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Montane Fast Alpine Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

We have checked a few reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Fast Alpine - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Montane Fast Alpine:

Reviewers like these things about the Montane Fast Alpine

  • Testers found out that the Montane Fast Alpine pack is built to take hard knocks and suitable for both comfortably lugging heavy loads and discreetly minding its own business when climbing.
  • Other testers pointed out that it has a right benchmark size for a general purpose climbing sack.
  • Reviewers noted that the bag's lid can either be raised to create extra storage space or pulled down tight around the top of the pack like a close-fitting weatherproof hood.
  • Users also said that it has a top compression strap with plenty of lengths to accommodate a bulky rope underneath.
  • Other reviewers thought that its zipped over-lid pocket is a very decent size for the loose bits and bobs to which is needed with regular access.
  • hat, gloves, shades, camera, snacks.
  • They also indicated that its frame can be removed and bent to give a degree of tailored fit.
  • According to some users, a thin folded foam pad is also slipped down inside the back sleeve, offering protection from pack contents and something to sit on if benighted.
  • Other users found that its external back padding is firm.
  • According to those who used it, the backpack's sternum strap, fully elastic, helps hold the shoulder straps in place while allowing chest and arms to flex freely.
  • Many users pointed out that it has an excellent form-hugging fit, and helps transfer some of the weight off the shoulders.
  • Testers noted that the bag's combination of effective internal frame, minimal firm padding, and well-shaped straps adds up to a close, comfortable fit.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A tester thought that the bag is not a notably lightweight pack.
  • A reviewer mentioned that its lid cannot be removed which is bad news for ultra minimalists.


Crowdsourced specs across all Montane Fast Alpine models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity40 l (2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Montane Fast Alpine features:
  • Hip belt

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

4040 l2.8 oz0.07 oz/L

Bag ID 32956. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019