Mountainsmith Youth Scout 06-50033 (Evergreen)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- Sleeping bag sling with quick release hardware
- Zippered side pockets with pass thru sleeves
- Daisy chain attachment points
- Front pocket with elastic rigging
- Collared storm shield with draw cord closure
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Top flap with a zippered pocket2 load adjusters for load dispersionComfortable waist belt with dual density foamAir mesh back panelSafety WhistleElastic sternum strapDual density foam shoulder strapsExternal frame pack made with 6061 aluminumMedium rain cover fits this pack840d Ballistic nylon reinforcements420d Velocity nylon body fabricBar tack & Hypalon reinforcements6061 aluminum frameFit range: 13 -Materials:
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 15 x 27 inches
- ASIN: B000EMX2O0
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 29, 2006
- Average Customer Review:
Top Customer Reviews
SETUP: These are highly adjustable packs, which should allow for many years of use. The shoulder straps can be moved in and out in roughly 1" wide increments (each side -- so moving them inward one notch would move them 2" closer together overall). Similar adjustments move the hip belt up and down. It took me about 10 minutes per pack to get them set up. Despite significant differences in how each boy is built, I was able to dial in the fit almost perfectly.
FEATURES: The main compartment is roomy enough for lots of gear. There are two smaller pockets on the left side and one long one on the right side. The pack hood contains a zippered compartment and there is another large pocket on the back. This provides lots of options for separating your gear. There is also a bungie arrangement for things like rain jackets. The sleeping-bag sling underneath is a cool feature, and removable if needed. While we keep their packs light, an older child or teenager could easily carry as much equipment as they need.
IN USE: Our boys enjoy carrying them and haven't complained about any problems with fit or function. I can say that this pack is significantly better than the one I used 30 years ago.
COMPLAINTS: The only downside (and it's very minor) is that I found the adjustments a little finicky. To make a major adjustment, you remove a split-ring at the end of a rod, move the rod to another hole and then install the split ring. It's not bad, but it's not the most enjoyable thing in the world.
OVERALL: I think this is a well-made product that not only has enough adjustments to grow with the kids, but the construction quality to last as well.
I just called Mountainsmith and confirmed a rain cover has never come with this backpack in any model year.
The cover is about $22. They said they will have Amazon correct the ad.
Also, the newest model, 2010, of this backpack, for $109, has hydration setup. That is something to compare to this closeout model.
It's a very nice pack and a great value. I bought it in place of a woman's pack because its the same thing as a woman's pack, but a better value.
This pack fit the bill! We bought it in 2010, and he is still using it, and it still fits him. Next year, or the following he may be in a larger size, but as a small guy for his age, this is the best of the options. We have used youth backpacking packs from REI and Kelty, and this one is still the best out of all of them.
The pockets allow for easy access to his essentials, and the straps are great for attaching all of the items he doesn't have to keep dry.
The straps on the pack are adjustable, which took us a bit to figure out, but now we adjust them as we go, and have no issues.
I will be buying another of these, assuming my son doesn't grow out of it before his brother needs it.
The attached photos are last summer, and after 4 years of ownership on an 11 year old.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great pack for my sons camping with the boy scouts, bought a cheap rain cover from ebay and its complete....used it on several trips and it has held up finePublished 12 months ago by kayakfish
Purchased two backpacks for my sons, both were damaged. I purchased this Mountainsmith several months ago. Read morePublished 22 months ago by MP Donnelly
My son is a Boy Scout. He has only used this pack probably half a dozen times over the last year and a half that we have owned this pack, weekend trips and just used to carry his... Read morePublished on November 5, 2013 by James B.
I got two for my two boyscouts and they have used them every month camping and have stood up extremely well. Love them.Published on October 28, 2013 by Debbie