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About Mountain Hardwear Wayback 30 Backpack

Closeouts. Mountain Hardwear's Wayback 30 backpack helps you get deep into the backcountry either on skis or foot. Rugged and stable, it has ski and snowboard carrying straps and panel access to the roomy main compartment.


Specs about Mountain Hardwear Wayback 30 Backpack

  • Pack material: 420 denier HD nylon
  • Frame type: Internal
  • Hydration compatible: Yes
  • Pack loading: Top
  • Ski carry: Yes
  • Snowboard carry: Yes
  • Ice tool/trekking pole loops: Yes
  • Recommended use: Skiing,Snowboarding
  • S/M:
  • Dimensions: 23x12x7"
  • Pack capacity: 1850
  • Weight: 2 lb. 9 oz.
  • Fits torsos: 16-19"
  • M/L:
  • Dimensions: 25x12x7"
  • Pack capacity: 2075
  • Weight: 2 lb. 11 oz.
  • Fits torsos: 18.5-22"
  • Made in Philippines
  • US shipments only


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3.750000 5 Overall Rating: 3.8 Based on 4 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Chris from Ga on Thursday, August 13, 2015
If you are looking for a framed pack, look elsewhere. But for a frameless, pack this is high quality and a steal for the STP price.
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Chris from Ga on Thursday, August 13, 2015
    If you are looking for a framed pack, look elsewhere. But for a frameless, pack this is high quality and a steal for the STP price.
  • Reviewed by Jon from Anaconda, MT on Sunday, February 1, 2015
    I do not like this pack because there's no vertical frame stays or frame sheet. The water bladder holder is attached to the shoulder straps. If you fill a 3L water bladder, every bit of the weight will be on your shoulders. I tried to sell it on Craigslist for $40, and no takers.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by JS from PA on Friday, January 23, 2015
    So I bought the wayback to replace a black diamond outlaw (the worlds greatest backpack). You see I lost my outlaw out of the roof box I forgot to close completely, and I've been really sad about it ever since. Enter the wayback 30, it's pretty similar to the outlaw:

    zippered back panel
    ability to carry skis
    Its a little bigger

    Things it does the black diamond didn't:
    Helmet pocket, the top pocket on the front opens and has a clip that allows you to stuff a helmet in and then clip it closed
    Goggle pocket location is better inside the top zipper and it'll actually hold goggles from this decade (the goggle pocket on the black diamond is small)

    Now for the weird things about this pack:

    Worst hydration pocket I've ever seen, it floats freely between the back panel opening and the main compartment of the bag. This means if you rocking a hydration bladder and need access to the main compartment you'll have to unzip the back panel and then flop that whole bladder out of the way, which brings us to.
    The only access to the main compartment is through the back panel, which is strange considering the hydration pocket.
    There are no stays so this isn't really a rigid pack, and while I haven't put skis on it (probably won't) I imagine it'll sag under the weight since there are no stays reinforcing the bag.

    I like the bag, but I'm planning on cutting the stupidly located hydration sleeve out. Doing that will give me a small opening to access the main compartment without using the back panel.
  • Reviewed by MTman from Switzerland on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
    Bought this pack because I though it would be good for carrying poles and snowshoes, and the straps on the back do look like they should fit the bill. The arrangement of compartments is very different from any other pack I have owned, and until I realized the compartment directly behind the internal frame panel is the largest and is meant for stowing items in addition to the hydration pack, I was thinking I could not carry enough extra clothes etc. There is plenty of room, and the large compartment should be great for carrying a computer through security because you can just lay the pack down and unzip this large compartment and pull the computer right out. The pack seems to be of good quality.

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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.