User Review: High Sierra Explorer 55
Design: top-loading internal frame, hydration compatible, adjustable shoulder harness, attached rainfly, sleeping bag compartment
Size: 55 liters
Number of Pockets: 2 + sleeping bag + front flap
Max. Load Carried: 30 lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 7"
Price Paid: $75
This is a pretty awesome pack. It has all the room and support required to carry 30-40 lbs. of gear up and down the hill. The adjustable shoulder harness is an advantage but you have to ensure it's correctly adjusted before you set out. I liked the sleeping bag compartment and the attached rain fly protected my gear in a light thundershower in the Sierras. It's hydration compatible too. The only real disadvantage is the weight - 5 lbs - but that's OK if you're not looking to go ultralight.