A 3-ZIP daypack for peak bagging or picnics.
Our 3-ZIP design has won a lot of fans over the years... for good reason. The COULEE 25 fills a key size gap in our 3-ZIP offering. Two front, exterior stretch woven pockets make it easy to tuck your windshirt or skins for swift retrieval. Side stretch woven pockets keep water bottles handy. The top lid has a zippered compartment for stashing cameras, snacks, etc. Our re-direct waist belt secures the load.
- Internal HDPE frame sheet for rigidity and support.
- The patented Futura Yoke easily micro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame.
- Features a removable, Redirect waist belt system that secures in a natural, forward pull direction that requires less effort to tighten.
- Featuring our classic 3-ZIP design for easy, rapid access to the interior.
- Front and side stretch woven pockets on exterior
- Top-zippered lid compartment to organize essentials
- Two tool carry loops with secure straps
- Side compression straps for load stabilization and lash on options
- 330D Robic nylon fabric
- YKK® zippers
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The results are in Based on 8 Reviews
Almost the best
Great pack, the newest update supposedly adds hipbelt pockets, which is great...
However there is still a need for at least one more internal pocket... Having a single "brain" pocket means that if your pack isn't full, the weight of the items in the top causes the pack to sag into itself. Adding hipbelt pocket kind of alleviates this, but not enough to give you somewhere else to put first aid kit, other heavy items you don't need to access quickly in the hip.
Add an internal pocket into the body (ala the latest Scree "inside side" updates, even, with a zippered top), and you have the best 25l pack made.
I'll hold out buying an updated one until then. Hopefully next year.
Such a great pack!!!!!
This pack is great! The yoke adjusts for comfort, the hip belt can be stashed out of the way and it's built with a lot of attention to detail.
I end up using the outer pockets more than I thought I would. However, I would like an additional inside pocket for small things like the "Front" pack. This isn't a design flaw, just my own personal preference. I usually use smaller stuff bags or organizer pockets inside for small stuff.
Also, perfect for a quick weekend travel pack. The Trifold makes quick access to clothes and other stuff. A quick change of clothes, a few toiletry items, headlamp, camera gear...etc. and you're off to explore!
Well Built. Uncomfortable Back Panel Design.
The build quality is really good. The main material has a perfect, tight weave, and nice sheen (not shiny but also not that dull fuzzy look you sometimes get with cordura materials.) I also really like the net-mesh used in the top quick access pocket. Its tough. The zippers are robust... feel like they'll last a lifetime. All internal seams have bound edges to reinforce and protect.
So far so good, but...
In theory the Futura Yoke is a good idea, but I find it creates an uncomfortable stack up of layers across the back panel. It's essentially a male/female interface, where the back panel is made of two parts. The top panel slides up and down within the lower panel. With the way it's set up the top edge of the lower panel pushes into my back and is obviously felt.
I think I may get use to it, but today I threw on another pack of mine and it was so much more comfortable, I was surprised.
Get this bag!
Great backpack for day trip whether in the mountains or on the beach. Bag is made of sturdy construction and quality materials!
Overall, a good multi-use pack.
This is probably my 5th pack from MR--I'm a fan. It carries very well and I believe the harness system is an upgrade from earlier, similar looking ones. I recently took it on a Mt Hood climb and never noticed any heaviness or annoying feelings for about 8 hours of constant wear. The 420D fabric is awesome--probably better than Cordura 500D for water resistance.
My gripes are pretty small. The big one is that the website states the hip belt is removable. You can sort of stash it away good enough for traveling, but it is sewn in! The stretchy outside pocket material actually seems tougher than I expected though I haven't done much bushwacking so the jury is still out. I find the dimensions of these pockets to be a little odd but you will eventually find appropriate items for them. Finally, the compression straps would be more useful if they were able to cross over the back and connect to each other so one could more easily lash a heavier item like snowshoes on the back.