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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.


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: Daypack,Backpacking Day or Overnight,Climbing
  • Volume liters: 26
  • S/M:
  • Dimensions: 20x10x7-1/2"
  • Pack capacity: 1585
  • Weight: 1 lb. 13 oz.
  • Fits torsos: 16-19"
  • M/L:
  • Dimensions: 22x10x7-1/2"
  • Pack capacity: 1700
  • Weight: 2 lb.
  • Fits torsos: 18-1/2-22"
  • Made in Philippines
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  • US shipments only


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4.428571 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 28 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kris from Florida on Thursday, August 7, 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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  • Reviewed by summitseeker from NH on Saturday, January 10, 2015
    Yes, this pack does have some cool features and lot's of ways to compress your pack, but it is a tiny pack to begin with so it isn't like you have 20 lbs of gear shifting around.

    The zippers are cheap and have surgical tubing over the pull strings. The backpacks itself is made of a flimsy material and the foam padding is budget. I really like Mountain Hardwear's clothing but this pack is lame.

    Go with the Lithium Z pack from Mammut. Similar size, better components, better straps, and usually a better price if you shop around.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by day pack from china on Friday, January 2, 2015
    I use this for day trips mostly, some hiking, going to the beach. This pack is excellent for packing, essential items like dry gloves, snacks, beer & wine.
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by A from wyoming on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
    Great design
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mel from New York on Monday, November 10, 2014
    I bought this pack as a gift so I had to quess at the size. I am returning it as it is too small. If in doubt get the bigger one. The pack is sturdy, colorful, and will hold a lot. Material appears very durable yet the pack is lightweight.
  • Reviewed by Cait from Pennsylvania on Monday, October 27, 2014
    This pack would've been exactly what I was looking for: its a nice size for a day pack, roomy water bottle pockets, nice extra stuff pocket on outside, fit my computer, has awesome hip pockets on the waist belt, and i even loved the deep red color...but the support/frame of the pack is not ideal. i agree with the reviewer who noted that the pack seems to pull away from your back. and i also agree with the reviewer who describes the frame sheet as being poorly designed - it is flimsy and the design causes the backpack to fold over on top of itself. sooooo disappointing. if having good/proper support is important to you - i would probably not bother with this pack.

Question & Answer

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  • “Can this bag roll up and for into a larger pack? ”
    Asked by OmiBryan from Japan on 9/23/2014 9:56:47 PM
    • Assume wanting to have this along in the larger pack to use the MH Fluid for day hikes. You can't roll it, but you could place inside a larger pack and have it flat against inner wall and pack gear in front of it. My son may take this one that way for trip to Philmont High Adventure Camp in NM next year.
      Answered on 9/23/2014 11:22:30 PM by Man Mountain from Eastern PA
  • “So my torso is right around 19 inches, and thats the max size that a S/M fits for torso. What would you recommend? Also, what size hydration bladder can be used with this?”
    Asked by neil from portland from Maine on 8/25/2014 3:24:53 PM
    • My wife suggested sticking with S/M - she's 5'5" and about 120 lbs. We fit an insulated 2L bladder with room to spare, but did not try a 3L. Side pockets fit taller 3/4 L to L bottles/ flexibles each.
      Answered on 8/25/2014 5:53:16 PM by Man Mountain from Eastern PA
  • “How large of a hydration bladder (1l, 2l, 3l) will this pack accept?”
    Asked by Robbo from Wallyworld, CT on 2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

About Mountain Hardwear

Starting back in 1993, a small group of outdoor industry mavericks broke away from the pack to follow a less-traveled path. From the very beginning, the primary goal of Mountain Hardwear was to create an outdoor gear brand with a sharp focus on technology-driven design, superior performance and hardcore reliability. The result of this function-first mentality has been an array of incredible Mountain Hardwear jackets, clothing, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and accessories. Today, after more than two decades of industry-leading innovation, Mountain Hardwear continues to set new benchmarks for dependability in the toughest conditions on the planet.