Mountainsmith Lookout 45 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

All-Season Workhorse

The Lookout 45 was designed with winter in mind—there are ski-, snowboard-, and snowshoe-specific straps. But our testers liked it so much, they kept grabbing this 2,870-cubic-inch bag for weekend adventures all summer. That's because everything—from maps to hydration tubes to camera cases—has its place on this tricked-out pack. The top compartment pops off to turn into a surprisingly comfy lumbar pack for peak bagging or day hikes out of camp. Bonus: It's built from 16 recycled 16-ounce plastic bottles. 4.2 lbs;
Versatility: 4.8
Comfort: 3.8

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