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Mountainsmith’s “Swiss army knife” of backpacks, the MountainSmith Approach 45  is truly our most versatile line of packs. Whether you are going on an overnight backpacking trip, weekend road trip, day hike to the climbing crag, or holding it as your bug out bag; the Approach 45 has extensive organization to allow fast and convenient access to your gear. It has even been designed with the FAA carry on size in mind, so it will be a convenient travel bag for light airline travel.

This dual panel loader bag is chock full of features including a smart phone compatible waist belt pocket, forward pull waist belt, ridged EVA back panel padding, front panel stretch mesh panel pocket, generous tool attachment loops, side zippered pockets, side mesh pockets, and hydration sleeve with port. All of that is built into an ultra-durable package, thanks to the use of CORDURA® fabric. To bring you peace of mind for your backcountry investment, Mountainsmith offers a lifetime warranty on their products. For a large everyday pack with tons of organization, the Approach 45 is the pack for you.


Capacity 44l (Up to 24 kg)
Weight 1.4kg
Dimensions 64.8 x 31.8 x 30.5 cm (H x W x D)
Design Focus Utility, Price
Frame Internal Frame
Colour Blue or Grey as Available
Fabric Materials
  • 305d Multi-Rip Cordura ® HP
  • 610d Cordura ® HP
  • 210d Nylon Emossed Liner
Class Trekking Backpack
Main Compartment Access Front Loading
Back-padding Material Foam Padding - Load distributing Lumbar Control Point pad
Hip Belt Delta Wing Compression belt adjustment system
Shoulder Straps Dual density shoulder straps
Compatible but not included
Recommended Use Backpacking, Camping, Multi-Day Touring
Other Features
  • Single AL stay and PE framesheet load dispersion
  • Anvil Airway perspiration control system
  • Front panel pocket fits Ten Essentials
  • Side panel mesh pockets fits SIGG and Nalgene style water bottles
  • Trekking pole carry
  • Air mesh backpanel with airflow channel
  • Front pull waistbelt adjustment
  • Tuck away, removable waistbelt
  • Front panel stretch mesh pocket with daisy chain attachment loops
  • Dual side panel zippered pockets
  • Single Tool / Trekking pole carry
  • Side panel mesh pockets
  • Bar tack reinforcements
  • YKK® Zippers
  • 3M Reflective Cord

  • Torso: 17" - 21" / 43 - 54 cm

Price Compare: Singapore MRSP for this model is $195. We are 40% cheaper!

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