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Mountain Hardwear Dihedral

Mountain Hardwear Dihedral

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Mountain Hardwear Dihedral

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardwear

Your Opinion: 
 - 1 Votes


Page By: Justin Pucci

Created/Edited: Sep 30, 2008 / Sep 30, 2008

Object ID: 5601

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Product Description

From www.mountainhardwear.com:
Compact and tough, this 40 liter pack hauls enough gear for an overnight. Hip belt, frame sheet and lid are removable, and the pack can be compressed to the body for small loads. Compression straps tuck away for a clean look and super-durable HardWear tarp slides over rocks and sharp edges.

"It looks simple, and it is. Look closer and you will find a feature rich pack that covers the full range of mountain activities: Alpine-style ascents, cragging, light overnights, ski tours, trekking, hut-to-hut trips, peak bagging… You name it, they’re all covered. The hide-away compression strap system easily accommodates a major overload, and the suspension will handle it in comfort. Going light? Simply, pull the framesheet, strip the hipbelt, remove the top pocket and you’ve got a comfortable, roomy daypack weighing just over 2 lb. Sweet."
– Erik Hamerschlag, Product Manager


Bottom Fabric: 630D HD nylon
Usage: Alpine Climbing/Climbing/Backcountry
Body: 210D Cordura ® Nylon Twill
Capacity: 2450.00 in/40.15 l
Accent: HardWear Tarp HD
Weight: 3 lbs, 11 oz/1680.00 g

• Dual-density foam shoulder straps and fixed, padded waist belt
• Nylon daisy-chain offers multiple lash points
• Under-lid rope strap
• HDPE framesheet with alloy shaping rod for load support
• Compression molded backpanel balances comfort, ventilation, and snowshedding
• Hide-away, full wrap compression straps offer clean appearance and maximum versatility
• New buckle design is easy to operate with gloves
• Fully reinforced three point haul system
• Hydration compatible
• High durability HardWear tarp on front panel resists damage from ice axes, crampons and rocks
• Heavy duty webbing ski straps can also be used to clip gear



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Justin PucciMountain Hardwear Dihedral

Voted 5/5

After a lot of searching and trying technical daypacks on, I finally happened upon this gem from Mountain Hardwear. This pack fits my body wonderfully and doesn't feel awkward at all. It holds up to 35lb with no issues, but above that (I've had it up to around 40ish lb) it tends to get a bit unwieldy. The pack is of top-notch construction and the material is extremely durable, especially the HardWear tarp (white front panel). I like the metal clip system for attaching tools, as well.

The pack has been through snow and pouring rain with no sign of wetness on the inside and can take rubbing and scratching from rocks, trees, and branches like a champ! It also breaks down into a lightweight non-technical daypack or summit pack by removing the frame sheet, lid, and hip belt. The hip belt can either be removed completely or replaced by a lightweight nylon strap. I've enjoyed this pack so much, that I just recently purchased its big brother, the South Col for extended trips. Mountain Hardwear has done a great job on their Alpine Sport series of packs!
Posted Sep 30, 2008 1:55 pm

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