Eleven New Mountainsmith Packs for 2010
For 2010, the major story from Mountainsmith, a 30 year pioneer in the outdoor industry, is a complete new line-up of technical adult backpacks that utilize 100% PET recycled fabric.
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For 2010, the major story from Mountainsmith, a 30 year pioneer in the outdoor industry, is a complete new line-up of technical adult backpacks that utilize 100% PET recycled fabric. Bottom line, these new packs out-perform their price tag. Advanced load dispersion and abuse-resistant construction are partnered with simple, clean lines at a level of sophistication usually only found on more expensive packs. Mountainsmith’s new All Terrain collection covers day trips to extended expeditions. The look of the line is defined by its light grey expandable front panels and signature Mountainsmith yellow cords, bungee, and safety whistles. The offering consists of six men’s, three women’s backpacks as well as two extended day packs. There are also two junior packs made from non-recycled fabric. To see the whole collection, visit Mountainsmith at their Outdoor Retailer Booth # 19015.
Convenienceâ€¦A new feature for 2010 is Mountainsmith’s SlingShot system that converts the top lids into lumbar or shoulder sling carries. Expandable front panels, waistbelt stash pockets, QuickZip side panel access, and side mesh bottle pockets are all easy to get at. Top lid lash points, reinforced quick-attach loops, and bottom panel compression straps complete the convenience package.
Sport-Specific Featuresâ€¦Several of the new packs adapt to winter sports with front panel snowboard and snowshoe carry along with diagonal and A-frame ski carry. Climbers will enjoy the top panel rope carry compression strap, dual ice axe loops, and streamlined profile. Backpackers will find the trekking pole mounts, hydration sleeve, map pocket, and separate sleeping bag compartment with internal dividers convenient for organizing all of their gear. The camera case carry loops on the shoulder straps will keep cameras handy for catching memories of any activity. Removable safety whistles are one of the ten key essentials for any outdoor activity.
Men’s APEX 75:
The Apex 75 utilizes 22 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. Designed for oversize loads and ambitious outdoor adventures with separate sleeping bag compartment and tool mounts to keep gear organized and accessible.Volume: 5128ci/84L
Men’s LARIAT 65:
The Lariat 65 utilizes 20 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. It is sized for week-long or longer backpacking trips with a detachable daypack for shorter excursions. Volume: 4275ci/70L
The Falcon 55 utilizes 18 recycled plastic 16-ounce bottles. It is made for extended backpacking trips with removable lid that converts to a lumbar pack. Volume: 3295ci/54L
Men’s LOOKOUT 45:
The Lookout 45 utilizes 16 recycled plastic 16-ounce bottles. This pack is ideal for week-end or multi-day hut to hut trips or other excursions into the backcountry.Volume: 2870ci/47L
Men’s MAYHEM 35:
The Mayhem 35 utilizes 14 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. It is sized well for overnighters, long day hikes, or climbing, ski, and snowboard excursions in the backcountry.Volume: 3173ci/52L
Women’s JUNIPER 50:
The Juniper 50 utilizes 19 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. It is sized for week-long or longer backpacking trips with a detachable daypack for shorter excursions. Volume: 3173ci/52L
Women’s WILLOW 40
The Willow 40 utilizes 15 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. It is sized well for overnighters, long day hikes, or climbing, ski, and snowboard excursions in the backcountry.Volume: 2440ci/40L
EXTENDED DAY PACKS
Key shared features for the All Terrain extended day packs include a Delrin Hoop suspension system, panel loading, expandable front panel stash pocket, zippered top load access, internal hydration bladder sleeve with exit port, trekking pole mounts and ice axe and tool loop.
Add the shoulder strap attachment loop for Mountainsmith camera cases and these packs are feature-rich for both travel and trail.
The Approach utilizes 18 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. Sized for extended day trips. Volume: 2135ci/38L
Women’s ASPEN 30:
The Aspen 30 utilizes 16 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles.Volume: 1890ci/31L
Offers an internal frame suspension like the All Terrain adult packs.Volume: 3173ci
For the young backpacker who prefers an external frame suspension.Volume: 3355ci
Mountainsmith’s commitment to innovation began in 1979 and continues to the present with a full line of active lifestyle products. The quality and comfort of all Mountainsmith productsâ€”technical backpacks, travel storage systems, luggage, camera bags, as well as the lumbar pack iconsâ€”set the standard for the worldwide outdoor marketplace. Mountainsmith manufactures, markets, and distributes an expanding group of products designed to meet the demands of travel on and off the trail, through airports, and anywhere that carrying-comfort is essential. Mountainsmith products are sold worldwide.
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