A versatile pack that works well if you're hiking, climbing, running, riding, commuting or doing it all. The comfortable design and practical features mean that you will find yourself using this pack for every outing.
The smallest backpack in the Lithium family is a real multi-talent. Thanks to its panel-loader design, very lightweight materials and numerous features, the Lithium Speed is a suitable companion for pretty much everything from trail running and hiking to multi-pitch climbing.
Mammut's Lithium Speed 15 Litre Rucksack is a compact and comfortable pack that's perfect for active pursuits. Designed to be super versatile it works well for hiking, on the bike, climbing and even trail running. It has all the features of the 20L but with a smaller main compartment. The mesh and perforated foam back and straps allow you to breathe a bit more when you are working hard. With a good capacity, hydration bladder compatible, compression straps and gear loops this pack has plenty of features.
The seemingly large pocket on the front of the pack isn't the most practical. It looks large and has good zip access but it's actually thin and a bit impractical in my experience of trying to use it. There are still two decent stretch mesh pockets on the side and one small secure top pocket for your valuables. The pocket on the hip belt is a great feature and holds a decent amount of snacks! There is a mobile specific pocket in the shoulder strap which unzips and has a stretch mesh pouch. It's handy but unsecure when a phone is in and it definitely will not fit larger smart phones.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear