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ALPS Mountaineering Cascade 90
90-liter backpacking pack
The Cascade pack is designed for the serious backpacker. The tubular lightweight frame replaces traditional aluminum stays and allows the pack to sit closer to your body for better weight positioning. The extendable top loading lid, full-access lower compartment and large front zipper, provide convenient access and organization for your gear. The removable top pocket doubles as a fanny pack, providing lightweight option to carry your essential gear as you explore. The lightweight design, large storage capacity and all the extra features of the Cascade 90 is all you will need for your next cross-country adventure.
  • Lightweight 200D nylon double ripstop fabric
  • Removable sternum strap
  • Pull-forward tightening waist belt
  • Tubular lightweight frame
  • Internal horizontal divider
  • Generous front access to main compartment
  • Full-access lower compartment - #10 zipper
  • Top pocket converts to a fanny pack
  • Top loading - extendable top lid
  • Spindrift collar with draw cord
  • Large front pocket
  • Lower side bottle pockets
  • Lash points on front of pack
  • Traditional trekking pole loops
  • Side compression system
  • Stretch side bottle pockets
  • Rescue whistle buckle on sternum strap
  • Hydration pocket with three point reservoir attachment
  • H2O outlets on both sides of pack
  • Removable padded waist belt with pockets
  • Small harness option available
  • Small and XL waistbelt options available
  • Rain cover included
  • Weight: 5 lbs. 7 oz.
  • Capacity: 5500 in³ / 90L
  • Torso Range: 18"–22"
Product Number
ItemProduct Number
Cascade 90 Clay2678817
Customer Reviews
The Cascade 90 has been rated 4 times.
3.8 out of 5 stars
Own 4 of these packs

The Alps Backpacks are amazing. I currently own four of them, Three Cascade 90s and one Caldera 90. All four of these packs were used at Philmont; one of them has been there twice. They have held up just fine over the years with no issues. I also have several of their tents and they have held up great over the many campouts and years of abuse.

Great pack, value, warranty

This backpack is very comfortable and has plenty of volume. The main compartment can be accessed from the top or the back. It has nice accessory pouches on the back, top, and waist straps. Rain cover is included. Mine has done well on hikes in the Sierra Nevada range, and I bought a second one for my son which has also performed well.

I originally had the Cascade 5200 which is the 85 liter version, no longer made. I really liked the side pouches on that model, but this redesign is larger and improved in most other features. They probably went away from the side pouches as they can catch on rocks, trees, etc. on a narrow trail.

I actually received my Cascade 90 from Alps Mountaineering as a free replacement for my Cascade 5200 when a seam began to tear. They honored the lifetime warranty and made the process fast and easy. And considering that I bought the original backpack at a steep discount available to BSA members, I have been super-impressed by the company, the value of the product, and the warranty service.

I'm writing this review partly in response to Dave Spies' review below. While I'm sure his review is legit, I think it is important to consider the value of the lifetime warranty. I don't think he misled his scouts by recommending Alps Mountaineering. Those that took the recommendation have a good pack at a significant discount, with a lifetime warranty. I think if Dave had called the company the day he wrote the review, he would have received a replacement pack in time for Philmont.

Its decent for the price

I bought mine for 144 off of amazon. I wanted something large i could pa k as much as i wanted. Unfortunately the straps dont hold up to the weight capacity. Other than that i love the bag and plan on having some of the stitching reinforced.

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