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Scrambler 35L Backpack

You heard it here first, folks, the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 35L Backpack was designed to assist with steep rocky approaches to your 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 back panel 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 can 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.

  • A 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

Material
Dimension-Polyant (57% nylon, 43% polyester)
Volume
35L (2136cu in)
Shoulder Straps
padded, adjustable
Waist Belt
adjustable
Hydration Compatible
yes
Access
top
Pockets
1 zippered lid, 2 water bottle
Gear Loops
daisy chain
Ice Axe Carry
yes
Trekking Pole Carry
yes
Compression
side straps
Dimensions
[small/medium] 16 - 19in torso, [medium/large] 18 - 21in torso
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 2lb, [medium/large] 2lb 0.3oz
Recommended Use
hiking, climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Versatility

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
reg
Weight
165 lbs

I've owned the earlier model of this back for the last 2 years and it has been pretty awesome! I used it today to retrieve a friend's rope and was able to fit 540' of 9mm rope, a 200 foot pull cord, and 100' of webbing on and in it. The rope loop on the top can fit a rope and harness easy, and the gear loops can be used as well for small ropes bags. I will be upgrading with hopes the newer model can take the same beating this one has. It is not completely water proof, but does drain easily out of the top, and combined with a dry sack this is an excellent canyon bag. I have also stuffed ropes in the bag and it works well. I reccomend adding grommets if used for canyoning, for water escape and tying the rope into the bottom. see pic attached.

I've
>Rating: 5

A touch sma, But makes up for it with Ve

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
reg
Weight
165 lbs

I've owned the earlier model of this back for the last 2 years and it has been pretty awesome! I used it today to retrieve a friend's rope and was able to fit 540' of 9mm rope, a 200 foot pull cord, and 100' of webbing on and in it. The rope loop on the top can fit a rope and harness easy, and the gear loops can be used as well for small ropes bags. I will be upgrading with hopes the newer model can take the same beating this one has. It is not completely water proof, but does drain easily out of the top, and combined with a dry sack this is an excellent canyon bag. I have also stuffed ropes in the bag and it works well. I reccomend adding grommets if used for canyoning, for water escape and tying the rope into the bottom. see pic attached.

I've
>Rating: 2

This bag is nice but NOT Waterproof!!!

Familiarity:
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.

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