Mountainsmith Cross Country 3.0

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



This pack is everything I could ever want in a pack.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Size: 70.5
Number of Pockets: about 4
Max. Load Carried: about 60 kilograms
Height of Owner: 5'11''
Price Paid: $145

This pack is everything I could ever want in a pack. The detachable daypack and U zipper opening are the features that made my choice of this backpack,and, after using it and observing other backpacks on a 3 week trip through Europe, I know why.

The U zipper kept my bag more organized and compact,and cut my searching and packing time in half. Saw a few top loader get frustrated searching and just dump their whole pack out, Yikes! The small detachable daypack was perfect for my camera, local language dictionary, sweater and/or poncho, and a camelback system with room to spare.

I have no complaints other than some of the straps hung quite a bit due to their ability to become ridiculously large. I just cut them and have had had no fraying problems.

Great pack.


I give this bad boy four stars because it's my first…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $160

I give this bad boy four stars because it's my first real backcountry bag... I don't have any complaints other than my brother keeps taking it from me, but other than that I love this little guy :)

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When your adventure calls for an ultralight and breathable daypack, look no further than the sleek and technical Mountainsmith Spirit 12. This 3L, hydration compatible pack (reservoir not included) is up for fast and light peak bagging, long trail runs and mountain bike rides. The Breezeway trampoline backpanel will keep you cool and dry when your adrenaline and heart rate start to climb.

- refers to the men's version

CLOSEOUTS . Featuring Load Dispersion Technology, the Mountainsmith Cross Country 3.0 backpack allows you to carry heavy loads into the backcountry with more balance and comfort. Trust top quality features and superior storage capacity to see you through your next extended wilderness adventure. Detachable lid Water-resistant clear map case Collared storm shield with drawcord closure Hydration compatible with dual exit ports U-shaped zip access into main compartment Internal divider for sleeping bag Dual ice axe loops and trekking pole loops Four load adjusters for load dispersion Pivoting waistbelt with dual-density foam and a HDPE sheet Molded foam back panel Elastic sternum strap and bite valve catch Independently adjustable shoulder straps with dual-density foam Load Dispersion Technology Suspension for comfort and balance Two canted water bottle pockets that accommodate 32 fl.oz. water bottles Padded waistbelt: 52" Fits torsos: 18-22" Dimensions (HxWxD): 31-1_2x13x16" Capacity: 4302 Weight: 5 lb. 2 oz. Material: Recycled PET body, webbing and binding with aluminum stays Made in Vietnam. Visit our Backpack Guide Available Colors: PINON GREEN.

- Sierra Trading Post

This multi-day backpacking pack, the Cross Country 3.0 features Mountainsmith's load dispersion technology suspension, front and top access, a fully equipped removable day pack for quick trips from base camp, protective features for those inclement weather days and canted water bottle holders for easy access on the trail.

- SunnySports

Made of recycled plastic soda bottles, the Mountainsmith Cross Country 3.0 pack is built for the long haul and offers convenient features to keep your gear organized. Bag is constructed of recycled PET plastic soda bottles; recycled PET material is extremely durable and stands up to wear and tear on the trail. Adjustable shoulder straps, sternum strap and pivoting dual-density hipbelt provide customizable comfort; molded air channel back panel keeps your back well ventilated. 2 aluminum stays fit the contours of your back and provide excellent support for heavy loads. Top-loading main compartment features a collared storm shield with drawcord closure; U-shaped zipper on front accesses main compartment. Internal divider keeps your sleeping bag separate from the rest of your gear. Hydration-compatible design features drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately); elastic sternum strap holds drink tube in place. Zippered vertical front pocket, interior organizer pockets and a fleece-lined eyewear pocket keep your gear in check. Dual ice axe loops and daisy chain rigging points allow gear attachment to pack exterior; also includes sleeping pad compression straps and trekking pole mounts. 4 compression straps stabilize the load for jostle-free carrying. Also includes 2 mesh water bottle pockets that fit 32 fl. oz. water bottles, sold separately. Detachable daypack is perfect for short hikes and is hydration compatible. Closeout.


Whether you're a weekend backpacker or a hardcore adventurer, the Mountainsmith Cross Country 3.0 Packgives you everything you need from a high performance pack. The Cross Country distributes weight evenly with four load adjusters so you can hit the trail with comfort and confidence. When you finally take a breather, access your gear easily through the backpack's top or front compartments-the internal organizer pockets ensure you'll know exactly where everything is. The pivoting waist-belt reduces pressure points so you can go on to the next camp site with ease. Then unhook an ice ax, detach the hydration-compatible daypack, and get on top of a mountain. Bonus: The Cross Country 3.0's recycled fabrics reduce environmental impact.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version