Rated 5 out of
INCREDIBLY durable, Super comfortable pack--won't disappoint!The other review of this pack seems to lack understanding of the definition of "durable". Ripping the sternum strap off a $400 pack means you should probably learn to take care of your gear, NOT blame somebody else. Eight days in the Alaskan backcountry with 70+ pounds of gear and this pack was a dream. The triple-density foam in the shoulder straps and back paneling puts this pack in a league of its own as far as comfort. The multiple zippers and double side access really came in handy when I needed to reach a piece of gear. Tried several brands before purchasing and could not have been happier with my decision to go with the MHM. Definitely looking forward to what MHM comes up with in the future!
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of
Huge, durable, bells and whistles to the max. So many activities!I haven't taken this on any adventures yet, due to it being freezing in Alaska. But I got this pack to fit my life into for when I start traveling for 5 years, this year. I've loaded it up with all my clothes and assorted things I'll take, no problem. The built in waterproof stuff sack is genius. I love the back pads and hip belts, they're thick and comfortable providing good cross breeze. It's extremely easy to adjust it to your size. I'm excited for its pioneering trip next month! It's a beaut. ,,,,It is a little on the heavy side. But it's a given for 80L.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 2 out of
Not a durable backpackI was adjusting the Sternum strap and one side came out of the glides. This video should show the issue and my fix. MHM was not helpful. ,,I think the design of the sternum straps is poor. The fact that MHM had a fix to send to me shows that this must happen to other purchasers of this pack. I don't think this is a "Lifetime Warranty". "Lifetime Warranty" means you fix the problem. Not send out a goofy fix.,,,,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqcHThvdeaM
Date published: 2013-10-14
Rated 4 out of
Excellent pack, just not the correct fit for me.After many hours, days, and weeks researching the types of features I wanted in my next backpack I finally pulled the trigger and bought the MHM fifty-two 80L. It had everything I was looking for and more. Unfortunately, as anyone who has tried on backpacks know, sometimes your dream pack doesn't fit your body type. Comfort is not the area in which you make concessions. The hip belt was great, It was the shoulder straps that didn't quite fit the bill. When the pack was adjusted to my correct torso length the straps were in an awkward position, almost seeming too short. When I lengthened the torso adjustment so the shoulder straps felt correct, then the load adjusters had to be pulled completely tight rendering further adjustments impossible. Also, the inner side of the shoulder straps seemed to butterfly outward causing the outer side of the strap to dig into my chest/underarms even with the sternum strap buckled. I also felt like the shoulder straps were a bit too thick. All this being said, I still love the pack and hate that it didn't work for me. Believe me, I tried. If you're thinking about purchasing this, I'd give it a go. Luckily, Moosejaw has a great return policy, so no worries on that front.