Monday, December 12, 2016

Teton Sports Mountain Adventurer 4000 Backpack - Review

Today Luke is reviewing the TETON Sports Mountain Adventurer 4000 Backpack.

Link Amazon :

Teton Web Site :

Price : 137.86
Weight : 5.25 lbs (with tarp poncho) 4 lbs (without tarp poncho)
Color : Black with Orange Accents : The black pack is sharp looking, with nice color trim

Stats :

Space : 4000 Cubic Inches / 66 Liters

Dimensions : 27” x 12” x 10”

Torso : Adjustable 15" - 20"

7 total pockets

Includes a full size poncho : combo poncho/rain fly/emergency shelter

The pack is water resistant but not waterproof.  Luckily they include a full poncho!  One funny thing that I noticed with the amazon page; there is a picture of a hiker in the pouring rain with the pack getting soaked…even though this pack isn’t waterproof and a poncho is included.

Initial Thoughts :

If you are accustomed to how I do things, I regularly do what I call are previews.  Essentially a preview is an overview of a product followed by micro-review.  This micro-review includes my thoughts and feelings about the product while the T&E phase is on going.

So far, I have had this pack out for 4 overnight trips and I have roughly 35 trail miles with it. One of those outings was an Overnight Trip which you will find on this channel and it is called the Cliffside Hammock Camp.  That is coming soon. When on this trip, I posted pictures of this pack on Facebook and I noticed a great deal of positive comments about Teton!  They have a very good reputation, for many good reasons.

This pack is described by Teton as Ultralite; it is NOT ultralight, not even close but it is very comfortable.

One thing that I have noticed is that the waste belt rides a bit high.  That’s not a negative, just an observation.

The waste belt is very comfortable and adjustable.  My waste is 32” and it will go down it 28”

How does it handle weight : So far so good.  The heaviest that I have carried in this pack was around 40lbs and it handled it all just fine.

Good size belt pocket.  Just one though.  That is rather interesting as two is common.

Very versatile pack; tons of ways to lash additional gear to the outside of the pack.  To, above the lid and bottom.

Good size sleeping bag compartment but I have found that it’s difficult to access it.  The zipper is very close to the zipper cover flap and that makes it difficult to open.  Is this a deal killer?  No, but improvements need to be made here.  It will definitely slow you down.

Hydration compatible but you can carry bottles as well.  The best of both worlds.

Overall I am impressed with this pack and again, I’m impressed with Teton Sports.  Great quality for the money, tons of features.


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  2. Any chance you could take this pack out into the poring rain to see just how water resistant it is, I’d be interested in seeing a video on that. Perhaps Tetons add showing the pack soaking wet isn’t too far off.

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