In this review, we’ll look at the Teton Sports Scout 55L backpack.
The Teton Sports Scout 3400 is perfectly sized for youth and light backpackers. The Scout3400 has torso adjustments, aluminum stays, thickly padded straps, plenty of pockets, and a built-in rainfly. Durable hiking pack with sturdy zippers, mesh lumbar support, padded waist and shoulder straps, and bendable aluminum stays. You won’t believe how comfortable this pack is for the money. Safety yellow rainfly stays hidden until you need it, then pulls out to protect pack and gear. Main compartment closes securely with two barrel-lock drawstrings. Gear loops hang ski poles, ice axe, or shovel. Top carry-loop makes it easy to load into car.
- Multi-position torso adjustment fits wide range of body sizes
- Rugged internal frame backpack with capacity of 3,400 cubic inches large enough for 2-4 day trips
- Side and front compression straps to secure sleeping bag, pad, or tents
- Top and bottom compression straps to secure sleeping bag, pad, or tent
- Hip padding made of durable open-cell foam with lumbar pad and molded channels provide maximum comfort and allow airflow
- Integrated water-resistant rainfly
- Size: 30″ x 17″ x 12″
- Shell: 600D Diamond Ripstop / 600D PU
- Hydration Capacity: 101-Ounce (3 Liter), Not Included
- Capacity: 3400 Cubic Inches / 55 Liters
- Pack Weight: 4.5 lbs
- Waist Belt: 26″ – 60″
- Torso Length: Adjustable 15″ – 19.5″
- Colors: Hunter Green or Mecca Orange
The Teton Sports Scout has long been sitting towards the top of the Amazon best sellers in backpacks, and it also is always on the most wished for list. This is a bag that is widely available in stores, and it also has been reviewed really well online.
The Teton Sports Scout is the smallest of the three internal frame Teton Sports backpacks. I think its popularity can partially be attributed to its ideal size (55L) and the low price (typically under $75).
Much like other Teton Sports products, the bag seems to be of very good materials and construction. It might not be the lightest bag (4.5 lbs), but it should last for quite awhile and take a beating. Some users have complained about having problems with zippers breaking. I don’t particularly see a problem with the zipper as it seems pretty standard. The bag does come with a limited lifetime warranty should anything go awry.
I think backpackers will like how comfortable this bag is to wear. It is pretty padded and it has a chest belt strap. It also has several handy pockets for storing stuff, including a special integrated rainfly pocket, a sleeping bag compartment, and a hydration pack spot.
Overall, I’d recommend the Teton Sports Scout to entry level backpackers or those looking for a good deal.