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ALPS Mountaineering Caldera Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 48 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Caldera - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

100% of the reviewers give the ALPS Mountaineering Caldera a good or excellent rating!

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Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the ALPS Mountaineering Caldera:

Reviewers like these things about the ALPS Mountaineering Caldera

  • Most reviewers said that hip and shoulder straps of this backpack are very comfortable.
  • Many other users said that it has a large main compartment.
  • Many users said that it has lots of compression straps.
  • Some reviewers mentioned one feature that is has a bottom sleeping bag pouch. You can fit your sleeping bag, travel towel, hammock, travel pillow in it.
  • Another fantastic feature mentioned by many users is that you can disconnect the top and use it as a sort of satchel for day trips or whatever you wish.
  • Another feature mentioned by the users is that it has a spot for a bladder. You can fit a 3 liter in a full pack.
  • Many other users said that the front zipper opens wide so it's easy to find what you need.
  • Most buyers said that all the pockets an zippers function perfectly as well as all the clips and straps.
  • Features that liked by most of the users are the built in rain cover, convertible lid, adjustment system, shoulder straps, and overall quality material and zippers.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One reviewer complained that you can easily feel the plastic form inside the hip pad fabric by running your hand around it and it feels sharp.
  • Some users complained that the hip belt tighter rubs into hip belt leaving scratches/small tears in the belt.


Crowdsourced specs across all ALPS Mountaineering Caldera models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight5.9 oz (2.7 kg)
Length iconLength28-30 in (71-76 cm)
Width6-15 in (15-38 cm)
Height9-13 in (23-33 cm)

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Popular Models

ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 5500

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Feature Summary

Many sources mention these ALPS Mountaineering Caldera features:
  • Raincover included
  • Hydration compatible
  • Sternum strap

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


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Last updated on July 03, 2019