MEC Mistral 40 Backpack - Women's


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On give ‘er day hikes and light overnight trips, this pack wins. Sized for women, it's water-resistant, has reinforced webbing to protect your back, padded stabilizer fins and straps, attachment points for your stuff and hydration-ready sleeves and pockets. The pack uses MEC's Cross Wind back system: a 4mm steel wire to create a trampoline panel against your back. Lined with airmesh, it channels air into a space between the pack and your back to keep you cool as you ascend steep sections.

  • Made of 210-denier nylon with a 1500mm water-resistant PU coating
  • Lined with 210-denier nylon oxford lining with a water-resistant coating
  • Women's version has a shorter back length, sculpted shoulder straps and flared hip pads
  • Bottom panel at back is reinforced with webbing to protect from rubbing your back
  • MEC Cross Wind trampoline style backpanel uses tension to create space between the pack and your back for serious ventilation
  • Backpanel is lined with airmesh
  • Padded, contoured shoulder straps with height adjustable sternum strap with integrated whistle
  • Strap keepers to prevent dangling
  • Padded hip stabilizer fins
  • Load lifter straps on shoulder straps
  • Colour contrast bartacks and YKK zippers
  • Front stuff-it pocket with internal zippered pocket
  • Dual side mesh pockets for water bottles, bars or gear
  • Top zippered pocket with internal key clip
  • Compression straps on each side
  • Removable dual ice axe upper hook and loop straps attached to daisy chain
  • Hydration compatible with internal hydration sleeve, hanger hook elastic tube routing straps on right shoulder strap
  • Rain cover made of 75-denier polyester with a TPU water-resistant coating

Tech specs

Weight1.32kg (Short/Standard)
1.33kg (Standard/Long)
Ideal for
  • Backpacking
  • Day hiking
Main fabric
  • 210-denier nylon
  • Padded
  • Top
Volume38L (Short/Standard)
40L (Standard/Long)
Length51.5cm (Short/Standard)
58cm (Standard/Long)
Width29cm (Adriatic/Cool Mint)
29cm (Foil/Red Huckleberry)
29cm (Short/Standard)
29cm (Standard/Long)
Depth24cm (Short/Standard)
24cm (Standard/Long)
Ventilated back panelYes
Additional feature(s)
  • Compression straps
  • Rain cover included
  • Hipbelt pocket(s)
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
Made inPhilippines

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