4 out of 4
February 07, 2012
I just received this item. I also own the Moutainsmith tour lumbar back, which is in many ways comparable. I really like the way both of these packs carry. I use the shoulder strap most of the time, but then if I am doing something more active, I can always clip the waist belt. Fanny packs are a classic nerd item, but neither of these will give you the nerd stigma. When comparing the two packs the Marmot is a fair amount smaller but also has more pockets, including pockets on the waist belt. The Marmot also carries a little better because of the way the straps are attached to the back. One negative is that you really can't fit a normal sized water bottle in the side pockets on the Marmot, which you can easily do on the Mountainsmith.Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Cons: built well but had to exchange 1st for defect, side pockets too small to be very useful
Black, Black/ Flint, Dark Coal/ Flint, Dark Fern/ Bright Grass, Dark Granite/ Cinder, Olympian Blue/ Nightfall, Russet Orange/ Picante, Russet Orange/ Red Ochre, Slate Grey/ Steel, Surf/ Cinder, Surf/ Moonlight and Team Red/ Cinder.