High Sierra Long Trail 90
Historic Range: $69.00-$279.95
Reviewers Paid: $99.00-$125.00
This is an amazing backpack. It has plenty of strap cushioning. The material is thick and heavy duty, even the material in the bottom which is going to be contacting the ground or boulder quite often, is extra thick, compared to the other materials.
The cinch straps are strong. The only criticism I can make is the straps start to unloose, this was easily fixed by using narrow (standard) 1" triglides, I purchased about 20; it was a cheap fix, also 2" triglides for the waist straps.
The pack has plenty of room. I used my mom's sleeping bag as a model to see how it fits on the bottom. I noticed that there was empty space, about 1" on all sides. Her bag is a 600 count down bag, I decided to get an 800 count bag, because I can, the cheapest good quality 800 bag I found is the Marmut Couloir, so I bought it.
The rain cover is also great. It fits tightly around the back, great to use while hiking if you don't want to set up camp, while it's raining.
The other large pack that I came across was the Kelty 6500, which would have had plenty of room, but had bad reviews such as thin cheap material and buckles that would break.
The side zip up bottle carriers are a perfect size for 2-1 liter bottles. I ended up buying clean canteen wide mouth with coffee tops, even with the large coffee tops it still fit! I was happily surprised, I wouldn't count on other brands fitting because I don't know the exact dimentions of other brands and I havn't tested them, another note the bottles fit very snuggly so I wouldn't count on them fitting with insulation covers.
It was an incredible buy at 125 dollars from campmor. I totally recommend this product.
Size: 90 Liters
Number of Pockets: Lots
Max. Load Carried: Large load
Height of Owner: 6'1"
Price Paid: $125
I really do like this pack but it is designed for large people. I am 6'6" and I don't even use the torso adjustment although way up. I also have a 32" waist and have to clinch the hip belt although way down. I tried to get a different waist belt but individual parts are not sold anywhere I could find.
The pack is definitely not for lightweight backpackers but it has the capacity to hold everything you could need on a trip. I like the integrated rain cover and easy access hood and side pockets. The hydration sleeve has right and left side hose ports. I wish the pack had a small pocket on the hip belt; that would be useful for carrying trail snacks.
This pack is a great value and has features that you usually have to pay twice as much for.
Design: front-loading internal
Size: 90 Liters
Number of Pockets: 10
Max. Load Carried: 50lbs
Height of Owner: 6'6"
Price Paid: $99