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Product Highlights:

  • Top-load main compartment
  • Contoured backpack straps
  • VAPEL mesh padding
  • Stretched-mesh back panel
  • AIRFLOW system
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About High Sierra Lightning 30 Backpack

High Sierra Lightning 30 Backpack
The High Sierra Lightning 30 Backpack is perfectly designed for adventurers who carry heavy loads on day hikes or weekend trips. This unique bag has a very large top load main compartment, to carry all your gear. Its contoured backpack straps and VAPEL mesh padding designed for outdoor wear, offer ultimate comfort. The stretched mesh back panel allows the AIRFLOW system to control the air movements between your back and the bag and keep you cool. The bag includes adjustable side, sternum, and bottom straps for individuals of all sizes. A padded grab handle on the front lets you carry the bag, easily. The bag comes with internal hydration reservoir sleeves, with dual exit ports to keep you hydrated while moving. The reservoirs may be purchased separately. The main strap of the bag has a removable media pocket, to keep your technology close at hand. The dual mesh pockets on the side, can each hold 1 liter bottles. The zippered pockets on the padded waist belt, give you easy access to small items such as keys or ID. The tuck-away cover is hidden in a bottom compartment, to protect the bag from the rain. If you have been looking for a durable bag with all of the accessories, get the High Sierra Lightning 30 Backpack today!

High Sierra Lightning 30 Backpack Features

  • 30-L. top-load main compartment
  • Adjustable side and bottom compression straps
  • Adjustable sternum strap stabilizes pack
  • Contoured backpack straps, with adjustable load-lifters
  • Convenient padded grab handle on the front
  • Convenient zippered pockets on padded waist belt are ideal for quick-reach items
  • Dimensions: 23 in. x 12 in. x 7 in.
  • Dual exit ports for tube (reservoir not included)
  • Dual mesh side pockets hold 1000ml water bottles
  • Gusseted drawstring closure and adjustable top lid
  • Height Range: 68 in. - 72 in.
  • Internal hydration reservoir sleeve
  • Lightweight nylon and PVC-free construction
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Removable media pocket on backpack strap
  • Soft lashing hardware holds ice ax/hiking poles
  • Stretched-mesh back panel with AIRFLOW system helps keep your back cool and dry
  • Tuck-away rain cover, stored in a bottom pocket
  • VAPEL mesh padding, are uniquely shaped to fit trimmer torso
  • Waist: 26 Inches and up
  • Webbing daisy chain to attach extra gear

High Sierra Lightning 30 Backpack Specifications

3.93 lbs
1830 cu. in.
Torso Fit Range
Fabric Material
Nylon Mini-Diamond Ripstop, Duralite Nylon, 840D Nylon (bottom)
Tuck-away rain cover
Soft lashing hardware
Adjustable sternum strap
Media pocket on backpack strap
Internal hydration reservoir
Side and bottom compression straps
Available in the Following Colors:
Amazon/Pine/Leaf/Charcoal, Black/Charcoal, Pacific/Altitude/Skyline/Charcoal
Limited Lifetime
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High Sierra Lightning 30 Backpack (59104)

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Gteat backpack for a day's hike

By The Rev

from Manitowoc WI

About Me Casual Adventurer

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


    Best Uses

    • Day Hikes
    • Extended Hikes
    • Light Loads
    • Travel

    Comments about High Sierra Lightning 30 Backpack (59104):

    Great pack at great price. It has air mesh back vent which was not a feature I saw but very happy to have.

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

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    Questions about this item:

    Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
    RITA K  For a backpacking trip to Colorado.
    Shopper  Is this pack to big for simple day hikes? My wife and I do 12-mile day hikes in the Smokies and the Outdoor Products bag that I currently use just isn't big enough for normal gear, rain gear, and food/snacks for a 14-hour out and back hike. Is this overkill?
    CLARISSA M  I don't think it's overkill. My 13 year old takes hers on day hikes to rock climbing walls. It's a perfect fit for her.
    Shopper  How much does the pack way?
    RITA K  Not much at all. I am a very petite female and this pack fits great. I love the waist strap as it has lots of padding and the pack has lots of adjustments which is important for a small framed person. I would recommend this pack. Lot of neat extras on it. My husband is jealous!!
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