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About Mountain Hardwear Paladin Backpack

Closeouts. Versatile enough for a serious day hike or urban adventure, Mountain Hardwear's Paladin backpack is constructed from tough and durable 840 denier HT nylon and features a CoolWave suspension system and a wide-mouth opening.


Specs about Mountain Hardwear Paladin Backpack

  • Pack material: 840 denier HT ballistic nylon
  • Frame type: Internal
  • Frame material: Molded foam
  • Pack loading: Top
  • Laptop compatible: Yes
  • Laptop compartment fits up to: 15"
  • Ice tool/trekking pole loops: Yes
  • Recommended use: Daypack
  • Dimensions: 22x13x9"
  • Pack capacity: 1850
  • Volume liters: 30
  • Weight: 2 lb. 13 oz.
  • Fits torsos: 16-22"
  • Made in Philippines
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4.750000 5 Overall Rating: 4.8 Based on 12 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by G-Funk from San Francisco on Monday, September 9, 2013
This backpack is awesome. Has plenty of space. I can fit my massive 17 inch laptop in this guy with room for 3 textbooks as well. Love the top loading zippers. Works great on my bike commutes to school and work.
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by JOhn S from North Carolina on Sunday, June 21, 2015
    M wife had been looking for a day pack for 2 year. This one is great. very well made, functional, and nice looking.
  • Reviewed by MET from Chicago, IL on Sunday, June 14, 2015
    This backpack replaces a casual backpack I've had for close to 20 years. Lacking a laptop sleeve and more suited to casual use, I knew I needed something roomy and versatile without being too large and too pricey.

    I brought the pack on a short camping trip recently and it was excellent. Having forgotten my toiletry kit in my gym bag, there were ample compartments to store the items I needed and still a good amount of room for clothes. I even fit my sleeping bag liner in it.

    The pack itself is very light and comfortable to wear; well padded on the straps. The quick access panel to the laptop sleeve is very convenient. The handle on the front is well placed too; making it easy to pick it up like a suitcase quickly when needed.

    I'm very happy with my purchase.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by MadWyn from CA on Monday, June 8, 2015
    purchased as a carry on for upcoming Euro trip. might be too big? probably would get no argument on domestic (USA) flights, but I am concerned about International flights. if I pack it anywhere near full, it might not fit all the way under the street.

    The pack is fantastic however! construction is top notch, very well placed pockets. I particularly like the fully opening main area. All told, at this price, this is fantastic buy! I was in REI over the weekend, and out of curiosity, i looked at their selection. I couldn't find anything I thought was comparable for under less than 3 times what I paid for this here.

    Highly recomended!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mike from Maryland on Monday, May 18, 2015
    I have one for each of my kids, and one for myself... Great pack! Use it to pack for snowboarding trips. Helmet fits in the top of the bag. Overnight trips work as well... Especially with all the pockets. Would highly recommend.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by dman from Chicago on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    I bought this pack to use as a carry on for traveling. I like the way this pack opens and exposes all of your stuff in the pack, as well as, the pockets in the lid. There are tons of pockets along the interior of the pack to allow for organization and location of your stuff - I hate when you have to dig through your pack to find stuff and it always seems to be at the bottom. This design should take care of that issue.

Question & Answer

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  • “Does this model have the side zipper to allow insert a laptop?”
    Asked by Sir GH from California on 7/13/2014 1:22:28 PM
    • Yes it does. Easy access
      Answered on 7/13/2014 6:39:02 PM by Hacklebarney Jimmy from New Jersey
    • YES! Fits my 15" macbook pro perfectly. Fantastic for traveling and going through airport security, unzip only the side to grab your laptop out.
      Answered on 7/22/2014 5:49:26 PM by World Racer from VA
  • “Hi is the Mountain Hardwear Paladin Backpack that you sell the exact same model that's on the Mountain Hardear's website?

    Here's the link:

    I would suggest asking our product specialist on the Q & A tab on our site for our item.
    Meir: I am interested most in the following features: 1. Airport-security-friendly external side laptop access for efficiency during airport screening 2. tablet sleeve

    Here are all the features listed on MH's site:

    Airport-security-friendly external side laptop access for efficiency during airport screening
    HardWave back panel with soft and streamlined shoulder straps for ultimate comfort
    Super-tough, hardwearing materials for maximum durability and long life
    Wide bucket top opening for easy main compartment access
    Main compartment includes sized right tablet sleeve, document sleeve and zippered fleece pocket for ultimate organization
    Easy access top pocket includes two zippered pockets for additional organization; one fabric, one mesh
    Low profile pocket on top of pack keeps small items handy for ultimate organization
    Side compression and deep side pockets for easy access to water bottles, power cords, etc.
    Tuck away waistbelt and adjustable sternum strap add stability while on the move
    Easy to find grab handles on front (padded) and back”
    Asked by Camper1 from New York on 10/8/2013 9:24:57 PM
    • Our pack is last season's closeout. It has the same features.
      Answered on 10/14/2013 11:05:03 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Does this pack have openings for a hydration bladder?”
    Asked by Bob from Iowa on 9/22/2013 9:25:32 PM
    • The pack does not have any hydration tube ports. They is a space behind the frame sheet that you could put a bladder if you wanted to. It has it's own zip access.
      Answered on 9/24/2013 1:05:00 PM by Kathryn from Florida

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.