Mountainsmith Reviews

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Mountainsmith Tour TLS

rated 4.5 of 5 stars No one is arguing that fanny packs make you look cool. But its durability and comfort make the Mountainsmith Tour TLS pack a pretty great choice…
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Mountainsmith Morrison 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent for solo usage. Kudos. First time usage was in early October, 2014, in NW Pa., Allegheny National Forest. Two nights of rain surely…
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Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is a great lightweight and minimalist choice for day hikes. It is easily packed down small to fit into a larger backpack. Durability…
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Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Vast improvements over last year's model. Cork grips, better carbide tips, and ability to lock out the shock absorber have been added. I felt…
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Mountainsmith Lookout 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This isn't an ultralight pack by any means, but it's a great pack for weekend warriors or extended trip backpackers who want to go minimalist…
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Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT

rated 4 of 5 stars Basic shelter at a basic price. The Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT sets up with trekking poles, which means it is light, about 2 pounds,…
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Mountainsmith Haze 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight and a comfortable fit. If you are looking to shed weight from your hike/pack load this pack is a great choice. There is a great…
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Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0

rated 5 of 5 stars Is quite large and appears well made. Can hold all your lightweight gear or most of your old starter gear. Bought this to go camping with my…
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Mountainsmith Trekker FX MonoPod

rated 5 of 5 stars I generally use two poles for winter hiking and snowshoeing; but for summer treks, I find one pole is sufficient, and easier to keep out of…
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Mountainsmith Juniper 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good pack at a good value. Spacious, easy to load and unload. I bought this pack for my wife to use on light to moderate hikes. She says it…
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Mountainsmith Day TLS

rated 4 of 5 stars My top choice day pack. This is my go-to pack unless I need to bring extra clothing. It is the largest MS fanny pack I believe and can hold…
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Mountainsmith Lariat 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, comfortable, great value. Huge duffle style front hatch into main pouch. Detachable summit pack, fully adjustable. I am a little under…
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Mountainsmith Day

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super solid design, with plenty of space for my frisbee, books, and bike tools. I added the extra padded waist belt to make it more stable and…
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect for day hikes. Great size. I was debating between this and the larger Day model. I am glad I went with the Tour. It can store plenty…
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Mountainsmith Descent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This review is for the NEW version of the Descent pack, the one with Andy Mann's name on it, at REI (sling pack). It's almost perfect as a camera…
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Mountainsmith Haze 50

rated 5 of 5 stars Incredible construction, awesome pack!!! Another quality product made by Mountainsmith! I have looked @ many ultra lightweight packs I.E. Gossamer,…
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Mountainsmith Haze 50

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Mountainsmith's cavernous 50L frameless top-loader is one of the most competitive entries into the "starter pack" market, weighing less than…
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Mountainsmith Maverick

rated 5 of 5 stars Solid pack. Though my model was discontinued, I was able to locate and purchase a new one on eBay. The multiple side compartments make gear…
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Mountainsmith Dart TLS

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect for hikes of 1-3 hours, the Dart TLS allows your hands to be free and for minimal weight around your center of gravity, so you'll feel…
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Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Purchased from the REI Outlet website this past spring to replace my larger (mid-90s) Gregory pack. Craftsmanship is excellent, seems bombproof.
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Mountainsmith Chimera

rated 4 of 5 stars Great size and very lightweight. Not a lot of extra straps and zippers to weigh it down. Had mine for 6 years and use it about 75 to 100 nights…
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Mountainsmith Gryphon

rated 4 of 5 stars I've owned the Gryphon LT for about 10 years. It has performed very well. The only wear and tear is one of the water bottle pockets is starting…
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Mountainsmith Approach 3.0

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack, lots of pockets. Bought this as my primary winter day hiking pack. It fits the bill. The suspension system is good, plenty of pockets,…
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Mountainsmith Crossroad

rated 1 of 5 stars Mountainsmith Crossroad NOT RECOMMENDED. After two weeks of heavy use started to rip at stress point on top by zippers of main compartment.
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Mountainsmith Spirit

rated 4 of 5 stars Great 12L day pack with unique breezeway through a trampoline back. Reduces sweat and increases air circulation. Actually has type of shell…
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Mountainsmith Haze 50

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack is well made and carries its intended load well. I used mine on a 3-day, 50-mile loop and was pleased with the pack overall. This…
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Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Surprisingly versatile. I've used this pack for everything from hiking 14,000 foot mountains to commuting to work on a bike.  This is the lightest…
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Mountainsmith Tour Day Pack is perfect for a day hike. With the ability to keep your weight in the center of your back it keeps you balanced…
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 5 of 5 stars Best lumbar pack I have ever owned; been hiking since 1995. Provides enough space for all the essentials, my rain jacket, hat and anything else…
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Mountainsmith Spirit

rated 5 of 5 stars I have the older model, which is kind of a hybrid waist/daypack. I love it! It is amazingly comfortable, has hydration slots, clips and a pocket,…
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Mountainsmith Falcon 55

rated 5 of 5 stars What can you say? This pack is awesome. I got it for my teen and he is amazed with it. It is light and rugged. This pack is so light. I got…
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Mountainsmith Bugaboo

rated 5 of 5 stars The Bugaboo is great for weekend backpacking trips. It holds everything I need and distributes the weight to feel light. It is sturdy and no-nonsense.
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Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this as a beginner pack for my boy. It's not only a great size as small but, it grows with the child. It is money well spent. My son's…
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Mountainsmith Dog Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack with Mountainsmith collapsible bowls has been wonderful. My pet now carries his own treats, food and anything else. The ability to…
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Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I just received this bag yesterday and I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the fabrics used and the general ease of use design of…
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Mountainsmith Circuit II

rated 5 of 5 stars MountainSmith Circuit II is a great pack! This backpack has enough room for all kinds of stuff. It serves well as a three-day trip up to a week.
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Mountainsmith Celestial Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars This backpacking tent is very roomy for the weight and size. under 5 lbs makes for a great backpacking tent that easily allows for your pack…
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Mountainsmith PCT 45

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This pack is great: lightweight, versatile, and durable. I have scant complaints, which I get into in the detailed review. Wore this to hike…
 
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Mountainsmith Day

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A grab-and-go pack good for travelers that want space for minimum safety items, plus all the comfort of a backpack. I've used Mountainsmith…
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Mountainsmith Rain Cover

rated 3 of 5 stars Does what is suppose to do—keep your gear dry, but there are better products out there. This rain cover was included with my first backpack—a…
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Mountainsmith Parallax Pro Camera Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A large and versatile daypack primarily designed for carrying and organizing camera gear. This is a great pack, but heavy, and not designed…
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Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061

rated 4 of 5 stars Sturdy, easy to adjust, fairly light, value-priced trekking poles. For the trekker who is looking for a little extra help, some good balance…
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Mountainsmith Morrison 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tent is amazing for the price. A great 3 to 3+ season tent. If you are looking for a budget tent for any backpacking need this is the one…
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Mountainsmith Clear Creek 20

rated 4 of 5 stars Well made. Good value. Bought for just a day pack, but use it as work and lunch bag. Also, great as minimalist overnighter.
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Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great value for a large light shelter. I got this last week as an ultralight shelter for elk hunting in Colorado, but I will also use it for…
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Mountainsmith Maverick

rated 5 of 5 stars A solid (almost bomb-proof) hauler for mid-range trips for the hiker that is into something tunable. I picked mine up right after the model…
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Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0

rated 5 of 5 stars It's a well made piece of gear. Greatly reinforced above and beyond in some areas. I'm just now trying to get into backpacking and haven't had…
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Mountainsmith Specter

rated 4 of 5 stars Light(ish), tough, with just enough pockets. Great multi-day pack. I have the older steel blue version which I believe has a larger capacity.
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Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075

rated 3 of 5 stars My experience with trekking poles is relatively limited as I've only had three pairs and none have been top of the line. With some things, like…
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Mountainsmith Frostfire II

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Decent bag and a reputable company stands behind it. I've had this bag forever. Used and abused it during scouting as a young kid (14-18 yr…
 
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Mountainsmith PCT 45

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought this as a first weekend pack... Bought this for a weekend pack several years ago. Today I use it to get a week's worth of groceries or…
 
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Mountainsmith Bugaboo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent mid-size bag. Versatile with lots of options for attaching extra gear. Durable and tough. Comfortable to carry, even with odd-shaped…
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Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack, great value. It's got a Savages approval. I got this pack when I was young and just getting into the outdoors. And I can't think…
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Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061

rated 2 of 5 stars Lightweight and fragile. These poles work fine for light walking and hiking. Definitely not built to withstand any abuse. One of my poles bent…
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Mountainsmith Morrison 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great lightweight backpacking tent. The setup on this tent is exceedingly easy. The poles are color-coded and attach to the tent using clips…
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Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great pair of trekking poles. Use them until they can't go another step, probably in 15 years. I got these pole when I was just getting…
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Mountainsmith Morrison 2

rated 5 of 5 stars What a great tent and a great way to see the great outdoors. I will stand by this tent. Me and my dad had our eyes on a new tent and it was…
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Mountainsmith Specter

rated 4 of 5 stars I've owned this pack for about 10 years. It's a very comforatable and durable. Lightweight too. Because it's a lightweight pack, the comfortable…
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable convenient lumbar pack for day hikes and touring. If you are looking for the ideal day pack but, enjoy full freedom of movement,…
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Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075

rated 3 of 5 stars Okay for the price. The poles worked okay for the price. The grips were fairly comfortable if without considerable cushion. The rubber sticks…
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4 of 5 stars A good knock around pack, for when a backpack is too much. This is my first lumbar pack having only used backpacks for mountain adventures.
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Mountainsmith Morrison 2

rated 5 of 5 stars What a GREAT tent... My first concern when I purchased this tent was the color, Citrus green?? I saw the blue tent offered by Mountainsmith,…
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Mountainsmith Morrison 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great tent for the money... Huge interior space and lots of storage. You can find lighter tents, but they will also be much more expensive.
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 3.5 of 5 stars i bought this in brand new condition at a yard sale for $2! the owner was in jail on a DVC and his ex was selling off all his stuff... plus…
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Mountainsmith Satellite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great price at $39 and some change. Setup once as a backup. Setup pretty easy. Used once. Vestibule seemed small. Enough rooms for morning clothes,…
 
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Mountainsmith Cascade

rated 4 of 5 stars Pros: Sturdy construction. Water resistant. Two Nalgenes fit in each side pocket. Front pocket converts to day pack. Zipper down the front makes…
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Mountainsmith Crossroad

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this bag for at least 10 years now. Using it for absolutely everything; for books in college, day hikes,  plane carry on.....the…
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Mountainsmith Strapettes

rated 5 of 5 stars These are a must if you own a Mountainsmith!!! I recently purchased them after spending months of uncomfortable tweaking and adjusting my Mountainsmith…
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Mountainsmith Day

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had this pack for a while now and have never got it to sit right. I used it for school and would always find it giving me a pressure…
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Mountainsmith Specter

rated 5 of 5 stars No longer made, so they are probably pretty hard to find, but this is an outstanding pack. It's, big, lightweight and sturdy.  It's very comfortable…
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Mountainsmith Maverick

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my Maverick! Thru-hiked the AT, the PCT and this year the CDT with it. It's a Triple Crowner. I'm sold on Mountainsmith. 
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Mountainsmith Approach 35

rated 2 of 5 stars I had relatively high expectations for this pack... maybe it was just environmental optimism. Use: Travel around Korea, China, Bangkok.  Lots…
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Mountainsmith Eagle

rated 5 of 5 stars Got this as a gift. It is a 2005 model. It has a 6061 aluminum frame, 2745 cu inch 45 liter, and weighs 3lbs 5ozs. I had asked for a smaller…
 
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Mountainsmith Dog Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this pack!!! This thing has made it through hell and back and keeps goin. I sprayed a little silicone waterproof on and it can handle…
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Mountainsmith Dog Trippin Large Kit

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an amazing kit and what a deal. I bought this kit for my austalian shepherd and it works great. The pack fits great and is very voluminous.
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Mountainsmith Strapettes

rated 4 of 5 stars I got this for my Mountainsmith Tour bag. I carry 64 oz of water with my other gear my pack weight is around 15 to 17 pounds. The first thing…
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4.5 of 5 stars First, I'm a day hiker only, no overnights. I check out many backpacks and listen to everyone on this site. My main concern was water, I stuck…
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Mountainsmith Alpenglow

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Very nice quality backpack from Mountainsmith. Useless as a DSLR camera bag. Good idea, maybe designed before DSLR's, but a DSLR of any size…
 
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Mountainsmith Youth Scout

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this pack for my 10-year-old son and I swear it has more room than my North Face 65. This is an awesome pack. I am actually looking…
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Mountainsmith Passage

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the toughest bag I have ever seen. I only want a new one so i can have one for school and one for my camera gear, it does it all. it's…
 
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Mountainsmith Apex 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased this pack at a promo price and put it to the test fully loaded and off trail in the Sierra high country. I did not think a pack…
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Mountainsmith Dyno

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice pack for a day pack or for a short trip. I have had it for about 6 years and nothing it torn or broken on it. Used it for a two night stay…
 
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Mountainsmith Falcon 55

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love this backpack. It's lighter than the North Face Crestone 60 and has almost just as much room. This is what I'm able to put INSIDE the…
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Mountainsmith PCT 45

rated 4.5 of 5 stars We use these and the women's CDT for outfitting. They are a great adjustable/ specific harness fit and have some great little features true…
 
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Mountainsmith CDT 45

rated 4.5 of 5 stars We use these and the PCT for outfitting. They are a great women's specific harness fit and have some great little features true to Mountainsmith's…
 
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Mountainsmith PCT 45

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this pack four seasons ago and have used it for ultralite hiking for up to a week, but I think where it has excelled is the three seasons…
 
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Mountainsmith Maverick

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mountainsmith Maverick ~60L pack is a solid pack for the weekend warriors of the world! It encompasses the bare essentials for those living…
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Mountainsmith Approach 3.0

rated 5 of 5 stars Incredibly versatile pack. I ordered this in early spring last year, needing a reliable daypack. I found myself using it for quick runs to the…
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Mountainsmith Maverick

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I got a good deal at Sierra Trading Post and love this pack. I used it first for a weekend climb up Mt Greylock with my 11 yo daughter. It carried…
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Mountainsmith Dog Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great pack that fits my dog well! It is very spacious and can fit a great deal of stuff in either of its saddlebags or on top with…
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Mountainsmith Approach 3.0

rated 5 of 5 stars Great day pack when you need to bring a lot of gear and need quick access to it. I bought this about a year ago and am often found exploring…
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Mountainsmith Approach

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a pack I have used for everything from 3 day camping trips (although I pack light for camping) to all the junk that needed for 3 kids…
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Mountainsmith Kinetic II

rated 4 of 5 stars A good, reliable hip pack. Very abrasion resistant and handy for day hikes. Cons: When it gets heavy it has a tendency to slide down your hips.
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Mountainsmith Hiker

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pretty good daypack. I like the internal organization; lined sunglass compartment, hydration sleeve, and 2 other internal compartments. My only…
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Mountainsmith Kodiak 0

rated 4 of 5 stars Great beginner bag. Though a little bulky and heavy, it does keep me very warm. Have a little problem with the pillow pocket on the outside…
 
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Mountainsmith Nitro Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best 2-person tent I've ever owned. Love the easy set up- color coding, only 2 poles, snap tight fasteners. Love the 6 pockets inside,…
 
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Mountainsmith Swift II

rated 5 of 5 stars Love it. My first time out with it I took it for a 13 mile jog. At first it was bouncing around a lot, but then I figured out how to work the…
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Mountainsmith Crux

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this last year for a hike on the West Highland Way. It worked beautifully. Very comfortable to wear all day and not feel fatigued at…
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Mountainsmith Circuit II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this pack when I was preparing to go to West Africa to serve with the Peace Corps. Before I left, I loaded this sucker full - I'm talking…
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 5 of 5 stars With this review I can truly say that I have run this through the ringer for four years and it has never disappointed me. Built sturdy from…
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