Mammut Direct 28 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

TAKE IT ANYWHERE

Small enough for short jaunts, cool enough for the heat of the desert, and tough enough for the mountains. The Direct 28 does it all, and for a sweet price. The abrasion-resistant 210-denier nylon body—and doubly reinforced bottom—is made for alpine abuse, while an aggressively arched frame keeps your back air-conditioned in the heat. Smart features include an integrated rain cover, trekking-pole attachments, and a compartmentalized interior that keeps your lunch from getting scrunched. 3.2 lbs, 1,700 cu in; mammut.ch

 

Bonus: Don't worry about overloading this pack. Its overbuilt frame can handle any extras you lash onto it.

 

Bummer: It's a little overweight for the capacity. And the deeply arched suspension cuts into the pack's interior (trading space for that back-cooling breeze).

 

Filed To: Men's / Day Packs
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