In this High Sierra Long Trail 90 review you will read about a multi-day trekking and camping pack. If the price is essential to you, this is what you want to have. With this pack, you will be able to carry over 50 pounds quite easily.
Where to buy
- The best place regarding the price and shipping conditions is usually Amazon.com.
Construction & materials
The main compartment can be accessed: i) from the top, ii) from the front through an additional zipper behind the 2 large pockets on the front (you can see them here on the photo), and iii) through the bottom compartment after removing the divider between the two compartments.
There is a big zippered pocket on the back and it contains one compartment inside, and there is yet another pocket with vertical zipper on the top of that big pocket (see the photo).
The hydration sleeve is inside the main compartment, big enough for a 3 liters water bladder, some report that it is in fact too big. The reservoir sinks to the bottom of the sleeve, i.e., to the bottom of the pack.
The pack has a floating lid aimed at adjusting for the case of an extra load which you might add inside of the top collar and this may give you 10 liters of extra volume quite easily. The lid is attached to the pack body by 3 straps. It has several attachment loops on its upper surface. There are 2 external zippered pockets in the lid itself.
The harness is easily adjustable for any torso length due to a velcro attachment element. The back surface has air ventilation channels, but some reports suggest that those are not very effective. Two aluminum stays provide support for the back and transfer the weight to the hip belt.
The hip belt itself is thick, over 1 inch, and well-padded. But do not expect to see something similar to Deuter, Gregory, or Osprey pack. In fact, the hip belt padding goes too far around the body, people of smaller size around waste can have problems in tightening it completely.
There is a sleeping bag compartment on the bottom, with a pocket for an integrated rain cover.
There are 2 big side pockets, each on every side, 2 stretchy mesh pockets for water bottle or wet stuff are on the two sides of the bottom compartment.
Compression straps over the lower compartment can be used to attach a big 3-persons tent quite easily. There are daisy chain loops on both sides of the lower part of the backpack.
Perhaps you might want to read about some outdoor tests of this model.
- Weight: 6.91 lbs, 3.13 kg (several numbers can be found on the Internet, this one is from the company’s site).
- Capacity: 90 liters (5500 cubic inches).
- Torso fit: 17-21 inches (43.18-53.34 cm).
- Waist: 30 inches and above.
- Top compression strap.
- Hydration compatible, tube access on both sides.
- No pockets on the hip belt.
- Quite robust harness and hip belt.
- Perhaps too small side mesh pockets and difficult access to them, quite annoying in fact.
- Not the best back air ventilation.
- Buckles look cheap and unreliable.
- The zippers quite robust, hard to open and close.
Comparison with other brands
Here I give a comparison table with several top brands:
Long Trail 90
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So I hope that my High Sierra Long Trail 90 review is useful to you. If you need something urgently and do not want to spend much and the price is an essential criterion, then this is surely the pack for you and you can order it here. You will not find a better price. If you need a smaller pack from the same brand please see this High Sierra Titan 55 pack.
- Kelty Red Cloud 90
- Osprey Xenith 88
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- Osprey Aether 85 backpack
- Deuter Aircontact PRO 70 15
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