Mountainsmith Approach 3.0 Trekking Backpack - Internal Frame

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About Mountainsmith Approach 3.0 Trekking Backpack - Internal Frame

Closeouts. Head out for adventure with the Mountainsmith Approach 3.0 internal frame backpack, ideally sized for overnight or extended day trips.

  • Breathable, molded foam back panel
  • Fully-adjustable padded shoulder straps
  • Sternum strap with hydration valve catch
  • Padded pivoting waist belt
  • Four compression straps
  • Vertical front zip pocket with elastic rigging
  • Zip side pockets with pass-through sleeves
  • Single ice axe loop
  • Trekking pole attachments
  • Hydration pocket with port
  • Fits torsos: 18-22”
  • Size (LxWxD): Approx. 22x18x12-½”
  • Capacity: 2044 cu.in.
  • Weight: 3 lb. 2 oz.
  • Material: Nylon with bar track and Hypalon® reinforcements
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4.365384 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 52 reviews

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Reviewed by Fishin' man from Monterey County, CA on Monday, September 8, 2008
I purchased this daypack due to the suspension system and the ability to carry rod tubes on the sides. Not disappointed at all. Took an 8 wgt and 5 wgt for hike-in fishing in SE Alaska recently; plenty of room for raingear, waders, lunch, tackle. While not waterproof, stowing it under a grassy over... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Backpacker Bob from Arizona on Sunday, December 15, 2013
    I bought this pack originally in 2006 for backpacking trip across Western Europe. I was able to carry 6 weeks worth of clothes and equipment and it doubled as my pillow and chair at times. Since then it has lasted with me through 3 years in the Peace Corps in El Salvador where it braved jungles, savanna dry lands, pine filled mountains, and coastal plains. It has been with me throughout trips all over Latin America and frankly I never travel without it. This pack has been beaten and battle-tested, and just staring at it brings back a flood of memories. This winter of 2014 I will be hiking down into the Grand Canyon, for my birthday and this pack will be with me.

    I cannot express the degree to which I recommend this pack.. You will not regret this purchase!!!!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Shinzan from Santa Fe on Thursday, June 11, 2009
    I tis a wonderful Bag not too big not too small and I like the design .
    • Best Uses: Day trip, Hiking
    • Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer
    • Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Large capacity, Lightweight
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Happy Trails from Florida on Tuesday, June 9, 2009
    What a great pack for the price. Can;t beat it!
    • Best Uses: Day trip, Hiking
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Pros: Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large capacity, Lots of pouches
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Everyday Backpack Wearer from Moscow, ID on Monday, June 8, 2009
    I use a backpack every day. I don't drive, so I use it to pack everything from groceries, work material, school material (graduate lit students carry a lot of books--a lot), changes of clothes, food, water, etc. Since I carry so much, I like the lay-out of the pack: two side pockets, a small front pocket, and the main body pocket; this design is the single reason I settled on the mountainsmith as a replacement for my worn out Rokk Socorro. Unfortunately, some of the compression straps are in weird places that makes zipper access difficult--that is, access to necessary materials. I nearly have to unpack everthing to get one item, a hassle for sure. The waist belt also seems a little insubstantial, but I've probably not walked more than five miles at a go with it yet.
    • Best Uses: Day to day use, Day trip, Hiking
    • Cons: Some straps poorly placed, Weak Seams, Zippers difficult
    • Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer
    • Pros: Comfortable, Great variety of pockets, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight, Secures load well
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bubb from Wilmington, NC on Monday, June 8, 2009
    This is the fourth mtnsmith I have owned over the last 20 years. I think their design continues to improve. This pack is huge (for a daypack). Very comfortable, easy to load, and seems to be as tough as nails. Also enough bells and whistles to make you happy. I am 6ft2in and 195 lbs. This pack fits like a glove. Get it. Do it. 4, 3, 2, 1, ...
    • Best Uses: Backpacking, Day trip, Hiking
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Large capacity
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven

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