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High Sierra Summit Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

based on 479 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Summit - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

90% of the reviewers give the High Sierra Summit a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (66%)
Good (24%)
Average (4%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (1%)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the High Sierra Summit

  • Reviewers thought that the High Sierra Summit Backpack is a versatile backpack large enough for overnight trips.
  • Other reviewers remarked how durable it felt.
  • Testers found that the pockets for organization of things are great.
  • Users thought that the bag fits great.
  • Other users found that its main compartment is pretty large.
  • Reviewers noted that it has rain cover included.
  • Testers found that it has secure straps.
  • Many of the reviewers pointed out that the bag's added weight comes from extra durability.
  • Testers noted that the bag has ample water bottle pockets.
  • Other testers said that it holds up very well and fit tons of stuff.
  • Many users who used it found that the pack is durable and functional.
  • A lot of users thought that the straps are ideal to adjust for comfort.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer noted that lack of compartments on the outside.
  • Another reviewer felt that it was not designed for any kind of summit.


Crowdsourced specs across all High Sierra Summit models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity45.1 l (2752 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.3 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength26-27 in (66-69 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

High Sierra Summit 45

100% choose the High Sierra Summit 45

100 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity45.1 l (2752 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.3 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these High Sierra Summit features:
  • Adjustable waist
  • Compression straps
  • Raincover included
  • Side pockets
  • Sternum strap

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 Summit models (the most popular choice is the Summit 45).

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.

4545.1 l4.3 oz0.1 oz/L


vs High Sierra Bags

The High Sierra Summit ranks #14 compared with the other High Sierra bags.

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vs All Bags

The High Sierra Summit ranks #1215 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Backpack Gear Test

It has a great packing capacity for long trails. The bag is practically indestructible. It is a little heavy for its size.

Posted 5 October 2010 by Ben Mansfield - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019