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High Sierra Long Trail Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.74
based on 611 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Long Trail - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


85% of the reviewers give the High Sierra Long Trail a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (65%)
Good (20%)
Average (2%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (6%)



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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the High Sierra Long Trail:

Reviewers like these things about the High Sierra Long Trail

  • Most users said that it has plenty of pockets and storage for what a person need to take.
  • Reviewers said that the zipper quality is excellent and one can pack a million items in this pack.
  • Users said that it has a rain cover when flying it is essential in protecting the pack.
  • Most users said that the shoulder straps are very comfortable and the back skeleton distributes evenly the weight.
  • Many users said that it has reasonable padding on hip, back, and shoulder straps.
  • many users said that any sleeping bag one can find will fit in the bottom pouch.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that you can access the pack from the side to get at any items you may need from the bottom. This feature is nice and has come in handy many times.
  • Most reviewers said that it has plenty of space and convenient ways to get to things I needed.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user complained that buckles broke after first handling.
  • Some users complained that the straps did not pull easily through buckles and straps were also frayed in areas.
  • Some users said that aluminum stays did not provide much structure.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all High Sierra Long Trail models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity90 l (5492 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.4 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength36 in (91 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height15 in (38 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


High Sierra Long Trail 90

100% choose the High Sierra Long Trail 90

100 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity90 l (5492 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.4 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength36 in (91 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height15 in (38 cm)




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these High Sierra Long Trail features:
  • Adjustable waist
  • Compression straps
  • Raincover included
  • Side pockets
  • Sleeping bag compartment

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 Long Trail models (the most popular choice is the Long Trail 90).




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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
9090 l4.4 oz0.05 oz/L



Rankings


vs High Sierra Bags

The High Sierra Long Trail ranks #24 compared with the other High Sierra bags.

22High Sierra Appalachian
3.80
High Sierra Appalachian
23High Sierra Tech
3.76
High Sierra Tech
24High Sierra Long Trail
3.74
High Sierra Long Trail
25High Sierra Kenley
3.70
High Sierra Kenley
26High Sierra Warren
3.70
High Sierra Warren

vs All Bags

The High Sierra Long Trail ranks #1909 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1907Delsey Helium
3.74
Delsey Helium
1908High Sierra Long Trail
3.74
High Sierra Long Trail
1909Delsey Chatillon
3.74
Delsey Chatillon
1910Victorinox Werks
3.74
Victorinox Werks
1911Edelrid Cosmic
3.74
Edelrid Cosmic



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the High Sierra Long Trail vs the High Sierra Appalachian.

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High Sierra Long Trail vs High Sierra Appalachian


High Sierra Long Trail
High Sierra Long Trail

3.74

Based on 611 reviews
Capacity: 90 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$


High Sierra Appalachian
High Sierra Appalachian

3.80
BEST
Based on 862 reviews

Capacity: 75 l
Weight: 5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Long Trail is rated a little bit worse than the Appalachian.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,473 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Long Trail is 20% bigger than the biggest Appalachian (90 L vs 75 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Long Trail is 14% lighter than the biggest Appalachian (4.4 oz vs 5 oz).

FeatureLong TrailAppalachian
Adjustable waist
Compression straps
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue







Selected Reviews


Backpack Gear Test

Despite my issues with the waist belt and annoyance with the zippers, I actually think that High Sierra has built a very good pack in the Long Trail 90. It is without doubt a big pack, and throughout my testing I have never felt that I was capable of filling it to capacity.

Posted 1 March 2009 by Jamie Lawrence - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019