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Mountain Shelter LT

rated 4 of 5 stars Basic shelter at a basic price. The Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT sets up with trekking poles, which means it is light, about 2 pounds, and packs into a small, compressible bag. There is plenty of room inside for two hikers and their gear. At just over a hundred dollars it costs much less than most options on the market. The I set the the shelter up it took for ever and was frustrating. This is what you get from reading the instructions on the side of the stuff bag. I watched Mountainsmith's… Full review

Haze 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight and a comfortable fit. If you are looking to shed weight from your hike/pack load this pack is a great choice. There is a great quality-to-cost ratio with this pack. For under $100 you can get a 50L pack that weighs in at under 2#. This pack is perfect for the weekend hiker, or even the long through hiker that knows how to function on the bare min. I recommend this pack to anyone on a budget that is looking to break into light to ultra-light backpacking. I had been looking to acquire… Full review

Circuit 3.0

rated 5 of 5 stars Is quite large and appears well made. Can hold all your lightweight gear or most of your old starter gear. Bought this to go camping with my Boy Scouts. Is large enough to hold all of my basic, old school gear. As I aquire newer UL gear, it will hold it all plus some of the smaller scouts gear. Full review

Trekker FX MonoPod

rated 5 of 5 stars I generally use two poles for winter hiking and snowshoeing; but for summer treks, I find one pole is sufficient, and easier to keep out of the way during scrambles. Last summer, I decided to put away the single ski pole I had used for summer, and try an actual trekking pole. I did not want to spend a lot of money, as this was going to be new—using an adjustable pole, with spring mechanism. My husband and I bought the same model...well, I am now sold, and really like the Mountainsmith Trekker… Full review

Juniper 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good pack at a good value. Spacious, easy to load and unload. I bought this pack for my wife to use on light to moderate hikes. She says it is very comfortable and balanced very well. This pack was easy to adjust to her size; she is 5'1" and petite. This pack has the same duffle zip to main pouch as my Lariat and is a life saver when packing it full or getting to something without unloading the pack. It is quite spacious and holds every thing my wife needs to pack, sized as advertised. The summit… Full review

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Mountainsmith Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

HornRimmedHiker Wins AAC Membership and Mountainsmith Pack
Congratulations, HornRimmedHiker! For sharing a review of your Light My Fire Spork, you've won an American Alpine Club membership and Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25 backpack for your backcountry adventures ($150 total value). Read more
July 22, 2013

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win AAC Membership and Mountainsmith Pack
We're giving away an American Alpine Club membership and a Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25 backpack to one lucky reviewer, thanks to the AAC. Review your outdoor gear by Sunday, July 21, and you’re entered to win this great alpine setup ($150 value). Read more
July 14, 2013

Review Your Gear to Win AAC Membership and Mountainsmith Pack
Review your outdoor gear now through July 21 and you could win an American Alpine Club membership and Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25 backpack for your backcountry adventures ($150 total value). Read more
July 8, 2013

OR Gear Preview: Packs, Hydrophobic Down, Trekking Poles, Little Cups
Longing for gear coverage from next week's Outdoor Retailer? Here are some new product previews, including winter ski and alpine packs, hydrophobic down bags, trekking poles, and unique dishware made from biomaterial. Read more
January 13, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Mountainsmith adds tents, sleeping bags
Two backpacking tents and six mummy-style sleeping bags will be added to the company's line-up in 2011. Read more
August 6, 2010

New winter packs for 2009/10
Do you really need a winter pack? New models for 2009/10 answer with a likely "yes" for year-round backcountry travelers. Read more
November 15, 2009


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