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Mammut Neon Crag 28 Backpack Review

This retro-looking rucksack sports a single, roomy packbag that can easily compress low-volume loads. It’s well-suited for dayhikes, sessions at the crag, or anyone who’s tough on gear.

Brand: Mammut

Model: Neon Crag 28

Overall Score: 4 / 5



Specs

Weight

2lbs. 2oz.

[durable style]

Why we like it This retro-looking rucksack sports a single, roomy packbag that can easily compress low-volume loads. It’s well-suited for dayhikes, sessions at the crag, or anyone who’s tough on gear.

Durability The waxed canvas packbag proved rhino-tough. “I dragged this pack through the sandstone narrows of Antelope Canyon on an Arizona climbing trip,” says our tester. “I wore a hole in my shoe and broke my shades, but the pack breezed through without a blemish.” Bummer: The tough fabric is a dust magnet.

Comfort The pack’s tapered shape keeps heavier items centered in the mid-back and results in a wiggle-free, stable carry. “The lightly padded hipbelt keeps it comfortably snugged up against my lumbar,” reports our tester, “and a plastic framesheet with waffle-pattern cushioning manages a 25-pound load.”

Loading The V-cut packbag is shaped like an inverted tear-drop—with an exceptionally wide top-opening that makes it easy to load, unload, and rummage through.

Gripe No bottle pockets. $100; 2 lbs. 2 oz.; 28 liters; 1 size; mammut.ch

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