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  • EMS Packable Pack

    Need an ultralight back-up backpack for daytrips or summit hikes? The packable pack is just right for exploring with essential gear.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Stuffs into itís the top pocket for easy storage
    • Great for the market, international travel, or as an ultralight summit pack
    • Large mesh padded shoulder straps and adjustable sternum strap with emergency whistle
    • Top load for easy access; cinch cord closed for security
    • Top clip in main compartment for hanging a reservoir
    • Single buckle for simple closure
    • Dual mesh water-bottle holders
    • Breathable contoured mesh shoulder straps
    • Top and bottom grab loops

  • EMS Packable Pack

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Dimensions 19 x 10 x 7.5 in.
    Pack Fabric (Primary) 70D nylon ripstop
    Padded Laptop Compartment No
    Wheeled No
    Type Travel packs
    Carry-On Compatible Yes
    Volume 1500 cu. in.
    Weight 9 oz.

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Packable Pack
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Packable (3)

Cons

  • Not waterproof (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

great pack except for bottle pockets

By juliem

from Boston, MA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Bottles Fall Out Of Pocke

Best Uses

  • Carry-on
  • Commuting
  • Shopping
  • Stuff sack
  • Travel

Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

I had the previous year's version and loved it except for the drawcord. When the new version went on sale this summer I bought it. I found everything an improvement except the pockets. I can't tell you how may times my water bottle has fallen out. I can put small things in the those outer pockets but it really needs a deeper outside water pocket with some sort of closure. If it weren't for the pockets I'd give this bag five stars.

Despite the bottle pocket issue, this is still my go-to bag. I've used it for all day hikes, airplane carry-on bag, organizer bag/stuff sack, shopping at the farmer's market. I'm so use to it that I can't stand the bulkier daypacks with the thicker padding.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

EMS Packable Backpack

By Hyperfood

from Eagan, Minnesota

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fits Nicely In Suitcase
  • Lightweight
  • packable
  • Strong

Cons

  • Bottle Sleeves To Short
  • Needs A Zipper Closure
  • Not waterproof
  • No waist strap

Best Uses

  • Biking
  • Day hikes
  • Travel

Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

As a traveling sales rep. I wanted a packable backpack to take with me when traveling. I use the pack for walking or biking when I'm exploring the cities visiting for business. This backpack fits nicely in my suitcase or laptop bag and when I'm ready to use it unpacks from itself and is ready to go. I carry my water, a thin pullover, camera, a small rain poncho, and couple of clif bars with me and it works great. However, the pack needs better water bottle pockets that are taller and more secure. It could also use an additional zippered pouch on the pack for storing maps or something small. The drawstring closure is terrible and it should be improved on or replaced with a zipper. Overall it works for what I need when I travel.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Capable Bag

By Dan

from NE Ohio

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Roomy
  • Well built

Cons

  • Not waterproof

Best Uses

  • Side hikes

Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

I used this as a bag to take on side hikes during my Philmont Scout Ranch 11 day trek. It easily carries four liters of water (and yes, two, 32 oz. Nalgenes do, in fact, fit in the side water bottle mesh pouches). I also carried a fleece, frogg-togg type rain suit, and some small electronics (camera, mini tripod, GPS, mini first-aid kit, snack). This bag carried very comfortably every time. While it doesn't state that it's water-proof, it did keep most of the rain water out. The only thing I might suggest is to waterproof it yourself, if you want it to keep your contents dry.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love it!

By JoeScout

from CT

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable loaded
  • Lightweight
  • packable
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extra carry-on

    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

    Got this for Christmas but just used it for the first time on vacation. Stored it away in my luggage for the trip down to the Bahamas, but then used it on a couple of excursions. Was impressed at how comfortably it carried my gear, how strong it was, and how light. I have an expensive day pack I purchased a couple of years ago, but I would consider carrying this one instead on some trips because of it's light weight. I've been hiking for 45 years and strongly recommend this to any traveler.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Lightweight and comfortable pack.

    By BBblu

    from Boston, MA

    Pros

    • Very light but strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day trips hiking

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

      On the first use, the tie cord broke away from seam. I replaced it at the store. Not sure if I'll have the same issue again or not. I will try to go easy when closing the pack with the cord.

       
      5.0

      Great pack for those I don't know days

      By Eric

      from CT

      Pros

      • durability
      • Packability
      • Size
      • Weight

      Cons

      • Closure
      • Side pockets
      • Straps

      Best Uses

      • Motorpedal Bikes
      • Motor-pedal Bikes

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

      This is nomally stuffed in my side bag of my motorcycle where I also keep raingear.
      Its perfect for that last min trip to the store on the way home.
      I've also taken it to several fairs, carnvials when you may need a bag for purchases or winnings, I use a caribiner and clip it on my belt.
      Its a great "do just about anything" daypack.
      Its not a serious hiking daypack but it would get by if it needed to.
      The material is actually pretty water resistant too as I've put a number of electronics in it while on the bike and have never had anything even get damp while caught in the rain.
      I just lost it this past weekend so I'm buying another one, for the price and its ability, it can't be beat!!!
      Good job EMS, one more piece of go to gear

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good bag for daytrips

      By spree

      from Atlanta

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easily packable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Short Bottle Sleeves

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Travel

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

      Used this pack as a daypack for a recent backpacking trip through the Swiss Alps. We were staying at mountain huts with a large backpacking backpack, so this daypack was perfect for short day hikes after dropping off the main backpack at the huts in the morning. It packs into it's top zippered compartment easily and the sternum strap provides some stability for the pack. The bladder hook allows you to secure a water bladder inside which also helps keep the pack stable on your back. The side pockets work well for small items but may have some trouble keeping in larger water bottles. The shoulder straps were light but comfortable. I was easily able to carry a fleece, rain jacket, snacks, camera, and 3L water bladder with room to spare. We had some light rain on one hike and nothing seemed to get very wet inside. I assume it would not do so well with a heavy rain, but I haven't tested this yet. I've also used it traveling around the city to carry jackets, food, stuff I buy, etc.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Used it BACKPACKING!

      By Unicorn Dust

      from Lancaster, PA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fits Well
      • Light
      • Water Bottler Pockets

      Cons

      • Wish Had Shovit Pocket

      Best Uses

      • Day hike
      • Travel
      • UL Backpacking

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

      I love this pack! I have used it in summer time for backpacking. Sure my BPW was <6lbs, but it worked great! Love the water bottle pockets for 20oz Gatorade bottles and the lid pocket. Just wish it had a shovit pocket. Makes for a wonderful travel pack as well! Go for it!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      The Small Bag With a Big Heart

      By Ruvym

      from Brooklyn, NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Collapsable
      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Many compartments

      Cons

      • Not waterproof
      • Not water resistant

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Day trips

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

      I got this day pack because I wanted something small that I could cram into my large backpack and use for short day-trips on a larger hiking/camping excursion. I have a go-to day backpack but it's a space-waster when it comes to packing for a several day trip. This little bag serves exactly the purpose I was looking for. It collapses into a really small ball of nylon and then its sort of amazing how much it actually holds when you unfold it, pack it, and put it on. More than enough space for water, food, a camera, a journal, an extra layer, and whatever it is you'd want to toss in for a day hike. I would not recommend overpacking the top compartment as it becomes a pain to latch and unlatch the bag. Also, water bottles will fall out of the side straps if you bend down for whatever reason, so I don't use them. Would also have liked it to be more weather-proof, but I guess that would have resulted in a much higher price-point. Still, it's small enough that you can easily keep it under a rain jacket or just toss a pack cover on if need-be.

       
      5.0

      Light and Sturdy

      By Stuart

      from Massachusetts

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Muted Gray Color
      • Packs small

      Cons

      • Bottle Sleeves Too Short

      Best Uses

      • Biking
      • Travel

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Packable Pack:

      Exactly what I wanted for travel. At 9 oz. it is very light, but more importantly it takes up little of its own space. Perfect for carryon "personal item" or to stuff in suitcase for day hikes. Also works great as a shoe bag (I turn it inside out for this purpose so the inside stays clean). The dark grey/black color is very unobtrusive unlike many other bags which have bright colors; this does not have any reflective elements at all which is great. Overall very nice.

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