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Morrison 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent for solo usage. Kudos. First time usage was in early October, 2014, in NW Pa., Allegheny National Forest. Two nights of rain surely a test with 8 hrs and 10hrs of rain respectively. Only a few drips from the two rainfly vents. Both vents were opened during the entire two-night rainstorm. No complaints. 2 THUMBS UP Full review

Mountainlight Scream 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is a great lightweight and minimalist choice for day hikes. It is easily packed down small to fit into a larger backpack. Durability exceeds anything else in its class. It is a frameless pack with minimal padding, so it has its limitations. If you take those considerations into account before buying this pack, you might just find that it's perfect for you. Fit: This is a one-size-fits-all pack. I'm about 5'10" and have a 19-ish inch torso, and it fits me really well. I'm a fairly normally… Full review

Pyrite 7075

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Vast improvements over last year's model. Cork grips, better carbide tips, and ability to lock out the shock absorber have been added. I felt compelled to write this review because I own the last year's model and bought a pair of this year's model of the Pyrite 7075 for a through hike of the John Muir Trail. Last year's model had rubber grips and a high wear rate on the carbide tips during moderate hiking in Alabama. Also, the shock absorber was full-time and could not be turned off. The locks always… Full review

Lookout 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This isn't an ultralight pack by any means, but it's a great pack for weekend warriors or extended trip backpackers who want to go minimalist and leave the excess behind. It's a great compromise — not a monster pack, but capable of carrying heavy loads when you need it to (loaded with climbing gear, rope, etc) and capable of expanding to carry more if you overstuff the main bag. It's stable and durable. This pack lacks some of the flashy features offered by premium brands, but it really does offer… Full review

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

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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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