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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 35L Backpack


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Why We Like The Scrambler 35L Backpack

The Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 35L Backpack is designed to assist us with steep, rocky approaches to our favorite crags—to scramble, if you will. This do-it-all climbing pack is made from a durable fabric that's both lightweight and waterproof, delivering protection that won't tire you out on a long hike, and it features plenty of room for all your climbing gear.

The Scrambler features a contoured backpanel that's ventilated to keep you comfortable on warm, sunny days, with a lightweight frame sheet for additional support. The floating lid and sternum strap can be removed if you want to travel light—you simply cinch down the top after that to secure your gear—and its stand-up design makes it easy to post up once you get to your goal.

  • Lightweight climbing pack for hauling gear to the crag
  • Durable, waterproof design defends against the wild outdoors
  • Features plenty of loops for additional gear, ice axe, or poles
  • Hydration compatible with two side pockets for extra water bottles
  • Detachable sternum strap is equipped with a handy whistle
  • Compression straps help you consolidate your load for efficiency
  • Haul handle ensures easy grabbing when you move to a new route
  • Item #MHW01CQ

Dimension-Polyant (57% nylon, 43% polyester)
35L (2136cu in)
Shoulder Straps
padded, adjustable
Waist Belt
Hydration Compatible
1 zippered lid, 2 water bottle
Gear Loops
daisy chain
Ice Axe Carry
Trekking Pole Carry
side straps
[small/medium] 16 - 19in torso, [medium/large] 18 - 21in torso
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 2lb, [medium/large] 2lb 0.3oz
hiking, climbing
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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Love It

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
6` 1"
210 lbs

Really love this pack. It’s well featured and provides a big range of applications. Climbing, Skiing, Hiking Smartly designed exterior connections for ice tools and other add ons. The gear loops can be used for ski carry and I’ve used this pack lots skiing. For hiking this makes a perfect day pack. Exterior side pocket for water is great and the streamlined exterior doesn’t have anything to get snagged on. The suspension is fine for a small pack and the fit is contoured and feels solid. Climbing - let’s roll. This is where this pack shines. Interior gear loops make keeping my rack sorted nice and easy and stops things falling to the bottom or just getting messy. Expandable lid leaves space for my rope. Overall lots of space for what I need and light and sturdy enough to take on a multi pitch. The dyneema really holds up. Regarding waterproof - I never expect it from any pack. Use a liner or a cover. Thanks Mountain Hardwear. Another quality piece of kit.

>Rating: 2

This bag is nice but NOT Waterproof!!!

I've used it several times

Mountain Hardwear, I love you but… I got this bag specifically to keep my stuff dry while hiking. Not so much from rain but from my own sweat. Yes it's gross, and my family is tired of me pulling out there jackets from my backpack only to have them be damp. When I read the description, "This do-it-all climbing pack is made from a durable fabric that's both lightweight and waterproof", I thought it would be perfect. It was not. It was better than my old bag, (Also Mountain Hardwear), but not good enough to keep. I will be returning this product and trying to find the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 40 OutDry Pack.

I've never seen a backpack that was waterproof without a rain fly. They should really clarify the description. From the MH webpage for this product: "4-Layer Dimension-Polyant™ fabric is durable, light and waterproof making for a rugged, lightweight and water-resistant pack". Which does nothing to resolve the issue. Is it waterproof or water-resistant? However, I'm assuming your sweat issue is related to back sweat, and the description for the back panel reads: "The Scrambler features a contoured back panel that's ventilated to keep you comfortable on warm, sunny days, with a lightweight frame sheet for additional support." I wouldn't expect a ventilated back panel to provide a moisture barrier. The simpler solution, in my mind, would be to pack the jackets in a separate water tight bag that packs in to the larger bag.


What are the dimensions and weight capacity for the pack?