Teton Sports Grand 5500 Backpack: Review


Brand: TETON
Model: Sports Grand 5500 Backpack

Design & Features

The TETON Sports Grand 5500 Backpack is a mighty hiking and camping pack that is guaranteed to keep your gear and contents safe on your next adventure. At 34 x 15 x 17 inches, this large black with orange accents pack is indeed mighty, but weighs only 5 pounds and contains ultra comfortable padding for optimal comfort.

The torso length of this pack is adjustable from 16 inches to 22 inches, which gives you plenty of room to adjust no matter your height.

Teton Sports Grand 5500

The Grand 5500 has an interior capacity of 5500 cubic inches, 90 liters of liquid capacity, and includes a backpacking tarp poncho (a $30 value), for free. This poncho is large enough to cover you as well as your gear in the rain, while also doubling as an emergency shelter and rope tarp. It is brightly colored in yellow. The attached webbing loops also provide the included poncho with six tie-down points for convenience.

Emergency Shelter / Poncho Included, Bright Yellow

The compartment for the sleeping bag is zippered and includes a false door. No-snag zippers with oversized pulls are included for simple access, even in cold environments when one wears gloves.

For your comfort, this pack includes an Ultra Padded lumbar region as well as an adjustable back panel in order to provide outstanding comfort, even when the pack is full.

With multiple gear loops, ties, and compression straps so you can carry anything from walking sticks, trekking poles, ice axes, rope, and even helmets, the Grand 5500 is perfectly suited for extreme sports lovers and adventurers.

This pack also features multiple configuration options for carrying skis, snowboards, snowshoes, as well as removable daypacks.

The main department offers easy access due to the large upside down ā€œUā€ zipper.

The Oxford shell is strong and is durable even in the most aggressive environments. You can rely on this pack to withstand anything the environment and weather throws at it.

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The Sports Grand 5500 has, as the name suggests, a 5500 cubic inch interior capacity as well as a 90 liter liquid capacity.

The dimensions are: 34 x 15 x 17 inches in total.

The exterior includes zippers, mesh pockets, click in locking mechanisms, and straps for additional exterior storage of gear, jackets, snacks, water bottles, flashlights, and more.

Specifications and Features:

  • Color: Black (with slight Orange accents at zipper points)
  • Dual Aluminum Stays for Strength and Structure
  • Dimensions: 34 x 15 x 17 inches
  • Capacity: 5500 cubic inches of internal capacity
  • Liquid Capacity: 90 liters
  • Includes backpacking tarp poncho/emergency shelter
  • Ultra Padded Lumbar Region
  • Adjustable Back Panel
  • Torso Length Adjustable from: 16 inches to 22 inches
  • Zippered sleeping bag compartment
  • Oversized pulls and no-snag zippers
  • Weight (empty): 5 lbs
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Emergency Hiking Poncho and Shelter, Yellow.


You can purchase the TETON Sports Grand 5500 Backpack on Amazon.com for $139.99. This pack comes in black with orange accents around the zippers.


Overall, I am extremely impressed with the TETON Sports Grand 5500 Backpack. Not only does it have a large capacity on the exterior and interior of the pack for being so light, but the material is extremely tough, durable, and perfect for cold, wet, and icy weather.

The extra features are what really set this pack apart. For the price, you would be hard pressed to find another hiking backpack with the excellent features and conveniences this one does, from the poncho, tie-down points, reverse zippers, easy access to the pouch, and and the dual aluminum stays that provide strength and structure. The comfort offered by the Ultra comfortable padding makes carrying this pack a pleasure.

The Grand 5500 is highly recommended and at such a great price, is a great investment for adventures and hiking in a variety of situations.


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