Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34 Backpack, Burly Construction

Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34 Backpack

Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34 Backpack review

I’ve been testing the Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34, for about six weeks now and it still looks brand new! This is a highly durable pack using Cordura fabric and solid construction throughout! MHM really nailed it out of the park with this pack. It makes a viable option for a mid-size day pack from a company that stands behind their work! 

Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34 Backpack

This pack has almost every feature imaginable, it has nine pockets, a very functional snake loader zipper (my favorite part about this pack) deployable straps that stow away when not being used, and a built-in rain cover for those surprise storms! It also features ice ax loops and multiple attachment points. I can’t think of anything else I would add to it.

Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34 Backpack

 This pack carries weight exceptionally well but can take a little bit of work to load correctly. The suspension system is beefy and works flawlessly keeping the weight on my hips. I have noticed that this pack helps keep me more organized not only in the outdoors but I also use it daily to carry my computer, and other electronics. 

Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34 Backpack, Burly Construction 1

 The pack is listed at 34 liters of capacity and I believe that to be correct but with all of the pockets the main body can feel small. It teaches you to pack correctly and could definitely sustain an overnight fastpacking trip. I’ve also worn it bike commuting, climbing, hiking, and have found it to be a great all-around pack. 

Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34 Backpack

MHM has done a great job creating the Salute 34. The pack is highly durable, well thought out, and does its intended job. The price is a little on the higher end for a day pack but with the materials choice and quality of construction its a worthy option. I’m super stoked to continue to use this pack in the future as part of my kit! Grab one for $169 from MHM.



Volume: 34 liters; 2073 cubic inches

Weight: 3 lbs. 4 oz

Waist Size: 26-48 inches

Torso Size: 16-21 inches


•Main body: 315D Cordura, 80g PU/DWR

•Bottom fabric: 840D Cordura, 80g PU/DWR

•“Snake-Loader” S-zipper

•VariCant dual-pivoting hipbelt

•Included pack cover

•Stowable compression straps and ice ax loops

•9 pockets, plus a main compartment

Will Coleman

Will Coleman

Hi, I’m Will, I’m currently living the van life in Colorado. I enjoy mountaineering, splitboarding, climbing, trail running and type 2 fun! I’m 28 years old and spend as much time outside as possible. I moved to Colorado in 2014 from Mississippi and grew up in the mid-south. I have been snowboarding since 2000 and the mountains have had my heart ever since. You can find me anywhere from riding Colorado’s high peaks to climbing desert towers, to climbing in the PNW!


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