Mountainsmith Chimera

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Great size and very lightweight. Not a lot of extra…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150

Summary

Great size and very lightweight. Not a lot of extra straps and zippers to weigh it down. Had mine for 6 years and use it about 75 to 100 nights out per year.

Pros

  • Durable, durable, durable
  • Light weight
  • Removable top pouch to fanny pack

Cons

  • Mesh side pockets stretched and tore over time

I've used this pack extensively for worktrips with my non-profit Friends of Kings Peak and working for the Forest Service in the High Uintas of northern Utah.  

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . From their award winning Mountainlight Series, this minimalist backpack features ultimate comfort and lightweight, high-tenacity VX-21 nylon for durability in extreme conditions. Breathable padding at back, shoulders and waist to keep you comfy and dry on multi-day hikes. Tool loops and side compression straps store gear easily Side mesh pockets Two aluminum stays Top loading Hydration system ready Zip lid with pockets Welded zips Waistbelt: 60” Fits torsos: 15 to 17- ” Size (L/W/D): Approx. 25x13- x6- ” Capacity: 3750 cu.in. Weight: 3 lb. 9 oz. Fabric: VX-21 nylon CLOSEOUTS '04 . Vietnam.

- Sierra Trading Post

On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountainsmith Chimera Pack (Fall 2005) A slim profile with full top and side access makes life on the trail a little easier. the silhouette of the auspex, the chimera, is the perfect match for active women. Top load access U-zippered access to separate sleeping bag compartment Lid converts into lumbar pack Removable pass-thru side dimensional pockets 2 ice axe loops Interior hydration reservoir pocket with dual exit ports Side mesh bottle pockets Side and bottom compression straps Spinal chimney ventilation

- Moosejaw

The Mountainsmith Chimera Backpack is a large pack for alpine users who demand lightweight construction without sacrificing comfort or features. The Chimera is part of Mountainsmiths Mountainlight series.

- Backcountry Outlet

WOMEN'S SPECIFIC BACKPACK. A SLIM PROFILE WITH FULL TOP AND SIDE ACCESS MAKES LIFE ON THE TRAIL A

- Snow Leopard Mountain Sports

Mountainsmith Chimera

Discontinued

The Chimera has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$95.00 - $199.99

The Mountainsmith Chimera is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 12, 2007 at GearTrade.

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