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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Phenom

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardwear

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Page By: kovarpa

Created/Edited: Nov 22, 2007 / Nov 22, 2007

Object ID: 4294

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Product Description

The Phenom™ is a technical climbing pack designed to accommodate the tools and gear required for a big climb or a day in the backcountry. Tough and lightweight fabrics, dual-density shoulder straps and plenty of quick release compression straps make the Phenom ultra-compressible and comfortable for all day expeditions.


Hydration sleeve (bladder not included) with right and left hose exit ports
• Double Axe-S™ 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
• Bar-tacked web loops create three-point haul system
• Removable, floating lid with two compartments
• Removable 1” webbing waist belt
• Upper quick release side compression straps



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kovarpaGreat pack

Voted 5/5

for one day or ultralight multiday climbs. It is relatively small (40 liters) for a multiday pack so it forces you to pask only what you need. The expansion sleeve adds quite a bit of room.
I like the tough fabric that resists wear and tear well. Think how you pack because it is hard to get to items in the bottom of the pack - it has only top access and it feels as if mine is narrower towards the bottom.
This pack does not carry anywhere close to my Osprey Atmos but well enough.
Its narrow profile is good for climbing but it seems that I bump the back of my head againt the top of the pack when it is loaded.
I hope it will make a good ski mountaineering pack as well.
Posted Nov 22, 2007 3:12 pm

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