Teton Sports Summit 1500 Review

By: Bill Szabo

I heard about @TetonSports  from a friend of mine that told me that she loved their products and to check them out. She said that their Summit 1500 was her go to pack, so I ordered one. I waited anxiously for it to arrive and when it did I was not disappointed at all. Now I’m also very hard on gear and picky, so this is saying a lot. Looking it over after it got here, I loved all the little details that were built into it. This pack is great for a day hike or even an overnight if packed light and right. The chest strap’s buckle even has a rescue whistle built into it and there is the built in rain cover as well. Another feature is the sleeve to hold a hydration bladder (up to 3L) which is very handy!

So the other day I loaded it up and hit the trails with Ross, my 13 year old son, at Turkey Run State Park. I love how rugged some of the trails are there and what a better place than that to put this pack through some paces. The padded waist belt and all the adjustment straps comfortably hugs the pack to you. We did some bouldering with it and it stayed put, no sway or anything. Even climbing on rocks and being upside down it stays put. The waterproof map pocket was easy to get in and out of and all the pockets held everything secure. The only, and I mean only, thing that I would add to the Summit 1500, is some way of securing the loose straps especially the ones on the top of the pack. I had some double sided Velcro that I used to keep them secure.Here are the specs from the corporate website:


Dimensions: 21.75″ x 12.75″ x 10″

Shell: 420D Double Line Ripstop / 600D PU

Hydration Capacity: 101-Ounce (3 Liter), Not Included

Capacity: 1500 Cubic Inches / 25 Liters

Color: TETON Orange

Pack Weight: 2.4 lbs

Waist Belt: 24″ – 60″

Torso Length: Fixed 18″

Now if you are looking for an extremely well made day pack that is affordable you have to check out www.tetonsports.com and their complete line of gear that is as good as those high priced ones like The North Face and Osprey. All their products carry a hassle free lifetime guarantee. I look forward to using more of their gear and I am sold on their products! You WILL NOT be disappointed!

I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.