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Old 04-10-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Thumb The $20.00 Costco / High Sierra Hydration Pack Review

I bought a High Sierra Hydration pack at Costco and thought I'd share what I found.

The number at Costco is 252466, and it sells for a whopping $19.99!

I saw 3 colors - grey, blue and green.

Here's a link to the High Sierra website-

http://highsierrasport.com/index.jspx

Capacity-

2.0 litres liquid, 9.0 litres pack capacity. It's a nice little backpack with an internal water supply.

Here is a scan of the labels - click the thumbnails to see full size for easier reading-





The front-



Here is the back-



The back has padded risers that allow for increased airflow-



Has a 90 degree mouthpiece and a plastic retainer -



There is a nice pocket on the front of the left sholder strap to store your cell phone-



There are 6 pockets on the pack.

At the bottom of the pack is a small pocket that holds a net that can be used to add more gear to the outside of the pack.

Here's the net-



And here it is attached- nice!



On the both sides of the pack (near the bottom) is a velcro sealed pocket where the waist straps are stowed-



This one might be good for small stuff-



Under that is a larger pocket for keys, cell phone & such-



Under that is an even larger pocket for gear-



And finally the water bladder compartment-



Inside this compartment is dedicated bicycle pump pocket-



The bladder has a hook that it hangs on-



The bladder removed from it's sleeve-



The bladder has a plastic crimp built into the handle- it slides off easily for filling and cleaning-



After it's off, you simply open it up like an envelope-



Next I put it on with my Tourmaster Flex jacket. I was really impressed with how easy it was to adjust as well as the quality of the straps-



One thing I hated about my other pack was that it didn't have enough adjustability to ride high on my back- it would always be resting on the small of my back.

This isn't the case here- this pack can be adjusted to ride high up on my shoulders easily-



Here's a side shot showing the webbed attachment straps-



So what do I think?

This is an awesome deal for $20!

You can buy replacement bladders directly from High Sierra here-

http://highsierrasport.com/ItemDetail?itemNum=6875

Weird thing is, they don't show this pack on their website.

No matter, it's a great little pack at a very good price.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
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Yep. They're a great deal.

I looked at them this weekend. Kinda made me sorry I already had a CamelBak.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:40 AM   #3
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Looks like a deal, the filling isn't as handy as a CamelBak but at less than 1/2 the price for the High Sierra I could live with it.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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I picked up one of these (very similar at least) from Costco last year and was very happy with it.

Nice write up Leigh.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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Thanks for the detailed review and pics! It's certainly a great price and perfect timing
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:55 AM   #6
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I just saw that there is a pocket on the front of the left sholder strap to hold a cell phone, so I added that info.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:55 AM   #7
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liner bag leaked ... but otherwise GOOD

I bought one of these a couple years ago, and within a year the liner bag (the one that holds the water) broke and leaked all over.

That being said, this is still a GREAT deal.

And I'll add to that ... I haven't any better luck with the Camelback water bags. I've had 5 of them so far, and 4 of them have leaked. In fact, to find the one that didn't I literally tried out 3 at the store, and they LEAKED IN THE STORE WHEN THEY WERE BRAND NEW.

So I now have the High Sierra/Costco pack, a Camelback Muel pack, and I use the Kelty and MSR water bags inside of them. So far, no leaks.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:03 PM   #8
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I just priced a replacement bladder here for $15.00 - not too bad!

http://www.gearlabs.com/product/6875...Reservoir.html
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:52 PM   #9
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Now I know what my loser friends are getting from me for X-Mass.

Thanks for the detailed product write up. Why don't you come back sometime and tell us how it performed out on the trail?

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Old 04-10-2008, 01:37 PM   #10
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The net is used to hold a bicycle helmet. Alot of detail in this for $20...
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:04 PM   #11
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Cheapest option for replacement bladders is Wal-Mart $8 / Target $ 9 / Bass Pro $12. Same 70 oz bladders, but the ones at BPS are green and Redhead brand.

I've used 3 or 4 of these as replacements for damaged/moldy bladders and now keep a spare in my gear bag for races. Way better than $30 for a camelback or mail ordering a replacement.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:09 PM   #12
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Now I know what my loser friends are getting from me for X-Mass.

Thanks for the detailed product write up. Why don't you come back sometime and tell us how it performed out on the trail?

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You bet- as soon as the friggin' snow melts here in Colorado!
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:31 PM   #13
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Nice review. Too bad Costco doesn't sell it on their website and the nearest store is about 200 miles away.

I love living in the sticks............except for instances like this.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:46 PM   #14
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I bought mine for $16 last year from costco. I wish I bought two. better than camelbak. Its lasted three major trips so far. Remember, if you have any issues you can take it back for full refund.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:05 PM   #15
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Nice write-up, Hondo. And it looks like a nice pack.
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