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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:

Blue
Grey


Specs
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:

Blue
Grey






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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
4535 l2 oz0.06 oz/L



Rankings


vs Mountainsmith Bags

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

Top 20% Mountainsmith bag

2Mountainsmith Day
4.30
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3Mountainsmith Approach
4.26
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4Mountainsmith Borealis
4.25
Mountainsmith Borealis
5Mountainsmith Mayhem
4.21
Mountainsmith Mayhem
6Mountainsmith Tour
4.21
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vs All Bags

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

Top 20% bag

338Osprey Viva
4.26
Osprey Viva
339Mountainsmith Approach
4.26
Mountainsmith Approach
340Thule Upslope
4.26
Thule Upslope
341Eagle Creek Load Warrior
4.26
Eagle Creek Load Warrior
342Camelbak Cloud Walker
4.26
Camelbak Cloud Walker

Bag ID 31284. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 11, 2019

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