ALPS Mountaineering Denali 5500
This bag is huge. I have never filled to where I can…
Price Paid: $120.99
This bag is huge. I have never filled to where I can fit no more.
It is simple. It has a top compartment that turns into a fanny pack a sleeping bag compartment then 2 zippered pockets that you could put your headlamps etc. 2 straps on each side of backpack where you could put your tent or chair.
I love it and it is just a simple bag that meets my standards.
I would say this is a very good pack for the money.
Design: top-loading internal
Number of Pockets: 8
Max. Load Carried: 50 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5'10"
Price Paid: $95
I would say this is a very good pack for the money. It has a ton of space and seems to be able to carry a heavy load without issue. Has a large pocket on top which is very convenient to separate the gear so you don't have to rummage around the main compartment. It also converts into a fanny pack for the day hikes.
Lots of ways to attach your gear to the outside too. The pack is comfortable and easy to adjust for your particular body type.
The weak point is the two small pocket zippers. They probably should be larger and more robust. This also makes it a little difficult to operate in the cold. I would not call this a major complaint, especially for the price.
Here's what other sites are saying:
There's a reason ALPS Mountaineering calls this thing the Denali Backpack-it's pretty frickin' huge. If you pack it correctly, you could take this pack into Denali National Park with your sleeping bag in the zippered bottom compartment, and your tent, layers, and bear canister in the top-loading main section. Stash a reservoir in the hydration pouch and a rain jacket in one of the two front pockets-because in AK, it's probably going to rain. But no worries-ALPS Mountaineering integrated a rain fly to keep year gear dry. Two-layer foam on the shoulder harness and a plush Hip Hugger waist belt help you carry a heavy load comfortably. The Denali adjusts quickly and easily to fit torsos between 17-23 inches.
- Backcountry Outlet