Summary: The Mountaintop 70L hiking backpack is a great bag for the value it represents. The comfort is not high-end like competitors out there but it is worth every penny spent on it.
Functionality and durability are two features I respect this bag for. It is perfect for hiking in tough weather conditions.
Mountaintop 70L Hiking Backpack Review
The Mountaintop 70+101 hiking backpack is close to being ideal for its price range. It is a well-built, vertically oriented hiking backpack that’s also an all-purpose survival bag.
This bag is some hiker’s dream backpack.
Features of the Mountaintop 70 liter backpack
- Shockproof and waterproof feature
- Soft and well-padded back
- It comes with a rain guard
- Boasts of a top cover with pouch
- Nylon material for mesh and cloth
- Bladder and tube compartment.
- Adjustable and padded shoulder straps.
- Many compartments.
- Can accommodate up to 80L when attached to a backpack frame.
PROS and CONS
It holds various advantages over competing backpacks:
Size and Appearance
The Mountaintop Rucksack 70L bag has the same rugged look as other mountaineering bags. At first, I thought it appeared smaller than a 70L hiking backpack.
Spacious, this bag drawstring extends up to provide you more room to fit stuffs into the bag.
So, if you need a backpack that is great for smaller bag for shorter hiking trips, this bag is for you.
The mesh and nylon cloth are great quality materials. The stitching is strong too. With the right care and attention, this bag can outperform most budget hiking bags.
It boasts of many small and large compartments. The compartments include 2 counterparts, one main and a smaller secondary, and 5 pouches to store items into.
You will find a snack pouch at the top cover. That area is easily accessible with one hand as you move.
Its secondary compartment is one of the few feature that makes it unique. That space is large enough to accommodate enough bulky items such as a pillow, winter coat or even a sleeping bag.
It’s curved opening is wide enough to pull items out with ease.
Asides that, if you check the inside of the secondary compartment, you’ll find another pouch on the opposite side. Sadly, it cannot be separated from the bag; rather, it folds when unlatched.
The inner pouch can be easily accessed, and is meant for small objects like a charger, phone or notebook. That is the best place to store your important tech items as you hike.
No matter the weight of this backpack, you can still maintain balance by using the compression straps. The Mountaintop 70L features different compression straps.
It offers additional support, keeping the form and weight of the bag looking nice. Externally, ropes, tools, and kitchenware can be added at both sides.
The Mountaintop backpack has space for water bottles or hydration bladder. It comes with a slot for the tube of the hydration bladder to go through along the shoulder straps.
On either side of the bag, you’ll find traditional mesh pockets for water bottles. The built-in rain guard of this Mountaintop rucksack backpack can be located inside the zipper under the small zippered compartment under the bag.
It is sown into the bottom, washing it means washing the entire bag.
Ease of Access
The Mountaintop 70L hiking backpack aims to make hiking more pleasurable than ever. That is why it offers many alternatives to the drawstring access of the primary compartment.
The panel or side access is wide enough for a hand to search through. Yet, it might be a bit hard to get items from when the bag is at its highest capacity. This bag comes with many access points to make entry less tedious.
Comfort of Use
This backpack can handle loads of up to 70L, it’s no surprise that you might question its comfortability.
The softness and quality of the mesh padding is quite fair, if I must say. There are more reinforcements at the top area at the shoulder area.
That helps keep the weight on the upper part of the body. Thus, the bag is more balanced and can retain its form while you move.
The additional reinforcement at the upper back, makes the mesh padding feel thinner on the lower back area. To some, it is best while to others it may feel a bit bulky and the lower part bare.
While writing this Mountaintop 70L hiking backpack review, we discovered that although it might not be the best quality out there, this bag sure offers similar comfort high-end mountaineering backpacks do.
For its price, it sure packs good value for the money. Perfect for camping and long hiking trips purposes, this durable yet spacious Mountaintop 70L backpack is the way to go!