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      • Largely made from 100% recycled PET polyester fabric, each pack keeps 24 16-oz. plastic bottles out of landfills!
      • Post-consumer recycled PET polyester is tough enough to endure the daily grind
      • Free-Flow egg crate foam back panel is designed to improve body contact comfort, with channels for air circulation to keep your back cool and dry
      • Contoured, padded shoulder straps and waistbelt wrap around to offer comfortable support under pack load
      • Removable high-density polyethylene framesheet supports heavy loads and protects your back from bulky or pointy items
      • Panel-loading pack has 2 top zippered pockets that allow room for organizing small items such as sunglasses, hat, gloves, ID and keys
      • Twin vertical zippered front pockets provide storage for important items such as multi-tool, headlamp and compass
      • Mesh pocket on waistbelt provides storage for often-accessed essentials; lash points on other side of hipbelt wing provide spot to secure GPS or camera case
      • Side mesh pocket creates convenient storage and on-the-go access to water bottle, sunscreen, snacks or small electronics
      • Front of pack features lash points and twin ice axe loops, giving you the option to strap on bulky gear
      • Side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying
      • Built-in rain cover stows in bottom compartment
      • Internal sleeve accommodates the hydration reservoir of your choice (sold separately); dual exit ports allow drinking tube to be routed on either side of pack


      REI Traverse 30 Pack

      Specification Description
      Best use Hiking
      Frame type Frameless
      Ultralight No
      Gear capacity (L) 30 liter
      Gear capacity (cu. in.) 1,831 cubic inches
      Weight 2 lbs. 11 oz.
      Weight - metric 1.22 kilograms
      Adjustable torso No
      Fits torso 17 - 19 inches
      Fits waist/hips 31 - 37 inches
      Material(s) Recycled ripstop PET/recycled PET oxford
      Suspended mesh back panel No
      Pack loading Panel
      Pack access Panel
      Number of exterior pockets 6 + main compartment
      Sleeping bag compartment No
      Raincover included Yes
      Dimensions 20 x 10 x 8.5 inches
      Gender Men's

      REI Traverse 30 Pack

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      Rated 2out of5
      by fromGreat pack just not for women Great little pack, just very clear that it was tested on men only. Sternum strap hits straight across your chest if you are a female, very uncomfortable and the design prohibits sliding the sternum strap to a higher, more comfortable spot. Strange that it was designed this way, most packs allow you to slide the strap wherever. Also the shoulder straps need to be cut to fit females (ie, curved to widen out across the chest area). The way the shoulder straps are placed also leaves a big gap at the top of the shoulders - all in all, designed for someone with no bustline and big shoulders (ie, men). I've got a small frame and am not big busted (34 B) but this clearly is not going to work. A shame, because it's otherwise a great pack at a great price. I'm returning it for this reason only. REI - design a women's specific version please!
      Date published: 2009-10-23
      Rated 2out of5
      by fromLooks good in the pictures... Cons: -Twin vertical zippered front pockets are useless when the pack is fully loaded. -Ice axe lash points are useless for everyday use and interfere with the fore mentioned front pockets zipper pull. -Sternum adjustment straps located on the shoulder pads are poorly positioned. -There is no way to retain the waist strap when not in use (missing buckles, funky knots to control excess straps, and no provision on the end of waist strap to retain plastic buckles) -Too Few lashing points for extra gear. -Upper shoulder adjustment strap excess is super long and is not well retained with wimpy rubber band strap oddly located on-top of useless buckle. Pro: -Built in rain cover works great -Key clip in top front pocket gets lots of use -Quality zipper pulls on all zippers.
      Date published: 2011-10-05
      Rated 3out of5
      by frommostly good Even though Santa Claus might appreciate an ultra-light present bag to haul the heavy gift cargo up & down chimneys, he doesn't use something made of pantyhose. You know why? Because it wouldn't hold up to the weight and abrasion. I've been using this pack ~6 months for day hiking and field work. My main issue with this and other REI packs with the same elastic side pockets is the material used. While lightweight and good for holding stuff snugly, the stretchy material on those side pockets is also prone to tearing and abrading. The rest of the pack is holding up great, but the rips/holes that have formed in those pockets greatly reduce the pack's overall utility- no longer can I trust them with equipment I want to keep (GPS, shades, radio, multi-tool, headlamp, etc). I try my best to be low impact on equipment, but there's no practical way to protect these pockets from snagging branches, rocks, or thorns when moving through the brush. And even though they CAN be stitched back together, it's not a long term or confidence inspiring solution- it's only a matter of time before another hole forms. My strong preference would be to use more durable material, even if it weighs a little more. My girlfriend has the same complaint- her REI pack has pockets of the same type and they aren't holding up. One other complaint is how the mesh back panel is a trap for pine needles and narrow seeds, especially short ones like Pinyon pine. Once they're under the mesh, they can be hard or impossible to fish out, but still manage to poke you when you wear it. So even though the mesh helps ventilation, be careful where & how you set the pack on the ground.
      Date published: 2011-11-24
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromSide compression straps ??? I have a question about the "side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying." I cannot figure what what tightening these straps does. The internal cords aren't going anywhere and tighten nothing.... If any one can help me understand the value of this feature, please let me know.
      Date published: 2011-01-07
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromgood pack but not perfect I have been in search of a pack that can be used for hiking and daily grind. I almost found it in the tranverse. overall the pack is great with all the pockets for organization(con for some but pro for me), which is great for daily city use. I do have a few suggestions for the pack: softer shoulder straps like mountain hardware's straps but that is a minor thing the egg crate pads needs to be a lot thicker for it to be effective in air circulation. it is only 1/2 in thick and after putting pack on, it is compressed to nothing. the hip pad needs to be WAY thicker. it is advertised as padded but that's misleading! could be a little lighter but then i would be complaining about a lot more stuff.
      Date published: 2011-03-29
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromOne size fits all is limiting Unfortunately the one size fits all sizing means it does not have much vertical adjustment. It was too short for me. The hip belt was way above my hips and I'm not a tall person (5' 9"). I took it back and traded for a Lookout 40 in size large. It made a big difference. REI should make the Traverse in a size large also.
      Date published: 2011-07-28
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat things come in small packages I bought this pack for a vacation out west. All of my packs are for multi-day excursions and I was in need of a day pack. When I got this pack I was impressed with the multi-pockets that are hard to see on REI's web site. This pack perfomed flawlessly. I was able to pack rain gear for my wife and kids plus snaks for our day excursions. Plenty of room and good organization compartments. Only complaint is it needs a fully adjustable lumbar strap. Would definitely buy again. Thanks REI!
      Date published: 2009-03-21
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromNice! Nice pack, just picked it up before a trip out to Cal. I am 6'3" so when I first got it in the mail it was smaller than what I expected but turned out to be solid. Took it as a carry-on on the flight and hiking in Muir Woods (Tourist Club is highly recommended) and the pack proformed great. Love that it is a green pack, thanks.
      Date published: 2009-04-18

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