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Mountain Hardwear PCT 65L Backpack - Women's


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Why We Like The PCT 65L Backpack

We load up the PCT 65L Backpack for a summer on the trail. The women-specific harness system and adjustable torso give us a customized, comfortable carry. As we trek along unpredictable terrain, the lightweight frame transfers our heavy load to our hips where the pivoting hip belt keeps it centered. When the trail steepens, excess heat escapes through the body-hugging back panel. When a side trail calls our name, we dump the weight and take the detachable daypack out for a little road-less-traveled exploration.

  • Rugged backpack for thru-hikes and other backcountry adventures
  • Large capacity for multi-day treks and gear-intensive pursuits
  • Lightweight, sturdy perimeter frame manages heavy loads
  • Trampoline back panel provides full support
  • Padded shoulder straps and hip belt for a comfortable carry
  • Hydration sleeve for carrying extra water (reservoir not included)
  • Trekking pole / ice axe loops and daisy change for organization
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[small/medium] 65L [medium/large] 67L
adjustable torso, full trampoline back panel, 7000-series aluminum perimeter frame
Shoulder Straps
padded, women's-specific fit
Waist Belt
padded, 3D pivot, women's-specific fit
Hydration Compatible
removable hydration sleeve (reservoir not included)
top cinch opening, bottom zippered U-pocket gives access to main
front shove it with zippered interior pocket, 1 zippered front, 2 zippered hip belt, 2 side stretch water bottle, floating top lid with 2 zippered compartments
Gear Loops
front daisy chain
Ice Axe Carry
attachment loop
Trekking Pole Carry
attachment loop
Detachable Daypack
removable hydration sleeve doubles as daypack
dual side compression straps
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 4lb [medium/large] 4lb 1oz
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Storage on storage!

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 3"
130 lbs

The Mountain Hardwear PCT 65L Pack made it difficult to pack for our most recent trips, but in the absolute best way possible! There is so much storage I wanted to take a lot of extra items I don't normally take backpacking because I had the room! My two favorite parts of the PCT 65L pack are the external side pockets and the storage on the top of the pack. In the external side pockets I was able to fit my Helinox camp chair on one side and on the other a Nalgene along with some down bootie slippers (since the mountains are starting to feel like fall now!). The top of the pack also has amazing storage with great accessibility. There are three zippers with separate compartments. They all were easily accessible while the pack was on, my partner had no issue grabbing the map out of one of the pockets while we were hiking. My last pack was a size small and the PCT 65L I have is a M/L. With all the padded, adjustable shoulder and waist straps I was easily able to make this pack fit me properly and comfortably. I've taken this pack on a few weekend trips now and I have no complaints. Overall, I would give this an A+ pack!