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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.91
based on 196 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Scrambler - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


87% of the reviewers give the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (77%)
Good (10%)
Average (3%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (5%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler

  • Reviewers found out that the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler backpack conforms comfortably to the curve of the back.
  • Users thought that its waterproof main compartment keeps the gear dry inside.
  • Reviewers felt that its main compartment is roomy enough to store essential equipment.
  • Testers thought that the weight of the pack is distributed evenly.
  • Other users thought that they could easily access their hydration bladders from its designated sleeve.
  • Many reviewers found that its pockets were sufficient to store and organize things securely.
  • According to some reviewers, its compression straps secure the load to keep the pack stable on the back.
  • Testers thought that its deep side pockets are essential for carrying small items.
  • Other users also noted that the pack is versatile and efficient.
  • They also mentioned that the bag could be used by hikers, climbers, and skiers.
  • Many users took notice on its robust water which leaves no seams and gaps.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that there is no sleeve specifically designed for laptops.
  • Another reviewer mentioned that the top drawstring closure is not waterproof at all.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Mountain Hardwear Scrambler models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity21-46 l (1281-2807 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.7-2.5 oz (0.8-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength22-27 in (56-69 cm)
Width11-14 in (28-36 cm)
Height3-11 in (8-28 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30

83% choose the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30

83 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Orange


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity30 l (1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.7 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)


Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 35

17% choose the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 35

17 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity32.3 l (1971 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)




Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 vs Scrambler 35


The two most popular Mountain Hardwear Scrambler models are the Scrambler 30 and the Scrambler 35, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Scrambler 30 which is choosen by 83% (4.9 times as many as the 17% that choose the Scrambler 35).

Scrambler 30Scrambler 35
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Scrambler 30 is typically around $20 cheaper than the Scrambler 35, but check the deals before you buy.

Scrambler 30Scrambler 35
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Scrambler 30 has a capacity of 30 l, while the Scrambler 35 has a capacity of 32.3 l.

Scrambler 30Scrambler 35
Biggest

For a traveller, the 2 L (122 cuin) difference equals around .

Packing the Scrambler 30
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Scrambler 35

If you are an athlete, the 2 L difference equals .

Packing the Scrambler 30
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Scrambler 35

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as .

Packing the Scrambler 30
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
2
Extra in the Scrambler 35

Check how you can pack the Scrambler here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Scrambler 30 is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Scrambler 35.

Scrambler 30Scrambler 35
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Scrambler 30 is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Scrambler 35 (22 vs. 23 in). Both bags are the same width (14 in), while the height of the Scrambler 30 is 6 in (15 cm) less than the height of the Scrambler 35 (4 vs. 10 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue. Only the Scrambler 30 is available in black, green and orange. Only the Scrambler 35 is available in grey.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Mountain Hardwear Scrambler features:
  • Waterproof
  • Side pockets
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Hip belt

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Roll top
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Seam taped
  • Carry-on size
  • Organizer panel
  • Hydration compatible

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 Scrambler models (the most popular choice is the Scrambler 30).




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
2021 l2.5 oz0.12 oz/L
3030 l1.7 oz0.06 oz/L
3532.3 l1.9 oz0.06 oz/L
4046 l2.25 oz0.05 oz/L


Mountain Hardwear Scrambler
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Mountain Hardwear Bags

The Mountain Hardwear Scrambler ranks #4 compared with the other Mountain Hardwear bags.

2Mountain Hardwear Paladin
3.99
Mountain Hardwear Paladin
3Mountain Hardwear Zoan
3.98
Mountain Hardwear Zoan
4Mountain Hardwear Scrambler
3.91
Mountain Hardwear Scrambler
5Mountain Hardwear Hueco
3.73
Mountain Hardwear Hueco
6Mountain Hardwear Ozonic
3.70
Mountain Hardwear Ozonic

vs All Bags

The Mountain Hardwear Scrambler ranks #1553 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1551Gregory Paragon
3.91
Gregory Paragon
1552Mountain Hardwear Scrambler
3.91
Mountain Hardwear Scrambler
1553Granite Gear Rongbuk
3.91
Granite Gear Rongbuk
1554Eagle Creek Load Hauler
3.91
Eagle Creek Load Hauler
1555Jansport Equinox
3.91
Jansport Equinox



Vs Other Bags


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

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Mountain Hardwear Scrambler vs Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow


Mountain Hardwear Scrambler
Mountain Hardwear Scrambler

3.91
BEST
Based on 196 reviews
Capacity: 21-46 l
Weight: 1.7-2.5 oz
Price: $$


Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow
Mountain Hardwear Rainshadow

3.75

Based on 5 reviews

Capacity: 18-35 l
Weight: 0.9-1.8 oz
Price: $$

  • The Scrambler is rated a little bit better than the Rainshadow.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 201 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Scrambler is 31% bigger than the biggest Rainshadow (46 L vs 35 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Scrambler is 39% heavier than the biggest Rainshadow (2.5 oz vs 1.8 oz).

FeatureScramblerRainshadow
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:
Blue
Black
Orange
Grey

Only the Scrambler is available in these colors:
Green







Selected Reviews


Backpack Gear Test

It is a descent little backpack. It is a lightweight pack with a good hydration port and waist belt.

Posted 7 June 2007 by Raymond Estrella - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019