steph davis wrote a review of Mammut Neon Pro 40 Backpack - 2440cu in on March 21, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I just got this pack, and there is a little tag that explains that it's made out of waxed canvas so the surface looks slightly distressed. This is the first pack I've ever had made out of waxed canvas, and I like it--the material is solid and feels very durable. The closing system is backwards of what I'm used to: the lid pulls over the top and clips toward the back, and it's very easy to get into when you have the pack propped up against something. It has the big 3 zip pocket: inside lid, outside lid and also front of the pack, which I really like. The only thing I miss is the cute little zippered "chalk forever" pouch that Mammut got me addicted to in my last Neon packs. But luckily I have two, so there will still be chalk forever in my pack. So this pack gets major cool points and also has great functionality and is definitely big enough for a crag day.