Mountainsmith Apex 75
Design: top load internal frame pack
Size: 75 liter
Number of Pockets: multiple
Max. Load Carried: 50 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5' 9"
Price Paid: $139
I purchased this pack at a promo price and put it to the test fully loaded and off trail in the Sierra high country. I did not think a pack under $200 could perform well and be comfortable in every condition but this one surprised me. This pack can be loaded for long expeditions or for a weekend and will stay balanced and won't feel heavy. The Apex 75 is built to last and it's another gem from Mountainsmith.
The only reason I don't give it a 5 star rating is the side pockets are a tad small and the extra zipper to the gear compartment is unnecessary and adds weight. Everything else is efficient and you will love the features such as ski, poles, ice axe, and shovel carrying ability all at the same time.
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Available January 2010. The Apex 75 utilizes 24 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. Designed for oversize loads and ambitious outdoor adventures with separate sleeping bag compartment and tool mounts to keep gear organized and accessible.
Special Features: SlingShot detachable top lid that converts into a lumbar pack or shoulder sling. Zippered side pockets. Separate sleeping bag compartment with internal divider.
Diagonal ski carry and front panel snowboard and snowshoe carry. Vertical zippered fast access to main compartment. Top panel attachment points.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Apex 80 is designed for oversized loads and ambitious outdoor adventures The largest pack in MTS All Terrain series is built with separate sleeping bag compartment, front panel pocket/pass through window, side stash pockets, and tool mounts to keep your gear organized and accessible With up to 96L (extended volume) of carrying capacity, this multi-day expedition pack can handle anything you throw at it The innovative ICS Cup (Illiac Crest Shelf) hipbelt transfers and locks the pack load onto the hips, the Delta Wing Compression system pull the load into the lumbar region and focuses on the Lumbar Control Point pad on the lower backpanel to fully secure the pack load against the user's major weight bearing point, the lumbar/sacrum region All this while the Anvil Airway backpanel keeps you cool on the longest trail day
The Mountainsmith Apex 75 Backpack was designed for oversized loads and ambitious outdoor adventures with separate sleeping bag compartment, side stash pockets, and tool mounts to keep your gear organized and accessible. With up to 90L of carrying capacity, this multi-day expedition pack can handle anything you throw at it. Made with 450d ReDura, the Apex 75 utilizes 24 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. Save the planet, go backpacking!
NEW FOR 2010! The Apex 75 Backpack (Recycled) from Mountainsmith is designed for oversized loads and ambitious outdoor adventures with separate sleeping bag compartment, side stash pockets, and tool mounts to keep your gear organized and accessible. With up to 90L of carrying capacity, this multi-day expedition pack can handle anything you throw at it. Made with 450d ReDura, the Apex 75 utilizes 24 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. Save the planet, go backpacking!
- Altrec Outdoors
Free Shipping. Mountainsmith Apex 75 Backpack - Recycled DECENT FEATURES of the Mountainsmith Apex 75 Backpack - Recycled Independently adjustable dual density shoulder straps X-Frame Load Dispersion Suspension System Compression molded back panel with contoured lumbar support Elastic sternum strap and bite valve catch Removable safety whistle Shoulder strap attachment loop for Mountainsmith Camera cases Internal hydration bladder sleeve with exit port Anti-sag hydration bladder harness Pivoting dual density waistbelt for optimal load transfer Side Compression straps with quick-release hardware Side Compression straps reconfigure for vertical snowboard/snowshoe carry across Front Panel A-Frame Ski Carry Trekking pole mount(s) Ice axe and tool loop(s) Bottom panel compression straps Side panel accessory pocket(s) fit SIGG and Nalgene style water bottles Top mount compression strap for rope or accessory carry Front panel expandable sleeve/shovel pocket Adjustable height top lid Sewn-in fitting instructions under top lid Zippered map pocket under top lid Expansion collar with draw cord closure for increased carry capacity Haul handle Interior key clip SlingShot detachable top lid converts into a lumbar pack or shoulder sling Zippered side pockets Separate sleeping bag compartment with internal divider Vertical zippered fast access to main compartment Diagonal Ski Carry Front panel Snowboard carry Top panel attachment points The SPECS Hypalon reinforcements Twin T6 1in. 6061 concave aluminum stays Bar tack reinforcements YKK Zippers 3M Reflective Cord Fit Range: 17in. - 22in. / 43 - 56 cm Weight: 5 lbs 1 oz / 2.32 kg Volume: 5128 cubic inches / 84 liter, Extend Volume: 5492 cubic inches / 90 liter Dimension: (L x H x D): 34.0 x 13.0 x 10.25in. / 86 x 33 x 26 cm Fabric: 450d ReForge PET body fabric (100% Recycled), 420d Nylon Velocity body fabric, 840d Nylon Ballistic reinforcements, 210d RipStop Liner