High Sierra Tank Bag

“Hi-Ho, Hi-HO it’s off on vacation we go!!!”

High Sierra messenger day pack # 5438 Tank bag.

June 15 2010

I received the High Sierra Tank Day pack and it looks great! Roomy, with two big main compartment pockets with one that is padded and I could probably carry my computer for possible extended business meeting days. I am leaving on vacation and will take a closer look at the day packs possibilities with a day trip planned upon my return. I was hoping for a straight blue, grey or black color but the sea foam green will be fine. The bag itself looks roomy, sturdy and one that I can take to the office and off road!

The Tank Bag particulars are as follows:

Item Number: 5438
Size: 18.0” x 13.5” x 7.00”
Capacity 1825 Cubic inches
Materials: Duralite® Ripstop, Waffle Weave, 600-Denier Duralite®

The Beach, Bicycles and Nature Trails

July 3, 2010

Pulling the High Sierra Tank Day Pak out of the wrapper I noticed the light weight Duralite® fabric had a sturdy feel to it and noted water resistant label. I had a bike ride/day hike along the pacific coast and into the Long Beach El Dorado Nature Center and wanted to take some light supplies, camera, water, lunch, extra socks and heavier clothes for the ride back home. The Tank day pack served its purpose well. I was a little concerned about the lack of padding for the cell phone pouch but in this use protection was not as necessary because the bag was always on my shoulder or at my side.

The bag itself is very light weight and the padded shoulder strap held its place while I was riding and didn’t slip. I found the front flap with its quick release buckles easy to access for water bottles while riding but I do not suggest doing so for safety reasons. I had plenty of room for all my needs for a day ride and for the hike. My lunch was protected within the main compartment and didn’t shift while riding or hiking.

All and all for the day the High Sierra Tank day pack was roomy enough for my extra clothes, food, cell phone in a easy access side pouch, big deep pockets for water bottles and a deep front flap zipper compartment that held everything else.

The Paper Chase….

On July 6, 2010 I was traveling between several locations at work performing various tasks throughout the day so I packed my High Sierra Tank day pack for the task.

My 17” laptop fits well, although not as much padding as compared to my current computer bag, but I will be carrying the Tank bag with me not putting it through the airport baggage system. The deep pockets were a good match for my laptop power supply and accessories. With the laptop in the padded compartment it was still large enough to hold my files and other documents I needed for my meetings.

I put my work out clothes, towel and clipped my lock to the FOB on the inner pocket and my gym necessities in the front flap zipper compartment along with pens, pencils and a few other occupational instruments.

I felt the Tank day pack met the challenge of the day meeting my needs. One other note, someone spilled their coffee and some splashed on the Tank day pack and all but one small spot rolled off the bag. When I got home I used some mile soap and the spot came right out.

Here’s the way I see it….

August 5, 2010

The High Sierra Tank day pack has served very well for the several day outings both at work and outdoor events. I felt comfortable hiking on established paths and with the bag over my shoulder while riding. The High Sierra Tank bag is good for the long day event with its roomy and deep pockets and easy access flap.

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