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Mountainsmith Clear Creek Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Mar 2019)

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based on 111 reviews

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Reviews Summary


93% of the Mountainsmith Clear Creek reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (79%)
Good (14%)
Average (2%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (0%)


Here's what the reviewers think about the Mountainsmith Clear Creek:

Reviewers like these things about the Mountainsmith Clear Creek

  • According to users, the Cordura fabric of the Mountainsmith Clear Creek backpack is lightweight and durable.
  • Reviewers recommended the backpack for those who are into hiking and camping, among others.
  • Other users commented that the bag has a beautiful matte finish.
  • They also mentioned that the backpack comes in different vintage colors which could suit the preference of users.
  • Users thought that the shoulder straps are nicely contoured and padded which provided them additional support.
  • Other users praised the perfect fitting of the backpack.
  • The presence of a sternum strap received commended for being able to carry any kind of weight on the pack.
  • Reviewers said that they were able to fit essential things including passport and smartphones on its side panel zippered stash pocket.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the backpack might not fit a lot of equipment.
  • Another user felt that the backpack was not comfortable for him.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Mountainsmith Clear Creek models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity12-17.4 l (732-1062 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1-1.2 oz (0.5-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength16-18 in (41-46 cm)
Width6-11 in (15-28 cm)
Height9-11 in (23-28 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Mountainsmith Clear Creek 18

57% choose the Mountainsmith Clear Creek 18

57 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity17.4 l (1062 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width6 in (15 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Mountainsmith Clear Creek 12

29% choose the Mountainsmith Clear Creek 12

29 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity12 l (732 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width6 in (15 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


Mountainsmith Clear Creek 20

14% choose the Mountainsmith Clear Creek 20

14 %
Colors and combinations:

Green


Specs
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




Mountainsmith Clear Creek 12 vs Clear Creek 18


The two most popular Mountainsmith Clear Creek models are the Clear Creek 12 and the Clear Creek 18, so let's compare them:

The Clear Creek 12
Mountainsmith Clear Creek 12

The Clear Creek 18
Mountainsmith Clear Creek 18

Popularity and Prices

In total, 86% of the people interested in the Mountainsmith Clear Creek bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Clear Creek 18 which is choosen by 57% (2 times as many as the 29% that choose the Clear Creek 12).

Clear Creek 12Clear Creek 18
Most popular

The price of the two bags is more or less the same, but check the deals before you buy.

Capacity and Packing

The Clear Creek 12 has a capacity of 12 l, while the Clear Creek 18 has a capacity of 17.4 l.

Clear Creek 12Clear Creek 18
Biggest

For a traveller, the 5 L (305 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers and 1 pair of socks.

Packing the Clear Creek 12
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Clear Creek 18
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1

If you are an athlete, the 5 L difference equals 1 pair of shoes.

Packing the Clear Creek 12
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Clear Creek 18
shoes
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 jacket.

Packing the Clear Creek 12
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Clear Creek 18
jacket
1

Check how you can pack the Clear Creek here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Clear Creek 12 is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Clear Creek 18.

Clear Creek 12Clear Creek 18
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Clear Creek 12 is 2 in (5 cm) longer than the Clear Creek 18 (16 vs. 18 in). Both bags are the same width (6 in), while the height of the Clear Creek 12 is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Clear Creek 18 (10 vs. 11 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue and grey.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Mountainsmith Clear Creek features:
  • Sternum strap
  • Reflective
  • Hip belt
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps
  • Organizer panel

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 Clear Creek models (the most popular choice is the Clear Creek 18).




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
1212 l1 oz0.08 oz/L
1817.4 l1.2 oz0.07 oz/L


Mountainsmith Clear Creek
Average for 20,280+ different bags




Rankings


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The Mountainsmith Clear Creek ranks #9 compared with the other Mountainsmith bags.

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The Mountainsmith Clear Creek ranks #570 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on March 17, 2019