Carry what you need in this simple and versatile top-loader.
- The removable top lid features a bungee web for attaching outer layers and can be left at home to reduce pack weight
- Large front compression strap shrinks the pack around smaller loads, secures heavy loads, and stows into the front pocket when you don't need it
- A padded, adjustable waist belt transfers the load to your legs and can be upgraded to a more women-specific waist belt (sold separately)
- Ice axe and ski pole attachment straps hold your gear for winter trekking
- Stowable sleeping pad straps hold onto your backcountry bedding and reduce loose straps when not needed
- Exterior-accessed hydration sleeve and side mesh bottle pockets permit easy refills and drinks throughout your trek
- An expandable top skirt adds 250cu in (4L) of gear space for longer weekends in the mountains
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Where can I buy the women-specific waist...
Where can I buy the women-specific waist belt referenced (sold separately)?
I have a link pasted below that will take you directly to Mountain Hardwear's site for the waist belt.
Lightweight, Comfortable, Ready to Rock!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After hiking on the John Muir Trail last summer, and then getting into mountaineering, I realized that my 85L pack was encouraging me to take WAY too much stuff with me, and so I began my hunt for a pack 50-60L that would be compatible with day trips, overnights, and lightweight backpacking. Tadita, my darling, you are the one.
This pack is lightweight, comfortable on my back, tightens and adjusts well, and while I use it on mountaineering trips in the winter, it's still light and simple enough for summer usage. There's basically just one big compartment with a big pocket on the front, and a smaller on the back, kind of under the brain, which also has a pocket. I love how if you detach the brain, then there's another piece of fabric that folds over the top and clips in right where the brain would, keeping everything in check. There are fabric loops on the hip belt for any carabiners and etc. that you want to have easy access too, and the water bottle pockets are super stretchy, but also cinch down nicely.
Perhaps the biggest downfall is that when the backpack is stuffed, it can be hard to get your hand into the outer zip pocket, but really, that's something easy to work around. This pack often fits in the overhead compartment which is really convenient if you're a traveller!
What are the dimensions on this, I'm looking...
What are the dimensions on this, I'm looking for a pack that can double as a good carry on sized back and then a 2-3day backpacking back.
Thanks for your question.
Dimensions for a carry on bag typically is 45 linear inches. The size of this bag in a small is 24x12x7" (43 linear inches). The dimensions of this bag in a medium is 26x12x7" (45 linear inches). As long as you don't have anything huge attached to the outside of the pack while flying I do not see it being a problem. The compression straps will help you ensure that you are within the size requirement for a carry on bag. I hope this helps.
Does it have a rain cover?
Does it have a rain cover?
Hey Crystal Zang,
This pack does not offer a rain fly built in. However you can get a rain fly that will work for this pack. These options would work well for this pack:
GRE0096 - size small
OSP0131 - size medium
STS0134 - size medium
A great pack!
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
First off, it's lightweight. Second off, it's comfortable. Third off, it holds a bunch of stuff, but compresses down when needed.
As with all backpacks, it took a little bit of adjusting to get just right. But, luckily, there are plenty of straps, and the aluminum stay is bendable. Feels pretty nice! Especially the specially-designed lady shoulder straps!
I also love the protected interior pockets, the gear loops, and the removable lid. Overall, a great pack for a few days of trekking!