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High Sierra Riptide Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

based on 30 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Riptide - and 4 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

Excellent (33%)
Good (25%)
Average (17%)
Poor (8%)
Bad (17%)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the High Sierra Riptide

  • Most users said that this is a very good backpack with lots of room.
  • Most reviewers said that the hydration pack never leaked.
  • Many users said that the pack is expandable, and durable.
  • Many reviewers said that the hip pads are nice to settle the pack on the hip bone and keeps the pack from swaying.
  • Most users said that the sternum strap is fully adjustable with the sliding bead along the shoulder straps.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that the back panel is reinforced with a plastic back plate to keep the pack from collapsing.
  • Another fantastic feature mentioned by many users is that the front panel can be adjusted to hold a helmet or extra jacket.
  • Many reviewers said that the insulated drink tube is a bonus.
  • Buyers said that this was tailored to cold weather activities.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that there is lack of interior organization.
  • pockets, slots, etc., to hold pens, tools, and other items.
  • One user complained that he had a seam rip after less than a month and only several uses.
  • Another user complained that bladders are leaking out the mouthpiece.


Crowdsourced specs across all High Sierra Riptide models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)


vs High Sierra Bags

The High Sierra Riptide ranks #56 compared with the other High Sierra bags.

54High Sierra Adventure Access
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55High Sierra Marlin
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56High Sierra Riptide
High Sierra Riptide
57High Sierra Tethur
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1High Sierra Broghan
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vs All Bags

The High Sierra Riptide ranks #3027 compared with all the bags we have checked.

3025Hedgren Fola
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3026High Sierra Riptide
High Sierra Riptide
3027Jack Spade Tech
Jack Spade Tech
3028Biaggi Leggero
Biaggi Leggero
3029Eagle Creek All Terrain
Eagle Creek All Terrain

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Last updated on May 12, 2019