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REI Traverse Valhalla

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Traverse Valhalla has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best weekend packs for 2020.


Price Reviewers Paid: $130.00


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

I agree with the other reviews posted about this pack. After using it for nearly 10 years, I was fed up with having just the one large pocket and a small pocket on the lid. It made it difficult to load and unload. However, I found it to be very comfortable and the top lid removes and can be used as a daypack. I finally had to get a new pack that was more useful as far as packing goes. But, I have been satisfied with the pack and will keep it around and probably give it to my son when he is ready to accompany me on my backpacking trips.

Design: top-loading internal
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 55 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'11"
Price Paid: gift

Well, I have been on the trail with this pack for some years now. The only complaint I have with it is the fact that it only has one pocket. This can be a pain sometimes, like when you have to get something out of the bottom. Therefore, I have had to learn to pack my pack strategically. The stuff I will definately use goes on top, and the gear of lessor importance goes on the bottom. I think that because of this, I have actually become a more efficient backpacker, limiting myself to only the neccessary gear.

I have been on the trail with this pack many a times for over a week, and am amazed at its ability to hold all of my gear. It is a truely comfortable and enjoyable pack to own.

Yes, I would have to say that this is one hell of a good pack.

Keep up the good work REI!

Design: Internal Frame
Size: I dont recall
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 45 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'6"
Price Paid: $130

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