Are Mountainsmith packs any good?

In terms of comfort, I was incredibly impressed. The shoulder and waist straps have a layer of padding that is thick and comfortable, but also ventilated. My one qualm with this pack is the water bottle holders. One of them is tipped in such a way that your water bottle can be accessed easily while hiking.

How do you clean a Mountainsmith backpack?

When it comes to washing your pack, hand washing works best. Simply soak your pack in warm water with a mild detergent. Take a soft-bristle scrubbing brush and gently scrub your pack clean. Hang your pack in a cool area to dry.

What is a lumbar bag?

Designed to be worn around your waist, they are a great means to secure your valuables while remaining hands-free. Waist packs are a convenient way to safely store your personal items while on the move. Designed to be worn around your waist, they are a great means to secure your valuables while remaining hands-free.

Can you put a Patagonia backpack in the washing machine?

In general, washing your gear in cold or warm water with mild laundry soap (non-toxic, biodegradable types preferred) and drying it on the line are the best ways to clean Patagonia® products.

Can I put my backpack in the dryer?

Never put a backpack or bookbag in the dryer, as the heat can damage the fabric and accessories like zipper pulls.

Are lumbar packs good?

I found the Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar Pack to be a fantastic alternative to a regular backpack—and especially great as a multi-use product. The Tour is recommended by Gear Junkie, Wired, and UpgradedPoints with accolades for its use in both the backcountry and as a travel fanny pack (see Sources).

Where are Mountainsmith products made?

Tents, sleeping bags and trekking poles in made in China. The other half of Mountainsmith’s Asian product line is made in Vietnam. But it’s increasing the amount it produces in the U.S. “We have a manufacturing facility in Minnesota,” Getzel says.

Are lumbar packs better for your back?

A lumbar pack distributes all its weight directly onto your hips and skeletal structure, allowing you to carry the load in a way that doesn’t pull muscles and tendons in awkward, painful ways. A lumbar pack can alleviate a great deal of stress on your back, making it a popular choice among day hikers and adventurers.

Can I dry my Patagonia backpack?

Machine dry on no to low heat (may take a few cycles) with two to three clean tennis balls added to the dryer to restore fluff. DO NOT bleach, iron or use fabric softener. Given the rumpled nature of the road trips that inspire so much of our gear, Patagonia doesn’t make anything that requires dry cleaning.

How do you get sweat smell out of backpack straps?

What I would do is get a bottle of Lysol, fill a tub with very warm water, dump in the Lysol, then throw in the backpack. Let it percolate for up to half an hour. Then, empty the tub and re-fill with water. Let the pack sit some more.

Can backpacks go in the washer?

Secure the unzipped backpack inside a mesh laundry bag or an old pillowcase, or turn it inside-out. Using a small amount of bleach-free gentle detergent, wash your backpack on your washing machine’s gentle or delicate cycle with cold water. 3. Remove the backpack from the washing machine and turn it right-side-out.