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Mountain Hardwear
AMG 75L Backpack

4.447368421052632 out of 5 stars
38 Reviews
Current price: $351.99 Original price: $439.99
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Color:Alpine Red


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Why We Like The AMG 75L Backpack

Whether it's a trip in the Cascades, Sawtooths, or Uintas, we load up Mountain Hardwear's AMG 75 Backpack for any and all of our alpine adventures. Mountaineering-inspired design lets us organize our gear just the way we like it. We move freely with the full-wrap compression straps and frame-integrated hipbelt providing support and stability whether we're scrambling, traversing, or rappelling.


  • Durable backpack for multi-day and gear-intensive alpine missions
  • 75L capacity with full-wrap compression securely hauls loads
  • Durable, lightweight aluminum frame stabilizes heavy cargo
  • Padded shoulder straps and hipbelt for comfort
  • Large zippered front pocket adds usable space when pack is full
  • Lash points and adjustable tool carry system for organization
  • Flat base keeps pack upright when you need to pull something out
  • Reflective accents on shoulder straps and front for visibility
  • Item #MHWZ9G4
[primary] 200D Spectra ripstop nylon thermoplastic polyurethane (90% nylon, 10% polyethylene) [secondary] Dimension Polyant X-Pac DX40-SA ripstop nylon composite (70% polyester, 30% polyethylene) [bottom] 840D carbonate-coated nylon (plain weave) [lining] 70D nylon ripstop, silcone-polyurethane coating
[small/medium] 75L (4577cu in), [medium/large] 78L (4760cu in)
7000 series aluminum frame
Shoulder Straps
foam padded
Waist Belt
frame-integrated, foam padded
Hydration Compatible
sleeve with universal buckle
Reservoir Included
2 zippered floating lid, 1 floating lid internal zippered, 1 large zippered front, 1 front stash, 2 expandable side, A-frame / diagonal ski carry
Gear Loops
reinforced webbing haul loops on hipbelt, front panel daisy chain, rope carry, A-frame / diagonal ski carry
Ice Axe Carry
adjustable tool carry system
full-wrap webbing (2 straps)
[small/medium] 35 x 14 x 13in, [medium/large] 36.5 x 14 x 13in
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 4lb 13.1oz, [medium/large] 4lb 15.4oz
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Overall Rating

4.5 based on 38 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
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4 Stars - 5 reviews
5 Stars - 26 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

June 28, 2024

Best pack since the Exodus system, hip belt needs work

This is quite possibly the closest thing to my beloved Exodus pack from the OG days of Mountain Hardwear. It floats so well on the shoulders, doesn’t press against the mid-back for breathing (less sweat), and is a great color. HOWEVER, just like the Exodus, the hip pads are too small, and too hard. Just because this was made for wearing with a down parka doesn’t mean you should sacrifice the hip comfort for those of us who want this for summer hiking. The hip belt isn’t at the right angle causing the base to dig into the hip/flute and because the padding is too stiff it left bruising. I understand the need for having a stiff belt for support, but all you need to do is make a double-layer (or triple) foam with a softer layer that’s comfortable against the body. I know you can’t “copy” a style but take a note of the Gregory baltoro, generous padding, longer bio belt (as in your belt is made for a child’s hip, it nearly reaches around my waist at the “wings” of the padding. Mostly you need it to angle out at the base so that it’s not perpendicular to the ground. Our bodies aren’t flat, they are rounded, you need to design the angle around the buttocks and hip bones. I also like the front access of the Gregory. Like back in the day when you could unzip the front and see all your gear, WAY better for storing in the vestibule and still easily accessing what you need instead of digging your hand into a dark tube. The wider shoulder with better internal frame support to lift pressure off the shoulders is AMAZING, best thing since the Exodus’ physical Yoke that has saved my traps all these years. The hip belt is what prevented me from buying this, it’s really my only deterrent. But it’s a major factor for those of us without extra padding.


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5 out of 5 stars

June 8, 2024

My best choice for my last mountaineering pack

What a great backpack. I’m 6’, 200 lbs and got the M/L. Very little adjustment necessary right out of the box. The material feels durable and all of the compression straps snug the load right up against my back. The pack is a bit heavier than some of the others I’ve tried but you can’t have durability without heavier material so I’m good with that. There are not a lot of creature comforts in this pack so fewer things to fail. Not a lot of zippered compartments so you will have to live without those features. Just a large durable compressible pack that will hopefully be my last. It will work for everything from local backpacking trips with my son and grandchildren where I carry more than my share of the gear to summits on Rainer, Shasta, etc. i test-fit all my winter gear and everything carries well. Thank you Mountain Hardware for manufacturing a great, simple, mountaineering pack.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 22, 2024

A True Mountaineer's Pack

Love the fabrics of this pack, very durable for laying on rock, mud and snow. The exterior crampon pocket is huge and definitely withstands sharp items. Nice to have a place to stuff my muddy microspikes for the hike out, and i can just rinse the pocket out at home. Plenty of room for shovel, avy probe, saw, etc. in the zippered pouch behind the crampon pocket for quick access. Very thick comfy straps and waist belt to help in carrying 40-50 lbs regularly. The negatives? Sturdy fabrics means the starting weight is a bit high when completely empty. The side bottle/equipment holders are kind of awkward. They don't stretch (that's fine). They have a solid strap to cinch down with. They're at an angle presumably to make it easy to grab the bottle with pack on but i still can't grab it unless i take the pack off or ask someone else to grab it for me. The pockets are a weird triangle fold toward the bottom to presumably make it easier for them to cinch down on thinner items like hiking poles, snow pickets, etc. Wish the pocket had a nice bucket bottom to hold anything with ease without having to be cinched down for worry of it falling out. Could still have cinch strap to keep (smaller) items from falling out though. Lastly the internal frame has flexible, plastic "H" shape for pack to hang on. The frame feels like it's going to cut/wear through the pack fabric and pop through the top based on how sharp the frame feels inside, and when fully loaded the fabric tension hanging on the frame convinces me this will happen one day despite the nice ripstop nylon fabric. Wish they had reinforced the fabric in these spots with thicker fabric or made the frame not so thin that it becomes a fabric knife--maybe rubber covers over these ends could save it. Overall happy with the pack, rugged enough to be thrown around in the wilderness, can be loaded up with tons of winter gear and it carries it all comfortably.

Patrick M

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

January 14, 2024

Want to Rate it better but has flaws

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
6' 1"

I bought this pack for the intention of doing some section hiking on the Appalachian Trail in the winter. I wanted a heavy duty pack with lots of room for gear and very sturdy to handle heavy loads and bad weather. I love the space and the overall design of the pack is solid. I was able to fit all my gear and 6 days worth of food pretty comfortably. The major problem was the hipbelt. I ordered a M/L because I needed the room for my shoulders but the hipbelt fit and design is atrocious. I could never keep it tight on my hips and most of the load kept landing on my shoulders. I am really disappointed a company of mountain hardware's capabilities seemingly just skipped through the most critical design piece of a backpack. There should be atleast 3 different hip belt sizes for people to choose from not 2 that really aren't that far apart size wise. Fix the hipbelt and this pack would be bombproof for the winter.

Clayton L
5 out of 5 stars

December 13, 2023

Great pack, can’t imagine using anything else for winter excisions!

I love this pack! I’ve taken it on two hikes in the ADKs of NY and am so glad I bought it. It keeps all my gear dry and organized and is extremely comfortable. The shoulder straps especially are so nice!


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 12, 2023

Nice pack with features

not the lightest mountaineering pack, but lots of features, the external pocket is very handy, the pack compresses down nicely with lighter summit days loads, but also able to carry the heavy loads for shuttling loads to establish camps, etc have not used the pack to carry skis, the tool loops are a little small for technical tools and don't fit that well and had to place the tools with the pick down and adze and hammer near the top

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Jay M

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 23, 2023

Great Pack

Good quality, well laid out, comfortable backpack.

Mike Lucas

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 13, 2023

SAR, 14ers, and Expeditions

I purchased this pack primarily for mountaineering expeditions but have been able to also use it for many other purposes due to how well it can cinch down with smaller loads. The material is beefy and the storage is well thought out and abundant. This is truly a Swiss Army knife of packs!

Rod M

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

June 23, 2023

Feels over engineered

Feels over engineered. I decided to take my Deuter aircontact lite 65 +10 up Rainier instead of this. Yes, this has some mountaineering specific features, but it’s way heavier, the ice axe loops are tiny, the hip belt slides, and the picket pocket is way thicker than needed. I’ll use this for backcountry skiing or snowshoeing, but not classic mountaineering or ice climbing.


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3 out of 5 stars

June 16, 2023

Too big

This pack has some great features and some bad features. The main concern for me is it even in the smallest size is somehow to big for me as a 5’8” 155 lbs guy. The waist belt can’t be tightened any more and is still too loose for me and I usually wear 29”-30” waist in pants. When loaded up this was sliding down my hips and resting too much on my shoulders. Other than that it’s a solid pack with some quirks but I will need to shorten the nylon loops holding the buckle to the hip strap so that it can carry a heavy load.


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