Dayhikers, scramblers, and peak-baggers face a plethora of options when it comes time to choose a new pack for their adventures. But not all daypacks are created equal.
Mountain Hardwear’s Scrambler 30 OutDry boasts a few features not found on run-of-the-mill rucksacks. For 2015, Mountain Hardwear outfitted their popular streamlined Scrambler series with OutDry fabric and taped seams to ensure the pack’s contents stay dry regardless of the trail conditions. The fully waterproof pack bag features a couple large open-topped side pockets in addition to the zippered top pocket. An exterior hydration sleeve allows hikers to add a water bladder without having to tuck it inside the main pack bag.
The flexible HardWave frame sheet and slim suspension straps and hipbelt keep the pack stable enough for active adventures such as scrambling, bouldering, or skiing. I’ve put the pack to the test doing all three in the Cascades and the Scrambler 30 proved a comfortable, stable pack. The addition of OutDry made it exceptional for those experiences in the wet environment of the Pacific Northwest winter.