We are becoming big fans of both CusCus Teton Sports hiking backpacks. STurdy and affordable. With the TETON Sports Fox 5200 Internal Frame Hiking Backpack you are getting a backpack a bit higher in the normal affordable TETON Sports price range, but well worth it! Here’s our review:
Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
Dimensions: 34″L x 16″W x 13″D
Weight: 5.5 pounds
Capacity: 5200 cubic inches (85 liters)
Dual aluminum stays with contoured shoulder, lumbar, and hip pads
TETON Sports Fox 5200 Internal Frame Hiking Backpack Product Description
With the TETON Sports Fox 5200 Hiking Backpack you are getting the same TETON Sports quality at a big higher of a price (relatively speaking to TETON pricing). This pack however is one of the most highly regarded that we’ve ever researched. Many happy customers.
Feature wise has just about everything you’d expect in a sturdy hiking backpack. Features height-adjustable shoulder straps accommodate a wide range of people sizes: comfortable, ergonomic pack that spreads the load around so no undue stress on back, shoulders, and neck. Also has a top-loading main compartment, sleeping bag compartment, and two hideaway side pockets. Also includes a rain cover.
WHAT’S TO LIKE ABOUT THE TETON Sports Fox 5200 Hiking Backpack
- compatible with most hydration systems
- a lot of attachment options for your gear (possibly too many straps and ties?)
- a lot of room inside for a 5400ci pack.
- on first feel, materials feel very good quality
- good weight distribution on the pack
- as mentioned in previous reviews, Teton Sports has fantastic customer service
BUT BE AWARE OF ..
- pack is on the smaller side (not for over 6 feet tall)
- slightly heavier as far as hiking backpacks go
- water bottle holders could be deeper
- the attached rain cover comes in handy when it’s wet, but otherwise quite a few hikers have reported it a bit bothersome.
This TETON Sports Fox 5200 Hiking Backpack is a really great pack for longer trips and especially rugged trips. It’s slightly heavy but you are trading weight in for sturdy and durable. Not good if you’re looking for ultra light or maybe just a short one day hike. Perfect for beginning backpackers. Probably a good one for highly experienced backpackers going on really long trips.
What Buyers Are Saying
“I bought this bag for a 10 day backpacking trip to Europe. I filled the bag to it’s max capacity and found that I had packed enough clothing for at least a 15-18 day trip. The bag showed great structural integrity overall and stayed well balanced on my body frame through some long hikes. All the compartments made my belongings easy to organize. Some of the outside straps and clips can be a bit excessive, but I would suggest tying up the slack before you check it in at the airport. I would definitely recommend this bag if you’re looking for one item to hold all your stuff…(READ MORE)”
“Good but not great, depending on use. I take about one 3 week packpack trip a year. I recently used this for a 3 week stint in SE Asia. It was actually a little bigger than I’d like but it was rather inexpensive for the type of backpack so I gave it a try. Unless you are going to a cold place, you shouldn’t need more than 55L. I might suggest it if you are mountain backpacking and are more interested in getting something decent for a cheap price but for backpack traveling, there are a lot better options, even in the $50-$100 range…(READ MORE)”
“This is the best back-pack I’ve ever tried. I’m an emergency rescuer, and I commonly participate on campings and stuff like that, and I can say this back-pack is a must-have. It’s so big you can get anything you’ll need on a whole week camping ! It’s very confortable, and you almost don’t feel its weight. I love the sleeping bag compartment, since I can even use it both for the sleeping bag and the tent ! If you are looking for a complete back-pack, with a lot of space and very confortable, buy this one… (READ MORE)”
OVERALL RATING: 4.5 out of 5 stars.