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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler

in Backpacks - Frameless

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4.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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Patrick Young
( lightingboy )

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler on 05/02/2007 14:24:41 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

This 1600 cu. in. 11oz pack is very light and compact. Comes with a removable 1/4 in. foam backpanel and stuffs into its own pocket. The compression is taken care of with an external bungee cord and the top pocket closure strap. It also has 1 tool holder. The shoulder straps are all mesh with no padding and there is no waist belt. There is a top pocket with generous room for essentials and a key keeper. It is not hydration compatible. This makes a great day pack, really light and spacious for such endeavors. It's comfortable with sub 15lbs. loads. I miss the waist belt to support any extra weight and the shoulder straps could use padding for larger loads. The grosgrain straps do have a tendency to slip when jogging with the pack and letting it slide down your back. The pack is good for what MHW intended it for (day hiking) and could use a little more room for an overnight-3 day trip backpack. Construction is very good though the first one I bought, had stitching coming loose on the shoulder strap.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler priced at: $54.99 - $56.97
Ryley Breiddal
( ryleyb - M )

Pacific Northwest
Tough little day-pack on 10/30/2007 20:08:27 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Excellent day pack. I use mine every day around town and occasionally for day hikes, scrambles, and climbing. Mine has taken a beating on nasty bushwacks in the rain and kept my gear relatively dry (not seam-sealed and made of silnylon, so you can't expect the world). I've been really impressed with it's durability.

You can remove the foam backpad and then stuff it into the under-lid pocket, which compacts it down to about the size of an apple.

The shoulder straps are just mesh fabric, but fairly wide. If you keep the weight down (<12lbs?) you probably won't notice.

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