MEC Cragalot Backpack

MEC Cragalot Backpack

Gear Up!!! Mountaineering Gear Review (MEC Cragalot Backpack)

By:Julius Riogelon

I am using  a 48L MEC Cragalot backpack the small size and I bought it from Mountain Equiuptment Coop in Canada just for only $99.00 cad.  There’s a lot of features of this pack including:

  • Contoured and padded shoulder straps with stabilizer straps.
  • Moulded EVA backpanel.
  • Removable framesheet with 6061A aluminum tubing border.
  • Contoured hipbelt with forward-pull stabilizer straps for easy cinching and keeping the buckle centred.
  • Gear loops on hipbelt.
  • Grab/tie in handles.
  • Hydration system ready.
  • Two ice axe loops.
  • Crampon pouch with side zipper access.
  • Spindrift collar with cinch cord.
  • Floating lid allows overloading.
  • Rope carrier webbing system under lid.
  • Under-lid security pocket with key clip.


Main Fabric:          840-denier nylon

Access:                    Top

Hipbelt:                   Padded


  • 48L (short)
  • 55L (standard)
  • 57L (long)


  • 70cm (short)
  • 76cm (standard)
  • 78cm (long


  • 39cm (short)
  • 39cm (standard)
  • 39cm (long)


  • 34cm (short)
  • 34cm (standard)
  • 34cm (long)

Torso length:

  • 37cm (short)
  • 45cm (standard)
  • 52cm (long)

Made in Philippines



  • Easy to use and comfortable
  • I has it own whistle buckle at the chest strap
  • Good top lid and the can be overflowed to extent
  • Smooth and easy to use straps for adjustment
  • Easy to carry with two grab tie handles (back and front)
  • Easy to pull out some things inside with the help of the oversized zipper at the side


  • Not water proof
  • No side pockets
  • No Hip pockets
  • Rain Cover sold separately



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