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Scrambler™ 30 OutDry® Backpack


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A traditional style with OutDry™ waterproofing technology on its main compartment for getting after it year round. Built with versatility in mind, the Scrambler™ 30 OutDry™ protects against the elements, easily carrying everything from rock shoes and a rack of cams, to extra layers and avalanche tools. Low profile shoulder straps and a stowable waist belt provide an ergonomic fit, while a top zippered pocket keeps essentials handy while setting a skin track or hiking to the crag.
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Features & Specs

  • Waterproof Technology - -
  • Weight: - 1 lb 11.4 oz / 778 g -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Pack Capacity: - 1805 cu in / 30 ltr -
  • Good For: - Rock Climbing -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -


A traditional style with OutDry™ waterproofing technology on its main compartment for getting after it year round. Built with versatility in mind, the Scrambler™ 30 OutDry™ protects against the elements, easily carrying everything from rock shoes and a rack of cams, to extra layers and avalanche tools. Low profile shoulder straps and a stowable waist belt provide an ergonomic fit, while a top zippered pocket keeps essentials handy while setting a skin track or hiking to the crag.



  • Fabric Accent: 600D HardWear™ Tarp 18 TPU Poly Composite
  • Fabric Body: 400D HD Nylon Plain Weave


  • Pack Weight Regular: 1 lb 11.4 oz / 778 g
  • Pack Capacity Regular: 1805 cu in / 30 ltr
  • Pack Dimensions Regular: 22 in x 11 in x 10 in / 55 cm x 28 cm x 24 cm
  • Pack Torso Regular: 16 in - 22 in / 41 cm - 56 cm
  • Pack Waist Regular: 25 in - 37 in / 64 cm - 94 cm


  • Guaranteed watertight OutDry™ construction main compartment, rain room tested
  • HardWave suspension conforms comfortably to the curve of your back and distributes weight evenly
  • Easy access hydration sleeve with drainage
  • Rope strap under top pocket
  • Side compression straps keep any size load stable
  • Two deep side pockets for water bottles or other gear
  • Padded shoulder straps provide excellent fit and comfort
  • Stowable webbing belt adds stability when needed
  • Adjustable sternum strap adds stability while on the move
  • Carry loops for ice axes or trekking poles
  • Reinforced gear loops on lower sides of pack offer clip points for climbing gear or carrying skis A-frame
  • Imported


Scrambler™ 30 OutDry® Backpack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Waist belt & Compression It is a very good pack. However, I think it needs a removable light hip belt. The stowaway strap can dig in. The bottom of the pack can bulge out. The compression straps do not compress the lower 35% of the bag. I wish one could compress the bottom section so it does not bulge out. Also, the frame sheet does not accomplish much. It should be more rigid (I think the flexibility leads to the need for more compression capability). Do not mis understand, there are more positives than negatives to the design and features of this pack, but can I design a perfect pact for you. :)
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pack, almost perfect. Being a bike commuter and cragger, I wanted a waterproof pack by week and a cragging pack by weekend. The scrambler 30 was a great selection. Durable, sleek, great color (midnight blue), comfortable, and waterproof. The pack is roomy and functional and easily accommadates my laptop and two 40oz canteens in the sidecar pouches. My only desire in this pack, would be a small internal zipper pocket inside the bag. Something that would accommodate the essentials (keys, wallet, phone,etc). Rather, this bag is essentially a large central bag and a flip top cover with another roomy pocket where all my stuff can commingle. A central small pocket would bring the functionally of this pack to 5 stars. Another nice feature would be a different colored liner. Perhaps something bright to put contrast against items to facilitate finding stuff in low light environments. Other wise the pack is great! I’ll just have to fashion something small to keep with the central compartment to house the small items.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Pack I purchased the Scrambler 30 backpack for the sole purpose of using in for AT and it exceeded my expectations. Initially I was concerned about the volume capacity but it ended up being perfect for all my necessary items when in the backcountry. The waterproof material is remarkably soft but extremely durable. I highly recommend this pack for almost all day trip excursions where you need a dependable and functional backpack.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice pack but not really waterproof I generally like this pack. It is essentially one big sack with a top pouch. I have taken this pack to Alaska and snowboarding. It worked well for me, but when the weather got rainy and I was out for an extended period of time, the stuff in the top pouch got wet. Good thing that I had my electronics in a zip lock. While the material is waterproof, the zipper on the top pouch is not. the zipper faces your head, and if the pouch is not completly full, water collects where the zipper sits, and the water just seeps in. So, while I like it for dry or snowy conditions, would not recommend in the rain or if it is really wet. I wish the zipper was better covered and uses a more waterproof material.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poorly-placed seams. I wanted to like the pack, but the seams at the bottom of the bag stand up and chafe my lower back. Seems like an oversight in design. Also, as other reviews note, the stretch cord on the bag closure seems flimsy. Otherwise, this seems like a great pack.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scrambler 30 I use the pack for work and play. Nice compact size for air travel, cycling and commuting. I purchased a padded sleeve to carry a 15” laptop in the hydration slot. I stuff lunch, rain gear, a small towel and a few tools in it for work. The side pockets can hold a large hydro flask bottle. The hex buckle looks nice but a snap lock buckle similar to the ones on the sides would be more practical. I have not had it out in heavy rain to test it’s waterproof claim.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice idea but missed the mark I got this before a 2 week trip to Norway where I used it everyday for long day hikes. The draw cord frayed and then snapped in the first week under normal use, really infuriating. I've had number of packs over the years that use this type of closure and never had a cord do that. Pros - The waterproofing worked very well in long hard downpours. - Hip belt stashes away when not needed - Exterior water bottle pockets - Is very lightweight Cons - Draw cord frayed and snapped in the first week (as stated above) - The lid isn't adjustable so the pack can't expand vertically, which is one of the best features of a lid design (and one of the reasons I got this pack). - Non-elastic water bottle pouches are really difficult to get things in/out of when fully loaded (as noted by others) - When not full, the lid doesn't sinch down enough to stay closed, just kind flops around.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Climbing, Cycling, UL Packing Pack Have had this pack for a few weeks now and absolutely love it. Plenty of space for my trad rack---and sometimes the rope. The rope can be strapped on the top of the pack, under the lid, but I often mountaineer coil it and throw the rope over my shoulder. Material is durable and the top pocket is voluminous enough for a 1st aid kit, walkies, bars, wallet, and a few more odds and ends. For bike commuting, since it is waterproof, I use it to hold my lock, spare clothes, food, school supplies, and the pouch holds my 15in Chromebook perfectly (and probably the largest size that could fit there). I haven't tried yet, but I think there is enough volume for an ultralight 1 or 2 nighter. I think I can get the gear down enough to fit, so it shouldn't be a problem. I would add 2 things, and change 1: Add: Daisy chains on the lid and the main body of the pack to attach crampons (with bunjee chord) and daisy chains on the top lid to attach my Goal0 solar charger Secondly, I would like to see a more lightly padded removable hip belt EXACTLY like the Patagonia Ascensionist pack. I actually returned my 40L ascensionist for the Scrambler 30 (great decision). But I miss the external daisies and their awesome idea of a hipbelt. Wouldn't hurt to add 2 internal loops to the pack for some internal gear racking and organisation (like my REI Pinnacle). The one thing I would change that is already on the pack is the way the compression straps work. I'm a bit fan of having 2 straps on either side so I can more easily attach objects (foam pads, for instance). Not as much of a fan with the single strap weaving on either side, but it is alright. Lastly: numerous reviews complain about the side pockets not being stretchy for easy water bottle use. That is still true---some elastic on here would be a massive help. Otherwise, I use it for stuff I wont easily get at and utilize the bladder pouch instead. Overall its an awesome pack that I wouldn't mind buying again. Its features are great, carries well (not super breathable, but good enough) and is very, very comfortable. It has made me a happy camper, climber, and commuter. 5 stars is for the perfect pack----which this is getting darn close to. Thanks again MHW!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Day/2-Day pack First time using this pack was on a trad climbing trip. It had more than enough room for shoes, harness, all of my pro, ropes, and extras (food,water, first aid kit). Though loaded down with all that I had to get pretty creative with where I stashed a couple items. All in all it held-strong and was comfortable. The thin shoulder straps were surprisingly comfortable with all their weight. Had to ford one river while getting to the wall, wading through about chest deep water. The pack was submerged about halfway in the river, and the only item to get wet was my rope strapped to the outside. Straps were easy access and simple to use. Only negative I could think of would be potentially putting in flexible water bottle holders on the side instead of the current ones that have pretty static material. I couldn't have been happier with the purchase and will be rocking this pack until it falls apart one way or another.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 generations of revised design I originally bought a Scrambler 30 in its first design iteration, around 2011. It was a great back with some minor flaws, and Mountain Hardware has since gone through two more versions, improving each time. The current versions are more pleasing to the eye and more durable than either of the prior two. I'm not, I admit, a climber or much of a hiker, but I ride a road bike every day on an urban commute, and what I love most about the Scrambler is the smartly engineered rear structure: a super-light corrugated spine encased in mesh net gives the bag rigidity, but allows your back to breath. The rear padding is even carved out around your spine to let airflow enter & sweat drip. That's the best part. I actually bought & returned a Timbuk2 bag recently because the back padding is completely flat & I'd gotten so used to the contoured padding that I immediately felt (psychologically) sweaty when riding with it. My only regret is that it took me a few years to realize that the waist straps stow into the two side pouches thru a clever little slit at the bottom -- now they no longer dangle. Keep up the good work. The warranty policy is also very generous. -Jacob
Date published: 2017-07-03
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