Marmot Matterhorn 42
Price Paid: £85
I bought this Marmot 42 for a week of climbing and walking through the Durmitor region of Montenegro. Despite the maximum weight recommendation of approx 12 kgs, I stuffed it full to the gunnels and took my chances.
I had read a few concerns regarding the robustness of the materials used in its construction and I can only speak very highly of this great piece of kit. As for being dragged over rough sharp rock and generally being abused, then I cannot give an opinion as it remained firmly on my back for most of my trip.
One failure did occure though and that was the main buckle on the hip belt fractured. Perhaps a more robust type of plastic should be used for the buckles etc.
Apart from that I really like it and it further endorses my preference for Marmot products.
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Tackle the heights of Switzerland or your local mountain range with Marmot's Matterhorn 42 Backpack that features a fully adjustable WrapSure Fit strap system that allows you to get the perfect fit. While the straps float freely through the hub, your shoulders are kept comfortable by Dri-Lex mesh panels in the shoulder straps and a Hip Hugger waist belt shifts the pack weight from your shoulders.
- Mountain Gear
Matterhorn packs come fully equipped for practically any expedition. Packed with pro-minded features and weighing in at less than three pounds, the compression molded back panel utilizes Air-Comfort technology to enhance comfort and balance on extended treks, while an array of pockets and clipping points keep your essentials within easy reach. An extendable lid accommodates oversized loads.
Whether you're on the foreboding flanks of its namesake peak or pursuing alpine objectives closer to home, the Marmot Matterhorn 42 Backpack comfortably carries enough gear for a long day or quick overnight in the mountains. Attached haul loops and Hypalon clipping points let you hang the bag at belays, and the compression-molded back panel and Hip Hugger waist belt provide a smooth ride when your following the pitch. An integrated ice ax pocket and hip belt gear loops accommodate your tools, and the back panel features a removable 22x30-inch bivy pad for unexpected nights out.
Marmot Matterhorn 42 - Our premier offering in the Mountain Collection, Matterhorn packs come fully equipped for practically any expedition. Packed with pro-minded features and weighing in at less than three pounds, the compression molded back panel utilizes Air-Comfort technology to enhance comfort and balance on extended treks, while a vast array of pockets and clipping points keep your essentials within easy reach. An extendable lid accommodates oversized loads. FEATURES: Compression Molded Back Panel with Air Comfort Technology : Extendable Lid : Haul Loop : Hip Hugger Waist Belt : Hypalon Clipping Points : Ice Axe Pocket : Removable Bivy Pad : Removable Frame Sheet : S-Curved Shoulder Straps : Shoulder Strap Clip Points : Tuck Away Ice Axe Bungees : Waist Rack WEIGHT: Medium 2 lb 14 ozs / 1.304 kgs : Large 3 lb 3 ozs / 1.446 kgs MATERIAL: Main Material:- 100d 100% Nylon Shadow Box : Main Material:- 210d 100% Nylon Double Ripstop
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