Mountain Hardwear Fluid 26 Backpack in Black
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Mountain Hardwear Fluid 26 Backpack

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Information about Mountain Hardwear Fluid 26 Backpack
Closeouts. Perfectly sized for a full day on the trail, Mountain Hardwear's Fluid 26 backpack lets you adjust load stability while you're moving and has a breathable mesh back panel to keep you cool.
  • On-The-Fly side compression straps lets you adjust load stability while wearing the pack and without restricting motion
  • CoolWave suspension with air channels and breathable mesh back panel and lumbar padding
  • HardWave framesheet keeps the back panel flat for a stable fit without compromising flexibility
  • Breathable mesh back panel with air channels for cooling ventilation
  • Adjustable front shove-it pocket holds helmet or extra clothing
  • Dedicated hydration pocket with dual ports (bladder not included)
  • Front panel organizer pocket with internal zip pocket
  • Stretch side water bottle and stuff pockets
  • Padded mesh shoulder straps
  • Padded mesh waistbelt with two zip pockets
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Carry loops for ice axe and trekking poles
  • Made in Philippines
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  • US shipments only
Specs about Mountain Hardwear Fluid 26 Backpack
  • Pack material: 100 denier HT ripstop dobby nylon, 210 denier Hexnut ripstop nylon
  • Frame type: Internal
  • Hydration compatible: Yes
  • Pack loading: Top
  • Ice tool/trekking pole loops: Yes
  • Recommended use: Backpacking Day or Overnight,Climbing,Daypack
  • Volume liters: 26
  • S/M:
  • Dimensions: 20x10x7-1/2"
  • Pack capacity: 1585 cu.in.
  • Weight: 1 lb. 13 oz.
  • Fits torsos: 16-19"
  • M/L:
  • Dimensions: 22x10x7-1/2"
  • Pack capacity: 1700 cu.in.
  • Weight: 2 lb.
  • Fits torsos: 18-1/2-22"
  • Pack volume: 25-34 L
  • Pack style: Daypacks
  • Pack gender: Men,Women
  • Made in Philippines
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  • US shipments only

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Reviewed by Little Mac from Carolina on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This is a perfect daypack. It has great organizational features and is very comfortable to wear. The colors are great, too!
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Evan from Tennessee on Thursday, April 24, 2014
    It has a nice semi frame, zips all the way down to the bottom so that you can lay the pack down to pack stuff in, and fits to your back better than a normal day pack.
  • Reviewed by rocket from utah on Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    This pack has been a long-time favorite. Sadly I burned it on a four-wheeler tailpipe and had to get a new one.

    It's very light weight. It's comfortable. It has all of the right compartments. Perfect for hiking and longer mountain bike trips. It can easily compress if you don't have a full pack.
  • Reviewed by sara from new england on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    This is great for commuting - holds my laptop, lunch and extra clothes needed for the winter. The front pocket is great at organizing, and the outside flap can be used for gloves, helmet, whatever. It's also really comfortable, and well-suited for a smaller (5'5") frame!
  • Reviewed by Duck Dad from Gig Harbor, WA on Monday, September 30, 2013
    I get a little tired of reading reviews from people that haven't used the product. In this case however it took me about 30 seconds to figure out that the frame sheet on this pack was apparently designed by an idiot. Its basically a series of plastic tubes joined together. That in itseld might be okay except that the tubes are arrayed in a horizontal manner which means that the frame sags into a z pattern. The whole idea behind a frame is to provide a rigid structure to allow the weight to be carried by the waist belt. Had they arranged the tubes in a vertical manner it probably would have worked just fine. If i had time I would send this pack back and order a Black Dimond which is what I have (this pack is for my wife) and which has a killer suspension system. Alas we are climbing St Helens in 4 days and there is just no time to reorder. This will have to do. I will probably try to modify it with some vertical stays if I can find the right material. It was very reasoanbly priced but I could have purchased the Black Dimond for only $10 more. The BD's do tend to be a little spartan (they put thier money into function, not adding a lot of features) and I thought my wife would like a few of the features of this pack such as the U shaped zipper that provides easy access to the main pouch and the stuff it pocket on the back. Those features are nice. I also did a mock loading and it seems the size is adequate for what will be needed in a summit pack in October. Bottom line if you are looking for a good technical pack you might want to consider something else unless you don't mind making the modifications I am considering.
  • Reviewed by Hike Dude from Pennsylvania on Monday, September 9, 2013
    This is a great bag at a great price. It had all the basic functionality that I wanted as a daypack for hiking, running, and commuting to work. Great ventilation on the back and through straps, lots of pockets, very adjustable.

    Only complaints are that the rear panel frame, though it does a great job eliminating pressure on the back and aiding in ventilation, isn't rigid enough to support the pack standing on it's own (which slightly impedes the ease of loading) and that I'm not a huge fan on the white straps... then again, that's my fault for color selection. The various tightening straps are also a little excessive in length. And if we're being REALLY picky, a clip for a hydration tube would have been great. Added one myself, but integrated would have been nicer.

    Working hard to dirty the bag up and put it through the ringer. Has survived several hikes and runs so far with only positive things to say. Great bag, definitely worth the purchase!

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