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Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.75
based on 5 reviews


We have checked a few reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Rainshadow - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


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Good (0%)
Average (50%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow:

Reviewers like these things about the Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow

  • Several reviewers mentioned that the Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow backpack allows them to organize and arrange their belongings properly through its ample pockets.
  • Other users found some compartments of the bag to be waterproof, ensuring that their equipment stays dry.
  • Many reviewers also discovered that the pack contains a drainage to avoid bogging down.
  • A lot of reviewers recommended the bag for those who are into hiking, biking, and trekking.
  • Most of those who have tried the backpack have commented on the quick-dry mesh which is found on the shoulder straps and the back panel.
  • Many testers praised the backpack for its ample amount of space to place their belongings.
  • Others also found the bag comfortable to use due to its padded shoulder straps and hip belt.
  • Several of those who have used the pack said that its hydration sleeve could be accessed quickly.
  • Furthermore, other say that they can quench their thirst anytime they need to because of its hydration sleeve.
  • Other testers highlighted on the security which the zippered pockets provided.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user found that the key clasps of the bag may be fragile.
  • Another user thought that the quality of the bag might not be at par with other bags in the market.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity18-35 l (1098-2136 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.9-1.8 oz (0.4-0.8 kg)
Length iconLength16-21 in (41-53 cm)
Width4-11 in (10-28 cm)
Height4-14 in (10-36 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow 26

89% choose the Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow 26

89 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey
Orange


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity26 l (1587 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow 36

11% choose the Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow 36

11 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity35 l (2136 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.8 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)




Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow 26 vs Rainshadow 36


The two most popular Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow models are the Rainshadow 26 and the Rainshadow 36, so let's compare them:

The Rainshadow 26
Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow 26

The Rainshadow 36
Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow 36

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Rainshadow 26 which is choosen by 89% (8.1 times as many as the 11% that choose the Rainshadow 36).

Rainshadow 26Rainshadow 36
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Rainshadow 26 is typically around $20 more expensive than the Rainshadow 36, but check the deals before you buy.

Rainshadow 26Rainshadow 36
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Rainshadow 26 has a capacity of 26 l, while the Rainshadow 36 has a capacity of 35 l.

Rainshadow 26Rainshadow 36
Biggest

For a traveller, the 9 L (549 cuin) difference equals around 1 laptop, 1 pants and 1 book.

Packing the Rainshadow 26
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Rainshadow 36
laptop
1
pants
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 9 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 jacket, 2 protein bars and 1 book.

Packing the Rainshadow 26
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
shoes
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
Extra in the Rainshadow 36
water_bottle
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
book
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 towel and 1 sleeping bag.

Packing the Rainshadow 26
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
2
Extra in the Rainshadow 36
towel
1
sleeping_bag
1

Check how you can pack the Rainshadow here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Rainshadow 26 is 0.8 kg (28.2 oz) lower than the weight of the Rainshadow 36.

Rainshadow 26Rainshadow 36
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Rainshadow 26 is 5 in (13 cm) longer than the Rainshadow 36 (16 vs. 21 in). It's 7 in (18 cm) wider (4 vs. 11 in), while the height is the same (both 14 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and grey. Only the Rainshadow 26 is available in blue and orange.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow features:
  • Waterproof
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Side pockets
  • Hip belt
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Stretch mesh

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


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow models (the most popular choice is the Rainshadow 26).




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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
1818 l0.9 oz0.05 oz/L
2626 l1 oz0.04 oz/L
3635 l1.8 oz0.05 oz/L


Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow vs the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow vs Mountain Hardwear Scrambler


Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow
Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow

3.75

Based on 5 reviews
Capacity: 18-35 l
Weight: 0.9-1.8 oz
Price: $$


Mountain Hardwear Scrambler
Mountain Hardwear Scrambler

3.91
BEST
Based on 194 reviews

Capacity: 21-46 l
Weight: 1.7-2.5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Rainshadow is rated a little bit worse than the Scrambler.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 199 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Rainshadow is 31% smaller than the biggest Scrambler (35 L vs 46 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Rainshadow is 39% lighter than the biggest Scrambler (1.8 oz vs 2.5 oz).

FeatureRainshadowScrambler
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Roll top
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Grey
Blue
Orange

Only the Scrambler is available in these colors:
Green





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Last updated on July 03, 2019