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Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar Pack

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Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar Pack
4.8 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews.

Cred: 316
Review by UpaDowna on May. 20, 2009
With this review I can truly say that I have run this through the ringer for four years and it has never disappointed me. Built sturdy from recycled materials this pack is a great all around bag. The versatility of the Tour with its numerous pockets is astounding.

The design is basic, having a main access zippered pouch that has a smaller incidentals pouch contained with in. The outside has a small pouch on the center front that is more than enough room for trail snacks and a small camera among other things. Each side of the bag has a bomber mesh pouch made for water bottles, and the elastic draw cords make it possible to completely close off the pouches should you have other items stored in them. But Mountainsmith didnt stop there, they added four gear loops to the front top and bottom of the bag as well as webbing to bottom for additional exterior storage. The padding on the back of the bag is supple and allows you to carry bulky items with out great discomfort. The Tour comes with a single shoulder strap that is decent, but nothing extraordinary and unfortunately the pad on it seems to always shift onto my back or chest instead of staying firmly on top of my shoulder. I never picked up the dual shoulder harness however I am certain that it would simply further my enjoyment of this bag. By not only making it more stable on my back but also allowing more items to be secured to the top of the pack.

I have used this bag as an everyday man purse as well as a over night pack. This is my primary go to bag when ever I travel as well. I have traveled extensively with this containing all of my gear. On a recent overnight trip I was able to fit my tarp tent, food, stove, water, extra clothes etc and was not feeling that I was lacking anything.

While it is not the best for long miles (it shifts a bit) it is a perfectly capable bag for almost anything.
shoulder pad sometimes shifts off of shoulder and onto back/chest it could also be improved with lighter weight material

Cred: 20
Review by walkindahills on Apr. 12, 2011
Very durable, versital, little bag. I love it.
It should have come with shoulder straps. I had to make some.

Cred: 4460
Review by jonnymtman on Mar. 12, 2009
keeps my back from dripping sweat on summer hikes, comfortable and keeps me from packing to much

Cred: 9
Review by fb_42003550 on May. 12, 2008
got one of the really old ones!
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