Hi I’m Jay Getzel, National Sales Manager for Mountainsmith here today to talk to you about the Mountainsmith Youth Scout external frame pack. The Youth Scout offers the classic and reliable external frame pack carry in a package of about 3300 cubic inches of internal space and about 4 pounds, 2 ounces of weight. This pack can grow from about 13-17 inches in torso length and accommodate that growing backpacker in your family. As you can see, the clevis pin rides between the two horizontal frame parts and allows for the adjustability of moving the shoulder strap to the highest or the lowest point of adjustment to accommodate different sized users. This is done by simply pulling back on the clevis pin, removing the spacers, reinserting the shoulder strap and then reinserting the spacers thereby changing the point at which the shoulder strap interfaces the pack and thereby the size from the shoulder straps to the hipbelts. You also have three holes built into the frame that give you the opportunity to move the shoulder straps either closer together or wider apart to accommodate the specific needs of different youth-sized users. Finally, on the waistbelt, there’s a ¾” piece of webbing with a tri-glide buckle that by loosening this buckle, you are able to move the hipbelt up and down to either add or subtract length to the torso adjustment of the overall pack. The Mountainsmith Youth Scout has a multitude of external pockets for great organization: one large side pocket, two small side pockets on the right, a front-facing pocket, as well as a floating top pocket that gives the user access to the expandable spindrift collar for maximizing your load carry. In addition, the Mountainsmith Youth Scout includes a unique sling design on the bottom panel of the pack that allows you to accommodate a sleeping bag and keep it safely secured to the bottom of the pack.
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