Product Highlights:

  • Youth external-frame backpack
  • Adjustable shoulder straps, supportive waist belt
  • Sleeping bag sling with quick-release hardware
  • Top flap with zippered pocket
  • Compatible with Mountainsmith Rain Cover MD

About Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-Frame Backpack

Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-Frame Backpack Pinon Green
The Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-Frame Backpack Pinon Green 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. A camelback 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 really roomy. You can pack this backpack with al required gear; clothes, mess kit, first aid kit, survival kit, compass, toilet paper, full body rain suit, sleeping bag, sleeping pad. Then you can add the food and a tent - and there is still room to spare! The waist/hip band is highly adjustable. 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.

The Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-Frame Backpack is commonly used for Extended Hikes and more. The Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-Frame Backpack is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-Frame Backpack: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight.

Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-Frame Backpack Features

  • Sleeping bag sling
  • Quick release hardware
  • Zippered side pockets
  • Pass thru sleeves
  • Daisy chain attachment points
  • Front pocket
  • Elastic rigging
  • Collared storm shield
  • Draw cord closure
  • Top flap
  • Zippered pocket
  • 2 load adjusters for load dispersion
  • Comfortable waist belt
  • Dual density foam
  • Air mesh back panel
  • Safety Whistle (located on chest strap/buckle)
  • Elastic sternum strap
  • Dual density foam shoulder straps
  • External frame pack made with 6061 aluminum
  • The Mountaimsmith medium rain cover fits this pack

Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-Frame Backpack Specifications

Capacity
3356
Length
27 in.
Width
18 in.
Height
15 in.
Torso Fit Range
13 in. - 17 in.
Weight
3 lbs. 2 oz.
Reinforced
840d Ballistic nylon reinforcements
Body fabric
420d Velocity nylon
Zippers
YKK zippers
Aluminum stays
Twin .75 in. 6061
Sternum strap
Elastic
Shoulder straps
Dual density foam
Side pockets
Zippered
Mfr #
SKU
MTSYS

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Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-frame Backpack
 
4.2

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Pros

  • Easy to load (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Highly adjustable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Good suspension (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extended trips (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual adventurer (3)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort driven (3)

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    4.0

    Scout Rating

    By Bug

    from Stanley, Kansas

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pockets
    • Zipper Snags

    Best Uses

    • Day Hikes
    • Extended Hikes

    Comments about Mountainsmith Youth Scout External-frame Backpack:

    Good Pack for young Boy Scout

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Good pack for weekends

    By Boomer

    from Maryland

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Comments about 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.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Excellent Basic Youth Pack!

    By MargieS

    from NM

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Hikes
      • Extended Hikes
      • Heavy Loads
      • Light Loads

      Comments about 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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Youth Scout Backpack

      By ddr

      from central florida

      About Me Casual Adventurer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Good Suspension
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Extended Hikes
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about 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.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Pack but not enough adjustments

        By Punkin Punisher

        from Chesapeake, VA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Load

        Cons

        • Difficult To Adjust

        Best Uses

        • Extended Hikes

        Comments about 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.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven

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        Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
        DANIEL J A  My nephew loves it. External frames are the way to go, especially with younger children. Great for scouts.
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        DANIEL J A  My nephew loves it. External frames are the way to go, especially with younger children. Great for scouts.
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