A comfortable roll-top pack designed just for the ladies.
- Weather-tight rolltop provides quick access to your gear
- Compressible stretch panel, side compression straps and front daisy chain accommodate extra gear
- Sleeping bag zipper for access to pack bottom
- Full-length side pocket holds avie gear or larger items
- Internal hydrations sleeve holds your reservoir
Terms And Conditions
This Usage Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your conduct while using various services on the web site Backcountry.com and its affiliate web sites (collectively, the "Site"). All references to "we," "us," and "our" shall mean Backcountry.com and all references to "you" and "your" shall mean the user of the Site and Site Services. This Agreement applies to various services and activities on the Site as well as to gear review and product ratings (collectively, "Site Services"). Please read this Agreement carefully.
BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THE SITE, ANY SITE SERVICES AND OTHER SERVICES THEREIN, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION THEREOF, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SUBMISSION OF ANY REVIEWS OR COMMENTS.
Any comments, reviews (including gear reviews and product ratings), posts, feedback, questions, answers, notes, messages, images, video, audio, materials, documents, data, graphics, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, "User Content") you submit on the Site are not private or proprietary. By submitting User Content on or through the Site, you grant, assign and transfer to Backcountry.com all of your rights, title and interest, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights and moral rights, in and to such User Content. To the extent the preceding assignment and transfer is ineffective, you hereby grant Backcountry.com an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, adapt, display, publish, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon such User Content, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.
By submitting such User Content on or through the Site, you are confirming that (a) you are the sole author of the User Content and the User Content originated with you and not copied in whole or in part from any other work; (b) you have obtained all necessary permissions associated with the User Content, including without limitation permissions relating to copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and/or rights of privacy; (c) the User Content does not contain hate speech or profanity and is not unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, obscene, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, an invasion of another's privacy, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement; (d) that you are not a minor and have the legal right and capacity to enter into and comply with this Agreement; (e) such User Content does not and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this Agreement; and (f) Backcountry.com shall not in any circumstances be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the User Content.
With respect to your conduct on the Site or while using the Site Services, you agree not to: (a) attempt to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted to the Site Services whether through the Site or any third party site; (b) act in any manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use the Site and Site Services; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation, a manufacturer or owner of any product, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) interfere with the Site or Site Services, or servers or networks connected to the Site or Site Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site or Site Services; (e) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any User Content that with respect to the Site Services: (i) is not relevant to the product, service, person or entity being reviewed; (ii) you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (by way of example but not limitation, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (iv) is unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
User Content does not reflect the views of Backcountry.com, and Backcountry.com does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, integrity, quality or reliability of any User Content, nor does Backcountry.com endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content. In no event shall Backcountry.com have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any User Content, Any gear reviews and/or product ratings submitted on the Site, if displayed, are displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only. Under no circumstances will Backcountry.com be liable in any way for any User Content, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site or Site Services.
If Backcountry.com determines, in our sole and absolute discretion, that you or any User Content you submit violates this Agreement, we reserve the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights Backcountry.com may have under this Agreement, to: (a) refuse to allow you to submit further User Content; (b) remove and delete your User Content; (c) revoke your registration and right to use the User Content Submission Features; and (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration, access to the Site and Site Services using your e-mail address, and your user name and password. Without limiting the foregoing, once User Content is submitted to the Site, Backcountry.com may take any or no action with respect to such User Content, including without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post such User Content, but is under no obligation to offer you the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify User Content once it has been submitted. Backcountry.com shall have no duty to attribute authorship of User Content to you and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties.
If, despite the foregoing assignment and transfer of rights in the User Content, it is determined that you retain moral rights (including the rights of attribution or integrity) in the User Content, you hereby declare that: (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the User Content or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the User Content by Backcountry.com or its licensees, successors or assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the User Content; and (d) you forever release Backcountry.com, and its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Backcountry.com by virtue of any such moral rights.
You are prohibited from violating the security of any system or network compromising the Site or the Site Services, including but not limited to the following: (a) unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or Site Services or to breach security or authentication measures; (b) unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on the Site or of the Site Services; (c) interference with the Site or Site Services including without limitation, any type of flooding technique or deliberate attempt to overload the system such as denial or service attacks; (d) forging of a message header or any part of a message header; or (e) using manual or electronic means to avoid any use or access limitation placed on this Site or the Site Services. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability.
Backcountry.com reserves the right to report any activity or persons that Backcountry.com suspects has violated any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties (including the disclosure of appropriate subscriber information). Backcountry.com may also cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to assist in the investigation and prosecution of any illegal conduct. Indirect or attempted violations of this Agreement and actual or attempted violations thereof by a third party on behalf of any user shall be considered violations of this Agreement by such user.
BACKCOUNTRY.COM DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USER CONTENT, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH USER CONTENT) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.
Share your thoughts
also works for europacking!
Not what I was hoping for.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I stand by Mountain Hardwear.. but this bag was not the quality I associate with the brand. I took this bag on a weekend backpacking trip and I had TWO things break the first day I used the bag. 1. The compression strap at the bottom.. 2. The elastic pull on the side pocket. --Are you kidding me? Brand new.
It says it has a hydration sleeve, but I couldn't figure out how the hose would come out from the main compartment.. it wanted the hose to come out the side pocket (??). 3 liters on the side-no thanks.. but maybe I missed something on this.
I also couldn't get this pack to fit on my body correctly. I'm pretty average, 5'7" 125lbs.. and the small was as tight as I could get it to stay on my hips. I guess everyone gets let down by their first love? I'm returning the bag.
To end on a positive note I did like the hip pockets and the way the top folded down.
Very thin shoulder strap.
The backpack is beautifuly and nicely designed, except the shoulder straps which are so thin that with barely any weight loaded grabs in your shoulder. I do not recommend it. FYI smaller north face backpacks have wider shoudler straps. I returned the backpack.
great lightweight pack
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Great great pack. I've been using this pack for short backpacking trips and canyoneering trips and it's excelled at both of these. It's been very comfortable to wear and I love the mesh back and the firm cushioning on the straps. I wasn't sure I was going to like the roll top, but now I wish my bigger backpacking pack had it too! If you want a lot of pockets, this might not be your pack. But it has several, including hip belt pockets which are nice to have. I also really like the ability to easily and quickly lash things to the outside of the pack with either the expandable mesh pocket or the daisy chain on the front. This features is priceless for canyoneering when you don't want to stick your wet, smelly, wetsuit inside the pack if you don't have to. I also like how there isn't much in terms of big loops and straps on the pack that can get snagged on things.
So far durability has been bomber its survived the beating that is canyoneering quite well. I've dragged the bottom and sides of this pack along sandstone slot canyons, I've dunked it in canyon pools, I've swam in it, I've dropped it down small drops. And it still looks great.
The only thing that I would change about it is the hipbelt. I really like the mesh on it, and the hip belt is very comfortable and great for when you're hauling less than 30 lbs. The few times I've hauled more, I've felt like I would have liked to have a more solid hip belt. But that's probably personal preference too.
As for fit, I thought it was a little small compared to other brands. I am 5'5" with a short torso and have a small in my Gregory backpacking pack and my REI daypack. But in this pack, the small seemed too short so I went with the medium which fits great.
Update: also took it on a 2 week Europe backpacking trip! Perfect size for that length trip and this pack is a full pound and a half lighter than my 60L gregory pack. Packing cubes were a super nice to have though because it's top loading.
awesome features, BUT....
This pack is loaded with a ton of intuitive and convenient features for use as a crag pack. The side access is, obviously, great to have. The lack of a lid (who uses a detachable lid on a crag pack anyway?) makes it lighter. Even this, the women's version, is wide enough at the bottom to lay down a rope bag in and the bottom zipper makes it easy to deliver the rope (or a trad rack) by cesarean section.
BUT.... do yourself a favor and keep the box the pack came in and/or order a pack of spare buckles along with it. My husband got the men's version and first time loading it up... the compression strap buckle broke. Backcountry replaced it at no charge, but you still gotta make that trip to the UPS store. I got this one, because I liked his so much and the same thing happened. First time I load it up, POP goes the compression strap buckle. Do I try and send this one back too? What happens if this keeps happening? I'm still trying to figure out how to resolve this.
Love this pack!
I got this pack to use in Grand Canyon. I needed to be able to carry lots of water for the Clear Creek trail in August. This pack has huge side pockets which were a must have for me. Each pocket held a 1L nalgene bottle plus a 1L platypus bottle, so along with a 3L camelback in the hydration sleeve I easily carried 7L of water plus 4 days of gear.
The roll down top is great. Also having zipper access on the bottom and side of the pack makes keeping your gear organized a breeze. Carrying a smaller load is no problem thanks to all the compression straps, which by the way do not get in the way of the side pockets.
The hip-belt pockets are great for carrying on-the-go snacks and necessities such as lip balm and hand sanitizer. The mesh back panel air flow is so nice on hot days. The shoulder straps and hip belt are cushy enough to be plenty comfy for hiking all day. Overall, this is a very well-designed, durable and comfortable pack. Oh, and it looks good too--I have the green one and got many compliments on the trail :-D