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Mountainsmith Tour TLS (2015) Lumbar Pack



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Item # MNS12202M

Delivering excellent on and off trail performance, the classic Mountainsmith Tour TLS lumbar pack has 488 cubic inches of storage and excellent organizational features. The Tour TLS utilizes an innovative, durable recycled fabric.

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Delivering excellent on and off trail performance, the classic Mountainsmith Tour TLS lumbar pack has 488 cubic inches of storage capacity and excellent organizational features. The Tour TLS utilizes an innovative, durable fabric made entirely of repurposed plastic beverage bottles.

The waistbelt of the Tour TLS has a wide wrap-around style and incorporates the triangulated straps of Mountainsmith's patented Delta Compression System to shift weight into the lumbar region for a stable, evenly distributed load. Lined with an elastic mesh fabric, the foam-padded waistbelt provides more support than comparable lumbar packs and remains comfortable to wear even on hot days.

Larger than traditional lumbar packs, the Tour TLS has a full 488 cubic inches of carrying capacity but still weighs just 1 pound, 5 ounces. Unlike full-blown daypacks, the Tour TLS is compact enough that your movements remain uninhibited.

Featuring three separate compartments and two additional storage pockets, the Tour TLS offers organizational options. A zippered pocket on the inside of the main compartment provides a hideaway for keys, coins and other valuables. Adjustable mesh side pockets feature an elastic closure and can accommodate 32 ounce water bottles (not included). A bungee attachment on the front of the Tour TLS allows you to carry a jacket, sweatshirt or additional gear.

With varied carrying options, the versatile Tour TLS can also be used as a shoulder bag, a briefcase or as an add-on pocket for a full-size backpack. Optional Mountainsmith Strapettes (sold separately) can be employed to serve as shoulder straps and provide extra support when heavy loads are being carried in the Tour TLS. A rain cover (sold separately) is available to protect the pack in inclement weather.

The Mountainsmith Tour TLS lumbar pack is available in your choice of color options.

  • Removable shoulder strap
  • Interior padded electronics sleeve
  • Air mesh foam backpanel with DWR finish
  • Lumbar Control Point pad
  • Tuck-away waistbelt
  • Patented Delta Compression System load adjustment
  • Low profile side bottle pockets
  • Elastic rigging
  • Zippered main compartment
  • Interior zippered hanging pocket
  • Bright yellow lining promotes visibility
  • Zippered front pocket with key clip
  • 3M reflective highlights
  • Backpanel airline ticket pocket
  • Compression straps
  • Strapettes (sold separately) compatibility



Best Use Hiking
Warranty Lifetime
Volume 488 cu in
Type Lumbar Pack
Material 450D ReForge PET Ripstop; 420D Duramax Nylon; and 210D Ripstop liner
Item Weight 1 lb 5 oz
Dimensions 10" x 11.5" x 5"


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 8 real customer reviews)

8 Items

Reviewed by George C. - May 21, 2014

Likes: Am very pleased with the performance of this product. Moreover, the quality is everything that I have come to expect from Mountainsmith. Product has been used for a few day hikes so far, and a fly fishing day trip, and has proven to hold more gear than I thought it would hold.

Dislikes: Nothing

Reviewed by Mark H. - November 8, 2013

Likes: GREAT BAG! Easy to carry either around waist or as a shoulder bag. Very comfortable to wear all day. Plenty of room for everything I need for a day of hiking or fly fishing. Well made, appears to be durable.

Dislikes: Difficult to insert water bottles into pockets when wearing the bag behind around your waist because of the compression straps. I have to move the bag forward so I can see the pocket and I still need both hands to get the bottle back into the pocket. Almost a 5 Star rating...I'd say a 4.5 Star!

Reviewed by Eric R. - August 19, 2013

Likes: Lots of pockets and ample storage. Use as a lumbar pack or backpack (with optional straps). Can also carry over shoulder.

Dislikes: Not the best design for water bottle storage.

Reviewed by Eric M. - August 18, 2013

Likes: I'm an AT shuttle hiker. What is that you ask? I drop off friends and relatives at AT road crossings and then drive around to the next crossing and hike in to meet them. I rarely walk more than 3 to 4 miles in but of course have to turn around when I meet them. This product fits this type of hiking perfectly. I'm amazed what i can carry. You have to have the straps of course. It doesn't take much hiking on the AT to realize how important weight becomes. The daypack I use to carry was overkill for a few miles hiking but i still like to carry water, snacks, and a rain coat. Not having a pack also keeps you cooler. Very important for the mostly summer hikes we do.

Dislikes: the water bottle pockets are too tight. they are loosening up with use but i can never get the bottle back in while walking. i just carry it until the next stop

Reviewed by Robert J M. - June 13, 2013

Likes: This photo bag was just the right size for daily use. The combination of a waist belt and shoulder strap makes it extremely comfortable to wear for 8-10 hours per day while traveling. I especially liked the inside padded sleeve to hold an iPad which protects it from my cameral and lens which is easy to access. The two zippered pockets are just right for money and documents and the two exterior expandable side pockets can hold a small seperate lens in one and a water bottle in the other. There are numerous straps for holding a jacket and or small tripod. It is well constructed and will last a lifetime.

Dislikes: The cost of the optional backpack straps is too high and should be included for an additional $5-$10.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - June 2, 2013

Likes: The option to add shoulder support with stappettes is a great feature. This is a very comfortable way to support a load that is heavier.

Dislikes: nothing

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - March 6, 2013

Likes: Perfect bag for a dayhike!

Dislikes: Should come with strappettes.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - January 23, 2013

Likes: Bought it for winter hikes since since my day pack makes my back sweaty and cold. This pack prevented it and is a great size with plenty of storage for day hiking

The strapettes are perfect if you are carrying some weight in ti to keep it from sliding down

Dislikes: The low profile bottle holders make it really hard to to put 20 oz bottles in with the pack on. The product description says it can fit 32 oz bottles, I was able to get one in it, but I almost needed someone to hold the pack down while I wrestled the bottle into it!

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