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It may not be full-sized, but it doesn't scrimp on features.
Many packs lose features with size reduction, but not the MHM Incline 18 Backpack. Whether you're leading a dayhike or packing up for an afternoon of singletrack on your faithful steed, the Incline 18 boasts plenty of tech to put other similarly sized packs on the market to shame.
- FlexFlow TS frame technology features a bent-wire frame to create an air-scoop for ventilation
- Deployable waist-strap enhances support on bumpy descents
- Perforated foam back panel and shoulder straps add breathability
- Plentiful pockets, including an extra-large external stuff pocket, keep your gear organized and readily available
- Cordura fabric stands up to serious abuse
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I really like this backpack!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
When I found this pack I was looking for a multi-purpose, minimal in size, lightweight pack that I could use every day. From carrying my lunch, paperwork, girlie (purse) items, cell phone, wallet ect. to all of the above AND my field gear. This bag has replaced my purse on days that I am out in the field or in the office. It has just the right amount of pockets, not a bunch of useless ones like other packs that I have had, but just enough to get the job done. I have used it daily since I purchased it about 2 months ago and I have no complaints. The zippers have nice pulls and work well, no hang ups or snags. I tucked the waist straps in and have frankly forgotten they were even there. The front pocket can expand quite a bit and accommodates alot. I love the placement of the handle on the front top of the pack it works well and is comfortable to use. I have also received several compliments on the appearance which I will be honest did factor in to my selection.
Is this pack hydration compatible?
Is this pack hydration compatible?
The Mile High Mountaineering Incline 18 is not specifically hydration compatible. You could stick a reservoir in there, but there is no hole for the nozzle to come out of in the side panel so you'd have to run it out the top of the main compartment zipper. Plus, no specific sleeve for a bladder wouldn't leave room for much else.
Mile High's line of backpacking pack is hydration compatible and the closest pack to the one you are asking about is the Flatiron 42. Another option closer to the size you are looking for is the Black Diamond Nitro Backpack.
Actually, the Incline is hydration compatible. There is a designated sleeve against the backpanel for a bladder as well as a clip to hang it from. As far as a port hole, we designed the pack so that you can unzip the backpanel fabric and run the tube through the vent holes on the top of the pack. So to correctly answer your question, yes, the pack is quite hydration compatible!
Really nice pack
I researched this company a bit after seeing some of their packs in a shop at Tahoe. Was looking for a smaller pack for hiking/mtn biking and I had a couple of questions before I bought so I emailed them and pretty much heard back immediately from Jeff (company president).
I'm a big believer in quality over quantity, and customer service so I had to give them a try. I normally don't bother reviewing stuff , but there are not a lot of reviews online for MHM gear because they are a newer company. I thought it was worth giving some credit to a company thats trying to make some quality gear and standing behind their product.
I'm using this pack mostly for XC mountain biking in southern NV. Pack is comfortable and while not superlight, it seems bombproof. The materials/components are top notch, no cheapo stuff here which is awesome. Build quality is very good . I prefer a 2L vs 3 L hydration bladder in it but I've used both without problems. Water bottle pockets on the side easily hold a standard Nalgene bottle as well.
Good USABLE pockets (which is usually a problem for me as I hate the pockets, or lack of, on a lot of packs)
This seems like it would be a great day hiking pack too, but I don't dayhike all that much, so I'll leave that to the hikers to decide
Overall, I'm happy with it. In fact I ordered an MHM Flatiron 38, which should hit my front porch tomorrow.