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Mountainsmith Descent Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

based on 24 reviews

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

Check all the pros and cons here.

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Mountainsmith Descent

  • Many users said that the materials and construction are top notch.
  • Most reviewers said that from zippers to water proofing the construction is amazing.
  • Many reviewers said that the bag balances well when slung across their body.
  • Many buyers said that it has a good capacity for a relatively small bag.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that it has an extra securing latch and strap which add a level of security not found in a lot of bags.
  • Many photographers said that it comfortably fits a camera with zoom lens, two other shorter lenses and chargers for all of that stuff.
  • Reviewers agreed that it holds everything so well and not just camera/photo gear.
  • Many users said that the stabilizing strap keeps everything in place no matter what they are doing.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said that when loaded the single strap didn't have enough padding to make it comfortable.
  • Some users said that the front compartment was a little small.


vs Mountainsmith Bags

The Mountainsmith Descent ranks #23 compared with the other Mountainsmith bags.

21Mountainsmith Adventure
Mountainsmith Adventure
22Mountainsmith Kinetic
Mountainsmith Kinetic
23Mountainsmith Descent
Mountainsmith Descent
24Mountainsmith Drift
Mountainsmith Drift
25Mountainsmith Modular Hauler
Mountainsmith Modular Hauler

vs All Bags

The Mountainsmith Descent ranks #2023 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2021Mountain Hardwear Ozonic
Mountain Hardwear Ozonic
2022Mountainsmith Descent
Mountainsmith Descent
2023Oakley Works
Oakley Works
2024Kelty Eagle
Kelty Eagle
2025Eberlestock Just One
Eberlestock Just One

Selected Reviews

Dirtbag Dreams

After a few hours walking around with the two bigger lenses and body in the LowePro Slingshot, my shoulder would start to feel it, but not so in this bag.

Posted 12 October 2015 by Dane Cronin - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019