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

4.26 based on 61 reviews
Mountainsmith Approach
94% of the Mountainsmith Approach reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (73%)
Good (21%)
Average (5%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

Specs across all Approach models
Capacity iconCapacity35 l (2136 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6-2.8 oz (0.7-1.3 kg)
Length iconLength7-26 in (18-66 cm)
Width7-12 in (18-30 cm)
Height10-23 in (25-58 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Mountainsmith Approach

  • Several reviewers thought that the Mountainsmith Approach backpack is ideal for traveling and mountain trailing.
  • Other reviewers felt comfortable while using the bag due to its Anvil airway ridged EVA back panel.
  • Several users thought that the pack includes sufficient areas where they can store their equipment.
  • Other users noted that the bag has an attachment system where they can place their trekking poles and tools.
  • Testers found the backpack easily compressible.
  • Other testers also commend its versatility.
  • Users are ensured of their safety due to the presence of an elastic sternum strap with safety whistle which may be used in case of emergency.
  • Other users noted of the existence of pockets and compartments where they can fit several of their belongings.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the fabric material might not be durable enough for high-intensity activities.
  • A reviewer found out that the pockets of the backpack were not practical to place things onto it.

Popular Models

Mountainsmith Approach 25

75% choose the Mountainsmith Approach 25

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Mountainsmith Approach 50

25% choose the Mountainsmith Approach 50

Colors and combinations:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Mountainsmith Approach features:
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Water bottle pockets

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.

4535 l2 oz0.06 oz/L


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

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The Mountainsmith Approach ranks #340 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on January 11, 2019