User Review: Mountainsmith Bugaboo
Source: bought it used
The Bugaboo is great for weekend backpacking trips. It holds everything I need and distributes the weight to feel light. It is sturdy and no-nonsense. I recommend it to any mountain adventure girl or small guy.
- *Designed to be repaired, lifetime warranty
- Seems "bottomless" in its capacity without being heavy
- Original cam buckles always break. *see 2nd comment under pros
I have owned my Mountainsmith Bugaboo for many years and it has never let me down. It is comfortable and distributes the weight to the hips. It's designed to fit women or small guys. It fits everything I need for weekend backpacking trips, sometime with room to spare. This is okay, because of its compression straps, the pack shrinks and grows easily.
Mountainsmith packs are known for "extra" straps and buckles. After removing a few unnecessary ones, bucking and strapping this pack is very straightforward. After awhile the cam buckles broke, but this was not a problem, as I sent it in for an "authorized warranty repair". The pack was returned promptly and was as good, or better than new.
My Bugaboo is no spring chicken, but its durability is A+ because it is constructed with 500D Cordura and tightly knit webbing. Mountainsmith packs always withstand the tests of time.