User Review: Mountainsmith Day
Design: Top loading lumbar
Size: About 1200 Cubic Inches
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: About 120 pounds
Height of Owner: 6 ft. 0 in.
Price Paid: Don't Remember
To start with my Mnt. Smith Day pack is probally over 10 yrs. old. It was made in Golden, CO, before they sent all their work offshore. It is not as pretty and came without the bells and whistles of the newer packs but is absolutely bomb proof. You can use it for a school pack as well as a light pack for any outdoor adventure. It is big enough to produce a hot meal, including stove and pot, and still have room for some fleece or a shell.
I was able to carry my wife sitting on top of this pack for about 5 miles in the Great Smoky Mnts when she broke her foot. That is about 110 lbs plus whatever I had in the pack at the time.
The only change I have done to this pack is to put a piece of thicker sleeping pad foam in place of the foam that came with it which makes it carry books and other heavy stuff better. I gave this pack 5 stars because if I'm in the 1000-1200 cubic inch range this pack is with me.