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WJtested – High Sierra Carry-On Travel Pack Review
WAVEJourney Tests and Reviews High Sierra Carry-On Travel Pack
High Sierra Carry-On Travel Pack Review
High Sierra Description:
Large main compartment, with front-load access. Drop-bottom compartment, with hold-down straps, is perfect for shoes or bulky gear. ADD-A-BAG system on the back panel allows the bag to slip over the handle of a wheeled upright. Reflective piping for added safety.
High Sierra Carry-On Travel Pack
Size: 21.0″ x 14.0″ x 9.5″
Capacity: 2685.0 cubic inches
Weight: 3.1 lbs
Materials: Mini-Weave Duralite® and Duraweave
Color: Greystone/Shadow/Black; Cactus/Shadow/Black
Another great High Sierra product! At just over 3 lbs, this is one of the most lightweight pieces of luggage we have tested in the last few years, and it was certainly a huge hit.
For a weekend or a week, the High Sierra Carry-On Travel Pack was ideal. Why? Because I like to travel as light as possible, regardless of the length of my trips – but sometimes that is easier said than done. With airlines lowering the amount a carry-on can weigh when you take it on the plane with you, it is imperative to keep the actual luggage weight in mind when packing. Why start off with carry-on luggage that is heavy even when empty? That’s just crazy!
On recent travels in North America I did not need a vast quantity or variety in my clothing, so found the High Sierra Carry-On Travel Pack to be ideal for those situations. When I did try to pack it for a two-month European adventure, it was just a tad on the small side for my needs. That was in mainly due to the airline restrictions on only allowing one piece of luggage to be taken on the aircraft. So, with all my electronics it just wasn’t possible to use this as my one bag for everything. But, those are exceptional circumstances.
Things I did like include: I found it to be well-made; compact; lightweight; easy to organize; comfortable to carry.
Things I did not like: I actually didn’t find anything I did not like about the High Sierra Carry-On Travel Pack.
If you like to travel very light, and are looking for a sling-type/shoulder bag that also can be used as a backpack, this is an excellent choice. Keep in mind that probably isn’t going to be the best solution for a winter ski trip, but sure fits the bill for a trip to somewhere warm and sunny – when you don’t need so many heavy clothes.
This product was tested and reviewed by Viv Chapleo, co-founder of WAVEJourney.com