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Instead of having junior load up the old, oversized external-frame pack you found while cleaning out the garage, set him up with the full-featured Mountainsmith Pursuit Youth Backpack so he'll actually enjoy the few days he spends in the woods. The padded suspension and shoulder straps adjust for a perfect fit, and the hydration sleeve makes it easy for him to quench his thirst without having to stop and fall behind the group.

  • Mesh back panel provides support and ventilation for comfortably packing up to 50 pounds of gear
  • Torso length adjusts between 13 and 17 inches for a perfect fit
  • Dual-density foam shoulder straps are fully adjustable for a perfect fit and comfortable carry
  • Top-loading design allows for organized packing
  • SlingShot detachable top lid converts to a lumbar pack or shoulder sling for day hikes out of camp
  • Hydration sleeve with single hose port allows for easy on-the-go thirst quenching (reservoir not included)
  • Front panel pocket is ideal for a rain jacket or extra layers
  • Sleeping bag compartment provides access to sleep gear without having to unload the entire pack
  • Side mesh water bottle pockets help your young hiker stay hydrated
  • Ice axe and trekking pole loops provide secure external attachment points
  • Quick-release compression straps help to balance the load
  • Safety whistle on the sternum strap comes in handy if junior gets lost or injured
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Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit Backpack

The Youth Pursuit is a full featured internal frame pack that provides adolescents and smaller frame users the opportunity to hit the trail in style. Loaded with the same technical features and styling as our larger Apex 80 multi-day backpack, but in a 45 liter frame package. Adjustable suspension and a variety of packing and access options make this a great pack and outstanding value for the growing outdoors-person in your family.

Can you please tell me what size or kind of water reservoir bottle (bladder) will fit this backpack? I would like To order one with the backpack. Thanks!

Is this appropriate for a 6 year old?

I would have to say no. I have 6yr old boy who is 98th percentile in height/weight and it is way to big for him. That age is so hard to fit as well. We used the Clear Creek and put a few clothes and rain gear in it for him to carry on our backpack trip this summer. Hope this helps.

Is this appropriate for a 6 year old?

I would have to say no. I have 6yr old boy who is 98th percentile in height/weight and it is way to big for him. That age is so hard to fit as well. We used the Clear Creek and put a few clothes and rain gear in it for him to carry on our backpack trip this summer. Hope this helps.

I'd like to know what the size of the...

I'd like to know what the size of the sleeping bag compartment is as well.....if someone could help with this , it would be much appreciated! My kids' bags are on the bigger side as they will sleep in them for 2 weeks at camp, and only hike with them for 1 night, but I would like to know for sure that they will fit the pack. Thanks!

Best Answer

I can pack any of our four bags in my sons sleeping bag compartment. two of them are down, and two are not. they all fit as long as you use a compression sack with it. In fact, I can put his 50deg bag an a mess kit in the bottom and still have room for one pack of food. with the down bags I can pack the bag and his hammock system in that compartment.

Sheri,



MountainSmith doesn't have an exact measurements for us. However, it has a removable shelf, so if the sleeping bag is a little too big, you can just remove that shelf, so that it will fit.



Hope that helps!



Let me know if you have any more questions.



Emily Jenson

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