The North Face MG45

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Pros: Good quality construction. Comfortable on long…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: top loading
Size: 3000 cu inches
Number of Pockets: 5
Max. Load Carried: 50 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'10"
Price Paid: $85

Good quality construction. Comfortable on long hikes. Gear loops on the waist strap keep you from diggin under your coat to our harness while climbing in the snow. Ice axe loops allow you to access them with out taking the pack off. Side zippers allow lots of access to the main compartment with out unloading everything.

The small pockets on the side are not expandable and in fact, they are unuseable once the pack is loaded because of how they stretch. I'd like to see them large enough for a Nalgene bottle. Interrior hydration pocket is great but carrying more than one liter cuts WAY down on the space that you have inside.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The North Face MG45 is the ideal 1-2 day backpack. Built with a strong carbon fiber frame to provide longlasting support and comfort the MG45 can perform like no other midrange backpack.Features:The North Fact MG 45 has a X-Frame carbon fiber suspension w

- US Outdoor Store

Top loading Adjustable and durable ski slots secure skis of any size Avg Weight: [M] 4 lbs (1835 g) [L] 4 lbs 6 oz (1987 g) Breathable foam backpanel cushions and ventilates for comfortable load carrying Dimensions: [M] 23in. x 13in. x 8in. (58 cm x 33 cm x 20 cm)[L] 23in. x 14in. x 8in. (58 cm x 36 cm x 20 cm) Fabric: 420D Enduratek, 600D IronFiber, 1000D IronFiber Fit Range: [M] 17in.-20in. (43 cm-50 cm)[L] 19in.-22in. (48 cm-56 cm) Haul loops for easier lifting and compression straps to cinch down your load Lets you integrate your own hydration bladder into the pack in a separate sleeve for hands-free drinking Mid-capacity alpine guide pack with tool accommodations for all-season pursuits. Orca lid prevents contents from spilling out even when zipper is left open Removable foam back can be removed to use as an emergency bivy pad Side compression straps lengthen to carry a snowboard Single aluminum stay gives some rigidity to the pack to protect your back from heavy loads, but is also very lightweight so as not to add weight to your load Structural tool tubes with SR buckles on exterior of pack let you secure an ice ax or shovel handle Volume: [M] 2750 in3 (45 liters) [L] 3000 in3 (50 liters) X-bungee on pack face lets you secure extra gear or a layer to outside of pack

- Moosejaw

The North Face all-season guide backpack is perfect for hut trips and other multi-day forays. Zippered pocket isolates crampons so they don't rip up your gear; adjustable compression straps secure skis. Features color-coded load lifters and hip compression straps. X-frame suspensionFoam-padded tool loopsPadded back panelHydration compatibleMEDIUMFits torso: 17-20"Size: 23x13x8"Capacity: 2750 cu. in. Weight: 4 lb. LARGEFits torsos: 19-22" Size: 23x14x8"Capacity: 3000 cu. in. Weight: 4 lb. 6 oz.

- Sierra Trading Post

Smaller and lighter than the MG 55, The North Face MG 45 is a versatile all-season pack capable of carrying everything you need on an approach or even on a minimalist overnight outing. It has plenty of structural tool tubes for your ice axe, wands and other essentials. Adjustable side ski slots adapt to a wide range of ski widths, allowing you to mix it up one day with your teles and go with your short shaped downhill skis the next. There's even an internal pocket to hold your favorite hydration system. Abrasion-resistant 420-denier Enduratek fabric with 600-denier and 1000-deneir Iron Fiber reinforcements Breathable mesh backpanel Single aluminum stay Pack structural panel doubles as a sleeping pad Orca lid with dual pockets and a clear map pocket inside Adjustable ski slots on side adapt to a wide range of ski widths Haul loops and compression straps for load security Structural tool tubes for axes, probes, shovels, etc. Lash extra items to the X-bungee cord system Bladder sleeve and hose port for hydration system (system not included) Capacity: 2,750 cu. in. (45 l.) in medium, 3,000 cu. in. (50 l.) in large Weight: 3 lbs., 8 oz. (1,560 g.)

- Altrec Outdoors

The North Face MG45


The MG45 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$79.95 - $129.00

The North Face MG45 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen sometime before 2006 at US Outdoor Store.

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