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High Sierra Swerve Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.98
based on 20,511 reviews


We have checked many thousands of reviews and found 19 reasons to buy the Swerve - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


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

Excellent (69%)
Good (16%)
Average (5%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (4%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the High Sierra Swerve

  • Many users love the two-way entry feature of the main comparment as it makes access to the geareasy without disturbing other contents.
  • Some users find the side compressions straps and suspension system shoulder straps very effective in making carrying heavier loads lighter and more comfortable.
  • Others like how the main compartments comes with multiple pockets allowing them to keep all their gear secure and organized.
  • Some reviewers like the presence of a dediacted tech spot sleeve ideal for their tablet.
  • Many users enjoy the fully padded laptop compartment which accommodates most 17-inch models.
  • A lot of users also laud its padded back panel which allows aximum airflow between their back and the pack.
  • Many reviewers also praise it for its multiple pockets including the zippered mesh pocket, pen pockets, lidded media pocket and key fob hook which are perfect for keeping all of their smaller items secure.
  • Some users find the mesh pocket on the shoulder strap clever and ideal for quick access items like a cell phone or MP3 player.
  • Others also appreciate the presence of the tricot-lined pocket to hold their phone or sunglasses.
  • Some reviewers are happy that it comes with mesh beverage pockets.
  • Many users agree that it is perfect for high school and college students.
  • Others recommend this to anyone looking for a durable backpack with tons of storage space.
  • Durability, storage space, affordability, adequate protection for electronic devices and solid construction are cited as the main reasons for choosing this backpack.
  • One user said it's an excellent, versatile backpack that can meet just about any need or purpose you decide to use it for.
  • Others find the zippers well made and smooth.
  • Many reviewers thought the material seems really tough amd the shoulder straps look super sturdy.
  • Some users find it very comfortable to carry both on one shoulder or two.
  • Others thought the colors are super vibrant and nice.
  • Some users find the variety in compartments great and helpful in keeping different devices separate and sorted.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought the quality of the zipper for the sunglasses pocket is very poor quality.
  • Others said the straps sit too wide and always fall off one shoulder.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all High Sierra Swerve models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches





Feature Summary


Many sources mention these High Sierra Swerve features:
  • Insulated
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Media pocket
  • Laptop compartment

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Moisture wicking

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Rankings


vs High Sierra Bags

The High Sierra Swerve ranks #16 compared with the other High Sierra bags.

Top 30% High Sierra bag

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4.01
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3.99
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16High Sierra Swerve
3.98
High Sierra Swerve
17High Sierra Curve
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High Sierra Curve
18High Sierra Cirque
3.93
High Sierra Cirque

vs All Bags

The High Sierra Swerve ranks #1323 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1321The North Face Overhead
3.98
The North Face Overhead
1322High Sierra Swerve
3.98
High Sierra Swerve
1323Kalenji Trail
3.98
Kalenji Trail
1324Mountainsmith Swift
3.98
Mountainsmith Swift
1325Travelers Club Beijing
3.98
Travelers Club Beijing



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the High Sierra Swerve vs 3 other, similar bags.

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High Sierra Swerve vs High Sierra Access


High Sierra Swerve
High Sierra Swerve

3.98
BEST
Based on 20,511 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.2 oz
Price: $$


High Sierra Access
High Sierra Access

3.68

Based on 10,359 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Swerve is rated a bit better than the Access.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 30,870 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Swerve is 25% lighter than the biggest Access (1.2 oz vs 1.5 oz).

FeatureSwerveAccess
Insulated
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Moisture wicking
Raincover included
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets
Wheeled/rolling

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey

Only the Swerve is available in these colors:
White
Pink

Only the Access is available in these colors:
Red

Laptops are one of the most essential accessories out there and it's important to buy a backpack that gives you everything you're going to need. The Swerve and High Access are High Sierra's efforts to corner the market and they seem to be successful.

The Swerve is suited for the laptop owner that might need to bring accessories but isn't sure what they'll need. The extra compartments and space are simply ideal for that. The Access is designed for those large laptops you might have. Perfect for those high end laptops the more tech savvy crowd likes.


High Sierra Swerve vs High Sierra Loop


High Sierra Swerve
High Sierra Swerve

3.98

Based on 20,511 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.2 oz
Price: $$


High Sierra Loop
High Sierra Loop

4.11
BEST
Based on 18,663 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.6-1.4 oz
Price: $

  • The Swerve is rated a little bit worse than the Loop.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 39,174 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Swerve is 17% lighter than the biggest Loop (1.2 oz vs 1.4 oz).

FeatureSwerveLoop
Compression straps
Insulated
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Moisture wicking
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
White
Blue
Pink

Only the Swerve is available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Loop is available in these colors:
Purple




High Sierra Swerve vs High Sierra Tactic


High Sierra Swerve
High Sierra Swerve

3.98
BEST
Based on 20,511 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.2 oz
Price: $$

  • The Swerve is rated a little bit better than the Tactic.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 21,694 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Swerve is available in these colors:
White
Blue
Pink
Grey





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Last updated on May 12, 2019