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About Mountainsmith Blaze II lLumbar Pack

Closeouts. Great for day hikes, trips to the gym and travel, the versatile Mountainsmith Blaze II lumbar pack can also be carried as a shoulder bag, handbag or as an add on to your full-size pack.


Specs about Mountainsmith Blaze II lLumbar Pack

  • Pack material: Nylon
  • Dimensions: 11x11-1/2x5"
  • Pack capacity: 632
  • Weight: 1 lb. 9 oz.
  • Made in Viet Nam
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3.916666 5 Overall Rating: 3.9 Based on 36 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

lumbar pack
Verified Buyer Reviewed by bob from madison wi on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
great butt pack. no sweaty back from backpacks.
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  • Great large lumbar pack if the water bottle holders were deeper. Unfortunately they are way too shallow.
    Reviewed by backcountry skier from Lake Tahoe on Friday, August 23, 2013
    This is a nice bag but the water bottle pockets are way to shallow. I am not willing to risk having my water bottles topple out of the bag, so I am returning this and buying a different Mountainsmith lumbar pack.
  • Issue with waterbottles
    Reviewed by Kayaker from Maryland on Monday, July 22, 2013
    I bought this for hiking and wading in streams. I find it fits just fine. Right sized for me in the sense that I can put a small lunch, binoculars, and a field guide in it. I like the pocket designs as well. Has a snap for holding your keys in the small front pocket. Also has a number of straps to adjust the fit. Overall a very nice design with one glaring exception. The water bottle pockets are only 5 inches deep. So water bottles hang very loosely and may fall out. The one redeeming factor is that there is a bungee drawstring that allows tightening at the top of the water bottle pocket. In addition, there are a few loops on the pack that could be used to tie in the top of your bottle with a carabiner or something. Whoever designed those pockets at Mountainsmith needs to pay more attention. That said, the pack is roomy enough that I can carry a bottle in the pack as well.
  • Perfect for hiking and collecting samples!
    Reviewed by GRAM Rocks & Minerals of Ga Hiker from Georgia on Sunday, July 14, 2013
    I bought this bag on an impulse when I was ordering my hiking boots. My husband laughed at me saying "you bought a fanny pack" but it is a wonderful bag. I went on a 5 day hike of Georgia. The bag sat perfectly on my hips while the shoulder strap kept it completely balanced which allowed me to use my hands to navigating the terrane. Now I'm a teacher and if you know anything about teachers they can't hike without collecting samples. The two storage compartments were large enough to hold my hiking supplies along with many many pounds of rocks and minerals. I love this bag. I plan to use it during school field days and sporting events. The only problem was my water bottles didn't fit correctly...But not because the compartments weren't wide enough just maybe not very deep. I just used caribeners to keep them from falling out.
  • Lots of space and off your back.
    Reviewed by Cyclist from New York on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    I wanted a pack that I could wear while riding without covering the advertising on the back of my shirt and this fit the bill. It has plenty of room, including a spot for my Chromebook (or an iPad). I actually paid $75 (almost MSRP ) for this, too bad I didn't wait to get it from STP. Sometimes feels a bit off balance.
  • not the usual great Mountainsmith design
    Reviewed by Anonymous from SW Virginia on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    I already have a DAY and TOUR pack, and love them. The DAY travels with me, well, every day. The Blaze II however, is not your grandfathers usual Mountainsmith. For the most part it is very good, with the great Mountainsmith quality that we know of, but this design stinks. I will agree with most other reviewers the the bottle pockets are way too short, but the worst part about them is that they are attached to the lumbar belt, NOT the bag itself. In most cases I will tuck the belt and use the shoulder strap. This will not work if you carry a bottle, as the weight of the bottle will immediately pull the tucked belt out of the pocket. So, if you are going to carry a beverage, either you have to use the belt, or else you are going to have a waist belt and straps flopping about you side like a big bird. Terrible design. It is obvious to see why this one is out of production.

Question & Answer

Questions about this product? Get answers from community and staff experts.

  • “Is this bag compatible with the Mountainsmith Strapettes?”
    Asked by een from Lakewood, CO on 8/9/2011 12:00:00 AM
    • Yes, those straps are compatible with this bag.
      Answered on 8/11/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from None
  • “can you put a 2 liter nalgene bottle in the pockets on the sides of this bag? thanks!”
    Asked by Anonymous from Unknown on 1/12/2011 12:00:00 AM
    • Yes, you should be able to fit a liter bottle in the pockets.
      Answered on 1/24/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • It looks like a bottle up to 14" around would fit, I have a 1 liter bottle that does not fit well in most of my other packs but it has plenty of extra room in this pack.|Hope that helps.
      Answered on 3/18/2011 12:00:00 AM by Rocki from COS, CO.
    • Probably not. The 2 side pockets will fit up to a standard nalgene or CamelBak size One liter bottle. The pockets are not deep enough to accomodate the taller 2-liter bottles - they would probably fall out easily. But there is PLENTY of room in the big pocket of the pack.
      Answered on 3/31/2011 12:00:00 AM by Ely Hiker from Ely, MN
    • No, the pocket is really only big enough for 1 liter MAX. And even that is pushing it because the pockets are not very tall. It seems like tall water bottles could fall out of the side pockets easily, though it hasn't happened to me.
      Answered on 4/3/2011 12:00:00 AM by Hiker Girl from Idaho
    • Absolutely. Very adjustable.
      Answered on 4/24/2011 12:00:00 AM by Busy outdoor mom from Sisters, OR

About Mountainsmith

Founded in 1979 by legendary outdoorsman Patrick Smith, the Mountainsmith brand has become synonymous with rugged, adventure-ready gear, including tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, fanny packs, trekking poles and the popular modular hauler system. For more than 35 years, Mountainsmith backpacks and lumbar packs have been engineered to meet the rigorous demands of backcountry adventure. Whether it’s an alpine climbing expedition or an easygoing day hike, you can trust these products to go the distance. Experience the difference for yourself, and you’ll quickly understand why Mountainsmith is fittingly represented by an anvil logo. Mountainsmith backpacks, tents and camping gear are simply among the most reliable on the market today.