Hannah Dhonauwrote a review of Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow OutDry 26L Backpack on September 21, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This pack accompanied me on an adventure to Zion NP over a long weekend. A 14-mile round trip hike to sketch at Kolob Arch tested the comfort and carrying capacity of the Rainshadow. The next day's hike to the Namaste Wall to climb gave me the chance to practice ways of carrying a ukulele (turns out the ice-axe loops work great).
I was impressed with both the volume and packability of the pack as well as the compressability, when it was not full-up. The two straps on each side made it easy to keep the pack's weight close to my back for comfort over the long haul. The front and side stuff pouches were easy to use and provided ample storage space for the smaller items.
I really appreciated the two small zip pockets on the top of the pack; the interior one is lined with a fabric to keep those dainty phone screens safe. The pocket on the exterior was a convenient size for my small sketchpad and headlamp.
My greatest gripe with this otherwise top-notch pack is the top zipper. The corners/general shape of the top of the pack create corners in which the zipper pull can catch/get stuck. I'm eager to see updates to this pack!