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Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit Backpack Lotus Blue

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Product Highlights:

  • Hydration compatible
  • Sleeping pad compression straps
  • Internal divider
  • Elastic sternum strap
  • Bite valve catch
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Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit Backpack Lotus Blue
This Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit Backpack Lotus Blue back pack is amazing. Well built, sized perfectly for youth, and well designed. The internal straps for compressing the load and dividers allows you to pack this bag with the weight correctly located so that it allows you to keep the center of gravity. It has a separate sleeping bag compartment, collard storm shield, a draw cord closure for a better packing, dual exit ports and 2 water bottle pockets that accommodate 32 oz. water bottles. The Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit Backpack Lotus Blue is the best backpack that you can buy for a new young backpacker, so that he can carry whatever he needs for a couple of outdoors nights. It also features a quick release hardware, 4 compression straps, detachable lid, air mesh foam back panel, elastic sternum strap and a safety whistle located on the chest strap buckle.

Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit Backpack Features

  • Hydration compatible
  • Dual exit ports
  • 2 water bottle pockets that accommodate 32 oz. water bottles
  • Sleeping pad compression straps
  • Quick release hardware
  • Separate sleeping bag compartment
  • Internal divider
  • 4 compression straps
  • Collared storm shield
  • Draw cord closure
  • Detachable lid
  • 4 load adjusters for load dispersion
  • Comfortable waist belt
  • Dual density foam
  • Air mesh foam back panel
  • Safety Whistle (located on chest strap/buckle)
  • Elastic sternum strap
  • Bite valve catch
  • Adjustable shoulder straps with dual density foam
  • The Mountainsmith Medium rain cover fits this pack

Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit Backpack Specifications

28.5 in.
16 in.
12 in.
Torso Fit Range
13 in. - 17 in.
3 lbs. 9 oz.
840d Ballistic nylon reinforcements
Body fabric
420d Velocity nylon
YKK zippers
Aluminum stays
Twin .75 in. 6061
Compression straps
Shoulder straps
Available in the Following Colors:
Lotus Blue
Weight [with packaging]
3.7 lb
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Great for New Scouts!


from Berkeley, CA

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  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good Padding
  • Good Suspension
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Large Capacity
  • Lightweight


    Best Uses

    • Extended Hikes
    • Heavy Loads

    Comments about Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit Backpack:

    Gave this to my nephew as his first Scout pack for his first week at Summer camp. He did two 5 and one 10-mile hike. He is a slender 80lb. 5 ft tall 14 year-old. He was very comfortable and brought 40 lbs of gear which packed securely with good balance. It looks like there is enough adjustment to last him several years of growth. Got the rain cover as well which was not necessary (yet). His leaders were impressed and I feel very satisfied with this purchase.

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    Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
    JOHN B  My son needed a pack when he started scouting, this one fits him well and holds plenty of gear for a 3 day trip.
    Shopper  I am Interested in the Mountainsmith Youth pack for a slim 11 year old boy (70 lbs), who is a beginner backpacker. He needs the pack for 1 and 2 night trips. Do you recommend an internal or external Mountainsmith pack? Thanks.
    SunnySports S  Great question! Mountainsmith makes great packs and this one is probably fine for 1 to 2 night trips. I prefer internal and so do most people. Internal packs are designed to carry the pack weight on the hips and with their body-hugging design provide the most balance and freedom of movement. This is especially important if he will be on rough trails or off-trail. They work well for nearly everyone and are the most popular option. External packs can help you carry very heavy loads, but generally are best for covering easy terrain. Because they don’t lie against the body they are cooler in hot weather. They are also generally cheaper and can be good introductory backpacks for growing kids and beginners. Although generally external packs are good for beginners, most kids prefer the styling of internal pack (which don't worry, get the job done just as well and are just as good for beginners). But the most important thing is fit. This pack has a Torso Fit Range 13" - 17", so make sure he fits the torso range. If your not sure how to fit a pack (torso range), here is a general guide line: Using a flexible tape measure, measure the length of your torso from the C7 vertebra (at the base of your neck) to the spot on the spine level with the top of the bony hip structure called the iliac crest. Do it two or three times to get an accurate measurement. If he is in-between frame sizes, always go with the smaller size. Stay safe and have fun out there! Neal
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