I own over a dozen packs. This, BY FAR, was the very…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $90


I own over a dozen packs. This, BY FAR, was the very best. I spent two months out on each of four separate trips (8 months total) AND used it for every weekend getaway at home. It accommodated anything and everything -- as spacious as checked roller/handle luggage, yet always slipped right through security.


  • Comfortable straps, waistbelt.
  • Amazing loadlifters.
  • Full front panel load, dual zippers on every compartment for easy locking.
  • Cinch straps and sleeping bag loops made for easy stowing.
  • Two massive easily accessible side pockets.
  • Front connected daybag organizer.


  • Daybag is sewn in on the bottom, for no reason. A quick fix tho, and you have a detachable purse sized organizer.

The ONLY issue I've ever had with this exceptionally well-built, 8-year-old part of my soul is that it was stolen in San Francisco last year. And I have scoured every site, without luck. I've purchased over a dozen different brands and styles, but nothing compares.  Any help or direction to a secret bunker of discontinued REI Alpine packs would be much appreciated. I would give 5 times its worth to avoid the frustration on my next stint in 2 weeks.

REI Alpine 35 Plus Pack


The Alpine 35 Plus Pack has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$39.93 - $49.93

The REI Alpine 35 Plus Pack is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 2, 2009 at REI.

If you're looking for a new overnight pack (2,000 - 2,999 cu in), check out the best reviewed current models.

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