Adventure awaits with this trail-ready pack, featuring trekking pole attachments, integrated rain fly, and dual water bottle pockets. The journey will be more comfortable with Techlite™ shoulder straps, a padded back, sternum strap, and hip belt.
3L hydration compatible
Easy grab zipper pulls
Foam padded back for comfort and support
Reflective safety accents
Techlite™ shoulder straps
Trekking pole attachments
Dual water bottle pockets
Integrated pack rain fly
Sternum strap and hip belt
Shell: 100% Nylon
420D Velocity Twill 100% nylon
Techlite™ Cushioning midsole
Superior cushioning for impact absorption and high energy return.
Outdoor Adventure™ 30L Backpack is rated
2.0 out of
Rated 2 out of
Disappointment...not for serious outdoorsmenTo preface this I am loyal Columbia costumer, and most of my clothes are Columbia. Several years ago I was in need of a new backpack for everyday use and to take as a day pack for field work and I picked up a 30L Silver Ridge bag. I cannot put into words the abuse I have put that bag through and it took it all in stride. Finally after 5 years of daily use my beloved bag is beyond repair and not suitable for field use anymore. I search high and low for a replacement bag and thought I would try one of Columbia's offerings. The Adventure 30L is the closest thing Columbia makes so I gave it a shot.
Pros: High quality materials and construction, plenty of attachment points and pockets.
1. Compression strap is too high, so it ends up just crushing everything into the bottom of the bag
2. Waist strap is NOT padded. It is only useful for stabilizing the bottom heavy bag, not for transferring weight to your hips. Or if you use it to transfer weight to your hips, it is uncomfortable.
3. The material used for the side pockets is different then what they use to use, I walked through a thorn bush, and one of the pockets is no longer usable.
4. If you put a hydration bladder in the bag, there isn't a good way to secure to hose to the shoulder strap.
In summation, this is a well made bag, good for EDC, but not well suited for adventures as the name would suggest.
If Columbia would bring back the Silver Ridge 30L or the Trail Grinder 32L I would be so happy!!!
Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.