Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear SummitRocket™ 20 VestPack

Mountain Hardwear SummitRocket™ 20 VestPack

SummitRocket™ 20 VestPack
Overall rating:
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for SummitRocket™ 20 VestPack
Review 1 for SummitRocket™ 20 VestPack
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

almost perfect

PostedJanuary 29, 2014
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puersimius
Location: Lafayette, CA
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
Purchased for overnight super-light runs/backpacking in the high sierra and one or two day mountaineering jaunts.
Feels great running; no bouncing or slop. Holds just the right amount of gear for a fast/light overnight trip in reasonable weather or a day of alpine climbing in mixed weather. Stays out of the way of my harness. Doesn't flop around during technical climbing.
Fits my body well: 5'10" with a deep chest.
Two gripes:
1. Give it a removable framesheet (like the "hardwave" on the 30 and 40. This would prevent bulky loads and full water bladders from rounding out the cross section and making it uncomfortable
2. Needs more options/space for storage in the front vest pockets. As is, they're just too small and non functional. I'd like to be able to carry two water bottles and/or more food up front. If weight is an issue, the holsters/pockets could be removable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for SummitRocket™ 20 VestPack
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Turns into a burrito

PostedMay 14, 2013
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Lindahl
Location: Colorado
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
A vest pack is all about trying to increase stability and comfort, without adding a hipbelt. However, when packed full, it take's the shape of a tube which can make it uncomfortable where it contacts your back, and also reduces the stability.
If Mountain Hardwear added a removable Hardwave framesheet, it would have solved this problem. Hopefully next year, they will add it.
I'd also like to buy this in a 30 liter, as 20 liters is a tad small for some trips, and just right for others. It also needs to be hydration bladder compatiable.
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Review 3 for SummitRocket™ 20 VestPack
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5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE IT

PostedApril 29, 2013
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VerticallyInclined
Location: BRonx
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Pack fits well and the shoulder straps do not dig into your shoulders. Love the pockets which we use to put extra lens for the camera in. Plenty of space for day hikes and even when overstuffed with items. First aide supply food, water filter and extra clothes it carries very well. Our clients love the way they look and as well want them as well.
I would recommend this product.
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