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

4.25
based on 93 reviews

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Reviews Summary


93% of the Mountainsmith Apex reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (76%)
Good (17%)
Average (0%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (0%)


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.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Mountainsmith Apex models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity52-95 l (3173-5797 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.4-6 oz (2-2.7 kg)
Length iconLength26-31 in (66-79 cm)
Width7-9 in (18-23 cm)
Height10-12 in (25-30 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Mountainsmith Apex 80

55% choose the Mountainsmith Apex 80

55 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity70 l (4272 cuin)
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

27 %
Colors and combinations:

Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity95 l (5797 cuin)
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

18 %
Colors and combinations:

Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity52 l (3173 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.4 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)




Mountainsmith Apex 80 vs Apex 100


The two most popular Mountainsmith Apex models are the Apex 80 and the Apex 100, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 82% of the people interested in the Mountainsmith Apex bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Apex 80 which is choosen by 55% (2 times as many as the 27% that choose the Apex 100).

Apex 80Apex 100
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Apex 80 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Apex 100, but check the deals before you buy.

Apex 80Apex 100
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Apex 80 has a capacity of 70 l, while the Apex 100 has a capacity of 95 l.

Apex 80Apex 100
Biggest

For a traveller, the 25 L (1526 cuin) difference equals around 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 shorts, 1 jacket, 1 pair of shoes and 1 towel.

Packing the Apex 80
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
3
pants
3
tshirt
6
boxers
6
socks
6
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
3
Extra in the Apex 100
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1

If you are an athlete, the 25 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 2 tshirts, 2 boxers, 2 pair of socks, 1 shorts, 1 pair of shoes, 2 protein bars, 2 towels and 1 book.

Packing the Apex 80
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
2
protein_bar
4
towel
2
football
1
book
2
Extra in the Apex 100
water_bottle
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
2
towel
2
book
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 two person tent.

Packing the Apex 80
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
jacket
1
fleece
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
trangia
1
packaged_meal
6
Extra in the Apex 100
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
tent_2_persons
1

Check how you can pack the Apex here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Apex 80 is 0.4 kg (14.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Apex 100.

Apex 80Apex 100
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Apex 80 is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Apex 100 (30 vs. 31 in). It's 1 in (2 cm) wider (8 vs. 9 in), while the height of the Apex 80 is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the Apex 100 (10 vs. 12 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in grey. Only the Apex 80 is available in blue.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Mountainsmith Apex features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Stretch mesh
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • 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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
6052 l4.4 oz0.08 oz/L
8070 l5.6 oz0.08 oz/L
10095 l6 oz0.06 oz/L



Rankings


vs Mountainsmith Bags

The Mountainsmith Apex ranks #4 compared with the other Mountainsmith bags.

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vs All Bags

The Mountainsmith Apex ranks #479 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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