Mountainsmith Drift 6L Lumbar Pack

Movement on the mountain.

Mountainsmith's Drift is a Lumbar Pack large enough for full days filled with hiking or trail running. The tuck away waist belt and removable shoulder strap let you wear it in multiple ways, and Mountainsmith lined the back in cushy air mesh for breathable comfort on hot hikes. Cordura HP fabric equips this pack with the long-lasting durability required for outdoors adventures. There are dual water bottle pockets, a headphone port for musical convenience, and a zippered front pocket with organization sleeves that separate your guidebook from your snacks. Mountainsmith's Delta Compression System ensures a stable and secure load whether you're hiking or running.

  • Air mesh back padding
  • Cordura HP construction
  • Removable shoulder strap
  • Tuck away waist belt
  • Dual water bottle pockets
  • Headphone port
  • Zippered front pocket with organization sleeves
  • Delta Compression System load adjustment
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

This Ain't Your Grandma's Fanny Pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

While I tend to prefer the more traditional backpack for excursions, my folks absolutely hate them. Enter the Drift Lumbar pack. Bought this as a gift for them as they get out exploring during their retirement and they totally love it. Comes with a fully adjustable shoulder strap to keep weight distribution optimal but virtually eliminates SBS (sweaty back syndrome). Pack size if perfect for a camera, snacks, and water for a day long hike. Sits comfortably at the waist, and has tons of available adjustments.