An Unexpected Backpack
From the High Sierra website:
• 65-liter multi-day adjustable internal frame pack.
• Top-load main compartment with gusseted drawstring closure and adjustable top lid.
• Front-load sleeping bag compartment with divider.
• ERGO-FIT shoulder harness, with adjustable load-lifters, is constructed with HEX-VENT and high-density foam padding.
• Dual, contoured aluminum frame bars.
• Molded foam back panel with HEX-VENT mesh channels.
• Waist belt.
• Hinged front pocket.
• Internal hydration reservoir sleeve and dual exit ports for tube (reservoir not included).
• Adjustable side and bottom compression straps.
• Webbing daisy chain for attaching extra gear.
• Adjustable sternum strap.
• Soft lashing hardware holds ice ax/hiking poles.
• Dual mesh pockets hold water bottles.
• Tuck-away rain cover.
• Sleeping bag compartment - 9" x 15.5" x 8"
• Capacity - 3970 cu.
• Weight: 4.8 lbs.
• Body Dimensions: 32.0" x 13.0" x 12.0"
I don't have a planned trip to give this a shake-down test soon, but there is one coming up later this summer.
All in all, I am very pleased with how this pack is built and the number of adjustments available to customize the pack to me.
- Multi-adjustible shoulder straps ease the pain in my bad shoulder.
- Pockets everywhere, with easy to use pull-tabs on the extra large zippers.
- Lots of webbing attachment points.
- I need to add more items to my camping/BOB inventory. Many things in my car kit and Get Home Bag can be pulled out and reused, but I would like to have separate and dedicated items in every bag
- See point 4 above. But it is a good problem to have!
- One High Sierra Sentinel 65 pack.
- From Amazon, $93.06.
- My cost: $0.
- Correct size and shape.
- Just what I was shopping for and wanting.
By the way, David wasn't kidding about "shocked and upset". Here's the selfie he took with the backpack. Notice what a beautiful smile he has!
“It is a good thing to be rich and a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be loved by many friends.” -- Euripides
Thank you all, again.
(You're welcome, David. -- All of us)
As always, if you have comments, suggestions or corrections, please post them so we all can learn. And remember, Some Is Always Better Than None!
NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.