MEC Escapade Backpack - Youths 5035-327

MEC Escapade Backpack - Youths


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Open up longer day trips and overnighters to your kids and tweens. Here’s a real backpack that’s reduced in size but not features. An internal frame ensures effective weight transfer to the hips. The compression strap and back panel system squeezes bulky loads down to a manageable volume and a big adjustment range lets the Escapade grow with your child as they head off to summer camp and further adventures.

  • Top-loading design with a side-access zipper for getting at things without unloading it all.
  • Zippered pocket on lid. Under-lid pocket with key clip.
  • Spindrift collar with drawcord keeps out the weather and allows overloading.
  • Webbing ladder-adjustable shoulder harness.
  • Hydration system ready, with an internal sleeve, hanger, and hose port.
  • Breathable, air mesh backing on hipbelt, back panel, and shoulder straps for comfort.
  • Plastic back panel with metal frame stiffener effectively transfers weight to the hipbelt.
  • Adjustable hook-and-loop hipbelt.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Backpacking
Main fabric 200-denier nylon
Secondary fabric 600-denier polyester

The location of all access points into the main compartment of the pack.

  • Top
  • Side
Hipbelt Padded
Lid type

Some pack lids can be adjusted to compensate for overloaded packs, or even removed, and some removeable lids have tuck-away hipbelts that allow youto use them as a waistpack.

Volume 32L
Length 55cm
Width 30cm
Depth 20cm
Torso length

Torso length is measured from the most prominent vertebrae at the back of your neck (top of shoulders) to the spot on your lower spine that lines up with the top of your hipbone.

Ventilated back panel No
Adjustable shoulder harness

An adjustable harness lets you change the height of the shoulder straps to fit your specific back length.

Dynamic suspension

The hipbelt and/or shoulder straps of the pack are designed to move, pivot or flex to follow your body’s movements. Each brand uses their own technology.

Carry-on sized

Size restrictions vary among airlines. Just to be sure, check with your carrier for their specific restrictions.

Additional feature(s)
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Expandable collar
Made in Vietnam