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Scrambler 30 OutDry

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Solid build, but the waterproofing is a gimick. Overall I think this is a decent day pack for scrambles and hiking. I tested this out.  The side pockets are adequate, the material is very solid, and I found the fit to be adequate, but not superb. The lack of a decent hipbelt was off-putting, especially for a 30L pack. For me that rules it out of being useful as a crag pack, or for heavier hauls, which the burely material suggests it can handle well.  The pack is advertised as waterproof. An OutDry… Full review

Scrambler 30 OutDry

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry is a great little backpack that is 100% waterproof. I do a lot of canoeing and try to keep the number of packs to a minimum, so I usually take one large canoe pack and a food barrel. However I also like to take a smaller 'day-pack' along for side hikes and so I can access smaller items without opening up the big canoe pack. Up until now I have not been able to find a good waterproof daypack, but recently I came across the Mountain Hardwear SCRAMBLER 30 (for… Full review

Lamina -30

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very warm bag, comfortable down to -20°F for women I'd say. Note that it is heavier than a down bag and doesn't compress down very small. Having used this sleeping bag in a cold cabin when outside temperatures were about -25°F, I feel this bag keeps one comfortably warm down to -20°F (women), although the technical rating is for -30° (survival temp). This bag has a storage pocket on the upper body (outside of bag). It would fit a flip phone of yesteryear but not my Galaxy s4. I use it for chapstick… Full review

Phantom 15°

rated 4 of 5 stars The bag construction is great. Materials are great. It's light, stuffs down small, the hood is awesome and it's cozy. But I'm skeptical about the temperature rating. I really like this bag. However I bought the long and should have gone for the regular. I owned another MH bag that was long and it fit great. So when I reordered it i just went with the long without realizing that the sizes were changed. I went on a trip to the Sierras and it got down to about 30 degrees at night. My core and head… Full review

Spectre SL 20°

rated 3 of 5 stars Started off great, but then the waterproof materials and the welded baffles completely failed after about 10 years. Warranty coverage was lacking. I loved my Spectre 20. I had it for 10 years and used it for hundreds of nights. Then I ended up getting a tear in the seams. Not the end of the world. One tear after 10 years. I called Mountain Hardwear and asked them what to do to send it back to them. They said I had to wash it first. Even though it had a hole in it and down was coming out, they wanted… Full review

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August 4, 2013

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
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August 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Hiking Gear Preview
Companies offer a plethora of new hiking and backpacking packs. Apparel not only keeps you warm and dry, but can also cool you down. Trekking poles get lighter and more compact. Read more
July 30, 2012

A Flood of Water-Repellent Down for Sleeping Bags
Down that keeps you warm, even when wet? A flood of hydrophobic DownTek, DriDown, and Q.Shield Down insulation promises to repel water while maintaining loft, insulation, and breathability, even when wet. Read more
July 24, 2012

Bizarre OR (or don't take it all too seriously)
Walking granola gars? Prosthetic beards? Sign of the horns? Sometimes Winter OR gets a little bizarre or reminds us to stop taking it all too seriously. Read more
February 3, 2012


Mountain Hardwear
1414 Harbour Way South
Ford Point, Suite 1005
Richmond, CA 94804

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