User Review: Mountain Hardwear Maestro
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300
Great backpack. Wonderful hybrid design. Surprised more backpack manufacturers haven't gone to a design like this. Also surprised MH discontinued this design.
- Very strong and lightweight pack
- Very comfortable once adjusted to your body
- Initial adjustment is a bit of a pain
I retired my Dana Design for this backpack. I have used this pack extensively over the last 4 years. It is a little difficult to get dialed in but once it is, it is a wonderful pack. I have packed 50# loads into the Grand Canyon for several days and it has served me well. Very comfortable!
I love the space it provides between the shoulders and the lower back. It's like air conditioning for your back. Great feature. I must say this pack is extremely strong too. I have used it on many hunting trips and have literally loaded it with over 100# of meat and packed that several miles with not a single issue. I always worried that I was overloading it but it hasn't failed me yet.
Great pack. Not sure why MH discontinued this design.