Kirk Wwrote a review of Mammut Lithium Guide 25 Backpack - 1525cu in on April 20, 2016
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I was looking for a versatile extended day pack and was excited when I saw this offering. I’ve always favored Mammut packs due to their fit and performance. As usual for Mammut, the Lithium Guide is well made and has a quality feel to it. Unfortunately, this one didn’t fit my needs for the following reasons:
1. The pack is hydration compatible in that it has a tube exit port, but there is no internal bladder sleeve. Rather, a bladder is supported by an internal horizontal strap. While this might work, I prefer to have my bladder in a sleeve.
2. The lid is fixed rather than floating, limiting volume versatility.
3. I’m surprised this pack has only one tool loop rather than two, counter to Mammut’s alpine roots.
This pack may work great for others, but the above made it too limiting to be a keeper for me – particularly at this price point.