‘The combination of MHW’s excellent waterproof technology and a roll-top closure makes this one of the few functionally waterproof mountain packs out there albeit with a few minor compromises. Go throw yourself in a river – your kit will still be dry even it you’re not.’
Outdoors Magic: Functionally waterproof thanks to OutDry, light, multiple external stash pockets, basic but supportive back system, still takes a hydration system.
Outdoors Tragic: Slow access to main compartment, no secure zipped lid-type pocket, belt pockets very small, reservoir ca be tricky to insert if the pack is full.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Scrambler 35’s trump card is that it’s nigh on 100% waterproof with a dry-bag style closure and OutDry membrane. That does mean it’s more faff than usual to access the main compartment and means the hydration sleeve lives between the back sheet and the pack body where it can cause barrelling. There’s no lid, so no lid pocket either, so your only zipped secure pockets are the small belt ones. There are three handy mesh stash-pockets though. And despite the basic shape and back system, the pack’s reasonably comfortable with light to medium loads and carries fine. Asks the question: how much do you need your pack to be waterproof? MHW has other OutDry options too if you want something different.
Functionally waterproof, lightweight, all-round mountain pack / 400D HD Nylon with OutDry membrane / Hardwave suspension back panel / front and side stash pockets / zippered waist belt pockets / sternum strap with whistle / dry-bag type roll-top closure / hydration sleeve
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