Mammut Blast 30

Run, climb or ski with the low profile Black Diamond RPM pack.

Brand: Mammut

Model: Blast 30

Best for Minimalists
“Superlight, stable, and low profile” is how our tester described this streamlined top-loader after using it for fast-paced hikes around Idaho’s Boise Foothills. It’s just large enough to swallow a rack and rope, or all of your essentials and clothing for a big day in the mountains. It carried 10 pounds securely for trail running, and 20 to 25 pounds for normal hiking and scrambling, thanks to its flexible backpanel and amply padded shoulder straps.

The removable webbing hipbelt is mostly for stability, not load transfer. The pack profile is narrow enough that elbow banging is a non-issue, even for cross-country skiers. There are no outside pockets, just two inside the main packbag (one on each side), and another in the lid, with an external bungee for holding an extra layer. $100; 1,709 cu. in.; 1 lb. 4 oz.

Hiking backpack in top-loader design with flap and single flap buckle. With proven SYE mesh back system, small padded support wings and waist belt.

Two flap pockets-external and internal.
Map pocket with zip.
Mesh side pocket.
Integral rain cover.
2 trekking pole carriers.
Hydration system compatible.

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