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High Sierra Lightning Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 9 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 6 reasons to buy the Lightning - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

Excellent (33%)
Good (0%)
Average (66%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the High Sierra Lightning:

Reviewers like these things about the High Sierra Lightning

  • Most of the buyers agreed that the bag is very spacious.
  • Many buyers said that the hidden rain cover just below the backpack is of great use during rains.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the side pockets are very deep and can store lot of extra items.
  • Other reviewers confirmed that the bag is highly durable and can withstand weather changes well.
  • Some uses confirmed that this backpack can easily fit in the flight’s overhead cabin.
  • Majority of the buyers found this backpack reasonably priced.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some people said that the back adjustment of the backpack is inadequate.
  • A few users complained about the missing bottom access zipper of the bag.
  • Many users highlighted the issue of zipper breaking during rough use.


Crowdsourced specs across all High Sierra Lightning models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity35.1 l (2142 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.4 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

High Sierra Lightning 35

100% choose the High Sierra Lightning 35

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Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity35.1 l (2142 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.4 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these High Sierra Lightning features:
  • Media pocket
  • Sternum strap
  • Compression straps
  • Raincover included
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh

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

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different High Sierra Lightning models (the most popular choice is the Lightning 35).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

3535.1 l3.4 oz0.1 oz/L

Bag ID 32504. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019