Gear Review: Alps Mountaineering Solitude 24 Pack
Before our 3 month trip to Spain in Early 2018, Laura and I were sent 2 Alps Mountaineering Solitude 24 Packs. Our plan was to bring only carryon baggage for the whole trip, so we would each bring a regular 22” carryon size suitcase and then we would use these Alps packs as our main day packs for all of our adventures throughout the trip. After 3 months of heavy use abroad, and then regular action back home here in the NW after that, I figured it’s time to check in with a gear review.
My favorite thing about this pack is how it feels to wear. The shoulder straps, detachable hip belt and ventilated back padding work wonderfully to carry the weight evenly and comfortably. Whether lightly or heavily packed this thing hugs the back in the mountains, in the streets or at the beach. Also, if you’ve read my other pack reviews on here, you know I’m a sucker for pockets. This bag has an abundance of organizational opportunities for the pocket lover in you.
Now for some quick facts: The whole pack is made with lightweight 200D nylon double ripstop fabric and comes at a total weight of 2 lbs 14 oz. The exterior has lots of upgrades with dual water bottle holders, trekking pole loops, integrated rain cover and two awesome accessory straps on the bottom (perfect for my skateboard). The interior has two zippered main compartments plus two accessory pockets. I easily carried my camera pouch, tripod, rain jacket, snacks with lots of room to spare. Last, but not least this thing is under the $100 price point making it a really affordable option for a solid day pack.