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  • Built with durable Cordura® nylon fabric, this lumbar pack stands up to hundreds of thousands of miles adventuring with you around the world
  • Honoring the 35+ year history of this waist pack, this classic design now incorporates modern features make this version the best yet
  • Removable shoulder strap; Strapette shoulder-strap compatibility (Strapettes sold separately)
  • Patented Delta compression system load adjustment; traditional front panel bungee attachment system
  • Tuckaway webbing waistbelt with forward-pull adjustment; smartphone-compatible waistbelt pocket with headphone port fits iPhone® 6+ and Galaxy™ S6
  • Interior foam-padded tablet sleeve; reinforced side pockets hold up to 32 fl. oz. bottles; zippered front-panel pocket with key clip
  • FreeFlow ridged EVA back-panel padding; back-panel stash pocket is ideal for securing passport, boarding pass, etc.
  • Zippered Inner Sanctum hanging compartment for small valuables


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Best Use Hiking
Frame Type Frameless
Gear Capacity (L) 9 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 550 cubic inches
Weight 1 lb. 8.9 oz.
Weight - Metric 707 grams
Fits Waist/Hips 28 - 48 inches
Material(s) 610-denier HP Cordura nylon
Number of Exterior Pockets 3 + main compartment
Dimensions 11.5 x 10 x 5 inches
Pack Access Top
Gender Unisex
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mixed results with 2016 redesign I waited to purchase the 2016 Tour Lumbar Pack because the side water bottle pockets were too small in the previous design and I knew Mountainsmith planned to fix this. This feature has been improved in the new model. However, I am disappointed with other changes to the 2016 model and unfortunately, will be returning the pack. The primary issue is that it appears the volume has increased by 1 liter. While it's always nice to have more volume, when the pack has some weight in it, it pulls away too far from my back, even with adjustment of compression straps. The pack doesn't seem well-centered on the waist belt (too much pack above waist belt). Maybe this is less of a problem on a large person (I am a medium tall, slim woman). I don't want to always have to use strapettes. More minor concerns: the lining on the waistbelt has an open "honeycomb" pattern. While this is probably good for ventilation, it looks like it might be easy to snag. Finally, I guess someone likes the new colors, but I liked the old selection a lot better.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not my thing I've returned this item. When I did, the guy at REI said, "you either love these or you hate them." Hate would be too strong. But this definitely did not work for me. This is a well-designed product in many ways. The compression straps go a long way to making this wearable even when carrying a load that is heavy but does to completely fill out the pack. Still, I found the pack too cumbersome. I should acknowledge that I have a very small frame. (I'm 5'6" and under 100 lb.) It seems likely to me that a larger person would not be as bothered by the size and bulkiness of this item. But for me it was too much. Even though I liked the idea of being able to carry a large load in a hip/waist pack, I'm much happier with a significantly smaller hip/waist pack that fits my frame better and that does even better in the compression department.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not perfect, but good I bought this to replace a smaller waistpack I use for canoe tripping to carry essentials on the trail. I took it out today for a 9 mile test hike. I loaded it with emergency supplies, lunch, and two liters of water, about an 8 pound load. All around, it worked well. I put the shoulder strap on first then fastened the waist belt. That way I could undo the waist belt and swing it around to the front to get at my water without have to take it off. When the bottles were full, it did want to pull away from my back and bounce around, but after an adjustment, it wasn't an issue. I like that it has a shoulder strap for more carrying options. I can carry it on my shoulder when I'm carrying the canoe and carry it on my front when I'm carrying packs. The quality of materials is good. I also like that straps to cinch the load forward hold the water bottles in place. A few things I didn't like about it: One is that it needs some more interior pockets for organizing small things like lip balm. The pack it's replacing had several of these. Also, at 6'2", the shoulder strap is a little short for me. All around, good, but not perfect.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Fanny Pack Ever No other fanny pack compares with this Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar Pack. The designer really used his head. Its weight can be augmented with use of a stirrup strap which is ever so handy for weighty loads. I use mine while on safety patrol where I need to carry a modest first aid kit, extra water, bear spray, and an air horn, etc. Well worth the investment.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice size and good water holders. I really like the comfort and ability to hold numerous things and good amount of water.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best small backpack I love it ,big enough co carry tablet pc,cloths ,documents and best at all two drinks
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Miss the old style I read a review lamenting the changes made to the pack, and I understand what they were commenting about. The straps are more narrow and awkward to adjust. The zippers are not the same quality. I miss the old red and black color scheme too. It does feel lighter though.
Date published: 2017-04-25
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