Columbia Trail Grinder 32L

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Specs

Dimensions 20 in x 12 in x 11 in
Fabric 100% Nylon, 100% Polyester

Reviews

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Might be too big for a day pack. Lots of zippered…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Less than $30 on sale at Sierra Trading Post

Summary

Might be too big for a day pack. Lots of zippered pockets. Great for Mom or the Leader who is carrying the first aid kit, and other essential items.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets

Cons

  • A little bigger than needed for a day pack

I bought this pack on sale at Sierra Trading Post for less than $30. It is probably too large for a daypack and might be better as an overnight camping pack. I tend to want to put too much in it when I use it for the day.

It has lot of pockets places to store items. It has two waterbottle pockets. It has two zipper pockets in the belt. It has at least four packets on the back itself. I like all those pockets because I am an "organizer" and don't want to dig through a "bucket" type bag.

Normally I carry an external frame pack, so I find this pack to be a little "sweaty" for my back. The straps are comfortable and it carries well. The frame is not adjustable. It is well-constructed and although I have only used it a couple of times for day hikes this year, I think it will wear well.

It is not the lightest pack, but it will probably last longer because the material is thicker. Very good buy for the money, but risky buying something I had not tried on first. I only purchased it because of the cost and because Sierra has a good return policy. It is a bright red and blue so you could certainly see me if I fell off the mountain or something...

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Columbia's Trail Grinder 32L page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The air gets thinner above 12,000 feet, causing your load to feel heavier and each step to get a little harder. The Trail Grinder 32L Backpack from Columbia Sportswear's impeccable design and featherweight Techlite straps facilitate a fast trip to the summit. The Trail Grinder's straps are comprised of an insanely strong, lightweight compound molded around super-breathing mesh inserts, with a healthy helping of cushioning for comfort. Adding to breathability is the ventilated Backdraft back panel, featuring directional foam conduits that direct hot air out and cooler air in. Omni-Shield advanced repellency wards of stray sprinkles, and when the real rain starts to fly, an integrated rainfly protects the pack's content. Sternum and hip straps help shoulder the load, while tons of aptly placed pockets store all your stuff securely. Water bottle pockets combine with 3-liter-hydration-unit compatibility to keep you fully hydrated.

- Altrec Outlet

This pack's impeccable design and featherweight Techlite(TM) straps facilitate a fast trip to the summit. The Trail Grinder's straps are comprised of an insanely strong, lightweight compound molded around super-breathing mesh inserts, with a healthy helping of cushioning for comfort. Adding to breathability is the ventilated Backdraft(TM) back panel, featuring directional foam conduits that direct hot air out and cooler air in. Omni-Shield(R) advanced repellency wards of stray sprinkles, and when the real rain starts to fly, an integrated rainfly protects the pack's content. Sternum and hip straps help shoulder the load, while tons of aptly placed pockets store all your stuff securely. Water bottle pockets combine with 3-liter-hydration-unit compatibility to keep you fully hydrated.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Columbia Trail Grinder 32L

MSRP:
$139.00

The Columbia Trail Grinder 32L is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 27, 2013 at Altrec Outlet.

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