This is a review of the High Sierra Appalachian 75 Internal Frame Pack.

Description (from manufacturer):

High Sierra designs feature-rich, versatile adventure lifestyle gear for adventurers everywhere. Since our founding in 1978, we’ve committed ourselves to creating durable, affordable product with distinctive details, delivering the freedom to go anywhere-near or far, on roads or trails, on mountain ridges or snowy slopes, no matter what form your adventure takes you.

Specs:

  • Man-Made Materials
  • Top load main compartment with gusseted drawstring closure and adjustable top lid
  • Single contoured aluminum frame bar can be adjusted to fit the shape of your back
  • Molded foam back panel with Airflow channels to keep your back cool and dry
  • 14.25 x 10.25 x 34 inches
  • Shipping Weight 4.2 pounds
  • One Size
  • Volume 75 liters

Review:

The High Sierra Appalachian 75 Internal Frame Pack is a large volume backpack at 75 liters. It also is on the heavy side, at 4.2 pounds. Some users have said it is actually 5 pounds. Either way, this is kind of a heavy bag.

I really think you should expect it to be heavy based on the price. Cheap, big bags just aren’t that light. Even the Osprey Aether 70L weighs 5.3 lbs, making it heavier than this bag.

I have to say, for the money, this bag looks like quality construction. No loose threads. The materials are kind of standard for this type of bag. The zippers stand out as being excellent.

It also is quite roomy, which I guess you should expect in a 75 L bag. There is plenty of room for a sleeping bag. It has a spot for a water bladder. There is a rain cover. The bag is pretty comfortable to wear and has some high adjustable straps that should make this work for most people.

Overall, I think the High Sierra Appalachian 75 Internal Frame Pack is a quality backpack that I would recommend to backpackers looking for a deal on a bag.

If you’re looking for a slightly smaller, but equally high quality and affordable bag, check out the High Sierra Tech Series Titan 55.

High Sierra Appalachian 75 Internal Frame Pack

High Sierra Appalachian 75 Internal Frame Pack
9.2

Comfort

9.0/10

Design

9.5/10

Durability

9.0/10

Pros

  • Nice features
  • Solid construction
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Not that lightweight