Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear ThruWay™ 50

Mountain Hardwear ThruWay™ 50

ThruWay™ 50
Overall rating:
4.333 / 5
4.3
 / 
5
(3 reviews) 3
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3 out of 3(100%) recommend this product
Customer reviews for ThruWay™ 50
Review 1 for ThruWay™ 50
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Almost Flawless

PostedSeptember 3, 2013
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RainierLover
Location: Eatonville WA
Experience: Avid
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Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
As an avid climber/hiker I was excited to try this pack for my 9 day, 100 mile trip around Mt. Rainier on the Wonderland trail. I was curious to see if such a lightweight pack could be comfy as well as carry my 25# of gear well. I've never had a pack w/out a hood and was curious about that as well. This pack did not disappoint! I was very well pleased with it's performance & had only one complaint...hence the "almost" flawless. The waterproof zipper to the snacks pouch often snagged on the internal lining. This caused it to be very difficult to open & close at times as well as just a big hassle when I was pressed for time on the trail. I very much love this pack in spite of this flaw.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for ThruWay™ 50
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Burly yet lightweight backpack

PostedMarch 12, 2013
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360water
Location: Columbus, OH
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The Thruway 50 is an excellent choice for a lightweight backpack (weighed 38oz) with plenty of room for use on long distance treks. The fabric and seams are burly yet lightweight. Loads of room. I bought the size large which provides 55 liters in the main compartment plus the exterior shovel pouch, which is huge, plus stretchy side pockets on the exterior. Due to the large interior volume, you must pack your gear appropriately in order to achieve proper back support and pack load balance. I would suggest a firmer/stiffer suspension sheet rather than the rubbery folded-into-fourths sit-pad sheet. Flexes too much. The best feature is the roll-top enclosure: opening and closing is quick and easy and waterproof. I would prefer the ordinary shoulder straps featured on other Mountain Hardwear packs, such as the Summitrocket40 (I own one - completely awesome pack - please manufacture a 60L version), rather than the perforated ones on the Thruway 50. But that is my personal choice. Overall, a very useful and well made piece of gear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for ThruWay™ 50
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great pack light and customizable

PostedJanuary 13, 2013
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PackPack
Location: Blanchard, Ok
Experience: Avid
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Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I dropped 4 lbs just by changing packs I love the pack its lite and you can pull pad and/or frame sheet for minimalist day pack or you can pull them and use your sleeping pad as frame/padding.
Great big awesome pockets with lots of mesh to stuff bottles, spade, tent stakes etc.
CONS- no bladder compartment but going to platypus soft sides you can save weight and just tuckem right in the side pocket mesh so
All in all great pack !
Remember it is fairly ultralight so keep you pack weight below 25lbs,I'm 5'8 and 120lbs and the medium fits great
I would recommend this product.
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