Hi-Tec Odyssey 50

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This bag is pretty good for the money, lots of storage…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $50

This bag is pretty good for the money, lots of storage pockets, fairly adjustable.

My 2 issues were that I could not adequately adjust for my particular torso size, thus a little too much weight on the shoulders. I had one, and a minor strap buckle broke.

My second one (they gladly replaced the bag for me) now has the stitching coming out on one of the shoulder straps. I just use the bag to store gear in now and don't hike with it.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Hi-Tec Odyssey 50 pack is the perfect choice for multiday adventures. At this price, you won't want to miss out. Adjustable system lets you adjust torso length for a custom fit; fits torso lengths 15 - 22 in. Dual-density shoulder straps and hipbelt feature mesh linings to keep you comfortable as your intensity level rises. 2 aluminum stays and a HDPE framesheet help support heavy loads by focusing weight to the hipbelt. Top lid features a pocket for easy storage of trail necessities; lid can be removed and worn as a lumbar pack for short day hikes and summit attempts. Large main compartment offers enough room for multiday adventures and offers access to sleeping bag compartment from interior. Externally accessible bottom compartment accommodates a wide variety of sleeping bags. Hinged front pocket folds down to secure a rope or other bulky gear and features external daisy chains for lashing gear to pack. Internal pocket holds hydration reservoir (sold separately) for hands-free drinking on the trail. Built-in raincover has its own storage pocket on the bottom for quick, convenient access. Side compression straps let you cinch down both large and small loads for increased stability. 2 mesh side pockets keep water bottles within easy reach. Overstock.


The Hi-Tec Odyssey 50 Backpack's classic design and versatility make it well-suited for a two- or three-day backpack into high rocky cirques. A detachable fanny pack holds your drink and chocolate when you explore the ridges above your camp spot. And fear no squalls-a built-in rainfly extends to protect the bag when afternoon showers blow in.

- Backcountry Outlet

Hi-Tec Odyssey 50


The Odyssey 50 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$69.93 - $97.96

The Hi-Tec Odyssey 50 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 23, 2010 at REI.

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