Macpac Traverse

3 reviews
5-star:   3
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



The Macpac Traverse felt great in the shop, and even…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: ruchsack
Size: 65 litres
Number of Pockets: twin compartment, plus 2 smaller pockets
Max. Load Carried: 19kg
Height of Owner: 5' 10"
Price Paid: Aus $299.00

The Macpac Traverse felt great in the shop, and even better out on the trail. Very supportive, very tough, it will last me for many years bashing through the coarse Australian bush. Aztec canvas fabric is great for shedding rain, though I got a little seepage through a couple of seams. No big deal. Dynamic harness system allows movement flexibility without the excessive movement of some lighter weight packs. This is a no-fuss pack made for the long haul, devoid of the superfluous bells and whistles that proliferate so many other "hi-tech" packs these days. Macpac have kept it simple. I love it!


Got on sale for £135. Used it for Wainwright's coast…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Internal Frame
Size: 65+15 litres
Number of Pockets: 1 (lid)
Max. Load Carried: 50 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'11"
Price Paid: £150

Got on sale for £135. Used it for Wainwright's coast to coast and have carried up to 50 lbs in it. Doesn't look, and isn't, particualrly big, but get the lid up and there is plentyy of room for most things, including multi-day camping. Not a climbing sac, and I think it is better suited to UK walking in all seasons than my brother's Ascent XPD. Back system is very comfortbale and sack is very well made and durbale. Don't be fooled - IT IS NOT WATERPROOF! It may be more water resistant then other packs but definitely still needs a liner if there is any rain at all. This doesn't bother me - I didn't expect it to be without taped seams. Superb - five out of five!


Best backpack bag ever to cross into my mind with…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: internal
Size: 60
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 40 kg
Height of Owner: 173 cm
Price Paid: no idea

Best backpack bag ever to cross into my mind with the waterproof layer..

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . If New Zealand's backcountry terrain weren't rugged, Macpac wouldn't have designed the Traverse backpack to be so tough. Dynamic harness system provides optimal load stability Torso adjustable for a custom fit Top loading with drawcord storm shield Large main compartment with zip sub-divider Lower compartment with front access port Front gear pocket Lid stash pocket Lateral and vertical compression straps Fully-adjustable padded shoulder and waist straps Adjustable sternum strap Generously padded back panel with wicking mesh Size 2: Waist belt: 30” Fits torsos: 12 to 16- ” Capacity: 3965 Weight: 5 lb. 13 oz. Size 3: Waist belt: 34” Fits torsos: 14- to 19” Capacity: 4270 Weight: 5 lb. 15 oz. Size 4: Waist belt: 34” Fits torsos: 15- to19- ” Capacity: 4575 Weight: 6 lb. 2 oz. Average size: Approx. 27x16x9” (based on size 3). Material: AzTec HC nylon and twin aluminum stays CLOSEOUTS . Philippines.

- Sierra Trading Post

You're looking for a weatherproof day/overnight, but not one that feels like you have a diver's oxygen tank strapped to your back. Macpac understands, and it made the Traverse 35 Pack with a full lumbar pad and a weight-transferring framesheet. The framesheet siphons the weight from your shoulders and places it on the hip-belt, while hip-fin stabilizer straps on the hip-belt cinch the load and reduces lateral sway as you hike over loose rock and wet trails. The Traverse 35 backpack's back panel uses AirMesh fabric and a center panel to help prevent back sweat. Weatherproof AzTec fabric and Rainshadow seam construction protect your gear during rainstorms.

- Backcountry Outlet

Macpac Traverse


The Traverse has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$122.50 - $129.46

The Macpac Traverse is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 2, 2009 at Sierra Trading Post.

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