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The Mountainsmith Approach 50 is the bigger brother of the Approach 40, the most affordable backpack in the Mountainsmith family. The convenient panel load style and carry on size make this the perfect travel piece for weekend get aways while the backcountry features and technical suspension allow this backpack to shine on gear intensive day hikes and fast overnights. The 50L size is best suited for medium torso users. The innovative ICS Cup (Illiac Crest Shelf) hipbelt transfers and locks the pack load onto the hips, the Delta Wing Compression system pulls the load into the lower back region and focuses on the Lumbar Control Point pad on the lower backpanel to fully secure the pack load against the user's major weight bearing point, the lower back region. All this while the Anvil Airway backpanel keeps you cool on the longest trail day.


Capacity 50l (Up to 26 kg)
Weight 1.5kg
Dimensions 68 x 34 x 34 cm
Design Focus Utility, Price
Frame Internal Frame
Colour Black or Red as Available
Fabric Materials
  • 210d Duramax Junior RipStop Nylon
  • 420d Duramax Nylon
  • 210d RipStop 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
  • Panel loader system, ideal for trail & travel
  • Single AL stay and PE framesheet load dispersion
  • ICS Cup waistbelt fitment (ICS - Iliac Crest Shelf)
  • 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
  • Bar tack reinforcements
  • YKK® Zippers
  • 3M Reflective Cord

  • Torso: 15" - 19" / 38 - 48.25 cm

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