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Macpac Traverse

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Traverse has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best weekend packs for 2021.

photo: Macpac Traverse weekend pack (50-69l)


Price Historic Range: $122.50-$129.46


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

Macpac Traverse—I've had one for a number of years and not used it much. I got it out with a view to using it and filled it with my normal gear, picked it up, and slung it over my shoulder and the so called "dynamic" harness just shattered.

No other word for it. Absolute JUNK. Good job I tried it at home or else I'd have been even more pissed off with it. CW.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Over £100

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!

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

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!

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

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

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

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