Mile High Mountaineering Fifty-Two 80

Specs

Weight 5 lb 1 oz
Volume 4900 cu in / 80 L
Torso length 17-22 in
Frame type 3mm x 20mm 6061 tempered aluminum stays and 1.5mm HDPE frame-sheet

Reviews

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After 27,000 miles with a variety of backpacks, I've…

Rating: rated 1.5 of 5 stars

Summary

After 27,000 miles with a variety of backpacks, I've had no problems till now. The shoulder strap twists out of its flat position unto its edge, pressing into the chest like a rope. The force actually pulls the clip of the sternum strap off its track. Very uncomfortable. Customer Service appears silent additionally on its quality control.

Pros

  • Good concept, excellent materials and workmanship; Bad execution.
  • The MHM 5280 is currently suitable for short hikes using minimal weight.
  • It's pleasing to the eye and you can still imagine a graceful and brief excursion with it.

Cons

  • See above and below (a bad and short production run)
  • A collector's item - for the wrong reason!

After 27,000 miles with a variety of backpacks, I've had no problems till now. The 5280 looks like a luscious lollypop and yet has a critical design flaw. The shoulder strap twists out of its flat position unto its edge, pressing into the chest like a rope. The force actually pulls the clip of the sternum strap off its track.

Very uncomfortable. Customer Service, also, appears silent on its quality control.

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I just bought this pack and it has everything I need…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $80

Summary

I just bought this pack and it has everything I need and more for a 12-day outing. I'm packing with 11 Scouts at Philmont Scout Ranch in N.M. We are hiking over 70 miles. This pack is light weight and will allow me to carry someone elses gear if they go down. This pack is light weight and roomy. Easy access to all of my essentials and first aid stuff used for Philmont Scout Ranch. Large enough for 12 days of camping and hiking.

Pros

  • Lots of straps and adjustments for a well balanced load
  • Plenty of pockets for EMT gear and 10 essentials
  • Lots of places to attach carabiners, compass pedometer, etc.
  • Well equipped with tie down straps for a quiet hike
  • Easy acess to all my compartments
  • More room than I'll need, but the weight compensates for that.

Cons

  • None so far

Great product. I would recommend it to anybody going out for four days to two weeks. Also supports a Camelbak hydration system.

If you can buy this pack for less than the msrp, which is $349, buy it!! I paid $80 on Craigslist. This pack is made in Colorado. That should be self explanatory. You can't live at 5280' without knowing what you're doing!!

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Hands down the best pack I've ever had! Real backpackers…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars

Summary

Hands down the best pack I've ever had!

Pros

  • top and front panel access
  • super compressable
  • gear loops, tons of pockets

Cons

  • Brain not detachable

Real backpackers had to have been instrumental in the design and USA made construction of this pack; every feature I've ever thought would make my life easier or more comfortable while backpacking is featured on this pack! 

Every trip I've taken with this pack has resulted in a travel companion deciding they want one. Only downside is the brain isn't removable to serve as a smaller day-pack, but the pack is so compressible that this is barely a disappointment.

Mile High Mountaineering Fifty-Two 80

MSRP:
$349.00

The Mile High Mountaineering Fifty-Two 80 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen March 24, 2016 at Moosejaw.

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