This review is about a very popular pack, Teton Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack Mecca Orange. When it comes to price it is hard to find any brand that can match Teton Sports backpacks.
From this review, you will see that this pack has many great features which explain its popularity. Presently this is the best selling pack on Amazon.
The number 3400 in the name denote the volume in cubic inches, which is equivalent to 55 liters.
Best price & place to buy
- The best place regarding the price and shipping conditions is usually Amazon.com.
This is a pack with an internal frame and with full torso adjustability. This is achieved through a velcro on the back, you can see it here in the picture. When you detach the velcro, you can slide the harness up and down to fit your torso length.
The shoulder straps are well padded and you have a chest strap between them.
On the hip belt, you have a very similar and rather thick padding.
Access to the main compartment
This is a top loading pack with the entrance to the main compartment below the top lid. The top collar will give you some extra 3-5 liters of volume if needed. There are two drawstrings with clips for that purpose, one for normal load and another when the collar is extended up.
The lid itself contains a zippered pocket accessible from inside when you lift the lid. On the top of the lid, you have one very useful compression bungee mesh to put a jacket, fleece, or anything similar. You have yet another external, zippered pocket on the lid. All nice features indeed.
Inside the main compartment, you have a water bladder sleeve for up to 3 liters of water. The single opening for the water hose is on the back side of the pack.
Front face and sides of the pack
The lid clips go to the front face of the pack. Here again, you have one compression bungee mesh to store things when you are on the go, see it in the picture.
Farther below you have another mesh pocket on the front, quite small, perhaps only for items like maps. On the bottom, you have a zippered entrance to the bottom compartment.
The divider between the two compartments is zippered so you can open it when needed and this will give you one large compartment.
There are 2 compression straps over the bottom compartment and they can be used to attach a sleeping pad or a sleeping bag.
You have a pair of attachment loops on the bottom, for an ice axe or walking poles.
On both sides of the pack you have added large zippered pockets, you can see them in the first picture above. They are designed similar to what I have seen in High Sierra 90 pack. They do not take space from the main compartment when you put stuff in. I think this is a good feature. I have something similar with my own old Deuter Futura, but those pockets do take space of the main compartment.
Below, you have the usual mesh pockets for water bottle, one on each side.
Completely on the bottom, you have a velcro pocket with an integrated attached rain cover.
Here is a nice short video where you can see the most important features of Teton Sports 3400 backpack:
Technical specifications & summary of features
- Weight: 4.5 lbs (2.41 kg).
- Volume: 3400 cu in (55 liters).
- Size: 33 x 17 x 12 in (84 x 43 x 31 cm)
- Fit torso: 15 – 19.5 in (38 – 50 cm).
- Internal frame.
- Harness adjustability.
- Material: ripstop.
- Adjustable chest strap.
- Hydration compatible; fits up to 3 L water bladder (not included).
- 2 zippered side pockets.
- 2 side mesh pockets.
- Compression straps.
- Sleeping bag compartment.
- Integrated rain cover.
- Front and top bungee stash storage mesh.
- Limited lifetime warranty.
All these specifications apply also to Teton Sports Scout 3400 internal frame backpack hunter green model, see it here on the right.
Pros and cons, users experience
This pack is nicely rated by Amazon customers, and the number of customers is enormous. A few complaints of users I have summarized in the cons given above.
Comparison with other packs
Here I give a table with several packs from some other brands, and from the similar size range. Please have a look:
As you see from the table, the basic features look very similar. However, there are substantial differences in the quality of these packs.
So in spite of such an obviously great price of Teton Sports Scout 3400 backpack, I rate it lower than other packs. Please follow the links to see the differences.
To conclude this review of Teton Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack Mecca Orange, this is a popular pack and there are reasons for that. Most likely the price is the most important factor for its popularity. The comparison table above shows that it has similar features as the best packs on the market, and this all comes for 1/3 of the usual price.
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