Approach with confidence.

You’re stylish and equipped for adventure from the city to the mountains, just like the Mountainsmith Women's 1525cu in Approach 25 Backpack. Whether you’re lugging around textbooks on campus or hiking up the trail with outdoor gear, this versatile backpack organizes everything so you’re able to move freely. This dual panel backpack is jam-packed with features for traveling, including a 1.5-inch removable waist belt, padded back panel and shoulder straps, and multiple pockets to store your water bottles and rain jacket.

The Approach is made from durable Cordura HP and embossed nylon, which combines to protect your clothes and gear as you travel. A large hydration sleeve prepares you for longer treks, and the generous tool attachment loops hold your trekking poles easily. This backpack also features side compression straps for light travels, an elastic sternum strap for added support, and a reflective front panel and cord to keep you visible in low-light conditions.

  • Cordura HP and embossed nylon
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Removable waist belt
  • Hydration compatible
  • Internal and external pockets
  • Trekking pole loops
  • Side compression straps
  • Reflective front panel and cord
  • Elastic sternum strap with safety whistle
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Adorable women's hiking/traveling bag

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

I really like the size and look to the bag. Its comfy when I put it on. I haven't hiked or traveled much with it. I love the color!!!

My favorite backpack ever!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great for everyday, it has tons of useful pockets and compartments. I use it for work, for hiking and for traveling. And it is super comfortable!
Also, MS has a great customer service, I had a part of my backpack missing (the belt strap fell off) and they responded promptly.

Hiking with the Approach 25L

The perfect go-to backpack that will find itself accompanying you to the summits as well as the office or campus.

Hiking with the Approach 25L

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This dual panel loader bag is chock full of features including a 1.5” removable waist belt, ridged EVA back panel padding, front panel stretch mesh panel pocket, generous tool attachment loops, side mesh pockets, and hydration sleeve with port. All of that is built into an ultra-durable package, thanks to the use of CORDURA® fabric.

To bring you peace of mind for your backcountry investment, Mountainsmith offers a lifetime warranty on their products. For an everyday pack with tons of organization, the Approach 25 is the pack for you.



Mountainsmith’s most versatile backpack designed specifically for women, the Approach series is truly our most versatile line of packs. Whether you are heading out for a day hiking on the trail or using this as your daily commute bag to campus or the office, the Approach 25 offers extensive organization. At an ideal 25 liter size, you will find yourself carrying the Approach 25 on both weekdays and adventure-filled weekends.