Mammut Creon Zip Backpack Review


A.J. Johnson started running when he was 6 years old. Growing up he played all types of sports, from your standard soccer and baseball, to B.M.X. at a national level, and tennis at the college level. He never stopped running and eventually got into triathlon. After 10 years in triathlon, 2 of them at the professional level, he “retired” from racing and now gets outside for fun. He enjoys all variations of skiing, cycling, and running and is up for just about anything outdoors. He still enjoys competing in endurance events and has started the Endure Tour as a way to race and raise funds for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. To find out more about him, and to see what he’s currently doing, go to

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3 Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    I am a big guy and therefore do a lot of sweatting as it is. So I hate when a pack makes me sweat more than necessary. This day back the Creon Zip has the best ventilation system to minimize sweating. The mesh back pannel allows for the heat to escape out from between your back and the pack instead of being trapped there all day like some other packs. You can easily fit everything you would need for a day hike inside. The shoulder straps and hip belt are very comfortable and easily adjustable. This pack also has a spot for my hydration system and has a built in rain cover which is great!

  2. luq says:

    hi i just bought the Creon Zip but do you know if i can remove the metallic frame for this model? I see it’s secured by Velcros and I’m sure there’s a way to remove the frame. i want to transform it to a regular everyday backpack for this reason. let me know your input.


  3. metal frame says:

    I have the same problem as luq!!! How do you remove that metal frame??? I don’t need that ventilation system when it’s cold and pouring rain! Also, it looks very weird on the body when you wear it. Looks kind of hilarious actually.

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