Need for speed.
Mammut's Lithium Speed 20 Backpack is an all-around mountain player, as long as the trail run, multi-pitch climb, or hike is a fast one. Its Contact Vent system pairs a well-ventilated, cushy back panel with padded shoulder straps and waist belt to ensure comfort on the ascent. The Lithium Speed is hydration-compatible so you can keep your reservoir accessible, and it carries your trekking pole when the ascent gets steep or even vertical. There are plenty of pockets, large and small, to organize your valuables, topo information, and lunch intelligently, so you can skip the rummaging and get back to the trail faster.
- Lightweight pack for speedy pursuits
- Contact Vent suspension increases airflow
- EVA shoulder straps for comfortable carriage
- Hydration-compatible to keep water on-hand
- Trekking pole attachment for hands-free hiking
- Side straps compress the load when under-filled
- Item #MAM012L
- Q & A
Excellent minimalist day pack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I use this for my day bag in a variety of applications (hiking, trail running, air travel, etc.), and it’s excellent for these purposes. The pack is minimalist (which to me is a positive) with a slightly padded waist belt and shoulder straps and a comfortable but minimal back panel. The pocket arrangement is typical of a small zip-top pack, the side mesh pockets easily hold my 27 oz water bottles, and the single waist belt pocket (yes, there’s only one – a minor gripe) is large enough to be functional and accessible. The pack carries well and holds the load close to my back. All in all, I’m very pleased with this pack and highly recommend it. The Mammut Speed 20 has relegated my Osprey Talon 22 to the closet (and perhaps soon the donation bin).
If you want a fully featured whiz-bang pack with a trampoline suspension, extensively padded shoulder straps and waist belt, Nalgene-size side pockets, and the weight that goes along with these features you should look elsewhere. But if a minimalist, lightweight pack which fits comfortably and functions well is what you need, look no further.