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Product Highlights:

  • 55-liter
  • Top-load main compartment
  • Front-load sleeping bag compartment with divider
  • ERGO-FIT shoulder harness
  • Adjustable load-lifters
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About High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack

High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack
Enjoy your experience in the great outdoors, with a High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack. This backpack features an ERGO-FIT shoulder harness, with adjustable load-lifters, and padded backpack straps for easy carrying. The dual, contoured aluminum frame bars, are made to fit the shape of your back and are comfortable. It comes with a main compartment that has a 55 L capacity, giving you lots of room for all your essential equipment. Its top-load main compartment with gusseted drawstring closure, closes firmly to keep your belongings safe. This backpack has a compartment that is specifically designed for your sleeping bag. The molded foam back panel has airflow channels, for added breathability, in order to keep your back cool and dry. An internal hydration reservoir sleeve with dual exit ports for the tube, keeps you from being thirsty. Have more fun on your adventures with this High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack.

The High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack is commonly used for Day Hikes, Extended Hikes, Heavy Loads, Light Loads, Travel, Wet Weather and more. The High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual Adventurer, Casual/ Recreational among others. The High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack is popular because customers like the following qualities of the High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good padding, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity, Lightweight.

High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack Features

  • 55-liter
  • Top-load main compartment
  • Front-load sleeping bag compartment with divider
  • ERGO-FIT shoulder harness
  • Adjustable load-lifters
  • Dual, contoured aluminum frame bars
  • Molded foam back panel
  • Airflow channels
  • Front flap with adjustable straps
  • Webbing daisy chain
  • Internal hydration reservoir sleeve
  • Removable media pocket
  • Adjustable bottom compression straps
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Soft lashing hardware

High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack Specifications

Pack Height
30"
Pack Width
14"
Pack Dimensions Depth
8"
Weight
5.18 lbs
Torso Fit Range
13 to 18"
Capacity
3356 cubic inches
Pack Style
Internal
Bottom Material
Duraweave
Fabric Material
1680D Ballistic
Shell Material
Nylon Mini-Diamond Ripstop
Rain Cover
Yes
Hydration Port
Yes
Shoulder straps
Yes
Front flap
Yes
Adjustable
Bottom compression straps and sternum strap
Removable media pocket
Yes
Molded foam back panel
Yes
Available in the Following Colors:
Black, Pacific/Nebula/Charcoal, Redrock/Auburn/Charcoal
Frame Material
Dual, contoured aluminum
Mfr #
SKU
HSRE

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High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to load (18)
  • Comfortable (16)
  • Highly adjustable (13)
  • Good padding (11)
  • Good suspension (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Extended trips (14)
  • Light loads (10)
  • Heavy loads (8)
  • Wet weather (8)
  • Travel (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual adventurer (6), Casual/ recreational (4), Avid adventurer (3), Getting started (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (10), Comfort driven (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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4.0

Great Value

By Realtreearcher

from Pa

About Me Avid Adventurer

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extended Hikes

    Comments about High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack:

    I purchased this pack with not alot of expectations seeing how it was priced so low. When it arrived I was blown away with the quality,it's a great pack for the average backpacker. I'm not one for spending a fortune on something I'm not going to use everyday of my life, if your looking for a pack for the weekend backpacker this will do fine. PS It comes with a built in rain fly something my son had to pay extra for on his high priced well known brand.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    High quality, low price

    By Sagemuley

    from Joseph, OR

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good Padding
    • Good Suspension
    • Large Capacity

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Extended Hikes
    • Heavy Loads
    • Light Loads

    Comments about High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack:

    Great deal on great product. Bulletproof construction.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Best bang for the buck!

    By Sagemuley

    from Joseph, OR

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good Padding
    • Good Suspension
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large Capacity

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Extended Hikes
    • Heavy Loads
    • Light Loads
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack:

    Bulletproof , high quality similar to bags twice the price. Large enough for multiple days. Bought for daughter.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    great pack

    By Panhandle

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good Padding
    • Good Suspension

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Extended Hikes

      Comments about High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack:

      This is a great pack for the money. It is comfortable, carries enough for a long weekend or extended stay. The top load is good with double draw strings. The inside of the main compartment is designed for a water bladder with a port for a drinking tube. The straps are comfortable and have a cell phone/GPS holder attached. The waste belt is comfortable. The pack material is a rip stop type.

      The top section serves for small items and keeps the main pack compartment secure and semi-dry. The best feature of this pack is the loop on the outside of the pack that can be tightened to hold a tent or sleeping mat. The lower compartment has two (2) zippers and holds a fair amount of small items. The lower ties on the bottom of the pack serve for either a tent or sleeping pad. On the lower straps they are not easily tightened , but this is a minor criticism of an all around great pack,. I have taken this on numerous outings and hikes and have found it to be very serviceable.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great bag, needs more small pockets

      By Sunshine

      from Miami, fl

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Good Suspension
      • Highly Adjustable

      Cons

      • Not enough pockets

      Best Uses

      • Extended Hikes
      • Heavy Loads
      • Light Loads
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about High Sierra Explorer 55 Backpack:

      I hiked the Kissimmee river in the summer, so it was hot and wet. It had enough space and straps for my tent and pad. It was about 40 pounds, and sat perfectly all on my hips. It needs at least one more zip pocket and softer shoulder strap material and padding. Overall I highly recommend this bag

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
      dennis s  I choose this item because im a beginner hiker and its just what i need for a 3 day Appalachian trail hike. I only want to go with limited weight and a 55 liter is just right and High serria Ive heard is one of the best!!!
      Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
      dennis s  I choose this item because im a beginner hiker and its just what i need for a 3 day Appalachian trail hike. I only want to go with limited weight and a 55 liter is just right and High serria Ive heard is one of the best!!!
      Jeong S  Is there enough room for a bear canister at the top?
      JAMES W  I'm not familiar with the bear canister. It is a very roomy backpack though. Simply tons of space!
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