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MHW Trance

 MHW Trance

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: MHW Trance

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardwear

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 - 3 Votes


Page By: tommi

Created/Edited: Jan 20, 2007 / Jan 21, 2007

Object ID: 1718

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Product Description

The Trance backpack is a technical alpine climbing pack with advanced features for multi-day alpine trips and backcountry snow and ice.
Features a dual-density foam hip pad for load transfer, an EVA back panel that can be used as a bivy pad, and quick release toggles for ice axes.

Capacity of the regular bag: 3400.00 in / 55.72 l

Weightof the regular bag: 3 lbs, 10 oz / 1670.00 g

Colours: black, black / red and black / titanium

Used materials:
Body fabric: 420D Cordura®

Accent fabric: VX42 XPLY™ Ripstop

Bottom fabric: 630D Ballistics Cordura®


Hydration sleeve with right and left hose exit ports
Double ice axe / hiking pole toggle for easy tool access
HDPE framesheet provides stiffness and distributes load throughout the back panel
Back panel perimeter rod allows for custom shaping through the lumbar spine and shoulder area
EV back panel can be removed for use as a 38” bivy pad
Removable, padded hip belt with carabiner slots
Optional 1 ½” web belt with gear loops (included)
Bar-tacked web loops create three-point haul system
Crampon wrap under lid
Removable, floating lid with two compartments



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tommiextraordinarily good

Voted 5/5

I have this pack in the large version, i have to say that mountain hardwear does not build backpacks for a long time, but this is a really great pack, the features are very considered and the material is ultra strong. But the best is tht it fits very good, the most important thing is that a backpack fits, and it does like no other pack before.
Posted Jan 20, 2007 10:07 am

Erik BeelerRe: extraordinarily good

Hasn't voted

What sizes does the back pack come in? How much do the sizes weigh? What types of materials were used in the construction of the pack?
Posted Jan 20, 2007 1:31 pm

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