REI Comet Pack
My son loves this pack. He is 9 (10 in a month) and…
Design: internal frame
Height of Owner: 54
Price Paid: $85
My son loves this pack. He is 9 (10 in a month) and stands 54 inches with a 13 inch torso. This pack adjusts very easily. He will be able to keep this when he moves on to the Boy Scouts from the Webelos. We tried a Kelty Tioga Jr. but the internal frame works much better for him and even holds more.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The REI Comet pack outfits young adventurers for overnight trips. And the 4 inches of torso length adjustment means it can continue to fit them as they grow. Top-loading backpack easily holds child's sleeping bag and a few extras. With a rip-and-stick adjustment, shoulder strap system slides easily up and down pack's frame to fit torsos of varying lengths. Hipbelt wraps around and adjusts for the best fit; 2 zippered mesh pockets keep snacks or other small items within easy reach. Hydration-compatible, zippered side pocket with a tube exit port holds up to a 1-liter reservoir, not included. Top zippered pocket lets kids stash their headlamp, camp toys and other gadgets; a parent-friendly handle on top helps with putting on the pack. Unique panels on 2 zippered stash pockets let kids see inside, helping them find their gear quickly. Oversize front mesh stuff pocket easily swallows a jacket or favorite stuffed animal. Bottom zippered storage compartment lets them keep dirty shoes or clothes separate from main compartment. Sized to fit kids ages 6 - 10 yrs. old. Special buy.