ALPS Mountaineering Denali 5500

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Denali 5500 expedition pack (70l+)

Specs

Price MSRP: $199.99
Historic Range: $89.93-$199.95
Reviewers Paid: $95.00-$120.99
Weight 5 lb 4 oz
Capacity 5500 cu in
Fabric Nylon Ripstop Top - 1000D Bottom
Fits Torso 17 in to 23 in
Number of stays 2
Frame Material Aluminum
Access/Loading Top
Sleeping Bag Compartment Yes

Reviews

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

This bag is huge. I have never filled to where I can fit no more.

It is simple. It has a top compartment that turns into a fanny pack a sleeping bag compartment then 2 zippered pockets that you could put your headlamps etc. 2 straps on each side of backpack where you could put your tent or chair.

I love it and it is just a simple bag that meets my standards.

Price Paid: $120.99

I would say this is a very good pack for the money. It has a ton of space and seems to be able to carry a heavy load without issue. Has a large pocket on top which is very convenient to separate the gear so you don't have to rummage around the main compartment. It also converts into a fanny pack for the day hikes.

Lots of ways to attach your gear to the outside too. The pack is comfortable and easy to adjust for your particular body type.

The weak point is the two small pocket zippers. They probably should be larger and more robust. This also makes it a little difficult to operate in the cold. I would not call this a major complaint, especially for the price.

Design: top-loading internal
Size: 5500
Number of Pockets: 8
Max. Load Carried: 50 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5'10"
Price Paid: $95

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