Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear BMG™ 105 OutDry Backpack

Mountain Hardwear BMG™ 105 OutDry Backpack

BMG™ 105 OutDry Backpack
Overall rating:
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5
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3 out of 3(100%) recommend this product
Customer reviews for BMG™ 105 OutDry Backpack
Review 1 for BMG™ 105 OutDry Backpack
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

good but expected more

PostedJune 30, 2014
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John29
Location: Anchorage, AK
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I got this pack to take up the West Buttress on Denali; basically the intended use of this pack. After the trip I feel like this was almost a good pack.
Pro – The pack does a great job at changing size. With the top all the way down and the compression straps tight it the pack can carry a 50L load very well. Fully loaded the pack is just as good.
The pack has all of the features a big mountaineering pack should. I particularly liked the small sled loops.
The waterproof fabric is great and kept out snow and freezing rain.
Con – I know that the pack is trying to be a very light weight pack, but its still a 100L pack and should carry very big loads comfortably, but the light weight padding on the hip belt and shoulder straps just isn’t enough. I would have rather had a pack a few ounces heavier that was more confortable with a big load and sled.
The picket pockets on them are too small. When the pack is fully loaded it is hard to fit wands or pickets into them and as a result I ended up with small tears in the fabric. I would like to see a larger elastic pocket and it would be great if skis could fit behind the pocket like on other packs.
I liked that the top flap was removable, but I wish they alternated male and female clips from front to back so that you could clip it around the hip belt for a light weight ski / summit pack.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for BMG™ 105 OutDry Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great long lasting backpack

PostedApril 16, 2014
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Marie30
Location: Portland, OR
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I wanted a backpack that would be a longterm investment. After my first trip I can already see that I've got exactly that. Great quality, great color, great water resisting outside. I also liked the thought through different pockets the bag contains. I guess a zipper to access directly the biggest compartment would have been nice - but then I knew before purchase that it wouldn't come with this bag.
Great backpack!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for BMG™ 105 OutDry Backpack
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Size Issues

PostedMarch 15, 2014
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zoysia247
Location: AL
Too Small
Fits Slightly Small
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm 5'10'', 175 with a 34 waist. The M/L torso length is too long for me and the S/M waistbelt padding is to short for my hip bone. MH does not offer the new outdry waist belts as an optional item so I ended up getting a medium fitlock hipbelt. It has a similar pocket for the new aluminum stay and the padded portion is a bit longer. Too bad they didn't keep the three sizes like the old BMG but I liked the new improvements over the old BMG enough to try and make this new outdry pack work.
I would recommend this product.
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