The pack has many good features, but lacks some of…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: front and top access internal
Size: approx. 3800 cubic inches
Max. Load Carried: 40 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'-8"

The pack has many good features, but lacks some of the features the newer versions ('06 and '07) carry. This one does not have a hydration reservoir - it has always been difficult for me to figure out the best place to carry my bladder in it. I love the top and front access - the front accesses an area that is convenient for sleeping bag carry. The '05 model also does not have a daisy chain on the outside. The number and location of pockets is great and the entire pack is easily adjustable and very comfortable.

I used this for a week-long trip in the Grand Teton area and had no problem carrying everything I needed.

REI Venus Pack


The Venus Pack has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$94.93 - $144.83

The REI Venus Pack is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 10, 2010 at REI.

If you're looking for a new expedition pack (4,500+ cu in), check out the best reviewed current models.

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