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Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 46 Pack

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The technical Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 46 pack suits serious users hauling alpine or climbing gear on single or multiday climbs.

  • Durable, comfortable and versatile Direttissima pack is a workhorse for 4-season climbing adventures
  • Pack weight can be stripped to under 3 lbs. by simply removing framesheet and top lid, and swapping padded hipbelt for 1.5-in. webbing hipbelt (included)
  • Alpine suspension offers stability, comfort and support; light and strong hollow-core center stay allows extra flexibility when climbing
  • Removable framesheet provides support and keeps the back panel flat
  • Compression-molded back panel sheds snow and enhances ventilation and comfort
  • Top-loading main compartment features an under-lid rope attachment strap
  • Hydration-compatible design features a reservoir pocket and twin drink tube exit ports for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)
  • High-durability front panel resists damage from ice axes, crampons and rocks
  • Compression straps with glove-friendly buckles secure your load, shrink unused pack volume and tuck away inside a front panel pocket when not in use
  • Fully reinforced 3-point haul system, center daisy chain and ski loops let you attach alpine gear to the outside of the pack
  • The Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 46 pack is made of a 315-denier SilSeal Cordura® body, Dyneema® polyethylene front panel and 840-denier ballistic nylon bottom


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Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 46 Pack Specs
Best use
42 / 46 / 50 liter
2,575 / 2,800 / 3,050 cubic inches
3 lbs. 7 oz. / 3 lbs. 10 oz. / 3 lbs. 13 oz.
1.57 / 1.65 / 1.74 kilograms
15 - 18 / 17 - 20 / 19.5 - 22.5 inches
27 - 31 / 30 - 35 / 34 - 39 inches
Cordura nylon/Dyneema polyethylene/ballistic nylon
4 + main compartment
Frame type
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Weight - metric
Adjustable torso
Fits torso
Fits waist/hips
Frame material
Number of stays
Suspended mesh back panel
Pack loading
Pack access
Number of exterior pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Raincover included

Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 46 Pack

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Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 46 Packis rated3.5out of5by4.
Rated1out of5byfromtoo complicatedThis pack is too complicated and some features are useless. Zippered pocket that is on outside of the pack does not expend and can not be used once the pack is full, you can slide something thin but definitely not crampons or other bigger objects. Side straps and buckles are made that way that you can not adjust them without a struggle. Top packet straps are also not that easy to use. It's not a climber friendly pack. They overdid it.
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated4out of5byfromAlmost as good as it getsThe original waist belt is insufficient for loads >30lbs (the buckle slips) and it's annoying otherwise you get a "London Bridge" quality pack at half the price.
Date published: 2012-11-30
Rated5out of5byfromOver-BuiltI've taken this to Jungfrau, the Schilthorn, and into Denali. This is as durable as it gets with double nylon stitching. But I had to order the "optional" waist belt. What's up with that?
Date published: 2012-11-29
Rated4out of5byfromRock SolidThe stitching on the pack is first rate with double stitching and nylon thread. Those Chinese really know how to sew and inspect for quality. I have no concerns about the pack's durability, the right nylon is used in the different panels. So far the pack made it to the Schilthorn to watch the start of the Inferno and then on to Jungfrau (no thanks Eiger.) The waist belt seems out of place on such a durable pack. It's like putting an outboard motor on the QE2. MH offers a heavier waist belt, but why did I have to order it separately?
Date published: 2012-11-29

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