Sierra Designs Herald 30

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Weight 3 lb 0 oz 3 lb 1 oz
Width 12 in 12 in
Length 25 in 26 in
Height 11 in 11 in
Capacity 1750 cu in / 30 L 1850 cu in / 30 L
Load Capacity 30 lb 30 lb
Torso Fit Range 16 in - 18.5 in 18 in - 20.5 in
Suspension Fixed Length, Internal Fixed Length, Internal
Body Fabric 150D Nylon Rain Dobby 150D Nylon Rain Dobby
Reinforcement Fabric 315D Cordura 315D Cordura



Tried it, liked it, but didn't love it. Nice suspension…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: msrp


Tried it, liked it, but didn't love it.


  • Capacity
  • Suspension


  • Awkward sloped bottom

Nice suspension system for sure.

Nice capacity.

but I found this Herald pack to be a bit over-designed and fussy to work with.

And it has the awkward sloping bottom that many SD packs have. When you put it down on the ground it won't stand up on its own. 

Instead, try the Sierra Designs Discovery. I think it's a much better pack. 

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Manufacturer's Description

Sized right for day hikes or minimalist overnights, the Herald 30 from Sierra Designs has the fit and features to keep you comfortable even on the long haul.

Featuring Sierra Designs' Fulcrum Suspension - a molded composite framesheet with a single DAC aluminum stay and a custom forged pivot at the waistbelt for superior support and range of motion - the Herald is designed to provide a comfortable fit, excellent ventilation, and unparalleled load carrying.

These panel loading packs are hydration ready and feature trekking pole loops, side compression straps, water bottle pockets, a large front pocket with organization, waistbelt pockets, and integrated bottle openers for post-hike refreshments.

With a molded backpanel, dedicated ventilation channels, and die-cut foam shoulder straps, you'll stay cool all day. Conduits on either side of the pack provide unrestricted air circulation. A split lumbar design draws air up and along the spine.

Visit Sierra Designs's Herald 30 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. Sierra Designs Herald 30 Pack The SPECS Load Capacity: 30 lb Width: 12in. Depth: 11in. Fabric: 150 D Nylon Rain Dobby, 315 D Nylon Cordura, 630 D Nylon The SPECS for S/M Torso Fit Range: 16 - 18.5in. Volume: 1750 cubic inches Weight: 3 lbs Length: 25in. The SPECS for M/L Torso Fit Range: 18 - 20.5in. Volume: 1850 cubic inches Weight: 3 lbs 1 oz Length: 26in.

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- Rocky Mountain Trail

Sierra Designs had versatility in mind with the Herald 30 Backpack. The Herald 30 pack offers all the bells and whistles as Sierra Designs' larger backpacking packs, but it's in a smaller size that works well for either long day hikes or quick overnighters. (Why would you want to buy a pack for both of these purposes when you could just use one pack for each') Comfortable design, solid construction, and practical features make this pack an easy multi-purpose choice.


Can't decide whether to hit the trail for a few hours or go all out and backpack? Well no need to worry, the Sierra Designs Herlad 30 can serve both purposes. This pack has all of the same features as a week-long backpack just a smidge smaller but no sacrifice on features!