Mountainsmith Cross Country II
Design: front-loading internal
Size: 5000 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 65
Height of Owner: 5'8" 170 lbs
Price Paid: $99.97
just bought this bag and so far it seems to be made of solid materials and strong craftsmanship. The fact that I can acces my things from the front (as opposed to the top ony!) is really convenient. The front pocket detaches and becomes a day pack for peakbaggng. The cool thing is that instead of a fanny pack it has two mini shoulder straps built into the day pack/front pocket--so you actually have a mini backpack. Solid construction and great features from a solid company! I am yet to take it on an outing but I'm sure it will be fine. And @ 5 lbs. it is not bad for 5000 ci. I will post again after my trip. Brian.
Max. Load Carried: 70 lbs
Height of Owner: 6 foot
I have climbed many mountains in Monatana and Nevada and I never once had any problem carry loads of 50-70 lbs with this pack for many extended trips and I have lugged it up to 11000 feet with no trouble. All in all if you are looking for a pack that can do anything in the outdoors this is the one.
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Need a pack that’s a bit more technical? perfect for peak bagging, the cross country can carry ice tools and has a removable day pack for afternoon alpine assaults. Top and panel access Front pocket converts into day pack Top hood pocket with map stash Interior hydration reservoir pocket with dual exit ports Side and bottom compression straps Mesh bottle pockets
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS. Ideal for multi-day expeditions, this Mountainsmith backpack is built for comfort and convenience. Top loading, with a large front panel opening for easy access Separate daypack for short excursions Hydration compatible (bladder not included) Aluminum stays transfer load to waist belt Airmesh back panel for ventilation Two side water bottle pockets Top lid with two compartments Side and bottom compression straps For 17-22” torsos, adjustable Approx. 26 x 13 x 7½” (daypack is 13 x 10 x 3”, tapering to 1”) Capacity 5000 cu. in. Nylon and/or polyester, sorry, may not specify CLOSEOUTS. Korea
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
The Mountainsmith™ Cross Country II backpack is great for peak bagging, with loops for ice tools and a removable daypack for alpine assaults. Padded, S-curved, adjustable shoulder straps make for comfortable carrying and a stable load. Fully adjustable torso length let you customize the fit; dual-density foam waistbelt helps transfer the weight of the load to your hips. Airmesh suspension lining provides ventilation between you and the pack to minimize heat and sweat build up. Removable front pocket becomes its own daypack, perfect for carrying the 10 Essentials during sojourns from base camp. Top- and panel-loading access allows easy entry into the roomy main compartment. Comes with an inside sleeve for holding your hydration reservoir; provides an exit portal on each side for the hydration tube. Mesh pockets keep water and power drinks handy for those who prefer water bottles; pockets are angled so there's no fighting to get bottle out. The top lid pocket is a great place to stash maps, energy bars and other items you might want in a hurry. Side and bottom compression straps snug the load in place to minimize shifting and optimize center of gravity. Closeout.
- REI refers to the men's version
Perfect for peak bagging, the Cross Country II by Mountainsmith can carry ice tools and has a removable day pack for afternoon alpine assaults.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version