REI Traverse 65
Current Retail: $249.00
Historic Range: $58.93-$249.00
This backpack has amazing comfort and adjustability,…
Source: bought it new
This backpack has amazing comfort and adjustability, with a price that cannot be beat. I appreciate the level of organization that is capable with this pack, but wish that some of the pockets were slightly bigger.
- Comfortable and adjustable
- Some pockets are too small to use efficiently, especially the lid
I have put in about a hundred miles in with this pack through some pretty tough terrain, and I have never had a backpack with the kind of comfort and support that this pack offers. I have mild back pain and most backpacks make me miserable within a couple days of hiking, but this backpack has had me going for many days at a time with no pain.
I am also a big fan of the organization abilities of this pack. The only downside to many of the pockets is they are slightly too small to be used in the ways I was hoping, and they only seemed to get smaller as I filled the main compartment. I wish that the extra pockets were a little more "free-floating" so the main compartment would not affect them as much.