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Mountainsmith Ghost 50

Video by Backcountry Edge
The durable, load-hauling Mountainsmith Ghost 50 internal frame backpack offers premium performance for deep in the backcountry and the top of the mountain.

Mountainsmith Ghost 50 Backpack Video

This is the Mountainsmith Ghost 50 internal frame backpack. You can see by the size this pack can really work in a number of different ways. Depending on how you're packing, you could do multiple days in this. You certainly could use it for dayhiking, climbing. There's very durable construction on this piece and interesting access and organizational features. We've turned the Ghost 50 around to look at its suspension system. You can see a suspended backpanel, a lot of space behind there, which gives hot air room to escape. There's adjustability here. You can see a couple of points that allow you to detach the shoulder straps and bring them down should you have a shorter torso. If it's lower, bring it up for a longer torso. Behind the panel, there's a lightweight spring steel frame that gives some real stability to the pack bag itself and helps to carry weight comfortably. A lot of padding throughout here on the shoulder straps, really thick dual density foams. Nice contoured padding here on the hipbelts and there's a pivoting hipbelt that allows this to move freely with you while you're on the move. The Ghost 50 employs a dual panel-loading design. There are actually stacked compartments here. Beginning with the largest of the two, nestled closest to the backpanel, you can see we have all kinds of gear stashed away in here. This is also home to a lined sleeve, which is perfect for a hydration system and there is an exit port built into the back of the pack to let that hose run through from the main pack body. In front of that largest compartment is a second, sizable pocket. Again, a lot of capacity there between the two compartments, there's a lot of room in a relatively streamlined pack. On the face of the pack, there's another pocket with a vertical, weather-resistant zipper that lets you keep smaller gear items close at hand. On either side of the pack, you see these large, stretch mesh pockets. A lot of stretch there. They're deep and they swallow up a lot of gear. We've got water bottles in here that you can barely even see because of how deep that pocket is. A couple of gear attachment points here on the face and also trekking pole and ice axe loops. And tie downs here on the face of the pack.