- Product Dimensions: 9 x 21 x 14 inches ; 6.8 pounds
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- ASIN: B003R5097O
- Item model number: WBP54066
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,429 customer reviews)
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High Sierra Powerglide Wheeled Backpack
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- Large, multi-compartment design
- Fully-padded CUSHION ZONE computer sleeve fits most 15" laptops
- Premium multiple pocket organizer with key fob
- Deluxe media pocket with headphone port
- Smooth rolling, corner-mounted wheels
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Adventure High Sierra
High Sierra designs feature-rich, versatile adventure lifestyle gear for adventurers everywhere. Since our founding in 1978, we’ve committed ourselves to creating durable, affordable product with distinctive details, delivering the freedom to go anywhere—near or far, on roads or trails, on mountain ridges or snowy slopes, no matter what form your adventure takes. High Sierra. Adventure This Way.
The right pack for hauling a lot of gear
The High Sierra Powerglide is a the perfect travel companion when you are hauling a lot of gear. The multi-compartment design keeps all of your items organized. A fully-padded laptop compartment and multi-pocket organizer is perfect for keeping your tech gear secure. The Powerglide can be used as a roller bag or you can use the hidden backpack straps for another carry option when the terrain gets rough. Additional features like zippered side pockets and media pocket with headphone port make this pack the ultimate big hauler.
- Inline skate style wheels
- Hideaway telescoping and locking handle
- Hidden backpack straps
- Fully padded laptop compartment
- Multi-compartment design
- Padded S-shaped shoulder straps
- Multi-pocket organizer with key fob
- Kick plate to provide protection from abrasion
- Padded mesh grab handle
- Zippered side pockets
High Sierra Powerglide features
Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
Laptop compartment and media pocket with headphone port
A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A media pocket with headphone port keeps your music close at hand.
Multiple pockets including a zippered mesh pocket, pen pockets, lidded media pocket and key fob hook are perfect for keeping all of your smaller items secure.
Hidden padded backpack straps
Backpack straps are stored behind the zippered back panel.
All terrain style wheels are corner mounted for stability. A molded kick plate gives extra protection from abrasion.
The telescoping handle stores neatly under the zippered cover.
Ease your burden with the High Sierra Powerglide wheeled backpack, perfect for the serious student. Its large, multi-compartmented design features a roomy main zippered compartment with a cushion zone padded (17 laptop sleeve, an organizer and media pocket, a zippered pocket, and several open pockets for quick access. It also boasts an easy-access zippered accessory compartment with headphone port and zippered side pockets for water bottles or other necessities. The expansive and versatile High Sierra Powerglide converts easily into a comfortable backpack with contoured, adjustable Vapel mesh shoulder straps and a zippered, paneled back panel. Perfect for hauling heavy loads across campus or across town
The High Sierra Powerglide wheeled backpack is a lumbar-saving campus pack for the serious student. The versatile pack converts easily from a typical, two-strap backpack into a wheeled duffel configuration. A large, multi-compartment design features a roomy main zippered compartment, with a padded sleeve for laptops up to 17 inches, organizer and media pocket, zippered small essentials pocket, and several open compartments for quick-access items.
- Large, multi-compartment design with Cushion Zone padded sleeve holds laptops up to 16 by 1.75 by 11 inches (W x H x D)
- Front compartment with organizer, media pocket, zippered pocket, multiple open pockets, and removable key fob
- Zippered accessory compartment with headphone port
- Smooth-rolling, corner-mounted wheels
- Double-tube telescoping handle stows inside protective zippered compartment
- Deluxe flush-mounted, double-tube telescoping handle
- Contoured, adjustable Vapel mesh padded shoulder straps store behind zippered, padded back panel
- Zippered side pockets hold water bottle or other easy-access gear
- Triangle clip attaches lock or other accessories
- Corner guards and kick plate protect bag from abrasion
- Comfortable Vapel mesh padded grab handle
- Reflective accents for night safety
- Measures 14 by 21 by nine inches (W x H x D)
- 7.3-pound weight
- Waffle weave, 600-denier Duralite material
High Sierra wheeled products include a limited five-year manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
About High Sierra
Founded in 1978 as H. Bernbaum Import & Export Company by Harry Bernbaum and Hank Bernbaum, High Sierra Sport Company has grown to become the tenth largest outdoor company in the United States, and remains a family-owned organization committed to producing thoughtfully innovative bags and luggage that appeal to the active lifestyle and outdoor consumer.
Today, High Sierra Sport Company is the official supplier of bags to the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding teams, and its memberships include the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), SnowSports Industries America (SIA), and the Travel Goods Association (TGA). Specializing in adventure travel, High Sierra's dedication to function, design, and quality is reflected through its product line.
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Top Customer Reviews
Having examined the extendable handle on the Freewheel (which I first ordered and returned), I found it to be somewhat wobbly or not too secure in the base. For example, when I extended it, and jiggled it side to side a bit, it seemed to wobble in the bag a bit at the base, not rigidly secure. So, I felt like I needed to try the Powerglide, since it had two pole extendable handle, and I am glad I did.
The Powerglide's handle was more secure to me than the Freewheel, and therefore seemed more durable or able to withstand more use over time (who knows?).
Secondly, the zippers on the Powerglide seemed better than the Freewheel. I did not like the Freewheel zippers, and felt like they would cause me trouble.
Third, the shoulder strap enclosure, which doubles as a protective back and bottom cover, so as to not get your back dirty when carrying it on your back, was a very very good addition. The Freewheel did not have this.
Fourth, overall, compared to the Freewheel, the Powerglide seemed more professional (whatever that means, respectable???), more durable, better featured (the double bar ext handle, back cover dirt flap, bigger, better zippers, etc.).
However, I preferred the weight of the Freewheel over the Powerglide. The Powerglide is heavier.
I bought a Mountansmith backpack raincover for this, and got to use it today! It worked, and also I discovered that it was not so hard to carry the Powerglide on my left side using one strap. I only carried it a couple hundred feet. Not planning to carry it far at all on my back.
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I just got back from a three month trip to Tanzania. I used this bag on my back, on the road (that were paved??), in taxis, on the planes, etc. It performed well and carried a lot of stuff. such as a projector, a heavy laptop with extended battery, cloths, radio, wireless speakers, etc. Kinda heavy on the back. But the general durability of this bag is good. I also used 3 tsa loop locks on the 3 zippers (thru the cloth loops) just to deter a hey "what's in here" hotel behind the desk thingy, for some employee tried it right in front of my eyes and would not stop even though I said, Hey get out of there! That's mine. You are not supposed to look in there! Then I put on the locks right there. I would definitely buy this bag again and have been trying to persuade my wife to get one!
UPDATE August 18, 2016: Still going strong, using it every weekday for laptop, coat, 9x13 thick planner, long computer power chord, noise canceling over the ear headphones and case, tall coffee mug, tall water bottle, mini voice recorder, pens, etc. I have been thinking of putting this to a very tough test time, so I can break it and get another one in a new color. So, a couple of times I ran it over very bad broken sidewalk while I was returning to my automobile from my daily activities. Not sure if I will continue to do so. The wheels may become noisy or break.
-600 denier Duralite Ballistic Nylon
-Size: 21" x 14" x 9" (As stated in the bag tag)
-Capacity: 2350 cubic inch
-3 large compartments. The first big compartment is similar. The second is not
-3 zipper bags (2 on the sides, 1 on the front)
-When you open the back area to reach the back straps, the cover turns into a layer that protects you from getting dirty when holding the bag on your back. Both the XBT and the Powerglide have a velcro to stick the layer against the adjacent wall and keep it steady while walking. They both have ears for extra coverage from rolls dirt.
-Same type of wheels
-Plastic key clip
-XBT's red is darker.
- XBT has: straps on the sides and an envelope on the front. The Powerglide has a pocket that faces down. Yes, you could drop everything if you are not careful when opening this pocket's zipper.
-XBT's side pockets are too small for my IPhone 6. My IPhone 6 fits on the side pockets of the Powerglide. Other reviewers have shown how they used these pockets to carry their bottles of water.
-XBT's 2nd large compartment has two separations. One of which is slightly padded for laptops. The laptop goes on the second compartment (middle area) on the XBT. This compartment has 2 separations, which makes fir 3 areas. Laptop compartment is on the rear end on the Powerglide. Your laptop would go against your back sort to speak. This is the main difference between these two bags.
-XBT's handle is a neoprene covered wire. Looks pretty strong. Powerglide's handle is made out of nylon.
-Telescopic handles are different. I would say XBT looks like it would last longer. Although XBT today shows 13% of negative feedback (2 and 1 stars) against 10% on Powerglide.
-Wheels look similar but there is a big difference. The XBT wheels have a frame. This takes room. I tried to fit in a computer I'm travelling with. It didn't fit, probably because of this frame.
-I see lots of positives on the XBT, but the frame surrounding its wheels is a big no no for me as it takes away room.
-I don't know what to think about the Powerglide upside-down front pocket.
-None of them have drink holders
I have not use any of these rolling backpacks yet. I bought them at full price to try them in preparation for my upcoming trip to South America. I might check on the Sierra Rev, which is 2930 cu. in., and still 4lbs, 21x14x9 (TSA ok) rolling backpack.
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The media pocket is a stupid design. No headphone wire is long enough to reach your ears from there as you're wheeling it around. And it's an upside-down pocket so it's not good for anything else. I manage to fit a few snacks in there. Just be careful when opening it, because they'll fall out.
I use one side pocket for easy access to pens and pencils, and I shove a skinny water bottle in the other. The pocket is not an ideal design for a water bottle compartment, it's a awkward shape. A mesh pocketed would be better. I included a picture of how my Brita water bottle fits.
The wheels have been doing OK. I have had to kick them back in place a few times. I think they get off their axle if you try to make tight turns.
By the way if you decide to use it for work forget about it, cuz according to their warranty these are only for recreational use. What a ripoff.
Pics show the 'normal' wear and tear of their product only after less that a year of use.