MOUNTAINTOP 40L Hiking Backpack Review 2019

Many of us dream of traveling with as little stuff as possible. There is something charming and freeing about not carrying a closet on your back. A small backpack which is both easy to move around and is also large enough to pack everything is a must have for anyone looking to go on a short duration adventure. MOUNTAINTOP 40L Hiking Backpack can prove to be just that and a little bit more.

Features of the Mountaintop Hiking Backpack

Let’s get this out of the way first, this backpack is small. Extremely small. It is not much bigger than a regular school bag. But this is also its most unique feature. This bag is small for a reason: To be a bag you need and not a burden.

Even after being small, the MOUNTAINTOP 40L Hiking Backpack has a weight of 2.1lbs. This featherweight is a boon for people looking for something that is easy on their backs. And if you haven’t probably figured it out, it is a 40L backpack. It’s in the name!

When it comes to the build quality of this backpack, it doesn’t disappoint. The backpack is made from quality materials which have also been treated against water damage. This makes the backpack essentially water resistant.

Organizing your stuff is also pretty efficient with the MOUNTAINTOP 40L Hiking Backpack. Although it doesn’t have much room to offer, the way this backpack uses that room is worth noting. There are a handful of pockets on this backpack. 1 pocket on the front and 2 in the back. The front pocket has an all-mesh interior. The other 2 pockets are the real winners here. One of these pockets can carry a laptop of up to 17 inches. The other pocket also serves as a hydration chamber.

No one bag is for everyone. The fit of every backpack varies from tool to tool. To make sure that their backpack can be used by plenty of people for tools of various shapes and sizes, MOUNTAINTOP has included 6 adjustable straps for finding just the right amount of fit. These straps can carry equipment such as hammock, tripod and a sleeping bag.

MOUNTAINTOP offers their 40L hiking backpack in a plethora of colors at an average starting price of about $40.


  • Small in size
  • Lighter than we thought it would be at 2.1 lbs
  • Sturdy zippers
  • A laptop sleeve is an added bonus
  • Shoulder hooks to carry extra stuff around
  • Breathable back foam
  • Well priced


  • Not roomy enough for an extended duration trip
  • More pockets would be good for some Backpackers

If you are looking for a small, lower priced backpack that doesn’t break the bank. Look no further.