MountainsmithLookout 80L Backpack

Always on the lookout for new adventures.

With the trip planned and the date set, you can only daydream about the natural beauties you'll see when the day finally comes for you to pack Mountainsmith's Lookout 80L Backpack and escape reality for a week. The biggest in Mountainsmith's Lookout collection, this backpack boasts a large capacity for minimalist multi-week adventures or overnighters with plenty of space for party supplies. Its padded suspension system ensures breathable comfort no matter how far you hike. 

  • Big backpack boasts a capacity suitable for week-long adventures
  • Padded back panel, shoulder straps, and waist belt for a comfy ride
  • Traditional top loader with secondary sleeping bag compartment
  • Front zippered pocket, side pockets, and webbing loops for storage
  • Side compression straps secure the load for a stable hike
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Large Backpack!!!

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

I love my new MountainSmith 80 Liter backpack; it looks great; was comfortable and should last for decades.

I wish it had a few more outside pockets; also that the large zipper opening on bottom of front was actually a separate compartment than the huge one accessible from the top.. overall Very satisfied!

Got this on sale and save $$!

Quality, affordable pack.

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

I bought this pack for weekend backpacking trips around the Wasatch and Uintas. After my overnight first trip, I can say that I'm mostly pleased. At 80L there is plenty of storage room for a multi-day trip. As mentioned in a previous review, it doesn't have as many organizational features as other, more expensive bags, but I just bought some internal stuff sacks and had no problem keeping everything organized.

My only gripe is that the waist strap runs large. I wear a 31" pant and am slender, but this strap was too big for me even when I had tightened it as much as possible. When I wore additional layers (flannel and micro-puff), it became tight enough to take some of the weight off my shoulder straps. Not too big of a concern, but it could be for longer trips.

Qaulity for your dollar.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used this pack now on multiple trips and I am nothing but impressed. The material on these bags are quality and durable. It doesn’t have all the features that your 2-3 hunderd dollar bags have, but is definitely a great bag for only $100. I was skeptical at first but as soon as I put it to use it did everything I needed it too. It doesn’t have a main pocket divider, its only got one hip pocket and it doesn’t have a built in rain cover. It does have a bladder pouch that is rather large, it does have a large pocket on the front, its got a large capacity head, and two cinch water bottle pockets, it does have compression straps and pad loop on the exterior. The only complaints I have are the lack of a second hip pocket, and organizational ability. Both of those are most definitely outweighed by the price and I would recommend this to anyone from beginner to intermediate backpackers.

Unanswered Question

It says its one size. What torso lengths does it fit?

Is the Lookout 80 hydration compatible

Yep.