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Scream 55

rated 4 of 5 stars A well-built frameless weekender, the Scream 55 can be a year-round performer if the rest of your gear allows it. Keep your total weight under 30 pounds and head for the hills. Best For: Weekend warriors with lightweight gear still looking for that 90%-of-the-time backpack. Ultralighters that want a measure of waterproofness. Design The Scream 55 is a mid-size, frameless backpack constructed mostly of Robic, one of the newest, most promising fabrics to come along since the Dimension Polyant's X-Pac… Full review

Mountain Shelter LT

rated 4 of 5 stars A spacious, stable refuge, the Mountain Shelter sets up quickly and sheds wind. A shaped-tarp design keeps weight down and packed size minimal. Though not specifically designed for extreme conditions, it works well just about anywhere. Best For: Backpackers going anywhere bugs aren't a major concern. Design: The Mountain Shelter is constructed from yellow (Chartreuse?) 40-Denier silicone-coated nylon. The perimeter and especially the corners feature doubled-up layers of fabric and extra stitching… Full review

Carbonlite Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars Sturdy trekking poles with lockout-able shock absorbers and great cork grips. What's not to like? Mountain goats don't tackle mountains on two legs; why should you? Best For: People who like good trekking poles. Design The Mountainsmith Carbonlites Pros are three-piece, telescoping poles built for rigorous use. The diameter of the sections is greater than many of the more lightweight options, and this allows a higher user weight limit. The sections can be completely disassembled for cleaning and… Full review

Morrison 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great two door, two vestibule tent. I took this backpacking with my nephew in MI.  Amazingly easy and fast to set up.  We had a serve thunderstorm the early the second morning the tent held up awesome.  I was so comfortable and felt secure that I just put ear plugs in and feel back asleep. The fly keeps the rain (and no splash backs in the tent) and wind out. I bought it to replace my The North Face 2 man Tuolumne tent from the 70's/80's that it just to difficult to get in and out of fast. … Full review

Six Pack

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Although it has a slightly misleading name, the Mountainsmith Six Pack is a lightweight, collapsible cooler that has much more room than for just a 6-pack. Best for day hikes, paddling trips, and car-camping, where things need to be kept cold and separated from other goods for only one day. Ease of Use: This zippered soft cooler is capable of keeping items cold for a day or so, depending on how much ice/freezer packs you include. Even when your ice does start to melt, the seam-sealed interior prevents… 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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