South Col is a 70 liter backpacking pack from Mountain Hardwear. At first look I must say that this backpack indeed looks really good. After packing the pack with some weight and walking around, it also felt really good. South Col is developed with direct input from Mountain Hardwear’s athlete team.
South Col has some special features. It can be stripped down to a really low weight backpack. Hip belt, frame sheet and lid are removable. When fully loaded, South Col can carry 75 liters. And when stripped down it will still carry over 70 liters (while weighing almost 1.3 kg less). Outside the pack are numerous attachment points to attach tools and other gear.
Mountain Hardwear’s South Col is managed to keep light but still very strong and durable. The highly adjustable compression straps allow leashing sleeping pads and tents on the outside of the pack. Dual-density foam shoulder straps and padded waist belt guarantee comfortable and secure carrying. South Col has also new type of buckles, which are designed to ease of use even with your gloves on. South Col’s hipbelt is designed to distribute the load evenly and provide maximum carrying comfort.
Mountain Hardwear is managed to design a backpack which certainly will find many buyers. It’s not the best choice for the easiest treks but definitely a great choice for summiting some mountains. We took a look at the medium size model; also available are small and large models.
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Added: May 13, 2014
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Mountain Hardwear South Col 70
1 review100% recommends
I bought this backpack from the the local adventure shop and I must say that it was a really good purchase. The build is very high quality and feels like this would last forever. The carrying system feels very good, at least on my back. Mountain Hardwear South Col is a very versatile backpack. You can remove hip belt, frame sheet and lid. To make it short, if you’re looking for bigger backpack which will last even the harder conditions, South Col is a great choice.
I recommend this product.