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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.

    • $289.00

    Item # 844652

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    • 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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    Rated 4.55/5 based on 20 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromBig boy pack. This is my 2nd pack made by REI. I had and loved the Crestrail 70 pack but it was just a bit to small. Im in no way shape or form a slackpacker. I bring whatever I can fit in my pack. This bag is the first bag Ive ever had room for more. Only reason why I didnt give it 5 stars is because its a little narrower than id like. If it was shorter and wider it be the ideal pack for a big man like me.
    Date published: 2014-05-08
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat bag Overall very pleased with the pack. The bag is on the heavier side, but the benefits are plenty. I've been out on several 10 mile trips with it and it performs well. The material is very rugged and strong feeling, its water resistant, and the sealed zippers are a nice touch. The space is incredible. I love being able to load it up with layers in the winter. I never have to compress anything. Sleeping bags fit easily into the bottom compartment. Sometimes i carry a couple full sized bed pillows into the back country, cause 2 extra pounds feels like nothing with those plushy hip pads. I also use it as my primary suitcase when driving or flying, and the extra storage is awesome.
    Date published: 2014-06-10
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromNicely evolved backpack This is the descendant of the REI backpack that I purchased in 1986, which is still is great condition and has served me well for the last 28 years! The XT 85 has all the improvements that I had been wanting, especially the hybrid frame and well-designed water bottle pockets on the side. I have not used it yet, but I do not expect to ever have to buy another backpack!
    Date published: 2014-05-08
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Pack I love this pack. It looks great and feels great... what more can you ask?
    Date published: 2014-07-02
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Pack, Would buy again in a heartbeat. I'm in the military and this has traveled with me overseas. Very durable bag and comfortable, especially with the heavy weight which it can clearly hold. I use this bag for every outing, which is almost every other weekend. Although it's very big and can handle anything that I need, it compresses very small as well to accommodate for everything . Very versatile bag. The question is, if someone stole it, would you buy it again? I definitely would. Good job REI.
    Date published: 2014-07-02
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromthe best this is my fifth and final backpack just because it is very durable and comfortable
    Date published: 2013-05-29
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromIt Falls Short Bought this with the last years Women's 80 Pack, but was actually more disappointed then expecting. This was suppose to be the "Step Up" from the REI Mars 80 Pack but found it lacking. The bottle holders are not as effective as the Mars 80. The access zippers are not very well thought out. They are placed on both sides but do not full unzip the middle portion of the bag. Compared to the Mars 80, which is setup kind of like a duffel bag, is way more easier to access your one item you need. WIth the XT 85 Pack, I found I still had to remove items to find what I was looking for. Besides the zippered redesign and the bottle holder on the sides, I ended up returning the XT 85 Pack and getting the Mars 80 Pack.
    Date published: 2013-09-24
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromPleased with this pack I bought this a few weeks ago and was planning on using it for an overnight trip to Springer Mountain in GA. Things turned for the worst after a few miles and we had to turn back after one in our party hurt his knee. It was very humid with some slight rain. I used this without the cover for the most part. The insides of the pack stayed mostly dry though. The padding is thin, but the material is great. I like how the pack has many straps to adjust the load and tighten easily and effecively. My only concern though, i pulled the lid open and stretched it a little harshly, and I heard the sound of fabric ripping. I can't find where but i did hear it. Overall though, I am very pleased with this pack.
    Date published: 2013-02-23

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