ALPS Mountaineering Transcend 5500 Backpack - Internal Frame

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Information about ALPS Mountaineering Transcend 5500 Backpack - Internal Frame
Closeouts. Extremely supportive with two aluminum stays, the ALPS Mountaineering Transcend 5500 backpack is a great value in a spacious backpack suitable for multi-day expeditions or extended travel.
  • HDPE framesheet with two aluminum stays for support
  • Floating lid with exterior zip pocket converts to waistbelt for short side trips
  • Top-loading main compartment with spindrift collar
  • Front panel zips down for easy access to main compartment
  • Adjustable, padded shoulder harness with reflective accents
  • Stretch exterior stuff pocket
  • Hydration sleeve and exit port (reservoir not included)
  • Dedicated sleeping bag compartment with drawcord interior divider
  • Side water bottle pockets
  • Side and bottom compression straps
  • Trekking pole attachments
  • Adjustable sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Padded waistbelt with two zip pockets
  • Attached rain cover with dedicated pocket
  • Internal frame
  • Made in China
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Specs about ALPS Mountaineering Transcend 5500 Backpack - Internal Frame
  • Adjustable torso: Yes
  • Pack material: Ripstop nylon
  • Frame type: Internal
  • Frame material: HDPE framesheet and aluminum stays
  • Hydration compatible: Yes
  • Pack loading: Top,Front
  • Rain cover: Yes
  • Recommended use: Backpacking Multiday
  • Dimensions: 30x14x10"
  • Pack capacity: 5500
  • Weight: 5 lb. 9 oz.
  • Fits torsos: 16-22"
  • Made in China
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Reviewed by mathaytays from Ohio on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This is a great pack for the price! When I purchased it, I was initially concerned about the durability and the fact that one review mentioned it pressed against the back of your head. When I first tried on the pack, it did indeed press into the back of my head, however loading it lightly pulled it ... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by cReed from Texas on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    Great pack! Has all the features i need and at deal like that, i couldnt pass it up! Cant wait to take it in the trail and try it out!
  • Reviewed by Pacifico from San Francisco on Friday, July 3, 2015
    I've been searching for a backcountry backpack that would be comfortable for long hikes, can carry a heavy load, and would be easy to transport .... found it.

    This is going on a hiking trip to a month-long China trip and a week-long Adirondacks trek late summer. There are lots of room to carry gears, equipment, clothing, and the external pockets are perfectly sized for quart-sized nalgene bottles. The designer of the backpack put some thoughtful touches such as external access to the bottom compartment, well-placed compression straps, adjustable shoulder straps, and well-padded hip belt.

    I'm 5'8" and this fits me perfectly after adjusting the shoulder straps.

    improvements: the nylon material feels light (good for weight savings) but I wonder how it will hold in the rough terrain and wilderness after scrapes and falls.

    Very pleased with this backpack.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dave from KY on Friday, July 3, 2015
    I am replacing a very nice Osprey backpack and this seems to meet my needs. It is well designed and has plenty of room. The compartments will be helpful separating gear. The belt is very comfortable, and it fits me better (small waist).
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Johnny B from Puyallup WA on Thursday, June 11, 2015
    Large volume, multiple access points, internal/adjustable frame, water bladder provisions, detachable day pack... everything I was looking for in a back country backpack!

    There aren't too many packs that met my criteria and those that did were too expensive. But through Sierra Trading Post I was able to find the perfect back pack at an ever low price. Couldn't beat it!

    Thanks you so much!
  • Reviewed by ADK Jay from New York on Thursday, June 4, 2015
    This is a great pack for the money! Novice to intermediate, you won't find a better pack at this price level. large sleeping compartment, I can fit my down sleeping bag, thermorest, and my Hennessy hammock with full rain fly in it. Front access as well as top access to the main compartment, which helps a lot. The only issue I have with this pack is that it is a little heavy, just over 5lbs, and I'm 5'10", and no matter what position I have the shoulder/torso adjusters at, my head hits the top of the pack, which just happens to be right where the frame/chassis bars are. Quite annoying.. For someone 6' or taller I'm sure this wouldn't be an issue. Overall decent pack, comes with a rain fly, zip pockets on the waist band, plenty of room for a 5+ night out

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