THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 50L
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 50L
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 50L
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 50L
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 50L
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 50L
THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 50L

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Anthony Majewski (Abington, US)
1st Trip

I picked the Dean 55L because I liked the concept of the way you open and pack. I did an overnight with some friends on the Appalachian Trail this weekend with the Dean. I am concerned that it just is not enough space for a 2-3 day hike. I ran out of space quickly once I put in the essentials. Also, the shoulder straps are really stiff and became a bit uncomfortable. Maybe used will loosen them up. I don't want to say I regret it, but when I do a multiple night trip, I may.

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Customer (Toronto, CA)
Thumbs up from Canada

I volunteer with Scouts in Canada and work for Outward Bound. I’ve been searching for a lightweight bag that could still hold everything I need on a backpacking trip. The ‘Dean’ certainly comes close to greatness. It’s comfortable, compact and organized. The couple of complaints I had seem to be dealt with in version 2.0! A few more litres of space and a rain cover! Wish I’d waited a couple of weeks before ordering my ‘Dean Classic’…. But I still love it! Thanks for a great pack…
Scouter Sean, camping in Toronto

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Tony Nicolaus (Greene, US)
❤️ The Dean

Love it! Perfect!

THE DEAN™ Hiking Backpack 55L - Adjustable Torso

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THE DEAN™ 55L by Near Zero is an ultra-lightweight (only 3.8 lbs), large capacity adjustable torso pack for overnight backpacking adventures. Near Zero’s patent-pending design delivers quick access to gear using a labeled, compartmentalized & removable organizational storage system to maximize stability, comfort, and weight distribution.

Easily access gear, stay organized, and ensure proper weight distribution with THE DEAN™, 55L pack from Near Zero.

Now with many upgraded features, including an adjustable torso frame, larger capacity size, rain cover, and much more, this is the perfect overnight backpack. 

    • Patent-pending design provides THE FIRST overnight hiking backpack that allows you to conveniently compartmentalize your gear in labeled, easy-to-access sections of the pack
    • Easily optimize comfort, proper weight distribution, and maximize gear organization
    • Designed to assist backpackers in properly loading the pack, ensuring key gear essentials are not left behind.
    • Adjustable torso frame, with easy clip adjustment, for fitting toro sizes 14 to 22 inches.
    • Included rain cover, with easy access zipper storage pocket
    • Two side zipper storage pockets, with secure key hook and water-safe seal
    • Mesh pockets for storage of lightweight food items and utensils
    • The top of the pack includes an easy-access panel with three zippered mesh pouches for the organization of key essentials
    • Removable internal organizational dividers and labeling system for easy identification of gear placement
    • Breathable mesh back panel system
    • Hydration bladder easy access compartment, with bladder attachment buckle strap
    • Large front panel stretch mesh pocket (perfect for holding shoes, wet cloths, or extra gear)
    • Exterior cord storage system (great for attaching bear canister)
    • Adjustable side and bottom straps for securing exterior gear (i.e., large sleeping pad)
    • Trekking pole storage loops
    • Adjustable sternum strap with integrated safety whistle
    • YKK water-resistant silicone-sealed zippers

NOTE: Backpack only. Individual gear items as shown in pictures sold separately.

Technical Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Frame Type Internal: Aluminum wire perimeter frame with aluminum-welded horizontal mid-section cross bar support
Frame Material Aluminum
Gear Capacity (L) 55 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 3,360 cubic inches
Weight Capacity 35 lbs
Weight 3.8 lbs
Adjustable Shoulder Straps Yes
Adjustable Torso Length Yes
Fits Torso Length (adjustable) 

Small: 14-16 inches; 35-41cm
Med:16-19 inches; 41-48 cm
Large: 19-22 inches; 48-56 cm

Fits Waist/Hips  25-52 inches; 63-132 cm
Material Ripstop nylon; water resistant
Hydrostatic Rating 5,000 mm
Reservoir Compatible Yes
Pack Access Front
Pack Pockets 17
Hipbelt Pockets 2
Side Water Bottle Pockets 2
Dimensions 26 (L) x 16 (W) x 9 (D) inches
Gender Unisex

 

 

FAQ - Can The DEAN 50L and 55L backpacks be brought on an airplane as carry-on luggage? 

As each airline has different carry-on restrictions, we have found that The DEAN backpack 50L and 55L size of 25 x 15 x 8 inches, is generally acceptable by most airlines as carry-on luggage. As our dimensions are slightly larger than airlines stated carry-on size limitations, its soft-shell structure, with wire frame, provides it some flexibility compared to hard case luggage. For example, Southwest Airlines carry-on acceptable size is 24 x 16 x 10 inches, and Frontier Airlines is 24 x 16 x 10 inches. Whereas Allegiant Air is 22 x 16 x 10 inches and American Airlines acceptable size is 22 x 14 x 9 inches. Of all flights taken on various domestic and international flights, we have never had the backpack be restricted from being brought on as a carry-on. Additionally, we have designed the DEAN backpack to fit perfectly vertically in most major airline overhead compartment space (allowing you take up less space and slide it in smaller overhead spaces). Although, it is always recommended to first consult with your airline before traveling. 

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Customer Reviews

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Anthony Majewski (Abington, US)
1st Trip

I picked the Dean 55L because I liked the concept of the way you open and pack. I did an overnight with some friends on the Appalachian Trail this weekend with the Dean. I am concerned that it just is not enough space for a 2-3 day hike. I ran out of space quickly once I put in the essentials. Also, the shoulder straps are really stiff and became a bit uncomfortable. Maybe used will loosen them up. I don't want to say I regret it, but when I do a multiple night trip, I may.

C
Customer (Toronto, CA)
Thumbs up from Canada

I volunteer with Scouts in Canada and work for Outward Bound. I’ve been searching for a lightweight bag that could still hold everything I need on a backpacking trip. The ‘Dean’ certainly comes close to greatness. It’s comfortable, compact and organized. The couple of complaints I had seem to be dealt with in version 2.0! A few more litres of space and a rain cover! Wish I’d waited a couple of weeks before ordering my ‘Dean Classic’…. But I still love it! Thanks for a great pack…
Scouter Sean, camping in Toronto

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Tony Nicolaus (Greene, US)
❤️ The Dean

Love it! Perfect!