ALPS Mountaineering Transcend 5500 Backpack - Internal Frame

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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.


Specs about ALPS Mountaineering Transcend 5500 Backpack - Internal Frame

  • Adjustable torso: Yes
  • Pack material: Polyester ripstop
  • 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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4.321428 5 Overall Rating: 4.3 Based on 28 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

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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  • Reviewed by rfinch from Alabama on Thursday, September 8, 2016
    I used to own the first version of this pack, called the Denali 5500. It was a great pack that served me well on a 3 month trip around the world, it actually outlasted my friend's "superior" brand pack. After about 5 years that pack finally ripped at the seams so I decided to get the newer version. So far, I love it. At first I missed a few of the pockets and accessories that the Denali had but after using this on the trail last weekend I must say I like this pack even better. It's got more even more room (how that's possible I don't know) and better features at the same value as the older version. I love the elastic pocket on the outside, and it handles the trail pretty comfortably (not an avid backpacker so I can't say for sure it's the most comfortable pack out there). Highly recommend this pack and this brand based on overall value and the apparent quality of the pack. I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to in this instance, so that says something...
  • Reviewed by Mark from Wyoming on Sunday, July 24, 2016
    I have used this pack on several high mountain backpacking trips. If anything it is a little too large which only encourages you to bring more stuff than you may actually need. Very adjustable unless you are small waisted, in which case you may have a hard time getting the waist belt snug enough to properly place the weight on your hips, which we all know is key in long hikes. But the features are superb. I just ordered a second one for my 17 year old son. One of my favorite features is that the top comes off and easily converts into a fanny/day pack with its own waist belt. We like to set up a base camp from which to do several day hikes and the top is perfect for that. Also very important to me is the separate sleeping bag compartment on the bottom. We all know how annoying it can be to have to empty your entire pack to get to your sleeping bag. With this pack that is not a problem as the bottom compartment holds my sleeping bag, bag liner, beenie and rain jacket.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by 4 Seasons Hiking Group on from New England on Saturday, June 25, 2016
    I run a hiking group of over 5000 members and I have seen many packs and have a lot of so called experts amongst them .. I decided to let a few tell me why I made a mistake buying this pack and none of them could find a reason why everyone felt it was well made and well thought out in its design with that said I would highly recommend this pack over any pack in this class with NO exceptions ! Buy it be impressed !
  • Reviewed by Dalwon Kim from South Korea on Sunday, May 1, 2016
    Top of this pack pushes my backhead.
    Still great value regarding STP price, pack volume, technical features, and quality.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Cheri from Washington on Monday, April 25, 2016
    I bought this pack for my son. We are very impressed with all the room it has. Lots of pockets and extendable straps. The shoulder and waist are padded very nicely for comfort.

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About ALPS Mountaineering

When Dennis Brune founded ALPS Mountaineering in rural Missouri, he had a singular goal: create the best outdoor gear at the most affordable prices possible. As a truly homegrown company, this brand listens to customer feedback and updates products accordingly. From Alps Mountaineering tents built to withstand alpine winds to Alps Mountaineering sleeping pads designed to help you get a restful night’s sleep, products from this company have been tested and approved in some of the most demanding conditions on earth. Whether you’re setting up Alps Mountaineering chairs around the campfire or packing for your next adventure in an Alps Mountaineering backpack, you can feel confident that you’ve chosen an American brand with integrity and an eye for innovation.