Mammut Heron Light 70+15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Mammut Heron Light 70+15 expedition pack (70l+)

Specs

Price Historic Range: $144.95-$269.95
Reviewers Paid: $220.00

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Lightweight, great options, and weight distribution.

Pros

  • Very lightweight
  • Many options for storage
  • Hinged hip belt
  • Adjustable fit

Cons

  • Moderate ventillation
  • Small suspension

This is a great pack that I came across while surfing Trailspace! And it was such a great deal that I pulled the trigger being a fan of the Mammut line of products. Overall I think this pack competes with Gregory and Osprey in many categories.

Fit

The pack comes with a 4 level back adjustment that helps adjust fit according to height. I found this a little cumbersome to change and after several tries I realized that the initial setting was perfect for me. It is best to adjust the fit as soon as you get the pack so the V-shaped suspension can mold to your shape.

Comfort/ride

It is very comfortable and can handle moderately heavy weights. The suspension is a little small for the load it is capable of carrying but the hinged hip belt allows weights up to 50lbs to ride comfortably and with great balance. It is a very thick hip belt with a lot of cushion. This same cushioning is noted in the shoulders and back panel allowing for a comfort with load bearing, but limiting ventilation to some degree.

Organization and accessibility

Great organization and customization with a lot of pockets, lashings, and the standard (relatively standard) bottom sleeping bag compartment. 

Durability

Seems durable. Only used it about 6 times so far, but without any problems. I have read some other reviews that note some issues including some of the plastic clips breaking. However, this is a Mammut, and they have been around for 150 quality years and have my trust. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $220

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Hi, Jtrofnp! Thanks for letting us know that you found this pack via Trailspace and it's working out for you. I hope you'll keep us posted on how it continues to perform. Got any pictures of your Heron in action?


5 years ago

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