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Mountain Hardwear Bebop 20

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

The Bebop 20 has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best daypacks for 2024.

photo: Mountain Hardwear Bebop 20 daypack (under 35l)

In 2008, I found my perfect travel companion in the Bebop backpack, embarking on countless adventures around the globe. From the golden savannas of Tanzania and vibrant beaches of Zanzibar to the cobblestone streets of Portugal, majestic mountains of North Carolina, and the rugged shores of Oregon, it has been my steadfast companion.

Whether exploring the historic cities of Portugal or the untamed wilderness of Oregon's shores, the Bebop transitioned seamlessly, adapting to each environment. Its durable construction kept my belongings safe while the thoughtful design with multiple compartments and padded straps made every journey comfortable and organized.

Its water-resistant fabric shielded my electronics from rain, and the reinforced bottom provided peace of mind on rough terrain. Despite the challenges of nature, my Bebop endured time and time again until the salty air of the Oregon Coast unfortunately brought its life to an end after 15 adventurous years together.

But beyond its functionality, the Bebop holds sentimental value. It's more than just a backpack; it's a symbol of resilience and the memories of my travels. Each wear and tear only adds character, a testament to the adventures we've shared.

As the years passed and my passport filled with stamps from Kentucky, Spanish Wells, South Africa, and beyond, my Bebop remained a constant, reliable companion. It's not just a piece of gear—it's a trusted friend, ready for the next adventure.

In conclusion, the Bebop backpack is more than I could have hoped for. Its durability, thoughtful design, and unwavering reliability make it an essential for any traveler. Cheers to you and our adventures together, my beloved Bebop.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I don't even remember.

This is one of the BEST packs I own. I have had my pack for years and used it for class, work, and play. From day hikes to overnight light hauls — this pack has been up 14ers and through some deep canyons at Arches NP.

Over and over again I have been impressed by this pack — especially how long it has lasted (considering how much I have put it through). Rain, snow, wind, sandstone walks of name it, this pack has seen it.

Some of my favorite features:

The front zip pocket is awesome! I stow my beanie, headlamp, gloves and journal for quick grab. 

The top zip pocket — seam sealed zipper (epic!) for my cell phone (of course in a water tight case, you can never really trust anything considered "waterproof") and a Luna bar or some other snacky treat.

Side compression straps — when I don't have water bottles in the side pockets, these are PERFECT for an extra layer, or even sandals. I just strap them in and I'm ready to rock.

I can't say enough good things about this pack. It got me through my last year of undergrad, through grad school, traveled the country, back and front/wet and dry, and I still take on trips.

Price Paid: $80

I'm a true believer in all Mt. Hardwear!!! Backcountry skiing, mt. runner, mt. biker, kitesurfer & just out for a trek. This back can do it all, comfort, light, easy to get into and find what you need.

For long exposed touring I use a little more beef. But farming the back this is the goods!! Light easy comfort and durable!!

Size: small
Number of Pockets: 1200
Max. Load Carried: 1200 & more
Height of Owner: 5'1"
Price Paid: $89

Fantastic daypack! I replaced my old North Face Hot Shot my dog mangled up with the Bebop. It is lightweight and holds just the right amount of stuff. I like to think the "Axe-S quick release ice axe toggle" is really featured on the pack to be a bottle opener!

Design: top/front load internal
Size: 1200 in3
Number of Pockets: 2
Height of Owner: 5'-11"
Price Paid: $65

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Designed for the multi-sport user, the Bebop and Riff will accommodate a range of contents and uses, like fast hiking, mountain biking, travel, and other pack activities where light weight is a priority. The Bebop is made of lightweight 100 D siliconized Cordura with a heavier 210 D Cordura front pocket and bottom. It features a narrow compression-molded back panel, narrow padded shoulder straps, and removable webbing waist belt. The main compartment is accessed with an across-the-top zipper and includes an internal hydration pocket. The Bebop also includes a large front pocket, small top pocket, and two mesh side pockets.


Price MSRP: $80.00
Historic Range: $63.96-$80.00
Reviewers Paid: $65.00-$89.00
Hydration hydration-compatible
Cargo capacity 1200 cubic inches
Weight 1 lb. 5 oz.

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