High Sierra Col 35

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



This is a very nice pack that served us well on an…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69.99


This is a very nice pack that served us well on an overnighter. My 14-yr-old son carried this and he loved it.


  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Simple to use


  • Securing the top flap

We used this pack on an overnight trip that covered about 7 miles. I was looking to put my son in a smaller pack and cut down on weight. This pack fit the job nicely. My son is slender and stands about 5'6".  The pack fit him very well and was very comfortable. 

The capacity is 35 liters and weighed about 20 lbs. when we hit the trail. It was fairly full but we could have squeezed a few more items into it. The items were an ENO SingleNest, ENO Fast Fly, 40 degree Coleman down bag, 2 liter bladder, few extra clothes, food, rain gear, and extra rain fly.  It is a simple top load pack, 1 main compartment, 2 mesh pockets on each side, a pocket on the top lid, and a pouch on the bottom that has the rain cover stuffed in it.

The pack performed well and my son loved it. The fit and ride seemed good, it compresses nicely, seems to be of good quality. The top lid doesn't secure well because of the length of the straps. However, this was overcome by using the top compression strap over the outside of the top lid and did not cause any problems.

This was the first use of the pack and we love it so far.  Also, I bought mine at Dunhams, but it can be purchased on the web for $59.99.

More to come.

Where to Buy

sponsored links
Help support Trailspace by making your next purchase through one of the links above.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit High Sierra's Col 35 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

High Sierra Col 35 BackpackThe High Sierra Col 35 Backpack is ideal for those weekend trips, when you to travel light. It is lightweight pack at only 3 lbs., with a capacity of 35 and able to carry all your needs for the trip. The top-load feature is convenient and keeps your clothes in as you hike. Adding to your comfort is a single, contoured aluminum frame bar, that can be adjusted to fit the shape of your back. Adding more comfort to your back, is a molded foam panel, that conforms to your body shape and airflow channels to keep your back cool, while you are physically geared up. There is enough padding on the back straps to ease the pressure on the shoulders, while lugging your bag around. The adjustable compression straps, waist belt, and the bottom compression straps, enable the backpack to fit properly. It is also equipped with advanced features, like multiple compression straps and a strap-mounted media pocket, to secure more gear. The High Sierra Col 35 Backpack keep your belongings secure and easy to carry, while travelling!

- SunnySports

The High Sierra Col 35 is a suspension backpack with a top loading main compartment that has a gusseted drawstring closure and an adjustable top lid, adjustable bottom and side compression straps, an internal hydration reservoir sleeve with dual exit ports for the tube, soft lashing hardware, foam back panel with Airflow(TM) channels to keep your back cool and dry, Vapel(TM) mesh padded shoulder straps with adjustable load lifters, an adjustable waist belt with Vapel(TM) mesh Airflow(TM) padding, an adjustable sternum strap, dual side mesh water bottle pockets, a rain cover that stows in a bottom zippered pocket, and a removable media pocket.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

From a high route traverse to a quick overnight from the closest trailhead, the High Sierra Col 35 Backpacking Backpack will carry enough gear for a technical day hike or a weekend in the woods. With 35 liters of volume, this top-loading pack has lots of advanced features including a hydration sleeve, ice axe and trekking pole attachment points, and even a pocket on the shoulder strap for your cell phone or camera. The adjustable aluminum internal frame distributes a heavy load evenly across the padded shoulder straps, molded foam back panel and padded hipbelt. Compact and streamlined, the High Sierra Col 35 Pack also makes an excellent piece of travel luggage for trekking abroad.

- Altrec Outdoors

CLOSEOUTS . Weighing less than three pounds, the lightweight High Sierra Col 35 backpack offers plenty of capacity as well as custom fit features so you can hike further, more comfortably. Top-loading main compartment has adjustable lid with zip pocket Single contoured aluminum frame bar can be adjusted to fit the shape of your back Vapel mesh padding on shoulder straps and waistbelt wicks moisture Molded foam back panel with Airflow channels keeps your back form overheating Adjustable compression straps Webbing daisy chain to attach external gear Touch-fasten lashing hardware for ice axe or trekking poles Internal hydration reservoir sleeve with dual exit ports for tube (reservoir not included) Dual mesh water bottle pockets Integrated rain cover with storage pocket Removable audio pocket on shoulder strap Adjustable sternum strap Internal frame Waistbelt: Adjusts to 56andquot; Fits torsos: 13-18andquot; Dimensions (HxWxD): 24-1/4x13-1/4x8-1/4andquot; Capacity: 2135 cu.in. Weight: 2 lb. 11 oz. Material: Duraliteand#174; Made in China Available Colors: POMORODO/ASH WAVY STRIPE/BLACK.

- Sierra Trading Post