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(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Mountainsmith
Located in: Essential Equipment, Packs
The Youth Scout is a supportive external frame that provides a comfortable backpacking experience for kids.
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.2 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Comfortable(4), Easy to load(5), Good suspension(3), Highly adjustable(4), Lightweight(4)
Best Uses:
Extended trips(4)
Describe Yourself:
Casual adventurer(3)
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort driven(3)
 
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By BugVerified Purchaser from Stanley, Kansas on 11/25/2010
Pros:
Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity, Lightweight
Cons:
Not Enough Pockets, Zipper Snags
Best Uses:
Day Hikes, Extended Hikes
Describe Yourself:
Casual Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort Driven
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Mountainsmith Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-frame Backpack:

Good Pack for young Boy Scout

 
Good pack for weekends
By BoomerVerified Purchaser from Maryland on 11/24/2010
Pros:
Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity, Lightweight, Right size for scouts
Cons:
Sleeping bag holder small
Best Uses:
Weekends and overnights
Describe Yourself:
Casual Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Minimalist
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Mountainsmith Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-frame Backpack:

Good product. It is exactly what we expected. My 12 year old son can easily fit his gear for a weekend. The sleeping bag carrier is too small and his 30 degree bag will not fit. If we really, really compress it we can get it to fit but it could be a little larger.

 
Excellent Basic Youth Pack!
By MargieSVerified Reviewer from NM on 6/27/2010
Pros:
Comfortable, Easy To Load, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Day Hikes, Extended Hikes, Heavy Loads, Light Loads
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Mountainsmith Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-frame Backpack:

I bought this for my 11-year-old son who was going on his first Boy Scout Backpacking trip. For under [$] this is a GREAT pack. It is lightweight and durable. It has a nice external frame, and enough pockets to separate items, but not so many that you forget where you put stuff. There are 2 external pockets on the left side and one long external pocket on the right, plus the bigger, square external pocket on the back. There is also a pocket on the top flap. My son's Camelbak fit perfectly in this pocket, and the zipper stayed closed even with the drinking hose extending out. The sleeping bag sling is very handy. This pack is VERY roomy. We packed this with all my son's required gear (clothes, mess kit, first aid kit, survival kit, compass, toilet paper, full body rain suit, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.) Then we added his food and a tent - and there was room to spare! The waist/hip band is highly adjustable. My son is VERY skinny (60% for height, but only 40% for weight) and I was a little worried that it wouldn't go small enough, but it did! You can also adjust it up or down on the pack frame, depending on the height of the wearer. This pack adjusts at the chest, too.

 
Youth Scout Backpack
By ddr from central florida on 2/1/2010
Pros:
Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Extended Hikes, Wet Weather
Describe Yourself:
Casual Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort Driven
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Mountainsmith Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-frame Backpack:

We bought this for our son for a boyscout hiking weekend trip. Found it perfect for carrying everything he needed and all under 23 pounds fully loaded.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice Pack but not enough adjustments
By Punkin PunisherVerified Purchaser from Chesapeake, VA on 4/7/2009
Pros:
Easy To Load
Cons:
Difficult To Adjust
Best Uses:
Extended Hikes
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort Driven
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Mountainsmith Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-frame Backpack:

This is a nice pack, easy to load and the sleeping bag sling is a good feature. I bought this pack for my son who is a first year Boy Scout, he is 10 years old and weighs 78 pounds. We had trouble adjusting the pack to fit him just right, the pack seems to be as big as a standard pack. Plenty of room for loading up a lot a stuff but I doubt if he could carry it if it was fully loaded.I would recommend the pack for a Scout who is a little bit bigger.

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