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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 25L Backpack

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$97.97 $139.95

Item #MHW01CR

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Tech Specs

Material:
Dimension-Polyant (4-layer), 57% nylon, 43% polyester
Volume:
25L (1526cu in)
Hydration Compatible:
yes
Access:
top
Gear Loops:
Forward-Access
Claimed Weight:
1lb 14oz
Recommended Use:
hiking, ice climbing, sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Scrambler 25L Backpack

The Scrambler 25L Backpack is just the bag you need for cragging. Mountain Hardwear constructed this bag from Dimension-Polyant material, which has four layers to help it seal out water and resist the abrasive nature of the approach. The padded base helps the pack stand vertically so you can load gear easily as well as protects contents once they're loaded. Waist and sternum straps stabilize the pack while dual-density padding in the shoulder straps keep your comfortable. A variety of attachment points include daisy chains, an internal gear loop, and the Forward-Access system which ensures you can reach clipped gear without taking off your pack.

  • Technical daypack for approaches and crag days
  • Dimension-Polyant material is abrasion- and water-resistant
  • Floating lid can be compressed or removed
  • Padded base protects contents and stabilizes
  • Forward-Access gear loops keep things accessible
  • Waist and sternum straps stabilize the load

Look Good, Climb Well

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

First things first, if you don't buy the glacier teal color, you're a coward. It is a beautiful pack and you deserve it.
I used this pack to carry climbing shoes, harnesses, and a rope for the girlfriend and I, other buddies brought all the other necessities for a day at the crag. I haven't had to use the external gear loops yet but it's nice that they're there.
The pack has everything I need, though the 5 star review is only based off of initial impressions so take that with a grain of salt.

Perfect alpine / cragging bag

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've seen some pretty hilarious reviews of this pack. It's relatively new so I figured I'd throw up a review to soften the one star from the dude below me. First of all, you carry a rope on this bag exactly like you carry a rope on any bag. Dunno what the disconnect is for him.

Secondly, I can comfortably fit doubles to #4, a set of BD nuts and a set of offsets, two cordelettes and 14 alpine draws in this thing, plus 2 liters of water in a hydration reservoir, helmet and shoes clipped to the sewn webbing on the bag. If you run out of room inside the pack I suppose you could start racking on the two external gear loops, but you should probably ask your partner why they don't have anything on their back at that point.

During the week it's my regular pack and blends in ok...

I've taken it on a cragging weekend trip, so I of course don't have a good sense for durability yet, but Mountain Hardwear makes sturdy packs and tents. I will be super surprised if anything breaks, especially since Mountain Hardwear has a lifetime manufacturer defect guarantee.

Is it that hard to design a backpack?

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This pack could have been really good. It probably deserves more than one star, but Mountain Hardware just dropped the ball on all the important details to save a few pennies. Unacceptable for a $150 pack.
I bought this pack mostly for multi pitch rock climbing. It looked like it would fit shoes, a jacket, some food and water inside the pack, and that I would be able to strap a rope and racked harness to the outside for the approach. I can probably modify it to accomplish this, but I don't want to have to modify an expensive pack.
If the clips on the side straps were reversed, the straps could also be used to strap something(like a rope) across the back of the pack, a common feature in many quality packs.
There are no small pockets in the main body of the pack, so if you remove the top, at least they made the top removable, there are no small zipper pockets. The pull ties for attaching ice tools could easily be removable but they are not. A pack that has sturdy loops for hauling shouldn't have a bunch of unnecessary cords hanging off it's because it will snag.
I wish there were zippers on the side pockets. Things have a way of falling out of open pockets.
I have been climbing for years with a small pack made by Fox, the kind of methy motocross company, because they figure out how to include all the features Mountain Hardware neglected in this pack. What happened?

You can definitely strap a rope to the top of this thing, just like my larger patagonia "ascensionist". It also seems like most of your issues with this pack could have been identified by simply looking at the thing.