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High Sierra XBT Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 1,333 reviews

We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 17 reasons to buy the XBT - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

68% of the reviewers give the High Sierra XBT a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (54%)
Good (14%)
Average (7%)
Poor (8%)
Bad (15%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the High Sierra XBT

  • One user finds the soft rubber handle terrific for carrying off-shoulder.
  • Many reviewers thought that it is a well-designed bag with good material that would keep content dry during rain/snow.
  • Many who've used the bag for a while exclaimed that it is a fantastic travel and laptop bag.
  • A number of users liked how it carries everything while not looking huge.
  • One reviewer thought the cable carry handle is outstanding and all of the zippers seem bullet-proof.
  • One parent who bought it for a schoolbag loved the pockets and how it is able to fit in her son's school stuff without any issues.
  • One reviewer exclaimed that this is one of the few backpacks they've found to be able to carry alot of books and last for a season or two.
  • One satisfied customer find the suspension on the straps effective for heavy loads.
  • One reviewer noted the little space between the laptop compartment and the main compartment perfect for holding papers if you don't want them to get wrinkled.
  • One user find the design of the zipper genius.
  • A student thought the bag looks cool and claasy at the same time.
  • Travelers enjoy the comfortable feel of the backpack despite its size.
  • One reviewer thought this is an amazing backpack for graduate school.
  • Super comfy, spacious,great for traveling, durable,strong zippers and solid construction are the main reasons for buying it.
  • A frequent traveler thought the FlyBy pouch an amazing addition and a must have for anyone who flies with a laptop regularly.
  • A businessman refer to it as a great piece of gear for the business traveler.
  • A number of users exclaimed this is the most comfy and versatile backpack they ever had.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user was disappointed when the shoulder strap comes apart with heavy use.
  • A reviewer thought the design was cool but can't carry enough load.


Crowdsourced specs across all High Sierra XBT models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity35.45 l (2163 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

High Sierra XBT Tsa

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Capacity iconCapacity35.45 l (2163 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different High Sierra XBT models (the most popular choice is the XBT TSA).

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.

TSA35.45 l2 oz0.06 oz/L


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The High Sierra XBT ranks #43 compared with the other High Sierra bags.

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The High Sierra XBT ranks #2686 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the High Sierra XBT vs the High Sierra Powerglide.

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High Sierra XBT vs High Sierra Powerglide

High Sierra XBT
High Sierra XBT


Based on 1,333 reviews
Capacity: 35.45 l
Weight: 2 oz
Price: $$

  • The XBT is rated slightly worse than the Powerglide.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,379 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the XBT is available in these colors:

Bag ID 32523. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019