Mammut Lithium Z 8 Pack

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Nice little daypack for fast & light endeavors.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35

Summary

Nice little daypack for fast & light endeavors.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Carries nicely
  • More volume than one would think
  • Durable materials and construction

Cons

  • Side stretch pockets should be made larger
  • A small pocket on the shoulder straps or belt would be handy


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This is a nice little daypack for your fast and light adventures; nice, but not perfect

I've never owned a Mammut pack and this little pack caught my eye with fast and light day trips in my mind. It's light (just under 16 oz on my scale), but not so overly light it's uncomfortable to carry.  The materials and construction also add to the weight, but add to its durability — you won't have to baby this pack.  

The 8 liter volume is just about right for a long day's adventure. I like the lower front zip pocket, sized just about perfectly for a lwt hardshell. The upper zip pocket could be a little roomier, but has enough room for a few smaller items (has a nice secure key clip).

The main pocket has enough room that I was able to pack a small ccf pad (1/8" 20x30") and heavy duty emergency blanket in the bottom. I was able to get a lwt down jacket, fleece vest, balaclava and mittens in for extra clothing.  In a small waterproof bag I carried the smaller essentials (first aid, fire, repair, headlamp, tp, etc).

I was able to comfortably carry a small pair of snowshoes w/ the addition of a nylon strap.

It's missing a pocket where you can get to items on the move — ie sunscreen, snacks, etc. I added a small pocket to the belt, but would be a welcome addition from Mammut. A simple stretch pocket (or two) on the shoulder straps would suffice

I liked the idea of side stretch pockets to use for water bottles (a bladder isn't always ideal), but they are sized too small. I can fit 16-oz Nalgenes in, but it's a little tight and I was hoping to get 1/2 liter Platy bottles originally, but they are a no go.

The pack does carry very comfortably.  While not a running pack, it does carry decently enough to run with.

I'm happy with the pack, but would be even happier w/ just a few minor tweaks.

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Nice review and pics, bigskyrunner. Thanks for sharing them.


1 month ago

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