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    REI XT 85 Pack

    The updated REI XT 85 pack delivers comfort, performance and user-friendly features in a size and design that accommodate anything from a 10-day wilderness expedition to a weekend jaunt. See details

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    Item # 844652

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    The updated REI XT 85 pack delivers comfort, performance and user-friendly features in a size and design that accommodate anything from a 10-day wilderness expedition to a weekend jaunt.

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    The updated REI XT 85 pack delivers comfort, performance and user-friendly features in a size and design that accommodate anything from a 10-day wilderness expedition to a weekend jaunt.

    • Precurved shoulder straps and hipbelt comfortably match your anatomy from day one; hipbelt webbing system adjusts with a forward pull in an ergonomic motion
    • Sculpted back panel has multiple peaks and valleys to reduce contact areas and allow sweat vapor to escape; soft foam conforms to your back for a stable fit
    • Silky-smooth Dri-Lex® fabric lines all body contact areas for chafe-free comfort
    • Hybrid frame blends external-frame comfort and load transfer with internal-frame stability; X-Brace crossed stays stabilize the hipbelt against unwanted sag
    • Sleeve in the main compartment accommodates most hydration systems; ports allow for routing the bite valve over either shoulder (reservoir sold separately)
    • Front pocket arrangement provides 2 zippered pockets on top of a stretch-woven stash pocket, allowing access to your gear without interference from the other pockets
    • Floating lid can be removed and stowed; secure key pocket is inside lid; double top collar allows you to vary the pack's capacity
    • Dual side-zip access allows easy retrieval of items buried deep in the pack; bottom sleeping bag compartment features a smooth curved zipper
    • Quick-release straps on the bottom of the pack body provide an easy attachment point for sleep pad or tent
    • Lash points on the hipbelt make it easy to keep camera and GPS pouches within easy reach; attachment points on the pack body feature TipGrips to keep trekking poles in place
    • Hipbelt pocket provides handy storage for items needed on the hike; drawcorded water bottle pockets hold bottles vertically for easy access or horizontally for extra security
    • Sew-free construction at lash points provides a lighter-weight alternative to sewn constructions without sacrificing strength
    • Tough Cordura® nylon offers superior abrasion resistance and tear strength; water-repellent zippers eliminate the need for zip flaps and provide quick access


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    REI XT 85 Pack Specs
    Frame type
    Lightweight backpackLightweight backpack
    85 liter90 liter
    5,187 cubic inches5,492 cubic inches
    5 lbs. 5 oz.5 lbs. 7 oz.
    2.41 kilograms2.47 kilograms
    28 - 44 inches30 - 46 inches
    1 peripheral hoop / 2 stays1 peripheral hoop / 2 stays
    Top / bottom / sideTop / bottom / side
    9 + main compartment9 + main compartment
    18 - 20 inches19 - 21 inches
    Cordura nylonCordura nylon
    Backpack style
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric
    Adjustable torso
    Fits waist/hips
    Number of stays
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Best use
    Fits torso
    Frame material
    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

    REI XT 85 Pack

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    REI XT 85 Pack is rated 4.4667 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pack! This bag is like a black hole...with orange accents. I upgraded from my 65 liter bag so I have extra space for warm clothes and other essentials in the winter or for longer trips in the summer. This bag is the perfect balance between size, price and style. Comfortable straps made the heavier weight I could carry easily bearable and they can be easily adjusted for a better fit. I like that everything I take with me can fit inside the bag and doesn't have to be attached to the outside so it eliminates any potential swing weight or balance issues. I've even used it for shorter, more minimalist, trips because the side straps can be tightened to carry smaller/lighter loads. My only complaint is that it could use some side pockets instead of the zippers that offer access to the main compartment. I'm sure some people will find the side zippers very useful to get access to items that can be buried in this massive bag but I'm not a fan of them because I pack my bag efficiently so that anything I could need in-between setting up camp is always at the top, or bottom so it can be accessed through the sleeping bag compartment. It's a personal preference that I would just rather have more pockets for organization than zippers. The positive side is that all the zippers are seam sealed (or covered) and the bag is very effective against light rain. It's tough to find a good rain cover for the bag though because of its size.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A place for everything Have put about 160 miles on this pack and it is generally pretty comfortable hauling a 45 lb load. Lots of pockets and places to hang things. The belt buckle broke in the first 30 miles but I managed to get a replacement from REI with no problem quickly which while a different color seems a bit more flexible which should improve its life. The suspension is a bit tricky and the upper pulls at the shoulder can be hard to reach. It is easy to get things out of balance and not so easy with the pack on to get them back into balance. But it has the flexibility to fit any body style and it is easy to load easy to access gear from top, bottom or sides and it is solidly built. Of course that is a plus and a minus as it isn't the lightest pack out there. I have only had two packs with a hydration bladder location built in but this one is a bit difficult to remove and re-install the bladder without emptying the pack.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Took this out to Philmont (Boy Scout Ranch in NM) for a 2 week trek. The pack performed great. Easy to work with, held heavy loads with ease. I couldnt have asked for a better pack. 2 weeks in the back country and not a scratch on it. Definitely going to last a long time.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great product! I have used this pack for multi day trips and weekenders. Loads ranging from 50lbs. to 30. Plenty of load adjustability and large enough for multi day loads. I did a lot of research before purchasing this pack. I bought the Osprey 88 and returned It. I also tried the Deuter Vario and also returned it after a trip. So heres the deal: I love the pockets on the sides of the pack. They hold bottles of liquid really well and are easily accessible. The suspension system is very comfortable and is easily adjustable. I liked the Deuter system better but this pack delivers everything I need, Comfort! I absolutely dig on the huge sleeping bag compartment, and its zips all the way open, allowing for various sleeping bag/wooby arrangements in differing climates. The zippers are solid and have a unique "over molded rubber flap on all of them, it helps to seal things up, but is no replacement for a ducks back. There are a lot of easy to use/access cinch straps, which a make it great for various configs and getting it all secure. Best bang for the buck, for a quality product.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from REI XT 85 Bought this backpack before deploying on disaster relief mission to the Philippines. Rained every day, relocated several times and this pack did awesome. Kept everything dry, easy to pack & comfortable to trek in.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Caddilac of Backpacks I bought the pack on Sunday and was on the trail by Wednesday. My brother and I had been planning the trip for a while. We didn't expect to get over a foot of snow. The pack was amazing. I loaded more gear than I ever had before and it took it like a champ. Once I had it dialed in just right there was zero discomfort. We had to hike through deep snow ducking under branches by the river where balance is key and the pack felt secure the whole time. The only drawback is that it is a bit on the heavy side, but if your looking for comfort this is what you need.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in every way Well thought out design. Excellent construction. Easy access. Built to last. Comfortable.
    Date published: 2014-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, comfortable and all the features The build quality is excellent and the attention to detail is impressive. Nice work REI.
    Date published: 2014-03-28

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