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Overview

About Mountainsmith Scream 55L Backpack

Closeouts. A lightweight, roll-top traveler, Mountainsmith's Scream 55L backpack is feature-rich and trail-ready with an easy-breathing Anvil Airway back panel, cushioned, pre-curved waistbelt with roomy zip pockets, and extra-durable construction with a nylon embossed liner.

Specs

Specs about Mountainsmith Scream 55L Backpack

  • Adjustable torso: Yes
  • Pack material: 610 denier Cordura® HP and 210 denier nylon embossed liner
  • Frame type: Internal
  • Frame material: Removable rigid foam suspension framesheet
  • Hydration compatible: Yes
  • Pack loading: Top
  • Recommended use: Backpacking Multiday
  • Dimensions: 24.25x10.75x8"
  • Pack capacity: 3350 cu.in.
  • Volume liters: 55L
  • Weight: 2 lb. 4 oz.
  • Fits torsos: 17-21"
  • Made in Viet Nam
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Reviews

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3.500000 5 Overall Rating: 3.5 Based on 2 reviews

Most Helpful 4-Star Review

Mountainsmith Scream 55
Reviewed by Bob from North Carolina on Sunday, March 4, 2018
I just received my Mountainsmith Scream 55, older design. I own a number of Mountainsmith products, a number of their lumbar packs, as well as their Apex backpacks. I have modified the Scream 55, replaced the flimsy frame sheet with a Kydex sheet. I used the flimsy frame sheet as a template, and the... Read More
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  • Mountainsmith Scream 55
    Reviewed by Bob from North Carolina on Sunday, March 4, 2018
    I just received my Mountainsmith Scream 55, older design. I own a number of Mountainsmith products, a number of their lumbar packs, as well as their Apex backpacks. I have modified the Scream 55, replaced the flimsy frame sheet with a Kydex sheet. I used the flimsy frame sheet as a template, and then cut it slightly smaller so I could install it in the inside pocket. I now have a pack I can use, looking forward to using it on my next trip. My intent is to use it on ultra light trips, base weight being around 12-15 pounds. The pack looks to be well made, and the materials look very sturdy, and something I would expect from Mountainsmith.
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    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Konza Hiker from Kansas on Thursday, January 25, 2018
    I liked the overall look and feel of the pack but it didn't quite fit anybody in our family right, so we returned it. Probably best for a 18-19" torso. Only feature I didn't like was that the zipper assess the back pockets was low and small. Not easy to fit much in there and you would have had to shove up quite a bit to fill the pocket. If it had fit though I think it would have worked well for sub 20lb loads.

Question & Answer

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  • “Hi, two questions for you because I couldn't tell from the two pictures:
    -Are the "side mesh pockets" in addition to the waist belt pockets and the water bottle pockets?
    -Does each front panel storage pocket have its own zipper?

    And two more:
    -Does the 610 Cordura HP have a DWR finish, or some water repellency on the in-side?
    -Are you expecting to receive any more of these packs, maybe in a larger torso size? (>21" )
    Asked by Adirondack Ace from Northernmost NY State on 1/4/2018 8:21:26 PM
    • No answer after 15 days, so I found the first two answers elsewhere: https://sectionhiker.com/mountainsmith-scream-55-backpack-review/
      -This review seems to say that the "side mesh pockets" ARE the water bottle pockets.
      -Yes, each front panel pocket has its own side zipper.

      -Unasked, but opinion given in above review: Max comfortable weight capacity 25-30 pounds, by reviewers experience. 35# according to designer, 45# according to mfg.

      and another review: https://gearinstitute.com/gear-review/mountainsmith-scream-55/
      Answered on 1/19/2018 2:46:38 PM by Adirondack Ace from Northernmost NY State
    • The second review link I gave refers to a more recent model year Scream 55 than the one STP is selling. Sorry. [I don't know how to edit my previous answer.]
      Answered on 1/19/2018 2:58:42 PM by Adirondack Ace from Northernmost NY State
    • On 1/23 I rec'd this e-mail answer from TJX/STP:
      With the fabric being tightly woven it has a natural water repellent, but no additional coating, vendor said they don't use DWR because it breaks down the fabric over time.
      Answered on 1/23/2018 8:52:30 PM by Adirondack Ace from Northernmost NY State

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.