High Sierra has been a top player in backpacks for years from internal frame packs, external frame packs, and day packs. Here we plan to review one of their most popular daypacks: the High Sierra Spire 2500 Backpack. This is a great daypack for winter sports and cross country skiing or summer hikes and climbs. Here’s our review:
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Weight: 2.94 pounds
Capacity: 1525.0 cubic inches (25 Liters)
Hydration Reservoir Compatible
Features durable Grid-Weave Duralite®, Mini-Weave Duralite®, 1200 x 1800 Duralite®
High Sierra Spire 2500 Backpack Product Description:
This day pack is strong and durable and perfect for people active all year round. Features a quick-release, adjustable tuck-away webbing straps for vertical snowboard carry for you winter sports fiends. Not to mention the internal hydration reservoir sleeve and insulated hydration tube pocket on the shoulder strap helps keep water from freezing (reservoir not included).
In fact the large zippered front pocket is roomy enough for not just your personal effects but in case you want to carry a shovel blade or other snow hiking and climbing tools.
For comfort, the High Sierra Spire 2500 Backpack has a single, contoured aluminum frame bar can be adjusted to fit the shape of your back and has a padded back panel with adjustable waist belt.
There are more pockets and organizational features: dual side pockets hold beverages or gear, and S-shaped shoulder straps with high-density foam padding, adjustable sternum strap and removable media/cell phone pocket.
What’s To Like About The High Sierra Spire 2500 Backpack
- small soft lined pocket on top (media pocket) perfect for my camera and phone..
- tons of pockets, and places to keep you belongings organized – great for day hikes where you want to overpack
- Pretty good bargain for $60
Make sure you know first…
- Some customers say the shoulder stitching may come loose after days of repeated heavy packing
Overall the High Sierra Spire 2500 Backpack is a great daypack, especially for winter sports enthusiasts. The ultimate winter sport day pack holds either snowboard or a pair of skis for your winter mountaineering adventures, or use in summer for hiking and climbing.
What Customers Are Saying:
“This is great back pack with tons of pockets, and places to keep you belongings organized. Excellent built quality. I have a 14 and 15 inch laptops and it holds both very securely. definitely good buy, for the price…(READ MORE)”
“Do not buy this pack if you will be using it to carry books. After just over 30 days of use (5x/week) or approximately 25 daily uses, the shoulder strap stitching ripped out where it attaches to the back of the pack. …(READ MORE)”
“Super cost and great item and it meets my needs, carry a netbook and other supporting item for my daily use…(READ MORE)”
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 stars.