Mountain Hardwear Riff

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Designed for the multi-sport user, the Bebop and Riff will accommodate a range of contents and uses, like fast hiking, mountain biking, travel, and other pack activities where light weight is a priority. The Riff is a simplified, smaller, lighter version of the Bebop, constructed entirely out of 100 D siliconized Cordura with a single vertical zip to access its main compartment.


Hydration hydration-compatible
Cargo capacity 900 cubic inches
Weight 15 oz.



Make sure what exactly you will be using this pack…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $50

Make sure what exactly you will be using this pack for before you buy it. I bought this pack for a 5 day trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It was perfect for that (Camelbak, sunscreen, camera and phone).

I have now used it as my primary day hike pack, it works fine because I do not typically pack a lot of gear on a day hike. The last time I took it out I had my food for the day, my ENO hammock and water, even with the hammock it did the job, for how little it is I am always surprised how much you can fit into it. Mesh side pockets are the only downfall, if it is full of gear (I've had a few Nalgenes fall out while hiking).

Overall great day pack!

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Mountain Hardwear created the technical Riff Daypack Backpack for your favorite day trip that will be repeated time after time. Daisy chains embrace your gear while lightweight construction and triple pockets will have you at top performance.

- Mountain Gear

From the trail to the classroom to a day at work, the Mountain Hardwear Riff daypack is the perfect pack for all your daily needs. Tough, 100-denier Cordura® nylon gives pack a low weight with bomber performance. Ergonomic S-curved shoulder straps with adjustable, sliding sternum strap are comfortable and supportive for day hikes and peak bagging. EVA pad in the back panel adds structure and protection from sharp or bulky gear. Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately). Main compartment is accessed through front zipper, making getting to your goods a breeze. 2 side stretch-mesh pockets store water bottles or snacks with quick, easy access while on the go. Side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying. Front features a Duraguard daisy chain with quick-release ice axe toggle. Closeout.


On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Riff Backpack (Fall 2009) Capacity: 900 cu. in.; 15 litersWeight: 1 lb.; 0.46 kg. Fabric: Body: 100D/192T Cordura Features: Flexible, lightweight construction with bomber 100D Cordura fabric EVA padded backpanel Full access center zip main compartment Side compression straps stabilize load Large stretch mesh side pockets Hydration sleeve Small top stash pocket with water resistant zipper Duraguard daisy chain with Axe-S quick release ice axe toggle

- Moosejaw

Move fast with this light and lean day hiker.Features:EVA padded backpanel.Flexible, lightweight construction.Full access center zip main compartment.Side compression straps stabilize load.Large stretch mesh side pockets.Hydration sleeve.Duraguard daisy chain with Axe-S quick release ice axe toggle.Small top stash pocket with water resistant zipper.

- Campmor

Ideal for a day hike, a trail running adventure, or just a small pack for bumming around town, the Mountain Hardware Riff Pack is both durable and lightweight, ready for anything. With side compression straps and an internal hydration sleeve, the Riff will carry a stabilized load as you bound up boulders or scramble up scree.

- Altrec Outdoors

Mountain Hardwear Riff


The Riff has been discontinued.


The Mountain Hardwear Riff is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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