About Mountainsmith Tyrol Backpack
- Top loading main pocket
- Side straps connect the top of the pack to the waistbelt, allowing you to shift heavier loads closer to your body
- Inner zip pocket attached to lid
- Front panel drawcord bungee
- Side compression straps
- Gear loops
- Curved, padded shoulder straps
- Adjustable sternum strap
- Tuck-away waistbelt: Adjusts to 46"
- Fits torsos: One size fits most
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 18-1/2x13-1/2x7-1/2"
- Capacity: 1873 cu.in.
- Weight: 1 lb. 15 oz.
- Material: Ballistic nylon
- Made in Vietnam
Specs about Mountainsmith Tyrol Backpack
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4.125000 5 Overall Rating: 4.1 Based on 8 reviews
Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Capt. Obvious from VA Mtns on Thursday, November 1, 2012
This bag is going to be a real beater. High denier (500?) nylon, beefy zipper. Big single compartment with extremely well thought out compression/weight distribution straps and suspension. Removable sheet of ¼" (1/2"?) foam. This is the kind of simple durable gear I like. Not hyperlight, but no was... Read More
Reviewed by dctravelgirl from Washington, DC on Saturday, January 12, 2013I just got my backpack in the mail. I like the opening at the top. I can get a lot of stuff in it. I'll be using this as my carryon for a trip next month. I just wish there were an outside pocket. There is one small zippered pocket hanging on the inside at the top. The backpack does not weigh a lot to begin with. There is a nice strap that goes around the waste. When you are not using it there is a Velcro thing where you can hide it. I love the red color!
Reviewed by Kaden from North Idaho on Tuesday, December 18, 2012I wanted a simple daypack with a waistband, and this fills the bill. I put my (small) briefcase with laptop PLUS my purse in it to go through airport security, since women are not allowed to have a regular carryon plus a briefcase and a purse. Silly, but those are the rules. This is then stashed under the seat, and everything is accessible. My only beef is that of others, that it could use a couple of small pockets, but that is it. I have had a lot of women compliment me on it in airports and ask me what it is, as many of us are in the same boat.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Day hiker from Denver, CO on Tuesday, November 20, 2012This is great day pack but lacks pockets, even if the goal is to carry gear, etc. One always needs a few places to put smaller things that can be accessible. Otherwise, well made, as usual, for Mountainsmith. Made offshore.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Redram from Columbus OH on Monday, November 19, 2012I bought this as a groceries pack (cant use those plastic bags). This holds a a large amount of groceriers and the pack is perfect for that application. I also use it here there for day hikes and other uses around town.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Capt. Obvious from VA Mtns on Thursday, November 1, 2012This bag is going to be a real beater. High denier (500?) nylon, beefy zipper. Big single compartment with extremely well thought out compression/weight distribution straps and suspension. Removable sheet of ¼" (1/2"?) foam. This is the kind of simple durable gear I like. Not hyperlight, but no wasted weight either. Not designed by a committee ;-)
It is light and unobtrusive when not full, but comfortable when I over pack. Even when full it stays fairly low profile on my back and rides low so it doesn't catch on everything I duck under. The top has some metal sliders for attaching 1" webbing. I plan to use those sliders to rig some webbing with buckles to carry a sleeping bag on top and clip a nylon pocket/pouch thingy on the back for some light weekend over-nighters. Maybe some fair weather early winter trips, spike out during hunting season. A good synthetic 20Deg. bag is about 15 litres, this bag is about 30 litres. So with the bag on top its like filling 50 litre pack, we shall see how comfy that is.
A little big for a summertime MTB day pack, but ive been using it for grocery shopping when I take my bike without a rack. Easily swallows a 15.5" laptop in a padded case. It also appears to have attachments for piggybacking it on another pack.
I really hope this pack is not discontinued.
- Best Uses: Day Hikes, Heavy Loads, Light Loads, School, Travel
- Describe Yourself: Student
- Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity, Lightweight
- Was this a gift?: No
- What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
Question & Answer
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The Tryol Backpack has a padded back panel.
The Tyrol does not have any water bottle pockets.
“There do not appear to be any external pockets to carry water bottles in. How are you supposed to transport water?”
I would just put it inside or get a belt holder.||I primarily will use this in winter time so am going to have a bottle in an insulated case anyway.
“Does the pack have an interior hydration sleeve? Does not say in the description, but my old Tyrol from the 90s does.”
The Mountainsmith Tyrol is not designed to be hydration compatible, however it does have tons of space in the removable sheet frame pocket and with some modifying you could make it compatible. Hope this helps.