High Sierra Tangent 45
The High Sierra Tangent 45L internal frame backpack…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55
The High Sierra Tangent 45L internal frame backpack has been a good pack for my weekend and day hikes. Although I do wish that the padded belt had a net pocket or a method of attachment, this pack is a great value at $55 (Costco price).
Key features inlcude: top loaded main component with secondy access through a rear zipper, a separate lower compartment, an integrated tuck-away rain cover in a velcro pocket on the bottom, plenty of tie points integrated water bladder sleeve, and a top cover with a zipper pocket.
- Plenty of features for a great price
- Excellent airflow design
- Integrated water bladder sleeve
- No pockets or clip points on the hip belt
- 45L might be a bit small for some hikers
- Pack is only available in one size range
My favorite feature is the arched back panel that keeps the pack just far neough away from your back to provide great airflow while keeping the weight of the pack on your hips. The water bladder sleeve has several versions of tie points so it should be compatible with any bladder type.
I liked this pack so much, that I went back and got a second one for 12-year-old daughter to use. It fits her nicely and we are looking forward to trying these packs on longer hikes.