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Hop in your ride and drive towards the setting sun with nothing but a thirst for adventure and fully loaded Mountainsmith Approach 40 Backpack. Ideal for day hikes, minimalist overnights, and weekend roadtrips beyond state lines, this backpack is designed to haul mid-sized loads comfortably and efficiently. Utilizing a single aluminum stay and a PE framesheet, this backpack provides enough support to haul up to 50 pounds of gear. A front panel pocket enables easy loading when jammed full of items, and a front accessory and vertical slash pocket bring additional storage when packing small or quick-grab items. Made for comfort, this backpack features a Lumbar Control Point pad, which sits on the lumbar region of the spine for improved load transfer and a pleasant overall feel. An Anvil Airway perspiration control system places two elevated foam pads with an open spinal column for added breathability and moisture control when you hike in hot conditions. A tuck away, removable waist belt gives extra support and features an ICS Cup hipbelt for comfort and improved load carrying. Additional noteworthy features include a trekking pole carry for steep hikes and dual density shoulder straps for a well bolstered feel.
CLOSEOUTS . Ideal for travel and minimalist backcountry weekends, the Mountainsmith Approach 40L backpack features an efficient panel load design and a ventilating, cushioned back panel for comfortable carry. Available Colors: HERITAGE BLACK.
- Sierra Trading Post
The Mountainsmith Approach 40 is the quintessential, do it all pack. The convenient panel load style and carry on size make this the perfect travel piece for weekend get aways while the backcountry features and technical suspension allow this backpack to shine on gear intensive day hikes and fast overnights. The 40L size is best suited for small and medium torso users. The innovative ICS Cup (Illiac Crest Shelf) hipbelt transfers and locks the pack load onto the hips, the Delta Wing Compression system pulls 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.
Free Shipping. Mountainsmith Approach 40 Pack FEATURES of the Mountainsmith Approach 40 Pack Single AL stay and PE framesheet load dispersion ICS Cup waistbelt fitment Lumbar Control Point pad Anvil Airway perspiration control system Panel loader system, ideal for trail and travel Dual density shoulder straps Front panel pocket fits Ten Essentials Tuck away, removable waistbelt Trekking pole carry Front pull waistbelt adjustment SPECIFICATIONS of the Mountainsmith Approach 40 Pack Fit Range: 15 - 19in. Dimension: (L x H x D): 23 x 11 x 7in. Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz / 1.25 kg Volume: 2380 cubic inches / 39 liter Capacity: Up to 50 lbs 210d Duramax Junior RipStop Nylon 420d Duramax Nylon 210d RipStop Liner
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