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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT OutDry 35L Backpack


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    Scramble on, rain or shine.

    When you've been planning a daylong alpine climb or an overnight backpacking trip for a long time, and the forecast suddenly calls for rain, head out with full confidence that your gear will stay dry in Mountain Hardwear's Scrambler RT 35 OutDry Backpack. Watertight OutDry construction includes a waterproof breathable membrane to give you the same protection that Mountain Hardwear's best ski jackets have, and the roll-top closure utilizes the same protection as dry bags for river kayaking.

    The Scrambler RT features Mountain Hardwear's HardWave suspension system, which places padding across the back panel, shoulder straps, and waist belt for a comfy ride. The pack's easy-access sleeve is suitable for your hydration reservoir, and there are drainage holes at the pocket's bottom to keep rain or leaky water out. There are carry loops for ice axes or trekking poles, and multiple pockets at the side, front, and waist belt for water bottles, layers, valuables, and electronics.

    • OutDry watertight construction
    • HardWave suspension system
    • Roll-top closure
    • Hydration sleeve
    • Carry loops for ice axes or trekking poles
    • Large front pocket and two side pockets
    • Zippered waist belt pockets
    • Side compression straps
    • Item #MHW00MW

    Tech Specs

    [membrane/laminate] OutDry, [face fabric] 100% nylon HD (400D), [accent panels] 100% polyester mesh
    34L (2111cu in)
    Shoulder Straps
    Waist Belt
    yes, padded
    Hydration Compatible
    Reservoir Included
    2 zippered hipbelt, 1 front stash, 2 mesh side
    Ice Axe Carry
    Trekking Pole Carry
    23 x 12 x 10 in
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 16 oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, alpine, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Could use a few of the classic features.

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Its waterproof construction(obviously), dual axe/pole cary, front mesh pocket and hidden daisy chains are all attractive features. The simplicity of the main compartment is also attractive, yet the total absence of any small item storage makes me wonder about keeping track of those small essentials that you don't want jostling through your stuff all day - keys in particular. Hip belt pockets - Good luck getting even a Clif Bar in there, let alone a phone or camera... maybe a couple Guu's... Makes them a waste where what they should offer is quick access to essentials - tech and food for us millennials. I was also hoping the front mesh pocket would have more stretch to it so it could swallow up more on the go if necessary. Also, being an apparently climbing specific pack, a simple rope cary option would be nice, though with the front webbing it wouldn't be hard to rig one on. Otherwise, it's hard not to simply spend less money on an Osprey or Gregory which are more feature-rich and use a rain fly (generally included with their packs anyhow). Pack seems like it'd be comfy too. I wanted to be mega-stoked on this, but my stoke level hovers somewhere around three stars.

    Solid and Dry

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got this pack last spring and have used it in many different conditions. I did some spring skiing in it, muddy bike rides, downpour hikes and overnight mountaineering in the north cascades. Solid pack. It's essentially a comfortable, structured dry bag. I have put significant weight in it and it's still fairly comfortable. The only thing I would change on it are the shoulder and waist straps. If they were just a little beefier this pack would be perfect for 1-3 day climbing/mountaineering trips where one is packing just a little more weight.
    Overall a great pack. Versatile for many different activities and weather conditions. I'd buy it again.

    Rad Pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This pack would be perfect for hiking in the rain, boating as a dry bag, climbing, or general use. I haven't used it in the rain yet, but did pass through a sprinkler - the true test. Okay not really, but my camera, blanket, and random items which I brought on a short hike were perfectly dry and protected inside this bag. It was a comfortable harness with a great waist belt - I barely noticed it on my back.

    The material is super tough so I could see myself using this bag quite often with a little extra piece of mind with the durability and protection against rain!

    Rad Pack

    Sweet Bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I haven't gotten to take this bag out too much, but so far it's been an awesome bag! I've used it on some short hikes in rainy mountain weather and the roll top is great for adjusting it down to accommodate a smaller load. My favorite part right off the bat, however, has been the shape of the bag itself. It slightly narrows down at the bottom making it extremely comfortable around the waist because it mimics how we are slimmer in our hips and broader towards are shoulders. It makes the bag feel almost like it's not there and it felt really comfortable and secure while hiking. I can see myself using this bag all the time, even once the weather dries back up!

    A True Multi-Sport Pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I used this pack on an ultralight overnight dash here in the Wasatch. Sometimes you need to wake up at 5 am to get to the office by 8am. This was one of those times. The Outdry kept me light and fast making this solo adventure more than exceptional. I look forward to also trying this pack on longer alpine adventures and river trips. The Outdry membrane makes it perfect for anything with more than ideal moisture. Hopefully next trip I get to use the ice-axe/ski pole loops! I haven’t tested this function, but the roll top and Outdry membrane make this thing fully submersible like an actual dry bag.

    The roll top also means it can handle a wide range of loads. 35l is enough for a couple nights packing in the woods if you pack right, but it rolls down to the size of your average school bag, making it extremely versatile.

    This is the ultimate multi-sport bag. Take it skiing, climbing, backpacking, boating, or to school and it will do anything you ask of it. Stay tuned for a more in-depth review including touring and river trips.

    A True Multi-Sport Pack

    Great pack! Perfect size!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I love the idea of a 35 L bag. It makes for a great commuter pack or you can even get a few good days out on the backpacking trail if you like to pack light. This pack has a hydration sleeve for those of us reservoir users, and the roll top closure and waterproof/breathable membrane make this baby an impenetrable fortress to outside H2O. This also fits very comfortably! I was able to carry an entire picnic with a couple 4 bottles of wine and it was a breeze. The waist belt distributes the weight of the pack very comfortably on my hips, which makes for a smooth carry. Overall, sick pack!

    Bomber Pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this pack. Waterproof construction is durable and lightweight. Stretch pockets on the front and sides are super useful, side pockets easily hold a nalgene. I am a pack person and have one in every size for every activity. I think that this pack will replace most of them. I have used it for hiking, camping, wandering around town, keeping my stuff dry at work and even backcountry skiing. The front stash pocket can fit a shovel blade while the handle and probe fit well in the side pockets. Hydration pocket is simple and functional.
    Stop thinking about it and buy it already.

    Commuting life saver

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This pack has been unreal with keeping my work items safe and dry on my bike commutes to work. The roll top was something I thought at first I wouldn't enjoy, but it turns out that's what I like the most! with it rolling closed, there's no zipper leaking through and soaking my work clothes. Totally key in my stormy bike commutes. The side pocket is just perfect for my Nalgene ( and the other holds my phone and keys.

    Dry all day

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought this pack to replace the 30L Scrambler and have no regrets. Pack is comfortable all day long with a lot of weight. I have muled a case of beer in it with the rest of my gear and it held it comfortably. Took it out on the mountain in a warm, wet snow day and everything inside stays completely dry. Adjustments for shoulder and compression straps keep the load tight to your back. The only thing I would change are the waist belt pockets. They are so small, they are basically useless. I'd prefer a bigger waist strap and bigger pockets to actually hold a phone or energy bar. Otherwise, this is my favorite pack for day, travel and snow.

    Really tough, dry, super comfy pack!!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I can't believe how well this pack has held up canyoneering! Took it into a canyon last weekend with some tight slots and many swimmer potholes. Was chucking this thing off of cliffs into holes, rappelling into water with it on, totally submerging it, and the thing didn't leak. Plus, it floats so well, really easy to retrieve afterward. It's so comfortable, the only pack I've had so far that I can throw ropes in/on and not put knots in my shoulders after a 10-hour day. And the material is really durable. I shredded the outer mesh pockets quickly (totally to be expected in tight slots) but the actual pack material is holding up great. Can't beat this pack for the price point -- it's the best. I highly recommend it!

    Really tough, dry, super comfy pack!!!

    Perfect for wet weather

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My wife and I headed out to Snow Mountain in Mendocino. It was raining pretty heavily all day long and our gear inside the bag stayed perfectly dry. I even managed to dunk it in a stream to test it out and it was water-tight!!

    Perfect for wet weather

    ...and it all stayed dry!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I needed a new pack of this size. The pack I replaced is about a decade old. My first trip with this pack was a 4 hour backcountry ski. Weather report was not correct. We skinned in heavy wet snow for most of the day. I was in and out of the pack a few times changing layers. The roll top design opens up nicely for a top load pack. What I really liked was the fact that the Outdry really works!! Everything in the pack stayed dry even with the slop that was falling from the sky. Very comfortable and lightweight too. I can now use my pack cover for other packs in my quiver. No need to carry one with this cool waterproof construction. This will be my new go-to pack and it will make trips down the river with me as well!!

    The weight says 1 lb 16 Oz is it 2 lbs? Or why is it listed like that?