Mountainsmith Approach 50 Internal Frame Backpack

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Price: $109.94

In Stock! Ships Monday, April 20.

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  • Mountainsmith Approach 50  Internal Frame Backpack
  • Evergreen
  • Heritage Black

Key Features

  • Single AL stay and PE framesheet load dispersion
  • Iliac Crest Shelf (ICS) Cup waistbelt fit
  • Lumbar Control Point pad
  • Anvil Airway perspiration control system
  • Panel loader system, ideal for trail or travel
  • Dual density shoulder straps
  • Front panel pocket fits Ten Essentials
  • Tuck away, removable waistbelt
  • Trekking pole carry
  • Front pull waistbelt adjustment


Recommended Use: Lightweight Overnight Backpacking, Day Hiking and Climbing
Item Weight: 3 lbs 4 oz
Dimensions: 25" x 12" x 9"
Type: Internal Frame Backpack
Volume: 3050 cu in
Material: 210D Duramax Junior Ripstop Nylon; 420D Duramax Nylon; and 210D Ripstop liner
Frame Material: Single AL Stay and PE Framesheet
Fits Torso: 17" - 22"
Hydration Compatible: No
Access: Panel Loading w/ Separate Sleeping Bag Compartment
Maximum Weight: 65 lbs
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

The versatile, panel-loading Mountainsmith Approach 50 backpack has the organizational and performance features you need for weekends in the backcountry, technical day hiking and extended travel.

Ensuring load-hauling performance, the Approach 50 has rugged suspension features found usually only on large capacity backpacks. A single aluminum stay and PE framesheet work in tandem with a compression molded backpanel to provide load stability by transferring weight to the Approach 50's padded, removable waistbelt. The fit of the suspension adjusts to accommodate torso lengths ranging from 17"-22". Adjustable shoulder straps, load-lifter straps and an adjustable sternum strap further enhance fit and comfort.

The Approach 50 incorporates a number of convenient access features. A throw-open zippered front panel provides full access to the interior of the 3050 cubic inch packbag. A large compartment in front of the main packbag features internal organization sleeves and a fleece-lined optics pocket. This front compartment has expandable storage space tucked between it and the main pack body. This design is ideal for stashing extra layers. A smaller, zippered front pocket and large zippered side pockets provide additional organizational option. Other features include multiple gear attachment loops and trekking pole mounts.

The Mountainsmith Approach 50 day pack is available in your choice of color options.

Colors available: Evergreen, Heritage Black

Mountainsmith part numbers: 13-50104-09, 13-50104-01