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Mountainsmith Daylight Waistpack


    Mountainsmith Daylight Waistpack

    The Mountainsmith Daylight waistpack is a light and durable option for done-in-a-day adventures or as a secondary pack for backcountry and travel use.

    • $64.95

    Item # 812552

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    • This rugged lumbar pack hugs your body for stability and comfort, and easily converts to a shoulder bag with a single shoulder strap
    • Patented Delta Compression System connects to hipbelt and pulls weight into the lumbar area for a stable, evenly distributed load; hipbelt tucks away when not in use
    • Top-loading main compartment and exterior zippered pocket with key clip organize gear; nylon mesh side pouches accommodate water bottles
    • Zippered interior pocket converts to a removable "stash and dash" pocket for carrying small essentials when you leave the waistpack behind
    • Bungee cord helps stabilize the load and secure an extra layer or other gear; reflective highlights increase your visibility in low light
    • Light, 210-denier ripstop nylon, bar tack/Hypalon™ and YKK® zippers stand up to years of heavy outdoor use
    • The stuffable Daylight packs down small into its own pocket; it includes a padded, removable shoulder strap for easy toting and dual carry handles for use as a briefcase


    Item 812552

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    Mountainsmith Daylight Waistpack Specs
    Best use
    11.5 liter
    700 cubic inches
    10 ounces
    0.28 kilograms
    11.5 x 11.5 x 6 inches
    Frame type
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric

    Mountainsmith Daylight Waistpack

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    Rated 4.0/5 based on 5 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromA solid product with great utility I got this in mid-December and have used it on 3 day hikes, varying in length of 5-9+ miles. I've been impressed wuth the carrying capacity as I've put 2 28 oz water bottles in the side net "pockets", a down vest + a waterproof/breathable parka + a neck gaiter + some lunch in the main pocket and the smaller rear pocket carries some emergency gear (nylon paracord, compass, knife, whistle, flashlight and first aid items). The main pocket also has the accessory pouch ( which is fixed and not removable, despite what Mountainsmith's literature shows), in which I have a pair of compact binoculars. Even with all this it appears that I could stuff a few more items into its' 700 cu in capacity. With all this gear loaded, the pack has carried extremely well, being comfortable and stable on all my outings. The 2 pair of adjustable load straps help to keep the load close to my body. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase.
    Date published: 2012-12-26
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromUncomfortable for hiking The straps that snug the pack up against the lumbar area of your back also unfortunately put a fair amount of torque on the waist belt, which is quite narrow at the buckle. This torque pulled the narrow belt (less than 1.5" wide) into my abdomen under my lower ribs, creating a fair amount of pressure on my diaphragm and making this fanny pack considerably more uncomfortable than other fanny packs I have used. Even snugged securely against my back, the pack bounced up and down with a full (9.5-pound) load. Perhaps this pack might've performed better with a considerably lighter load, but I wanted to use its entire capacity for hiking. For the price, I expected better performance.
    Date published: 2012-06-03
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromUltra light and well balanced I just love this fanny pack! It has a very wide, thin, breathable, waist belt that grips my hips pretty well. That coupled with the the four adjustable straps and the load stays snug where it is supposed to be. I added triglides to the waist band so they would quit slipping out of adjustment each time you take it off. For a ten ounce bag this is HUGE! I can get 3 liters of water in it, food for the day, rain coat, camera and my journal and still have room to spare. It does not have lots of mini compartments. Most of the space is in the main compartment. The dimensions let it double as a book bag so I wind up using it throughout the week. This is a very light, thin, flexible bag with modest padding that does lots of things reasonably well while still being pretty comfortable. The larger bags were very bulky and much heavier. I am really happy with this bag as long as I don't overload it.
    Date published: 2012-04-09
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat bag This bag is a great addition to the lumbar line at Mtnsmith. I've previously owned both the Tour and Cairn and this quickly has become my favorite go to pack. It's very lightweight but you still feel like it's built to last. I've used it as a work bag, a lumbar why cycling and also for hiking. It's a great, all around pack. Well done Mountainsmith.
    Date published: 2011-06-15
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromThe right size for our needs. I use this pack for extended day hikes where a lot of bushwhacking is involved. It allows me to comfortably carry enough gear to not worry about getting lost. My wife uses it for lengthy jungle hikes in Central America and it makes it much easier to carry and access all the emergency provisions which may be needed in a jungle setting.
    Date published: 2013-10-23

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