Mountainsmith to Debut Most Technical Pack To – Date at Summer OR 2018

Mountainsmith announces the release of their most technical pack at Summer OR
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Golden, CO – Mountainsmith – craftsmen of iconic backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear – is set to debut their most technical pack to-date at this month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, CO (Booth #: 44080-UL). Featuring the newest and most innovative engineering within their backpack collection, the Mayhem Series truly exemplifies Mountainsmith’s iconic 40 years as innovators of durability, function, and performance. The 2019 pack advancements emphasize the knowledge, adventure, and experience that can only come with being the company that is ‘Forged for 40.’ These products will hit retailers nationwide in January 2019.

“The Mayhem Series has always stood out as our ideal mix of size, features, comfort and durability. For 2019, we wanted to see what else was out there that could elevate the already proven design. We challenged ourselves to make the series even lighter without compromising the strength of the materials,” says Lead Design and Product Line Manager, Luke Boldman. “When we found Spectra® everything seemed to click. It is the ultimate combination of weight and strength, allowing us to take the Mayhem Series and turn it into our most technical pack offering to date.”

Mountainsmith’s dedication to durability shines with the integration of Spectra® Fiber into the Mayhem 30 and Mayhem 45 backcountry packs. Used by NASA and law enforcement, Spectra® is an ultra-light, ultra-strong polyethylene proven to provide greater durability for longer-lasting gear that is ‘Forged for Life®.’ Alongside tech advancements to the Mayhem Series, Mountainsmith sets to debut the reimagined Apex Series with aluminum hoop frame suspension and dynamic hip-belt integration for increased load transfer. 2019 also marks the resurgence of Mountainsmith’s Hydration Pack - the Clear Creek 10 - and an overall updated Clear Creek Series.

Mayhem 45/Mayhem 45 WSD | MSRP: $179.95 The hybrid top and panel opening of the Mayhem 45 makes this pack ideal for accessibility in tight environments like the local crag, hostels, or backcountry huts. Built with Spectra® Fiber, the Mayhem delivers maximum strength and abrasion resistance with a light and comfortable carry. Available in a women-specific design (WSD) for maximum comfort and fit.

Mayhem 30/Mayhem 30 WSD | MSRP: $159.95 Versatility is the name of the game. From weekend travel to backcountry overnights to ski mountaineering, its Spectra® Fiber build delivers maximum strength and abrasion resistance while offering a light and comfortable carry. Available in a women-specific design (WSD) for maximum comfort and fit.

Apex 80 | MSRP: $219.95 Ideal for gear intensive backpacking, the Apex 80’s new U-shaped entry makes it easy to pack and access it all. With an advanced, tubular aluminum frame, we’ve taken a staple of our pack line and increased the comfort while dropping weight. Whether you are bringing photo gear, fishing tackle, or hammock; it has room for it all.

Apex 60 | MSRP: $199.95 The Apex 60 is loaded with features that make for easy gear access and comfortable carry. With an advanced, tubular aluminum frame, we’ve taken a staple of our pack line and increased the comfort while dropping weight. Ideal for thru-hikes or longer backpacking trips, this pack will carry you from Springer to Katahdin.

Apex 55 WSD | MSRP: $199.95 Designed specifically for the female backpacker, the Apex 55 WSD is built for more efficient, more comfortable carry from thru-hikes to multi-night backpack excursions. With an advanced, tubular aluminum frame, we’ve dropped the weight and increased the comfort for longer days on the trail.

Clear Creek 25/Clear Creek 25 WSD | MSRP: $99.95 For longer days on the trail, pack your layers and all your essentials in the Clear Creek 25. This pack will hold up to a 3L water bladder to keep you going in comfort. Available in a women-specific design (WSD) for maximum comfort and fit.

Clear Creek 20/Clear Creek 20 WSD | MSRP: $79.95 Whether you are bagging a peak or hiking your local trails, this pack will carry your essentials and up to a 3L water bladder. Available in a women-specific design (WSD) for maximum comfort and fit.

Clear Creek 15/Clear Creek 15 WSD | MSRP: $59.95 Keep it simple and carry a small load. The Clear Creek 15 is perfect for short day hikes and mountain bike rides, built to carry up to a 3L water bladder and the basic essentials. Available in a women-specific design (WSD) for maximum comfort and fit.

Clear Creek 10 | MSRP: $69.95 From mountain bike rides to long trail runs, this 1lb 6oz hydration pack keeps it light with an included 2L hydration bladder and built-in stash pockets for the essentials. Also available in Caribe Blue.

For more information about these new products, please contact Mountainsmith PR representative Alex Richmond:

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About Mountainsmith:

In 1979, legendary outdoorsman Patrick Smith founded Mountainsmith on the necessity for durable gear that could withstand the rigors of the Rocky Mountain backcountry. It is here that the original lumbar pack was born and the Mountainsmith brand began its legacy.

Today, Mountainsmith celebrates not only the gear that has led us here, but the stories, adventures, and experiences that define the rugged, Colorado-grown, no B.S. lifestyle we continue to share. Headquartered at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, CO, we’ve spent the past 40 years balancing hard work and playing hard, combining our passions for backpacking, camping, hiking, photography, travel, our dogs and our families. We are committed to creating durable provisions for every aspect of your adventure, tools that cut the frills and stand the test of time. Like our community, our gear is Forged for Life.


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