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Mountainsmith Approach Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 96 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Approach - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

92% of the reviewers give the Mountainsmith Approach a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (72%)
Good (20%)
Average (7%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


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.


Crowdsourced specs across all Mountainsmith Approach models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity25-35 l (1526-2136 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)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Mountainsmith Approach 25

60% choose the Mountainsmith Approach 25

60 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity25 l (1526 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Mountainsmith Approach 50

20% choose the Mountainsmith Approach 50

20 %
Colors and combinations:


Mountainsmith Approach 45

10% choose the Mountainsmith Approach 45

10 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity35 l (2136 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Mountainsmith Approach 40

10% choose the Mountainsmith Approach 40

10 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height23 in (58 cm)

Mountainsmith Approach 50 vs Approach 25

The two most popular Mountainsmith Approach models are the Approach 50 and the Approach 25, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 80% of the people interested in the Mountainsmith Approach bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Approach 25 which is choosen by 60% (3 times as many as the 20% that choose the Approach 50).

Approach 50Approach 25
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue and grey.

Feature Summary

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

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 Approach models (the most popular choice is the Approach 25).

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.

2525 l1.6 oz0.06 oz/L
4535 l2 oz0.06 oz/L
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Mountainsmith Approach
Average for 22,435+ different bags


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The Mountainsmith Approach ranks #5 compared with the other Mountainsmith bags.

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The Mountainsmith Approach ranks #558 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019