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High Sierra Performance Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Apr 2019)

based on 224 reviews

Reviews Summary

73% of the High Sierra Performance reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (60%)
Good (13%)
Average (14%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (4%)

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

Reviewers like these things about the High Sierra Performance

  • Some users find it a very nice back pack that is light weight and rugged, easy to handle, sturdy, resistant and has a great capacity for a day hike.
  • A number of users are happy to see that it has plenty of straps to help manage the load.
  • Others are glad that it comes with hose management slot for some hydration bladder.
  • A number of users like the presence of a steel frame in the center of the back which helps in reducing sagging.
  • Multiple pockets and storage area are enjoyed by a lot of users.
  • A number of users like the zippered compartment on the front for snacks, cellphone, flashlight, first aid kit or whatever they wish to be readily accessible.
  • Some users are glad that each side of the pack comes with an elasticized, mesh water bottle pockets and an attachment system that holds their trekking poles on the front of the pack.
  • Some reviewers find the waist belt wide, padded and comfortable.
  • Other users noticed how the grab handle on the front of the pack makes it really easy to grab the pack and move it around.
  • A lot of users love the presence of many adjustable straps which give them a perfect fit.
  • SOme users find the zippers all heavy-duty and should last the life of the backpack.
  • Others like how the aluminum frame gives it strength and protection.
  • Some hikers observed how the hip belt and chest closure help distribute the weight well, making this easy to carry for long hikes.
  • Some adventure seekers like how the curve of the aluminum frame gives airflow across the back, helping them stay cool.
  • Others like how the adjustable straps make it easy to expand or compress the compartments.
  • Convenient front pocket, a large inside compartment, access for water reservoir hose, straps for poles, adjustable shoulder straps, roomy side mesh pockets, padded back, front handle, water resistance, straps for adjusting thickness are cited as the most outstanding features of the bag among users.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some owners are disappointed to see that it does not come with a rain fly.
  • Others said that the fabric material looked a bit used.


Crowdsourced specs across all High Sierra Performance models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.5 oz (0.2 kg)


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The High Sierra Performance ranks #35 compared with the other High Sierra bags.

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vs All Bags

The High Sierra Performance ranks #2181 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on April 19, 2019