enough for a crag day.