Teton Sports Scout 3400 Review



An entry-level pack designed for multi-day hikes, the Scout 3400 has an internal frame that balances heavy loads, contoured shoulders, lumbar pads, and a separate sleeping bag compartment. Users really appreciate the low price for the size (55 liters).

An entry-level pack designed for multi-day hikes, this model is sufficiently roomy for camp outs as well as long-distance journeys, according to Teton Sports Scout 3400 reviews. It scored an average 4.5 stars (out of five) from more than five dozen users who posted Teton Sports Scout reviews on Amazon for virtues such as comfort, price, capacity, and design. In particular, users say it's easy to pack, lightweight, and boasts straps, rather than zippers, in all the right places (the bonus with straps: more options for attaching gear). A Nalgene water bottle fits in a side pocket and the sleeping bag compartment (some users say it's a bit small) unzips from the inside, which opens up more storage space if you don't need to carry a bag. And, adds a review on Overstock, the adjustable and well-padded shoulder straps keep the pack from straining your back. A few reports indicate the Scout 3400 may be a bit less durable than other packs its size (e.g., stitching that unraveled or clasps that broke after a few outings) but users seem willing to take their chances with such a large pack that's so modestly priced.

The Teton Sports Scout 3400 (starting at $50, Amazon) boasts a 55-liter capacity, an internal frame, and contoured shoulder pads that can be adjusted to your height. It also comes with an attached rain fly, padded waist straps, a top lid and pocket to help cinch down your load, and fittings for a hydration system. It weighs 4.5 pounds.

Although some Teton Sports Scout 3400 reviews say the pack best suits smaller-framed adults and youths, we read quite a few positive reports from self-described tall women and men. The price of this feature-rich backpack first catches shoppers' attention, but the item itself makes novice hikers and those planning short overnights very happy, indeed.

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