Mountainsmith Vibe II

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The main strap with the female end buckle on it doesn't…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Design: small 2-compartment fanny pack
Size: maybe 10 or 12 cu. in.
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: a couple of lbs.
Height of Owner: 5' 5"
Price Paid: 20 bucks

The main strap with the female end buckle on it doesn't have enough length to it. When I put it on and am wanting to grab that end to fit the male buckle into, it isn't the easiest, you feel like you are grabbing the pack itself instead of being able to just grab the buckle and click it closed.

Also, I do repairs on all types of outdoor gear, and I noticed that the ends of the zippers are really sewn in and when (inevitably the slider will wear out and need to be replaced) you will need to get to the ends to removed the old slider and put a new one on, it will take hours to removed all of that stitching and so forth to expose the end of the zipper.

People that make outdoor gear should think about this and realize that sliders wear out and need to be replaced, and it is a hell of a job to get to the end of a zipper with all of that binding and stitching hiding the end. Otherwise I like the pack.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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- UpsideOver

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Mountainsmith Vibe II


The Vibe II has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Mountainsmith Vibe TLS.


The Mountainsmith Vibe II is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 31, 2012 at EMS.

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