Dana Design Mazama



I have owned a Dana Mazama for a year and a half,…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: Top-loading internal
Size: 3500-3900 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 5
Max. Load Carried: 40 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5' 10"
Price Paid: $139

I have owned a Dana Mazama for a year and a half, and it has become my favorite 3-season pack. It has seen me through 5-day trips in Glacier National Park and in Wyoming's Wind River Range, as well as a 2-day torrential downpour in Nebraska.

At first glance, I had doubts about the hip-belt design and the exposed zippers, but apparently the designers know their stuff: the belt and suspension is the most comfortable I've ever tried, and not a drop of water has infiltrated my down sleeping bag stored inside. The comfortable ride deteriorates when carrying over 30 lbs, so 5-6 days is pretty much the top end if you have otherwise light and compact gear.

I'm sure there are better packs out there, but I haven't found one yet.

Dana Design Mazama


The Mazama has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$129.93 - $209.95

The Dana Design Mazama is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen March 9, 2006 at Moosejaw.

If you're looking for a new weekend pack (3,000 - 4,499 cu in), check out the best reviewed current models.

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