Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Outdoor Retailer, SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

 "The Choice Is Yours"-that 90's hip-hop ditty -put to recent use by the Kia Soul Hamsters-...catches on with '...you can give her this, or you can give her that..."

And we thought about that when we walked into High Sierra Sport Company's spacious space at the most recent OR.

BECAUSE: in addition to techy new frame and daypacks...it's really the bumpin' colors and graphics of the haulers- splayed out on their urban friendly products- that make these functional luggers- the choice of more and more people of all ages-that we see strolling the streets and riding the subway.

Very Impressive. And at value prices---you really can give her this and that -or both. Like ten times over.


From this...

This travel friendly Pack-N-Go duffel...coverts into a spacious hauler-in great color and print options.

Into that....

Beserk Pack $39.99-room for a laptop/tablet...note -the pattern goes through to the S-shaped, padded backstraps!

Cushioned interior slots for electronics

Padded backs fro comfort-integrated cellphone pocket 

multiple outer compartments and front clip for gear

Mesh side pockets-bottle holders
Best-selling oversized carrier -the FAT BOY $29.99-comes in flower and plaid patterns....with a  bevy of features-LIKE-angled compression straps, deluxe organizer compartment, large main compartment, zippered accessory pocket on front, S-Shaped Vapel™ mesh Airflow™padded shoulder straps with suspension system and integrated pocket, padded back panel, Monster hook for extra gear, contour grab handle...

Fat Boy

The Airhead-is see through via mesh -and comes with a water resistant hidden rain cover. $29.99-it was designed for kids that attend schools that ban backpacks-still fun colors, see-through organizer with key fob, large multiple compartment-see-through, side mesh pocket, angled adjustable compression straps.

The Synch topped hauler at $17.99=bargain.
Roomy outer zipped compartment...great gear bag

Drawstring top makes it easy to stash our helmet 

Incline $44.99-padded computer and iPad sleeve inside.

Padded back panel and Vapel™padded shoulder straps...we love the pattern within the color waves

zippers-and contents inside- are protected, not exposed!

Tightrope-$49.99-compression lacing, breathable mesh-a good day pack

The Brody $39.99-laptop friendly hauler with poppin' neon trims...nice shape, loads outer compartments

breathable grommet

padded back

Asphalt-messenger style backpack with vintage vibe -multi-patterns  and colors available...$44.99

Asphalt-with CUSHION ZONE padded computer sleeve, organizer pocket, adjustable protective lid with quick release buckles, zipper accessory pocket on lid, padded Vapel™ mesh shoulder straps with media pocket, reflective piping accents and loop to hold LED blinker, padded core back panel

Mugsy -up front with padded back panel/S-shaped shoulder straps, large main compartment, core pocket with multiple pockets and  key fob, large gusseted front panel.

The Brewster $44.99 has a handy front clip/ beer bottle opener, with padded compartment for a laptop, daisy chain loop for attaching more gear, and a compartment that's insulated-keep the brews cold, large gusseted side mesh pocket, core organizer pocket.


Adjustable front flap w/hoop/loop closure, zipped slash pocket on lid, side mesh water bottle/cell phone pocket ,adjustable shoulder strap with large Vapel™ mesh padded shoulder pad, reflective piping accents and loop for LED blinker-Tank $34.99

The Chip messenger bag-front flap with quick release buckle, side pocket for MP3 player w/headphone grommet,contoured grab handle, interior padded computer sleeve

Abigail Tote $19.99-very stylish and durable....with straps that work just fine carrying on shoulders,  roomy main compartment  open utility pocket, inner mesh water bottle pocket,  padded bottom protects contents.

 The wheeled bookbags are every kid's answer to over-stuffed backpacks they can barely lift---and are ideal for trade show attendees---all those catalogues, easily carried...all with large easy load main compartments, in-line skate style wheels, corner guards and rub rails,  outer zipped compartments and side mesh pockets, and adjustable Vapel™padded mesh shoulder straps, and a telescoping single tube handle that disappears into a zipped compartment--- $59.99-$79.00



INFO: http://hssc.com