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Mountainsmith Phoenix Backpack

By Julie Blakley | Permalink | 0 comments | March 25th, 2010

Mountainsmith Phoenix Backpack – An eco friendly alpine backpack.
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Looks may deceive you with the styling, but this old school style backpack is made up of about 85% of recycled materials. If the Mountainsmith Phoenix Backpack got any more eco friendly it would be made out of sticks and leaves. Don’t let the eco part scare you off though, this bad boy is still built tough.

So, what kind of materials are used to make the Mountainsmith Phoenix Backpack so eco friendly? To start with, the pack uses a 100 percent recycled PET fabric. The mesh back panel and the packs zippers are all recycled. And to top it off, the Mountainsmith Phoenix Backpacks buckles are made up of a sustainable biopolymer.

The base capacity of the Mountainsmith Phoenix Backpack is around 4,211 cubic inches. But, thanks to all the straps, the Mountainsmith Phoenix Backpack can expand to carry an amazing 5,675 cubic inches. And thanks to the extra padded hipbelt and strong suspension, carry such a heavy load is a breeze.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one:
Amazon.com: $173 (low stock)

Why they rock:

  • Independently adjustable shoulder straps
  • Elastic sternum strap and bite valve catch
  • Tool attachment points
  • Four adjusters for effective load dispersion
  • Webbing keeps

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 10 out of 10

While there is nothing to impressive about the Mountainsmith Phoenix Backpack aside from its eco features, that doesn’t make it a bad pack. If you are looking for a nice all around pack for multi-day trips, then the Mountainsmith Phoenix Backpack has got you covered. Just think of the eco features as an added bonus.

Looking to Buy? Check out these sites:
Amazon.com: $173

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