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Review of the Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover for Outdoor Camping

As of this writing, The Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover had 603 customer reviews and 127 answered questions on Amazon.  In order to make your backpacking shopping experience go a little faster and easier, I've read the feedback and answered questions left by customers and then condensed the results into this report.  I hope that this helps you in deciding if The Mountaintop 40 Liter Backpack with Rain Cover might be right for your packing needs.

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Best Features 

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    Includes Rain Cover
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    Multiple Compartments
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    6 Color Choices
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    Adjustable Hip Belt 

Item Specifics

The Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover has 6 adjustable straps.  The straps are convenient for tying up your pack or hanging a sleeping bag, hammock or mat from it.  There is even a compartment that can be used for a bladder and a holding place for the tube.  This backpack meets the size requirements for most airlines.  A hip belt is adjustable but can't be removed.  The size of the belt is for a waist ranging from 25 to 53 inches.

The dimensions of this back pack are 21.7 x 13.8 x 9.8 inches with a weight of 2.1 pounds.


The purchase of a Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover includes a 90 day limited warranty.

Cleaning and Care Instructions

This backpack is made from a fabric that has a water-resistant coating.  It is recommended to not wash with liquid detergent nor bleach.  If this backpack needs cleaned, it is recommended to clean with a damp cloth.  Allow to air dry.  Do not iron.

Color Choices

The Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover has 6 color choices to choose from.  The colors are as follows:  black, blue, fuscia, grey,  khaki or sky blue.

Airline Travel

This backpack was used by many of the customers as a carry on for airline travel.  While it is just a tad bit big to fit under the seat, many of the customers had no problems taking it onboard.  One customer explains, "I just returned from 2 weeks in Europe with this backpack! I'm 5'2" and exceptionally weak, and I was able to run the length of LGW to catch a connecting flight with this baby strapped to my back. It slid easily under the seat in front of me (stuck out a bit, but no flight attendants seemed to care) as well as in the overhead bin. Airlines flown - British Airways, Vueling, Lufthansa, Condor. Also, the top front pocket was perfect for easy access to liquids bag and headphones. I was very careless with the main compartment zipper and it got caught a few times but was easily freed, never stuck-- really appreciated that. Zippers seem to be high quality to endure all the tugging."

There were many positive reports of people using this bag as a carry on for airline travel.  Here is one more, "I read all of the reviews I could on backpacks before making the choice to purchase this one. I used it traveling to Colorado this summer and I was not disappointed. Flying in - this was a perfect personal item on the plane; I've never flown with such ease. Perfect size to fit below the seat in front of me while managing to hold 5 outfits and 3 books. I flew with Frontier - which has a history of picky carry-on and personal item policies but this pack was ideal."

Rain Cover

The rain cover is a nice feature of this back pack.  If you will be using this outside, the rain cover may just come in handy as it did for the following customer.  She said, "We used them on a recent camping in late August and the rain cover really helped as it was raining when we arrived to the park."



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    Great Price
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    Includes Rain Cover
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    Adjustable Hip Belt


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    Not for Extended Overnight Trips 

Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover for Outdoor Camping Conclusion

The Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover is a very popular backpack.  It has a lot of compartments, comes in 6 covers and includes a raincover.  The majority of the feedback coming in, was from customers who used this pack for airline travel, or day trips.  For what you get, the price is great. Because it is a daypack, I recommend the Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover for short trips.  This pack is not necessarily designed for extended hiking trips but a great backpack for light travel.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover for Outdoor Camping.

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    Is this bigger than a traditional backpack?  This backpack is slightly bigger than a traditional school bag.  
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    Would you recommend this to someone who rides their bike to work (sometimes in the rain)?   Yes, it would work great for that. It has a rain cover in the bottom under the bag. 
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    Going to alaska this december would this bag hold a 10lb sleeing bag? And a shotgun on the side? Answered by a customer:  "I think so. I haven't tried either myself, but it's roomy, and has side straps for a walking stick or fishing rod." 
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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