Mountain Hardwear Koa 55
Price Paid: $190
Being a Mountain Hardwear, I may have expected more than what I got. The pack was way comfortable, but in the material category lacked the quality that should come from MH.
The first trip out, a cinch strap buckle on the bottom of the pack self destructed, the zip out external pocket ripped, and I found one of my zipper tassles was sewn into a seam which had to be cut so the pocked would open.
On the plus side, with its super wide roll top you can really stuff gear, and I really enjoyed the bottom and side access points.
Maybe, MH could add another lb of material back into the manufacturing so the pack could actually handle the weight.
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For fast and light pursuits or bit of weekend camping, Mountain Hardwear provides the Koa 55, a simple, lightweight yet super-durable design. Make your weekend treks more manageable with the increased support and load distribution offered by an enhanced hipbelt and lumbar pad design while you get more ventilation with the mesh backpanel that promotes air circulation.
- Mountain Gear
On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Koa 55 Backpack (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Koa 55 Backpack by Mountain Hardwear FL suspension combines tensioned mesh for Flow-through ventilation with highly effective Load transfer Low-profile airspace in upper back panel provides excellent ventilation Padded hip belt with ventilated mesh panels and two zippered stash pockets Contoured dual-density, soft-edge shoulder straps are light and supportive Weather tight roll-top design offers quick, easy access to contents and saves weight Stowable stretch mesh front compression panel adds versatility and capacity for overloads Zipper on right side gives full access to gear in main compartment Extra-large side pocket on left side Sleeping bag zipper for lower access Hydration sleeve with external access Stretch mesh side pockets Minimalist daisy chain on front panel for carrying ice axe, trekking poles, etc. SPECIFICATIONS for Medium: Usage: Backpacking / Backcountry Capacity: 3350 cu in. / 55 liters Avg Weight: 3 lbs. 11 oz. / 1.66 kg. Fits Torso Range: 17.5in.- 20.0in. / 44 - 51 cm. Waist Range: 30 - 35 in / 76 - 89 cm Dimensions: 26 x 14 x 14 in / 66 x 36 x 36 cm Materials: Body: 210D HexNut Ripstop Nylon Accent: 100D Ripstop Cordura Nylon Bottom: 315D Cordura Nylon SPECIFICATIONS for Large: Usage: Backpacking / Backcountry Capacity: 3650 cu in. / 60 liters Avg Weight: 3 lbs. 12 oz. / 1.71 kg. Fits Torso Range: 19.5in.- 22.0in. / 50 - 56 cm. Dimensions: 27 x 14 x 14 in / 69 x 36 x 36 cm Materials: Body: 210D HexNut Ripstop Nylon Accent: 100D Ripstop Cordura Nylon Bottom: 315D Cordura Nylon
The Mountain HardWear Koa 55 Backpack offers you a streamlined pack with plenty of room for all the essentials for a few days on the mountain trail. This large pack has multiple options to expand your load, while featuring extra ventilation and load transfer to give you an extremely comfortable ride that stands up to the every-changing mountain weather.
CLOSEOUTS . Designed for multi-day treks on the trail, the Mountain Hardwear KOA 55 backpack features a streamlined design that accommodates all of your essentials, with a FL suspension that combines highly effective load transfer with tensioned mesh for flow-through ventilation. FL suspension combines tensioned mesh for flow-through ventilation with highly effective load transfer Low-profile airspace in upper back panel provides excellent ventilation Padded hipbelt with ventilated mesh panels and two zip stash pockets Contoured, dual-density, soft-edge shoulder straps are light and supportive Weather tight roll-top design offers quick, easy access to contents and saves weight Stowable stretch mesh front compression panel adds versatility and capacity for overloads Zip bottom for quick access to sleeping bag Two zip top pockets on front and back Right side zip gives full access to gear in main compartment Extra large side pocket on left side Sleeping bag zipper for lower access Hydration sleeve with external access Stretch mesh side pockets Minimalist daisy chain on front panel for carrying ice axe and trekking poles Internal frame Waistbelt: Adjusts to 48" Fits torsos: 19-1_2 to 22" Dimensions (HxWxD): 26x11x12" Capacity: 3650 cu.in. Weight: 3 lb. 11 oz. Material: Cordura(R) nylon Made in Philippines Visit our Backpack Guide Available Colors: CYPRESS. Sizes: L.
- Sierra Trading Post