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

4.05 based on 18 reviews
Mountainsmith Scream

Specs across all Scream models
Capacity iconCapacity26-55 l (1587-3356 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1-1.1 oz (0.5-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength20-24 in (51-61 cm)
Width7-8 in (18-20 cm)
Height10-11 in (25-28 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Mountainsmith Scream

  • Most reviewers said that it is a lightweight pack build with solid materials for hiking.
  • They also said that the build material makes the pack very durable and reliable to use.
  • Many of the buyers said the pack is roomy for weekend trips.
  • Some buyers are happy to have deep side pockets to keep stuffs without the fear of falling out.
  • A user said that he used the pack in light rain and everything was dry inside.
  • Few reviewers also said that the pack has great hip belt pockets to carry their emergency gears.
  • Most buyers agreed that with cushioned hip belt and shoulder straps the pack is quiet comfortable to carry.
  • They are also happy to have extra attachment points at the base of the pack to carry trekking and camping gears.
  • A buyer mentioned that the pack is not too pricy and is easily affordable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few complained that the side pockets are very deep are not easily accessible to the bottom while on trail.
  • A user said the pack is bulky and heavy when fully loaded.
  • Another user said that the roll top closure design limits the space utilization in extension collar.

Popular Models

Mountainsmith Scream 55

67% choose the Mountainsmith Scream 55

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity55 l (3356 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)

Mountainsmith Scream 25

33% choose the Mountainsmith Scream 25

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity26 l (1587 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Mountainsmith Scream features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Hydration bladder
  • Sternum strap
  • Detachable lid
  • Roll top

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 Scream models (the most popular choice is the Scream 55).

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.

2526 l1 oz0.04 oz/L
5555 l1.1 oz0.02 oz/L

Mountainsmith Scream
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Mountainsmith Scream ranks #12 compared with the other Mountainsmith bags.

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The Mountainsmith Scream ranks #721 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Dirtbag Dreams

I love the look of this pack. It takes the classic look of ultralight backpacking (dyneema-like fabric and roll-top closure), and attaches a durable frame. This is a pack is made for the hiker who wants the miles to fly under their feet, and look to carry more than your stoveless thru-hiker.

Posted 16 March 2018 by Aidan Goldie - Read full review

Dirtbag Dreams

It is a lightweight, durable and have good packing capacity.

Posted 28 October 2016 by Emily Katz - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019