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High Sierra Sentinel Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.63
based on 513 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Sentinel - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


81% of the reviewers give the High Sierra Sentinel a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (55%)
Good (26%)
Average (8%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (5%)


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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the High Sierra Sentinel

  • Most users said that it is very comfortable and has plenty of space for a multi day backpacking trip.
  • Many users said that it has a main compartment with gusseted drawstring closure and adjustable top lid.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that it has single contoured aluminum frame bar that can be adjusted to fit the shape of any person's back.
  • Most users said that there is a molded foam back panel with airflow channels to keep the back cool and dry.
  • Many users said that the zippers, buckles and straps are heavy duty.
  • Many users loved that it has a separate bottom pocket and a separate pocket in the top flap.
  • Reviewers said that it has a huge pouch that can easily fit water bladders beyond 2L.
  • Most reviewers agreed that it is better than other packs in its price range.
  • Users said that the pack is lightweight, for the size it's a very comfortable weight.
  • Many buyers said that the pack is easy to adjust and fits a variety of people in different sizes.
  • Many reviewers said that it has many compression straps, plenty of options to tie, strap, and compress gear.
  • Another great feature mentioned by many users is that the sleeping bag compartment is very large. One can find two 40 degree bags, a double hammock, tree straps, and a fleece bag in the compartment.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that the rain cover only covers the front side of the backpack.
  • One user said that it has openings only on the top and bottom. There are backpacks out there that have zippers on the side for easy access.
  • Some users complained that the straps for adjusting the shoulders hang down and rub against their arms.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all High Sierra Sentinel models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity65.1 l (3973 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.45 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


High Sierra Sentinel 65

100% choose the High Sierra Sentinel 65

100 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Yellow


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity65.1 l (3973 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.45 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)




Feature Summary


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

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 Sentinel models (the most popular choice is the Sentinel 65).




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
6565.1 l4.45 oz0.07 oz/L



Rankings


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The High Sierra Sentinel ranks #31 compared with the other High Sierra bags.

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the High Sierra Sentinel vs the High Sierra Titan.

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High Sierra Sentinel vs High Sierra Titan


High Sierra Sentinel
High Sierra Sentinel

3.63

Based on 513 reviews
Capacity: 65.1 l
Weight: 4.45 oz
Price: $$


High Sierra Titan
High Sierra Titan

4.05
BEST
Based on 1,263 reviews

Capacity: 55 l
Weight: 4.2-5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Sentinel is rated slightly worse than the Titan.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,776 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Sentinel is 18% bigger than the biggest Titan (65 L vs 55 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Sentinel is 12% lighter than the biggest Titan (4.45 oz vs 5 oz).

FeatureSentinelTitan
Adjustable waist
Compression straps
Media pocket
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Sentinel is available in these colors:
Yellow

Only the Titan is available in these colors:
Red







Selected Reviews


Backpack Gear Test

The bag has plenty of space for multi-day trips and is not too heavy on its own. Moreover the pack is comfortable to carry. The padding is good and the adjustable straps are easy enough to adjust on the fly.

Posted 1 March 2011 by Brett Haydin - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

Despite its load carrying capacity, the Sentinel is versatile in the sense that, when necessary, I was able to carry a full, heavy load but I was also able to carry smaller, light loads for day trips and shorter hikes.

Posted 20 May 2008 by Michael Wheiler - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019