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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
  • Visit our Backpacks Guide
  • US shipments only

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Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kris from Florida on Thursday, August 07, 2014
I was looking for a biking/commuting pack and it is exactly what I was looking for. It holds all of the things I need for the day (tablet, gym stuff, etc) but is very light and breathable. I am a 5'6'' woman and the small/medium is a perfect length for my torso and I barely had to adjust it. I al... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kris from Florida on Thursday, August 07, 2014
    I was looking for a biking/commuting pack and it is exactly what I was looking for. It holds all of the things I need for the day (tablet, gym stuff, etc) but is very light and breathable. I am a 5'6'' woman and the small/medium is a perfect length for my torso and I barely had to adjust it. I also really like the kangaroo pouch in the backfor stuffing jackets and other items into, as well as the deep water bottle pockets on the sides. The hold my 1 liter nalgene very snugly. The zip pockets on the hip straps are great for an ipod, small cell phone, granola bars and whatever else you want close by.

    I would definitely recommend to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Nate W. from South East Idaho on Saturday, July 26, 2014
    This backpack is very lightweight with great features and lot of storage. I am 6'4" and have a large frame so many backpacks (even large sizes) do not fit well. I was easily able to adjust this one to fit and distribute weight appropriately.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lo from Utah on Friday, July 25, 2014
    The one thing I don't love about this pack is the support in the back. It tends to pull away from my back, so it's not as solid as if it had a better support set-up.

    I love everything else about the rest of the pack. It is light, all of the storage is easily accessible and useful, and it condenses down to a small pack well. I LOVE the pockets on the hip straps.

    Overall, it is a decent pack, especially at this price.
  • Reviewed by Mark from Virginia on Friday, July 25, 2014
    I purchased the first several months back, and was pretty impressed by the quality. It has all the adjustments a nice large back-packing pack has, but in a small lighter package. It has plenty of pocket space for everything you might need on a day hike, but is probably too small for an overnight trip if you need to haul a tent and sleeping bag, along with all your other essentials. It's light weight and seems to resist water and spills quite well. I like the pockets on the waistband, to store my camera and wallet. If there's anything I don't like, maybe it's the amount of extra adjustment for the waistband. The straps are too long and after adjustment you have about 12 or more inches of extra strap on each side. I don't see how even the biggest people would ever need that amount of extra length. Anyway it's really just an annoyance that I have tuck them each time I put the back on or have these long straps that dangle nearly to my knees.

    So other than that, it's so completely awesome my wife wanted one. She had used mine several times for hiking, and since we both liked it so much, she now has hers. By the way she's 5'9 and I'm 6ft and 175lbs and we went with the M/L size.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Man Mountain from Eastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    Bought this pack on sale for less than $60 as an introductory backpack for my wife for longer day hikes while we were on vacation in the NPs in the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon areas July 11-20. We put a separately purchased 2 L hydration bladder in it and used it each day of our trip. Lots of pockets and built in organization of gear and good ease of access. She could fit her Nokia 822 Windows phone in one of the waist pouches (others commenting on inability to fit must have larger phones) and a couple of granola bars and electrolyte gel strips in the other.

    My wife is an inch or so above the small range in torso length but might have been better suited to a small frame size after all. She is still deciding on whether to get a small, but this one will definitely go to my older son if we decide to purchase her a new one.

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