If you are looking for a Teton Sports Scout 3400 review by someone who actually does the research and provides an honest opinion of the product, then I suggest you keep reading.
Teton Sports have been making these backpacks for many years now – but are they really worth the price you pay, or just another low quality, rubbish backpack that’s going to break the moment you take it out of the package and try it on?
What does this thing do? Essentially, the Teton Sports Scout 3400 backpack is designed for weekend camping trips or small bush/hiking excursions.
I find that you will get the most out of this backpack IF you are willing to keep the bag light and not over packed – that’s if you want to get the most life out of this product.
What ultimate benefits does this specific product provide? I typically like that this backpack is capable of been used for a wide range of activities, anything from weekend camping, hiking, bush excursions, even plane luggage (because of the straps you won’t have to drag your huge suitcase around while reading your map).
Who It’s For
This backpack will make a great choice for anyone 5’8″ or under, both male and female, a Scout, an avid hiker, or camper.
Even if you just want to go on a small hike or weekend camping trip but don’t want to fork out your life savings (lol), this might be something to consider.
Great for couples, families, or friends.
Pricing & Purchase Details
This typical product is readily available on Amazon.com, however, varies in price, usually between $50 to $150.
This also includes a limited lifetime warranty and a 30-day return policy.
Good idea if the bag breaks you can return it for a full refund or to get it repaired.
- I really like the price of this backpack, it exceeds my expectations by a mile. Usually, for a backpack at this quality, you’d be expecting to pay something between $100-$200.
- The bag is extremely comfortable with most of the weight sitting on your hips. It helps takes the strain from your shoulders and ultimately makes it a breeze to carry around.
- The narrow shape of this backpack makes it extremely useful when walking through tight spots or bushes while out hiking, while still having enough room for all your gear.
- This bag will hold up good even in tropical rain, a little snow, and even desert heat – however, 3 days will be the maximum for these conditions.
- The amount of bells and whistles on this backpack is unbelievable. This bag contains multiple outside compartments, 4 separate water bottle holders, rings for hiking necessities, even a zipper at the bottom of the bag for easier access.
- This product includes a handy waterproof sheath that comes with this backpack, in case you don’t want to risk your items getting wet.
- The zippers on this backpack aren’t the best. If you get an extremely bad bag (highly unlikely),
the zipper could possibly brake in the first week, maybe even the first day of use.
- This bag isn’t designed for you tall ones, it is only recommended for people 5’8″ or under, if you do decide to purchase this backpack and you’re over that height limit, it will still work – the bag will just be sitting high.
- If you’re a female, the chest buckle might be difficult to adjust and get comfortable.
A Few Notes
- I recommend keeping the bag light and avoid overpacking, this will increase the longevity of this bag by a long shot.
- The backpacks frame is fully adjustable and makes a great feature for shorter people.
- If you decide not to use all the straps, it is recommended to ‘tuck’ them away otherwise they will just catch on to everything.
- There’s a lot of debate whether a Nalgene water bottle fits in the side pockets or not. If you’re wondering if this is found true, take a look in the picture below
Do I Recommend This Product?
If you are planning on going for a 50-mile hike while trying to push this bag to the limit by overpacking, and you are over 5’8″, then this bag isn’t for you
However, if you want to go on a small camping trip with your partner, or a 3-day hike with friends, then this bag is completely fine to be over packed and highly recommended for you.
If you’re new to the outdoor game, I can’t think of a better backpack for you to try.
It’s lightweight, extremely comfortable when set up correctly, inexpensive, and capable of getting the job done.
My Final Opinion
I’m going to say that this bag is incredibly useful for ANY small outdoor activity, apart from a 50-mile hike then this product is not for you.
If you’re looking for a bag that’s not going to break the bank but still providing all the bells and whistles a $200 bag will offer and still just as strong to get the job done, then this is what I would choose.
It’s not the strongest backpack out there, but for the price you pay and the durability that comes with it, this backpack is highly recommended.