DetailsThe rugged Mountainsmith Apex 80 internal frame backpack offers 5859 cubic inches of storage space. Load-carrying capability and organizational features combine to make the Apex 80 an ideal option for extended backpacking trips.Utilizing a Parallel Y-Frame adjustable suspension, the Apex 80 is designed to comfortably haul heavy loads by efficiently distributing weight, providing better load control and increasing flexibility. A dual-density, compression-molded backpanel is channeled to allow air to circulate, keeping your back cool and dry while in the backcountry. Fit is adjustable to accommodate torsos ranging from 17"-22" in length. A dual density waistbelt supports weight and provides cushioning while conforming to the contours of your hips. Adjustable shoulder straps, load-lifter straps and an adjustable sternum strap further enhance fit and comfort. Side and bottom compression straps allow you to cinch down your load for better stability and maneuverability.The large top-accessed packbag of the Apex 80 offers a standard capacity of 4882 cubic inches and an integrated spindrift collars expands usable capacity to a full 5858 cubic inches. The height of the Apex 80's top lid can be adjusted to accommodate the expanded collar. The lid can even be detached entirely for use as a lumbar pack or shoulder sling. A vertical zipper on the front of the Apex 80 enables you to quickly put hands on contents without having to open the top lid. A separate sleeping bag compartment can be accessed through a zipper on the front of the packbag. This compartment is separated from the main packbag by an internal divider that can be unzipped to convert the interior of the Apex 80 to a single, oversized compartment. Large zippered side pockets serve as additional gear storage options.Other features on the Apex 80 include trekking pole mounts, ice axe loops and daisy chain gear attachment points. An internal lined pocket and drinking tube exit port makes the Apex 80 hydration system (sold separately) compatible. External canted mesh pockets safely stow water bottles and provide convenient on-the-go access.The Mountainsmith Apex 80 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of color options.
- Parallel Y-Frame adjustable suspension
- Iliac Crest Shelf (ICS) Cup waistbelt fit
- Front panel pocket fits Ten Essentials with zippered access to main compartment
- Anvil Airway perspiration control system
- Lumbar Control Point pad
- Dual density shoulder straps
- Delta Wing Compression belt adjustment
- SlingShot detachable top lid converts into a lumbar pack or shoulder sling
- Side panel mesh pockets fit water bottles
- Zippered side panel accessory pockets
- Separate sleeping bag compartment
Best Use Backpacking Access Top Loading w/ Front Panel Access and Lower Sleeping Bag Compartment Warranty Lifetime Volume 4882-5858 cu in Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Maximum Weight 75 lbs Material 210D Duramax Junior Ripstop Nylon; 420D Duramax Nylon; and 210D Ripstop liner Item Weight 4 lbs 13 oz Hydration Compatible Yes Fits Torso 17" - 22" Dimensions 28" x 11.5" x 9.5" Detachable Daypack Yes
Likes: Well made. Great fit, once adjusted. Accurate adjustment.
Dislikes: Adjustment wasn't easy. Poor video instruction.
Likes: Very comfortable, lots of very useable and functional space, build quality seems very good. I've tried many packs recently and the mountainsmith seemed to have the best combination of durability, comfort, capacity, and weight carrying ability.