Monday, June 14, 2010

High Sierra Review and Giveaway US ONLY

I think most parents at some point in their life have to travel with children. I am very used to flying with little ones because my Husband's family lives in Pennsylvania my family lives in Arizona and my mom lived in Nevada. We have done a ton of traveling from one state or another and I cannot tell you how important it is to be organized on a plane. I have searched high and low for quality backpacks, messenger bags, diaper bags, etc. You name it and I have tried it. I always come back to using a backpack. It is amazing to be able to throw it on your back and have two hands free! We were going on a trip to visit my Husband's family this past April, and I was desperate to find a backpack that would work for us. Lucky for me I was going to be working with High Sierra on a backpack review! The sad part is, it didn't get to us in time. High Sierra still saved the day though! We ran to our local Ross and picked up a different High Sierra backpack to use! We were able to organize all of our diaper bag items in this backpack. There were tons of pockets, and it was very high quality! Everything I wanted and expected, I got.

Fast forward to us getting back from our trip and receiving the High Sierra Spire 2500 Backpack. This bad boy has it all! It is made more for really outdoorsy types of people, as it has straps to attach skis or a snowboard, but this works perfectly for us on a hike! It's not bulky at all, it just has straps to attach those items if you would want to! Let me give you a run down of all the Spire features:

http://www.snowsportsman.com/high-sierra-spire-2500-alpine-pack.jpg

- 25-liter, panel-load main compartment
- Single, contoured aluminum frame bar can be adjusted to fit the shape of your back
- Quick-release, adjustable, tuck-away webbing straps for vertical snowboard carry
- Adjustable webbing straps on top and bottom for diagonal ski carry
- Large, zippered front pocket holds a shovel blade and essential snow tools
- Internal hydration reservoir sleeve and insulated hydration tube pocket on the backpack strap helps keep water from freezing(You can purchase this water reservoir separately and it is not included)
- S-shaped backpack straps with high density foam padding(VERY comfortable!)
- Adjustable sternum strap stabilizes pack
- Moisture-wicking neoprene-padded back panel
- Webbing daisy chain to attach extra gear
- Removable media pocket on backpack strap
- Soft lashing hardware holds ice ax/hiking poles
- Dual side pockets hold 1000 ml water bottles

http://www.snowsportsman.com/high-sierra-spire-2500-alpine-pack-1.jpg

All of these features are amazing if you are an avid skier or snow boarder, but they also rock if you live in the Arizona desert like I do and like to hike! I love taking this with us on hikes or to the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum. This holds all the items I need for my kids, plus plenty of snacks and a ton of water bottles. Being able to wear this comfortably on my back is ideal for long hikes and walks. We love to include our children on these walks because we want them to learn about the Arizona Desert, not be afraid of it like I was as a kid! I think the best way to combat fear is to educate yourself, so that it what I did and that is what I want for my children! Taking hikes and learning about the desert wildlife and plant life is crucial. Now I have a backpack that is ideal to bring along with me! I love being able to wear if for long periods of time because the straps are so comfortable and the frame gives you added support!

High Sierra has the best customer service the the highest quality products! Of course they have a whole variety of backpacks, but they also have duffel bags and luggage pieces! I highly recommend High Sierra products to everyone I know. The backpacks seem to last forever, which might be a bad thing for them!

You can purchase the Spire 2500 backpack and many other pieces by finding a retailer on the High Sierra website!


WIN IT - This is open to US only! Sorry guys!

One lucky Getting Kinda Crunchy reader is going to win a High Sierra backpack of their very own! The backpack will be chosen by High Sierra because their customers have to come first, but I have been assured you will receive a great one! To enter, please head on over to the High Sierra website and tell me your favorite item! Make sure you leave me your email address in case you win and this entry is mandatory!

Extra Credit!
- Become a fan of High Sierra on Facebook. PLEASE do not leave a comment, just become a fan. There is no need to tell them you came from my blog!
- Follow High Sierra on Twitter
- Follow me on Google Friend Connect
- Follow me on Networked Blogs
- Follow me on Facebook
- Follow me on Twitter
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
- Grab my button and leave me the link
- Subscribe!!!
- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs. To vote, click the picture in my right sidebar!

This giveaway will end July 12th at midnight. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email and a posting on this blog. As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner! Thanks guys and good luck!

If you want another chance to win a High Sierra backpack, they do a random drawing every single week on their Facebook page!

A HUGE thank you to High Sierra for this amazing review and giveaway opportunity!

Disclaimer: I received product to review. I was not paid to write this review and all opinions are my own!

202 comments :

  1. I like the Chip in black day pack

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  5. I like the Chip in 18: Black, White/Black Trees

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  6. I like the 26" wheeled duffel.

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  7. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.

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  8. I follow you on GFC.

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  9. I like the chip messenger bag.

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  10. facebook fan of High Sierra

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  11. I follow HS on twitter. (soapsbysonia)

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  12. I follow you via GFC.

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  14. I follow you on twitter. (soapsbysonia)

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  15. I subscribe via email.

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  16. I voted for you on top mommy blogs.

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  17. It's hard to choose just one, but I like the Swerve in 634. I also really like the Stretch style.

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  18. I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

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  19. My favorite would be the Carry-On Wheeled Business Tote.

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  20. I like the Remote bag.

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  21. Your button is on my blog

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  22. I like the High Sierra Lightweight 28" Wheeled Drop Bottom Duffel

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  23. I follow HighSierraSport on twitter as Prairiebelle



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  24. I follow on google friend connect


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  25. I like you on facebook - Belinda M

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  26. I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle



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  27. I follow on networked blogs - belinda m


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  28. ooh, the ornage sheridan would match my stroller :)_

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  29. I would like to get the High Sierra Crunk Trunk duffel bag.

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  30. I'm an email subscriber

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  31. I follow via GFC: abfantom

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  32. I like the deluxe tote and would not mind having one of those.

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  33. I like the Carry-On Wheeled Backpack with Removable Day Pack

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  34. AT504-wheeled business carryon. That would be a great bag to have.

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  35. My favorite is the Rufus Messenger bag 54409-121. Charlotte
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  36. I would definitely give the 32-Inch Expandable Wheeled Duffel a workout!

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  37. Tawnda M. is a fan of High Sierra on Facebook

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  38. I like the Computer Day Pack. Thanks

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  40. The Benson Daypack 54111-121 would be perfect for my daughter for school

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  41. Like High Sierra on Facebook: Michelle Hudak
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  42. Following High Sierra on Twitter @auntiethesis
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  44. Like you on Facebook: Michelle Hudak
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  46. Following you via GFC
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  47. Subscribed via Google Reader
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  48. Voted for you as Top Mommy Blog
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  49. I like the day pack Stretch.

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  50. My favorite is the Baxter.
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  51. follow High Sierra on twitter @5memb
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  52. I like the Carry-On Wheeled Computer Upright

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  53. follow high sierra sport on twitter as hbbs55

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  54. follow you on twitter as hbbs55

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  55. The Carry-On wheeled business tote.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  56. I love the 30" Wheeled Duffel Bag! Thanks!

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  57. I follow them on Twitter! @natdey

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  58. I like them on Facebook!
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  59. I follow you on Network Blog!

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  60. I like you on Facebook!
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  61. I follow your blog!

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  62. I follow you on Twitter! @natdey

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  63. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blog!

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  64. 26" Dropped Bottom Wheeled Duffel
    would be great for weekend travel.
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  65. Kathy N Scott likes High Sierra on facebook.

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  67. idahomom is a google friend connect follower
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  71. I like the Stretch daypack in blue. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  72. Voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

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  73. My favorite item is the Carry/On Computer Tote.

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  74. I love the Fat Boy Day Pack

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  75. I follow High Sierra on Twitter

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  76. I follow through GFC!

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  77. I follow you on twitter

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  78. I like the carried on wheeled backpack.
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  79. I like the Rufus messenger bag in green...would use it all the time!!

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  80. Soaker 70

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  81. I love the Impact Backpack in red. It's perfect for school!
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  83. I like the expandable wheeled carry on because it will eliminate the need for my purse, laptop case, and other carryon.

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  84. I'd love the 36" Drop-Bottom Wheeled Duffel-- that could take me anywhere!

    Thank you!

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  85. I'm following you via Google Friend Connect.

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  86. I would love to get the High Sierra Crunk Trunk duffel bag, thanks!

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  87. I like the Curve Backpack, but they are all great!
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  88. I'm a High Sierra FB fan!
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  89. I follow on GFC!
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  90. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!
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  91. I like the BallBusta cross-sports duffle.

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  92. In addition to the Backpack, I also really like the Abigail Tote. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  93. My favorite is the Wave 70. Thanks.

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  94. crazyred61@yahoo.com
    I like 26 Inch Wheeled Duffel
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  95. My favorite item is the Carry-On Wheeled Business Tote because it would "work" very well for me. I think everything at High Sierra looks great and I know their products are very well made. (My email address is visible in my profile.)

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  97. My favorite is the Curve backpack in Cerise/Picnic.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  98. I am a fan of High Sierra via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  99. I am following High Sierra via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  100. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  101. I am following via Networked Blogs.

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  102. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  103. I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  104. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  105. I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

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  106. I like the chip messenger bag.

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  107. My favorite High Sierra backpack is the Access in City Map / Charcoal.

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  108. I love the 26 Inch Wheeled Duffel. I have three boys and we always have a shortage of bags when going camping.
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  109. Melanie Calcut has become a fan of High Sierra on Facebook.
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  110. @mcalcut follows High Sierra on Twitter.
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  111. Melanie Calcut follows you on GFC
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  112. Melanie Calcut is your facebook fan.
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  113. @mcalcut follows you on twitter.
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  114. I voted for you on top Mommy Blogs
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  115. The Integral computer tote looks like it would work well for my laptop.

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  117. i love the baxter!

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  118. friend on GFC

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  119. follow on network blog

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  120. follow you on facebook

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  121. follow via RSS

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  122. I also like the AT3SierraLite Carry on with removable day pack

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  123. I follow MGKC on twitter as rsmc1

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  124. Hands down it is Passport for my uses. Can you say quality!

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  125. I like the Dwight messenger bag.
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  126. I'm a High Sierra FB fan
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  127. favorite item:
    A modern take on the classic pack, Impact is a stylish, roomy companion. With handy extras like an organizer and mesh water bottle pocket, it's perfect for a day on campus or a weekend away.

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  128. I like High Sierra Sport Company on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

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  129. following HighSierraSport on twitter at rosidentevil

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  130. Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

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  131. I like Getting Kinda Crunchy on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

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  132. following you on twitter at rosidentevil

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  133. I follow High Sierra on twitter @murphykatt
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  134. I'd love to have one of the 36-Inch Wheeled Duffels.

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  135. I love the Loop in black. Contact info on my blog. Thanks!

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  136. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs.

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  137. The Spire you got looks awesome. I also like Monsoon...cute name too!
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  138. I would like to get my Lady a Swerve Daypack

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  139. I also love the impact backpack!
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  140. I follow on GFC
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  141. I voted for you on top mommy blogs
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  142. I'm a fan of High Sierra on Facebook (Amanda McFall Ayala)
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  143. I like the 30" Wheeled Duffle.

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  144. I like the Curve backpack!
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  145. I like the daypacks, and the Curve is my favorite.

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  146. I subscribe. msurosey@yahoo.com

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  147. I follow (mail4rosey). msurosey@yahoo.com

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  148. I like the purple swerve backpack. Thank you!
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  149. I like the 30-Inch Wheeled Duffel.



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  150. I like the gray airhead backpack

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  151. fb fan of high sierra
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  152. follow by gfc
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  153. follow you on twitter
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  154. fb fan of yours
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  155. I'm so tired of buying backpacks & using them for 1 season before a zipper pulls lose or the lining tears, etc. I'd LOVE to try out a High Sierra bag!

    The "34-Inch Drop Bottom Wheeled Duffel" calls to me. I'd so get it in lava! *dreams*

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  156. I m following you on Twitter under @leighbra

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  157. I'm following HighSierraSport on Twitter under @leighbra

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  158. I have fanned them on Facebook!

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  159. I like the 32-Inch Drop-Bottom Wheeled Duffel

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  160. I follow via GFC

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  161. I follow on Networked Blogs - Breanne T

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  162. I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

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  163. I follow High Sierra on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

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  164. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs

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  165. this would be great for my boy scouts for both hiking as well 4 college books or even 4 one of our high school children~ thanks

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  166. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  167. I'm following High Sierra on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

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  168. I like the Access Day Pack. Thanks for the contest.

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