Mountainsmith Haze 50
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $103
This pack is well made and carries its intended load well.
- Well made
- Good price
- Good hip belt
- One flimsy hip belt pocket
I used mine on a 3-day, 50-mile loop and was pleased with the pack overall. This pack has no real internal or external frame but is rigid enough for loads up to 25 pounds. The hipbelt is very supportive and is where this pack shines for me.
This pack is very simple and intended for lightweight backpackers. It has a simple rigid foam insert for a back panel with no stays. I was pleased with the way a large fit me and the hipbelt had lots of adjustment for larger waists. There are 2 compression straps on the bottom 2 per side and 2 over the top. This arrangement makes it simple to attach large items to the pack.
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If you prefer to travel fast and light in the mountains, load up the minimalist-inspired Mountainsmith Haze 50 Backpack before you start up the trail. Despite a featherlight weight of under two pounds, this pack is still comfortable to carry thanks to the innovative ICS Cup hip-belt and air-mesh foam back panel. Plus, the DWR finish on contact points allows such points, like the hip-belt and back panel, to dry quickly after you work up a sweat on a steep set of switchbacks.
Free Shipping. Mountainsmith Haze 50 Pack FEATURES of the Mountainsmith Haze 50 Pack ICS Cup waistbelt fitment Lumbar Control Point pad Minimalist toploader with dual accessory front panel pockets Perforated Air-flow shoulder straps EVA support framesheet Diamond airmesh foam backpanel and waistbelt with DWR anti-sweat finish X-Cross top compression strap system Bottom panel compression straps Front daisy chain and tool loops SPECIFICATIONS of the Mountainsmith Haze 50 Pack 210d Duramax RipStop Nylon 420d Duramax Nylon 210d RipStop Liner Capacity: Up to 35 lbs SPECIFICATIONS for S/M Fit Range: 15 - 18in. Dimension: (L x H x D): 21 x 11.5 x 7in. Weight: 1 lb 13 oz / .82 kg Volume: 3050 cubic inches / 50 liter SPECIFICATIONS for M/L Fit Range: 18 - 22in. Dimension: (L x H x D): 23 x 11.5 x 7in. Weight: 1 lb 15 oz / 0.88 kg Volume: 3234 cubic inches / 53 liter
The Mountainsmith Haze 50 is a minimalist toploader, weighing in at less than 2 lbs. It delivers exceptional trail performance at half the weight of a traditional internal frame pack. Best suited for loads around 30-40 pound loads and ultralight gear choices, this pack can go from long weekend to thru hikes to adventure travel throughout the seasons. Using a modified version of the Mountainlight suspension system, this pack utilizes the DWR coated airmesh foam for increased breathability, and innovative ICS Cup (Illiac Crest Shelf) hipbelt that transfers and locks the pack load onto the hips and the Lumbar Control Point pad on the lower backpanel to fully secure the pack load against the user's major weight bearing point, the lumbar/sacrum region. Pair the Haze 50L Mountainlight backpack with our Mountain Shelter LT and you have a pack/shelter combo coming in at an astounding 4 lbs.
Efficiency is a blend of speed and lightweight equipment on the trail, so maximize your efficiency with the Mountainsmith Haze 50 Backpack. Hone your inner minimalist with this pack that clocks in under 2 pounds! It'll carry a load of 30-40 pounds and stand up to the test and can be used for weekend trips all the way to thru hikes, depending on how light you roll. The two accessory front pockets let you access on-the-go and the Lumbar Control Point pad and the ICS Cup waistbelt fit system keep the pack secure and your back muscles comfortable. The anti-sweat DWR finish and the airmesh foam back panel keep you dry on the fly.
- Altrec Outdoors