ALPS Mountaineering Tour 35-45 Day Backpack Review

By Richard Corrigan •  3 min read

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ALPS Mountaineering is a dependable manufacturer of budget-friendly hiking packs that don’t skimp on quality. The Tour 35-45 Day Backpack is a worthy entry into their lineup. The ALPS Mountaineering Tour 35-45 Day Pack is ideal for long day hikes and weekend backpacking adventures. This is largely due to a straightforward design and variable capacity thanks to its roll-top closure,

Stats and Specs

The capacity of the ALPS Mountaineering Tour Day Backpack ranges from 35L to 45L, with the roll-top closure making it possible to expand or contract the main compartment while keeping the load compressed and stable. That main compartment is also accessible via side zippers, and is the only compartment in the pack aside from a small zippered front pocket, mesh water bottle holders and two small hip belt pockets.

The Tour Day Backpack weighs 2 lb. 10 oz.—reasonably lightweight for a pack of this size—and has a removable waist belt and sternum strap. Its torso length ranges from 16″ to 20″, which means that tall hikers might find it a little small, but it should be a good fit for anyone 6’ and under.

The construction of the Tour 35-45 Day Backpack is 200D nylon double-ripstop fabric, with 3D mesh suspension. This allows the back panel and straps to be comfortable and fairly breathable without adding too much weight.


Pros of the ALPS Mountaineering Tour 35-45 Day Backpack

Cons of the ALPS Mountaineering Tour 35-45 Day Backpack

ALPS Mountaineering Tour 35-45 Day Backpack: Final Thoughts

Overall, the ALPS Mountaineering Tour Day Backpack is a sturdily built and versatile pack for hikers and backpackers, and it comes at a very reasonable price point. The pack’s pared-down design with a single main compartment and few additional pockets or organizational options will be either a help or a hindrance depending on your preferred method of packing. If you like the design, you’d be hard-pressed to find a similar-sized pack of this quality in this price range.

Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan has been writing about outdoor adventures, gear and travel for more than 10 years. His work has been featured by USA Today,, Next Luxury, and Gone Outdoors. He lives in Upstate New York, and If he isn't at his writing desk, you can probably find him out in the woods somewhere.

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