Mountainsmith Reviews

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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…
Mountainsmith Haze 50
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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…
Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0
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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…
Mountainsmith Trekker FX MonoPod
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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…
Mountainsmith Lariat 65
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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…
Mountainsmith Dart TLS
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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.
Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0
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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…
Mountainsmith Chimera
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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…
Mountainsmith Gryphon
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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,…
Mountainsmith Approach 3.0
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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 5 of 5 stars Great day pack with unique breezeway through a trampoline back. Reduces sweat and increases air circulation. Actually has type of shell behind…
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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…
Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25
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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…
Mountainsmith Falcon 55
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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…
Mountainsmith Dog Pack
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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…
Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0
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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…
Mountainsmith Celestial Tent
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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…
Mountainsmith Parallax Pro Camera Pack
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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…
Mountainsmith Morrison 2
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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…
Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0
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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…
Mountainsmith Specter
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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…
Mountainsmith Strapettes
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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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Mountainsmith Shavano 75

rated 1 of 5 stars Very much a disappointment! I bought the pack from C&C Outdoors. That was the first problem. It took 3 weeks to get a response from them.
 
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Mountainsmith Spire 30

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Holds plenty of gear and has points to add gear to the outside of the pack. Is great for large loads and rides well whatever the weight. Only…
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Mountainsmith Daisy

rated 4 of 5 stars I love this pack - I bought it on close-out from REI so I'm guessing they don't make it any more. It has plenty of pockets, plenty of room,…
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Mountainsmith Cross Country 3.0

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is everything I could ever want in a pack. The detachable daypack and U zipper opening are the features that made my choice of this…
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Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061

rated 2 of 5 stars I bought these because I forgot to pack my regular poles. Learned my lesson. I used them once, for about 2 hours, and the spring lockout failed…
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