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Mountainsmith Apex Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.36 based on 62 reviews
Mountainsmith Apex
92% of the Mountainsmith Apex reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (78%)
Good (14%)
Average (0%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (0%)

Specs across all Apex models
Capacity iconCapacity52 l (3173 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.9-6 oz (2.2-2.7 kg)
Length iconLength26-31 in (66-79 cm)
Width7-9 in (18-23 cm)
Height10-12 in (25-30 cm)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Mountainsmith Apex:

Reviewers like these things about the Mountainsmith Apex

  • Almost all the testers said that it is a sturdy and durable backpack for weekend and longer vacations.
  • They also said the pack is super comfortable wear and carry.
  • Numerous of them confirmed that the pack stays stable to the back with good adjustable systems.
  • Many users admited that the pack has great capacity with good number of organizational pockets to keep things organized.
  • Some buyers mentioned it as a versatile pack with top quality built for trekking and camping.
  • Most of the reviewers are thankful for the great price of the pack.
  • Travellers said that the side pouches and external loops were helpful to carry trekking gears easily.
  • Many of the travellers said that harness and waist belt is super comfortable with extra padding.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some complained that the pack doesn't come with a rain cover.
  • A few complained that the pack doensn't have a bottom compartment to carry their sleeping bags for camping.
  • A user said that the side water bottel pocket is not reachable when the pack is on his back.

Popular Models

Mountainsmith Apex 80

55% choose the Mountainsmith Apex 80

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight5.6 oz (2.5 kg)
Length iconLength30 in (76 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Mountainsmith Apex 100

27% choose the Mountainsmith Apex 100

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight6 oz (2.7 kg)
Length iconLength31 in (79 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Mountainsmith Apex 60

18% choose the Mountainsmith Apex 60

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity52 l (3173 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.9 oz (2.2 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Mountainsmith Apex features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Organizer panel
  • Sternum strap

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 Mountainsmith Apex models (the most popular choice is the Apex 80).

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.

6052 l4.9 oz0.09 oz/L


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The Mountainsmith Apex ranks #204 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Dirtbag Dreams

I plan to use it all summer and would recommend it to anyone looking for a sturdy and comfortable new pack.

Posted 18 May 2016 by Erica Van Steenis - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019