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Mountain Hardwear Fluid 18 Pack - 2012 Closeout

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Keep the essentials close with the Mountain Hardwear Fluid 18 pack. It's lightweight and super breathable for comfort on the trail.

  • On-the-fly compression lets you adjust load stability while wearing the pack
  • HardWave framesheet keeps the back panel flat for a stable fit without reducing flexibility
  • Breathable mesh back panel with air channels offers great breathability to help keep you cool and dry
  • Soft-edged shoulder straps with ventilated foam are comfortable against bare skin
  • Stretch compression pocket on the front accommodates a helmet or extra clothing
  • Zipper-free sleeve holds a reservoir up to 3 liters in size (reservoir not included) and makes it easy to refill for convenient hydration on the go
  • Zippered pocket on top is easily accessible for snacks and other small items
  • Internal pocket is fleece-lined for sunglasses, electronic devices or other small, fragile items; front panel organizer pocket holds keys, wallet and other valuables
  • Zippered mesh pockets on hipbelt keep energy bars or other essentials handy; stretch-woven side pockets hold water bottles, gloves and hats
  • The Mountain Hardwear Fluid 18 pack is made of 100- and 315-denier Cordura® nylon and ripstop nylon panels
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Mountain Hardwear Fluid 18 Pack - 2012 Closeout Specs
Best use
18 / 20 liter
1,100 / 1,220 cubic inches
1 lb. 8 oz. / 1 lb. 10 oz. pounds
0.68 / 0.74 kilograms
16 - 19 / 18.5 - 22 inches
28 - 34 / 33 - 39 inches
Ripstop nylon
Polyethylene framesheet
+ main compartment
21 x 10 x 8 / 22 x 10 x 9 inches
Frame type
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Weight - metric
Adjustable torso
Fits torso
Fits waist/hips
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Number of stays
Suspended mesh back panel
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Sleeping bag compartment
Raincover included

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Mountain Hardwear Fluid 18 Pack - 2012 Closeoutis rated3.5out of5by2.
Rated4out of5byfromGreat for a day tripI bought this backpack as my daily pack. The comments and reviews suggested it would be good, which is accurate to a certain extent. The interior doesn't have a 'sleeve' to put things like an iPad or Laptop and keep it protected from things like a charger, or keys. The back support, shoulder and waist straps are awesome, some of the best i've found (and i'm a backpack enthusiast). The external pocket is more useful then i first though, and the pockets on the sides are great, and the ones on the waist strap are a pleasant surprise. The straps get in the way when they are not in use, a little annoying, but manageable. All in all, i would recommend this pack to anyone interested in day hikes and around town trips, as for an over nighter, you'd need something with more space.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated3out of5byfromReally wanted to like it.I needed a new pack for day hikes. This seemed perfect. Loved the pockets and the construction. Loved how light it was. But if didn't offer enough internal structure to provide the stability and weight distribution that I was looking for to carry 15-20lbs. It would make a great pack for some, but it felt like it was geared more towards long distance runners than hikers.
Date published: 2013-09-11

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