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  • Main compartment features OutDry membrane construction to help keep your gear dry
  • Unlike other fabrics that let water pool between the membrane and the shell, OutDry bonds a durable waterproof membrane directly to the shell for a completely sealed interface
  • HardWave suspension conforms comfortably to the curve of your back and distributes weight evenly but can be removed from pack for carrying light loads
  • Large zippered front pocket allows storage of frequently needed items or tools and maintains volume even when main compartment is full
  • Multiple lash points and long compression webbing allow for overloading while effectively reducing volume as needed to keep any size load stable
  • The Mountain Hardwear South Col 70 OutDry Pack features an easy-access crampon stash pocket

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Specs

Best Use Climbing, Mountaineering
Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L)
M/L
75 liters
S/M
70 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.)
M/L
4,575 cubic inches
S/M
4,275 cubic inches
Weight
M/L
4 lbs. 2 oz.
S/M
3 lbs. 14 oz
Fits Torso
M/L
18.5 - 22 inches
S/M
16 - 19 inches
Fits Waist/Hips
M/L
33 - 39 inches
S/M
28 - 34 inches
Material(s) Nylon
Frame Material Polypropylene/aluminum
Number of Stays 1
Hydration Compatible No
Pack Access Top
Number of Exterior Pockets 4 + main compartment
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and effective I have used this pack now for several mountaineering trips in the Northwest. It has served me well thus far. Shedding snow and rain with no problems. I was excited to find a pack that was waterproof, as conditions change rapidly in the mountains and especially in OR/WA cascades. Just a couple notes... The pack lid is not waterproof, but I just kept anything I didn't want to get wet up there in a ziplock. Also make sure that the metal wire in the back stay is facing the right direction. Mine was in backwards from the store, it made a dramatic difference in the comfort and load bearing of the pack by flipping it to the correct orientation.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bomber Pack Took this into the Pemberton icefield for a 4 night test. Through snow, and driving sleet inside everything stayed dry as when packed. I had well over 60lbs in the pack and it felt great on my hips and shoulders. The outer shell is simply outstanding and the pack is only a shade over 3lbs! After setting up base camp I removed the lid and brought it with me as my touring / climbing pack. Pretty much a quiver killer. A minor gripe: I'd really like to see a second waterproof access to the main compartment. I don't particularly care for a hydration bladder or port but I know that might bug some people. The flat back takes some getting used to and I imagine in the summer this will be a bit of a problem with back sweat. Overall if you're an Alpinist this is your go-to pack. If you're more of a backpacker then there are likely better options.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a comfortable pack with heavier loads I was very excited about this pack when I first got it. It seemed to fit well when I tested it out in the store. Sadly though, everything changed once the weight got over 40lbs. The hip belt seems poorly designed and allowed the pack sag under weight. No amount of tightening could help since it was sagging between the pack and belt. I also had issues with the ice axe holding system. It is overly complicated and not as good as a simple loop. I also do not think it's 70L worth of storage. It did not fit nearly as much equipment as I was expecting from the size rating.
Date published: 2014-05-01
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Hi, I am looking at buying this pack will need to buy a hip belt extension (waist is 36-40). Q:Would a Cabela's hip belt extension - width is 1.5, 2" (http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel) be compatible with this pack's hipbelt clip (male part)? thanks

Asked by: NewHker00
Unfortunately, that information is not available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-28

Do you ship to the UK?

Asked by: williamhawkes92
We are able to ship Mountain Hardwear products to the UK. The link below will provide with more details regarding international shipping. http://www.rei.com/help/international-shipping-rates.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this an older version of the pack?  The weights listed are slightly heavier than those listed on Mountain Hardwear's site.

Asked by: mtnprp
As of March 2017, we are carrying the most recent version of this pack. The listed weights are correct.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-03
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and effective I have used this pack now for several mountaineering trips in the Northwest. It has served me well thus far. Shedding snow and rain with no problems. I was excited to find a pack that was waterproof, as conditions change rapidly in the mountains and especially in OR/WA cascades. Just a couple notes... The pack lid is not waterproof, but I just kept anything I didn't want to get wet up there in a ziplock. Also make sure that the metal wire in the back stay is facing the right direction. Mine was in backwards from the store, it made a dramatic difference in the comfort and load bearing of the pack by flipping it to the correct orientation.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bomber Pack Took this into the Pemberton icefield for a 4 night test. Through snow, and driving sleet inside everything stayed dry as when packed. I had well over 60lbs in the pack and it felt great on my hips and shoulders. The outer shell is simply outstanding and the pack is only a shade over 3lbs! After setting up base camp I removed the lid and brought it with me as my touring / climbing pack. Pretty much a quiver killer. A minor gripe: I'd really like to see a second waterproof access to the main compartment. I don't particularly care for a hydration bladder or port but I know that might bug some people. The flat back takes some getting used to and I imagine in the summer this will be a bit of a problem with back sweat. Overall if you're an Alpinist this is your go-to pack. If you're more of a backpacker then there are likely better options.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a comfortable pack with heavier loads I was very excited about this pack when I first got it. It seemed to fit well when I tested it out in the store. Sadly though, everything changed once the weight got over 40lbs. The hip belt seems poorly designed and allowed the pack sag under weight. No amount of tightening could help since it was sagging between the pack and belt. I also had issues with the ice axe holding system. It is overly complicated and not as good as a simple loop. I also do not think it's 70L worth of storage. It did not fit nearly as much equipment as I was expecting from the size rating.
Date published: 2014-05-01
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Questions & Answers

Hi, I am looking at buying this pack will need to buy a hip belt extension (waist is 36-40). Q:Would a Cabela's hip belt extension - width is 1.5, 2" (http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel) be compatible with this pack's hipbelt clip (male part)? thanks

Asked by: NewHker00
Unfortunately, that information is not available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-28

Do you ship to the UK?

Asked by: williamhawkes92
We are able to ship Mountain Hardwear products to the UK. The link below will provide with more details regarding international shipping. http://www.rei.com/help/international-shipping-rates.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this an older version of the pack?  The weights listed are slightly heavier than those listed on Mountain Hardwear's site.

Asked by: mtnprp
As of March 2017, we are carrying the most recent version of this pack. The listed weights are correct.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-03
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