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Mountainsmith Approach 35 Recycled Camera Bag


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Pinon Green
  • Zippered top load access makes ideal for travel and trail
  • Should strap attachment loop for Mountainsmith Camera case
  • Delrin Hoop Suspension System. Panel loader.
  • Expandalble front panel stash pocket. Compression molded back panel with contoured lumbar support.
  • Side panel accessory pocket fits SIGG and Nalgene style water bottles.
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Product Description

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The most versatile of all of Mountainsmith's all-terrain packs, the Approach 35 performs seamlessly on the trail or during your next big travel adventure. The Approach 35 is designed to match FAA carry-on size, letting you go straight from the airport to the Andes with no repacking in-between. At the same time, the bag offers plenty of storage space, with a top-loading main compartment and an expandable front-panel stash pocket to hold your gear. You can even turn this bag on its side and convert it from a classic ruck to a gear-inhaling travel bag. With up to 2,868 cubic inches of storage, the Approach 35 bridges the gap between extended daypack and weekend warrior.

The pack is comfortable and supportive, with a Delrin hoop suspension system that disperses the load evenly across the back, along with a compression-molded back panel with contoured lumbar support. Proper hydration is also a concern on the trail, which is why the Approach 35 includes an internal hydration bladder sleeve with an exit port (bladder not included). Perhaps the coolest feature, however, is the recycled 450-denier ReDura PET body fabric. The pack is made using 18 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles, making it a great choice for eco-conscious hikers.



The Approach 35 offers up to 2,868 cubic inches of storage when fully extended.
Other Features and Specifications:
  • Unique clamshell panel loader
  • Elastic sternum strap and bite valve catch
  • Removable safety whistle
  • Shoulder strap attachment loop for Mountainsmith camera cases
  • Side compression straps with quick-release hardware
  • Trekking pole mounts
  • Ice axe and tool loop
  • Bottom panel compression straps
  • Side panel accessory pocket that fits SIGG- and Nalgene-style water bottles
  • Haul handle
  • Interior key clip
  • Hypalon, bar-tack, and 840D nylon ballistic reinforcements
  • 210D ripstop liner
  • YKK zippers
  • 3M reflective cord
  • Volume: 2,135 cubic inches (38 liters)
  • Extended volume: 2,868 cubic inches (47 liters)
  • Fit range: 17 to 22 inches
  • Dimensions: 11.75 by 23.25 by 9.5 inches (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 3 pounds 4 ounces

Product Description

The Approach utilizes 18 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles in its design, making it a pretty substantial recycler. Sized for extended day trips, local crag approaches, and masquerading as the perfect travel bag, the Approach will take you from mountain to market in total comfort and style.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 23.2 x 11.8 inches ; 3.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003CX7GOU
  • Item model number: 10-50026R
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197,036 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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In the very front pocket compass and flashlight and map.
James D Kirk Jr
The clamshell design of the main compartment is one of the best designs I have encountered.
Jon B
Hunting, climbing, etc... I also use it as travel bag in and among civilization.
Rough Rider

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rough Rider on April 30, 2012
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I've had this pack for a while now and put some miles on it, so this is an updated review... Mountainsmith is now on a new generation, but some of these are still floating around. Having seen the new model, I think this one is better.

I love the organization of this pack. A place for everything and everything in it's place. I've found that external pocket designs on many packs just aren't very functional. Not the case with this one, they're a great design. If you're a light packer it's big enough to be used for overnight camping. In the back country I primarily use it for day trips where I want to bring a lot technical gear. Hunting, climbing, etc... I also use it as travel bag in and among civilization. Would make a good bug out bag or light pack for something like the Camino where you'll be staying in hostels, inns, boarding houses, etc. For me, the comfortable capacity tops out at 25lbs though I'm sure it's physically capable of carrying much more. The construction is very good. Durable 420D nylon. #10 YKK for the main zipper and the rest are #8's. Mine has stood up to rough use and abuse.

On the downside... A better waist belt would increase the load bearing capacity. The elastic water bottle pockets aren't super, but there's many other highly functional pockets on this thing to choose from.

Great pack.... IF... it fits your needs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jon B on June 11, 2013
Color Name: Pinon GreenSize Name: 35 Verified Purchase
The approach 35 appears to be discontinued from Mountainsmith. However, this should not discourage anyone from considering this pack. The clamshell design of the main compartment is one of the best designs I have encountered. You can open the bag all the way up if needed to get to items on the bottom. Or just peel back the top (without undoing the side straps) for quick access to most of the bag. The separate smaller compartment and mesh panel pocket offer a lot of room and expansion to an already large pack. The smaller compartments on the back of the pack offer outstanding organizational mesh pockets, key fob loop, and are colored bright yellow to make finding gear easier. There is a small pocked on the waist belt, but its not useful for anything more than lip balm or a credit card. The side mesh pouch can't really hold a water bottle either because of how its angled. It is good for storing snacks or small items you might regularly reach for on the trail. The elastic pocket on the opposite side of the pack from the mesh pocket is good for small flat items like maps or energy bars. The larger side pockets help my one liter Nalgene bottles comfortably and could probably accommodate things like Camera lenses, small tarps, hammocks, or anything up to the size of a rolled up newspaper. The trekking pole straps do their job and hold secure through hauling the pack around a campsite or into or out of a car.

The fit works well for me (6'0" 165 lbs). The pack rests comfortably on my hips and I tend to let the shoulder straps stay slack and only tighten them up when moving fast. I hiked for a week in Yosemite in temperatures in the high 80s / low 90s with lots of humidity and never felt like this pack lead to excessive sweating along my back.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By kiraly86 on June 27, 2011
Color Name: Pinon GreenSize Name: 35 Verified Purchase
I bought this bag for a trip to Europe and I love it. I fit everything that I needed for three weeks and was still able to fit it in the overhead bin.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CDB on April 17, 2012
Color Name: Lotus BlueSize Name: 35 Verified Purchase
I bought this pack for its size. I needed a day pack big enough to carry my gear plus some photography gear. The pack has plenty of storage options and is comfortable to carry. I researched a number of packs before choosing this one. It is well constructed and has performed well. I would recommend taking a look at this pack before deciding what to buy.
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By James D Kirk Jr on March 1, 2014
Color Name: Pinon GreenSize Name: 35
I've used a lot of backpacks and this one excels.

I normally like narrow one compartment bags but I love this bag.

I have taken it for 4 or 5 day backpacking trips no problem in summer. In winter it's a bit too small.

I can fit a 40 degree sleeping bag in one of the side pockets, a Lafuma Warm and Light.

I can fit a trail pad in the other side pocket and have a bit of extra.

On one of the little mesh lower pockets below the side pockets I put a length of paracord. On the other a tiny bottle of suds and a scrubber.

In the very front pocket compass and flashlight and map.

In the big front pocket my keys, knife, first aid and fire starting kit, and some of my food. In the big compartment tent, stove and food.

The sort of pocket between the outer pocket and main compartment is great for your rain coat, hatchet or anything you want to get to quick.

The shape of the pack would make you think that it pulls back on you but won't unless you overload it. I have wide shoulders and a lot of packs are a bit too narrow, not this one.

The only criticisim is the back board can be a bit sweaty in really hot situations.

Overall this is a great pack and if you put everything in the same pockets all the time you will never waste a lot of time packing and re packing.

Also with the front loading thing you don't have to dig thru the main compartment.

This pack keeps you organized and saves you time.

Also a good pack for weekend travel to other places in civilization.
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