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Mountainsmith Tour Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

based on 514 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 18 reasons to buy the Tour - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

90% of the reviewers give the Mountainsmith Tour a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (73%)
Good (17%)
Average (8%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (0%)

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Mountainsmith Tour

  • One user said he was very satisfied with the size and quality of the pack.
  • Most hikers found this bag perfect for day hikes.
  • Some praise the well-made large water bottle pockets.
  • One reviewer thought this is a good backpack in the sense that the weight is lower on your body thus making you more agile, and prevents your back from your back from sweating.
  • One owner like it for lots of useful spaces and features.
  • Overall, many users thought it is a well-made and thoughtfully designed bag.
  • One daddy find this bag perfect for a trip to the grocery store with a little one.
  • One owner described it as an excellent all-around bag.
  • A reviewer thought this bag is perfect for family hikes, taking the dog for a walk, hunting, whatever the day calls for.
  • One husband who bought this bag for his wife was happy that it did not cause any pain on her body.
  • Most hikers liked how they could have easy access to water without having to stop.
  • Most users agree that it a decent pack for gear and supplies for a day hike.
  • Some users find this bag very versatile and functional particularly the optional shoulder straps and water holders.
  • One reviewer thought this bag would be excellent at protecting contents from breakage like tablet computer.
  • Some users enjoy its enormous space and cords for carrying extra items on the outside of the pack.
  • One reviewer described the bag as superbly made and intelligently laid out.
  • Users liked its nice padding covered with a breathable mesh on the inside, and has a lumbar pad with channels for some airflow.
  • Others are pleased with the amazing versatility and weight distribution option of the pack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One customer complained about the location of the shoulder strap as it tends to either flop around or tap you in the back.
  • One reviewer said that while this is an excellent quality product, the design isn't very effective.


Crowdsourced specs across all Mountainsmith Tour models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity10 l (610 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.15-2 oz (0.5-0.9 kg)
Length iconLength5 in (13 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Mountainsmith Tour Fx

57% choose the Mountainsmith Tour Fx

57 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity10 l (610 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)

Mountainsmith Tour Tls

43% choose the Mountainsmith Tour Tls

43 %
Colors and combinations:


Mountainsmith Tour tls vs Tour fx

The two most popular Mountainsmith Tour models are the Tour tls and the Tour fx, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Mountainsmith Tour bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Tour fx which is choosen by 57% (1.3 times as many as the 43% that choose the Tour tls).

Tour tlsTour fx
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Tour fx is available in grey.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Mountainsmith Tour features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps

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 Tour models (the most popular choice is the Tour fx).

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.

fx10 l2 oz0.2 oz/L


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

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vs All Bags

The Mountainsmith Tour ranks #530 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparisons of the Mountainsmith Tour vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Mountainsmith Tour vs Mountainsmith Day

Mountainsmith Tour
Mountainsmith Tour


Based on 514 reviews
Capacity: 10 l
Weight: 1.15-2 oz
Price: $$

Mountainsmith Day
Mountainsmith Day


Based on 473 reviews

Weight: 1.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Tour is rated about the same as the Day.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 987 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Tour is 18% heavier than the biggest Day (2 oz vs 1.7 oz).

Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible

Both bags are available in these colors:

Mountainsmith Tour vs Mountainsmith Drift

Mountainsmith Tour
Mountainsmith Tour

Based on 514 reviews
Capacity: 10 l
Weight: 1.15-2 oz
Price: $$

  • The Tour is rated better than the Drift.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 618 reviews of the two bags.

Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Tour is available in these colors:

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Last updated on April 20, 2019