Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Scrambler
Manufacturer Mountain Hardware
Page By Haliku
Page Type Jan 10, 2008 / Jan 19, 2008
Object ID 4581
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Product Description

The Scrambler pack by Mountain Hardware is part of their Objective Series Packs. It is their most minimal pack designed to be used as a summit/approach pack that can do double duty as stuff sack for your sleeping bag.

Features & Stats

-Built with silicon coated, self-healing 100D Cordura (an extreme load parachute material)
-Packs down to approximately 5" x 4" x 3"
-Light and small enough to carry along for side trips and summit bids
-Doubles as a sleeping bag stuff sack
-Removable foam stability pad
-Loops for one ice axe
-Exterior shockcord lash pad
-Sternum strap
-Adjustable shoulder straps
-Zipped lid compartment with key clip

Size: Only one
Weight: 11oz / 0.31 kg
Capacity: 1600 / 26L
Colors: Six (availability varies depending on where you buy it)
Uses: Scrambling, mountaineering, alpine climbing
Cost: Approximately $49 USD



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rkymtn - Feb 5, 2008 6:48 pm - Voted 5/5

A great summit pack
I've been looking for something like this for a while. This pack is ideal to take along inside an expedition bag for side trips or peak bagging. It's not made of the most durable material and only has one axe loop, but I was primarily concerned with weight and compressibility. It functions well enough for light loads (unpadded shoulder straps and no waist belt) and should hold up as long as it isn't drug up rock faces, through slot canyons, or punctured by a carelessly attached axe or crampons.

Haliku - Mar 6, 2008 2:55 pm - Voted 4/5

A great pack concept that is also well executed. I wanted to use the pack a few times before posting a review. I'm happy with it in all regards. It saves me 2+ pounds verses my normal summit pack and it still fits my food, first aid, puffy, water and extra gloves. My only negative comment is caused by the pack's shoulder straps tendency to loosen up requiring readjustment. Normally not a big deal but noticeable over a long day. Its not the best stuff sack I've ever used but at 11 oz you could just add it to your main pack and not even notice it while using your normal compression stuff sack.

juneauhiker - Jan 29, 2012 10:13 pm - Voted 5/5

This works great as a summit pack or for day hikes without lots of gear. I removed the plastic back support, put a camelback in the sleeve and I pack items around the camelback to keep it in place. I also noticed the slipping shoulder strap issue but fixed it by tying half hitches below the buckles.

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