User Review: Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0
Source: received it as a personal gift
Great pack, great value. It's got a Savages approval.
- many pockets
- good recycled material
- a little heavy
I got this pack when I was young and just getting into the outdoors. And I can't think of a better way of doing it than getting a great pack. This pack was an upgrade from a small frame pack that I had out grown, the fit is excellent considering that I have really broad shoulders. This pack can carry really heavy loads but I don’t advise it the pack is comfortable up to around 56 lbs after that it is constantly adjusting the straps. though I have been up to around 70 lbs somewhat comfortable.
This pack has a huge amount of space in it most of the time i hit around 45 Ibs and the pack is still not even over the overflow compartment. plus there are so many pockets that organization is just that easy. one day for scouts this pack had a coat and two extra Jackets as well as two sleeping bags and the rest of my cold weather setup. just grabbed a snack bag and was off to the cold.
There is one thing that I just love on this pack, I am not worried about them breaking in the future either and those are the zippers they are made of super strong material and don’t snag.
This pack has been to a couple of lakes in the east Idaho area as well as Philmont has been rained on, snowed on, been through thick brush, and is still looking sharp.
It’s a bummer they are not selling this item anymore. It is a real nice pack and I think that I am going to continue to use it in the wilderness for as long as it will stand.