Mountainsmith Grand Tour 19L Backpack

Inspired by ski packs built for the urban sprawl.

Mountainsmith first introduced the Grand Tour Backpack for backcountry ski touring nearly thirty years ago, and now it's been updated for touring through metropolitan areas. This casual daypack now features a side-access compartment ideal for large laptops and an internal sleeve for hydration reservoirs. Mountainsmith made this pack out of durable Cordura with EVA padding and breathable Airmesh at the shoulder straps and back panel for comfort. The Grand Tour also features a fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses, dual side pockets for water bottles, a front panel pocket for topo info, and organization slots inside the main compartment.

  • Casual daypack inspired by retro ski packs
  • Padded back panel and shoulder straps with Airmesh ventilation
  • Side access compartment stores large laptops
  • Internal hydration sleeve with hose port for reservoirs
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Awesome work/travel pack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this pack recently to use while travelling for my job and love it's features and quality construction. Just holding it and pulling stuff in and out, I can tell this pack will stand up to years of use and abuse. The separate side access padded computer sleeve is much nicer to use than having to open up the main compartment. Inside there are plenty of room for jackets/layers as well as organizing pockets for a few smaller items. The hidden hanging pocket makes for a great place to stash keys/money, and the quick access sunglasses pocket keeps your lenses scratch free. I bring this on the plane with me and check my main luggage and have no problem going multiple weeks with this setup.


The side access laptop compartment, interior hanging pocket and sunglass holder, multiple accessory pockets, and interior organization easily store your computer, tablet, chargers, smartphone and office essentials while the main compartment packs in a full load of notebooks, jackets, and other gear. The frontpanel bungee attachment, dual side mesh pockets, side compression straps, and D-Ring attachment points offer even more opportunities for hauling office and adventure gear to and from the campsite or campus. These features, combined with the removable 1.5" waist belt and durable CORDURA® fabric also provide a solid set-up for day hikes, side-country or backpacking skiing, and alpine touring.



The original Grand Tour debuted in the 1990's to help side-country skiers push their boundaries. The vintage rucksack design carried their skis in an A-frame as adventurers hauled their gear across ridges and up steeps. In 2016, we built on this idea to create a versatile, compact backpack that carries adventures to the mountains, the office, the campus and back.