The Scrambler RT 35 rucksack is a completely waterproof, tough and durable roll-top pack with plenty of great features. Ideal for mountain and crag use.
Mountain Hardwear says:
We took everything that’s made our Scrambler rucksack a longtime favorite of rock climbers, hikers and skiers — top loading, purpose-built design, comfortable suspension — and created a new series of packs that go even further. The Scrambler RT 35L with OutDry® is designed for any journey where you could use roll-top, waterproof construction to keep your gear extra safe and extra dry.
OutDry - OutDry is a patented construction process that is used to create a waterproof, breathable barrier. Click the Logo to read more...
The scrambler RT 35 is a really well constructed pack that offers a huge bonus of keeping everything inside fully waterproof. The pack has one main inner section which you can pack a surprisingly amount of kit, one large stretch front pocket and one separate hydration sleeve for storing a bladder (if you choose to use one). Unlike the scrambler 30 this pack has a roll top closure for extra water protection with two plastic buckles - not as fiddly as the metal hook but also not as durable.
The shoulder straps and back system are nicely padded and really comfortable. This pack also has a padded waist strap which has two small zip pockets for storing energy bars or anything else you want to get at fast. The pack has plenty of other great features including compression straps, side pockets and carry loops for holding ice axes and trekking poles. Because the fabric is heavy duty it does make the rucksack heavier than others of its size but I don’t think you can have good waterproofing without a bit of extra weight so the compromise is good.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear