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    REI Lookout 40 Pack - Men's

    Trail-worthy and affordable, the REI Lookout 40 pack comfortably handles a broad range of outdoor adventures, whether you're enjoying a cool forest hike or a done-in-a-day summit scramble. See details

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    Trail-worthy and affordable, the REI Lookout 40 pack comfortably handles a broad range of outdoor adventures, whether you're enjoying a cool forest hike or a done-in-a-day summit scramble.

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    Trail-worthy and affordable, the REI Lookout 40 pack comfortably handles a broad range of outdoor adventures, whether you're enjoying a cool forest hike or a done-in-a-day summit scramble.

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    Trail-worthy and affordable, the REI Lookout 40 pack comfortably handles a broad range of outdoor adventures, whether you're enjoying a cool forest hike or a done-in-a-day summit scramble.

    • Updated shoulder straps and hipbelt provide a soft and ergonomic fit while stiff load-carrying sections preserve comfort under heavy loads
    • FreeFlow back panel features multiple ventilation channels that allow cool air to flow across your back
    • Spring steel frame transfers weight to the hipbelt and stabilizes the load from unwanted side-to-side movement; perimeter design allows the back panel to conform to your back
    • Panel-loading main compartment makes it easy to organize your gear; bottom zipper adds easy access
    • Hydration pocket can be accessed from the pack's exterior, allowing you quick access to refill your reservoir (sold separately) without digging into your pack
    • Small zippered pocket with soft lining provides an ideal spot for storing delicate items such as sunglasses or electronics
    • Innovative water-bottle pocket design allows a bottle to be stored in an easy-to-reach position, then rotated and locked in place for secure storage
    • Trekking pole attachments feature adjustable lower loops that capture the pole tips, while an elastic quick-clip securely fastens your poles to the pack
    • Simple, pulley-style side compression straps compress more of the bag than traditional single straps and with less extra weight and material than dual straps
    • Quick-release compression straps on the bottom provide an easy attachment point for sit pads or other bulky items
    • Lightweight lash points allow additional gear to be strapped to the front of the pack
    • The REI Lookout 40 pack features a thermoplastic elastomer bottom panel that provides waterproof durability to withstand years of heavy use


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    REI Lookout 40 Pack - Men's Specs
    Best use
    40 liter42 liter
    2,440 cubic inches2,563 cubic inches
    2 lbs. 10 oz.2 lbs. 12 oz.
    1.19 kilograms1.25 kilograms
    17 - 19 inches18 - 20 inches
    28 - 46 inches30 - 48 inches
    Spring steelSpring steel
    1 perimeter hoop1 perimeter hoop
    Panel / bottomPanel / bottom
    7 + main compartment7 + main compartment
    21 x 13 x 11 inches21 x 13 x 11 inches
    Frame type
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
    Frame material
    Number of stays
    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

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    REI Lookout 40 Pack - Men's is rated 4.275 out of 5 by 40.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent day packl I needed a day pack that would be light, yet roomy enough to carry extra clothes on winter hikes. This pack can easily hold all extra clothes I need plus food for a day and my emergency kit. The side pockets are stretchy, they hold water water bottles securely, and allow me to pull them out easily without having to take the pack off my back. Overall - a perfect four-season day pack.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice focus on functionally and quality. I got the Black Lookout 40 primarily for backpacking but also had the opportunity to use it for a long plane flight to the west coast. My first use was backpacking/camping the Grand Canyon North Rim to South. Enjoyed the extra protection on the bottom and loved how the mesh side pockets worked...very easy to reach around and pull out my water bottle and put back. Nice engineering. The pack's deep pockets (40-42 liters) accommodated my food, stove, emergency stuff, clothing, tarp, hammock, filter and sleeping bag. The external bottom straps (surprisingly missing on other packs) were perfect for carrying my under-quilt (for hammock camping) and I was also able to strap a sit pad and short umbrella to the outside loops. The wider belt was a nice change of pace compared to the very skinny waist belts used on my other minimum weight packs. Oh, also enjoyed it on my second use...a long plane flight with too much time in the airport but it managed my tablet, smartphone, cords, and a few days of casual clothing just fine. I would like to have a few ounces shaved off but considering the apparent quality of this pack 2lb 12 oz (large) is a decent weight for myself. And thank goodness for no unnecessary outside straps that just dangle and get in the way. I'll be using this for 1-3 day backpacking trips in the future...and love the blacked out look. I like the direction REI is going with this pack...focus on functionality (i.e external pocket for my 70oz hydration bladder) and high quality. (personally I wouldn't use this as a book/commuting bag so have no need for multiple over pockets for pencils, etc. that just add weight to the pack). My thoughts are I consider this year's model a higher quality and improvement over the prior years. It's a keeper and I expect to keep it many years. Really no complaints and highly recommend.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well done and many pockets for items This backpack is good for day hikes and weekend hikes. This backpack has many separate holding areas for items, so it is easy to separate different items like food or extra clothes from things like whistle, first aid. The two side holders for one-liter water bottles are handy and useful; two liters of water is generally required for moderate hikes of seven to eight miles. This backpack has many straps for adjustment. REI personnel will great in helping fit backpack and explain adjustment process.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding hiking pack I was looking for a nice pack in the 40 liter size range and this is the best one I've owned. It has enough room for everything I normally carry for a long day hike. My tent and sleeping bag will also fit inside leaving enough room for extra clothes and other necessities. I love that your hydration bladder fits in a sleeve on the outside of the pack, next to your back. Doesn't require taking other things out of the pack to refill. Very comfortable carrying on challenging hikes, almost forget it's there. My only issue with the pack is that the straps on the bottom are a little too short to strap my sleeping pad to. I bought additional strap material and lengthened them to solve the problem. Very pleased with this pack.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Day Pack for the Price This pack is a great choice for anybody looking to do day or overnight trips. On day trips I used to use a large general purpose backpack and this is my first dedicated hiking pack. It's great price for everything this pack offers. The two water bottle pouches hold large Nalgene bottles very well and the hydration pocket can be accessed from the outside of the pack, which is quite nice. The trekking pole strap attachments work well for holding my poles. The are very adjustable and can hold one each, or I can get both to fit on one side and use the other side to carry my air pellet rifle. There are four lightweight attachment hooks on the front of the pack that work well to carabiner smaller things such as gps, machete, or hatchet. The bottom of the pack unzips to allow access to the main compartment which is great for direct access to your sleeping bag/tent/hammock without having to empty the entire compartment. A few picky things I wasn't the fondest of. The hip pads could be a little softer, but work well enough so long as the pack isn't overloaded with huge amounts of gear. The two main outside pockets, when filled, push into each other's space, and then into the space of the main compartment. Same with the soft-lined top pouch. Overall it's a fantastic day pack with plenty of space to provide enough luxuries to make day and overnight trips extremely fun and comfortable.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from More than a day-pack I just bought this backpack for my first backpacking trip in almost a decade. According to the descriptions this pack is recommended for day-hikes, but with somewhat efficient packing and mostly small-sized equipment, I was able to pack enough basic supplies, and some extras to last a 3-night adventure. That being said, if climate the was colder, I most likely would have required a larger pack. This pack is extremely comfortable lightweight, not to mention, great looking.
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good affordable pack I bought this on a trip to seattle to have for walking around town and to use on day treks. It has a lot of capacity for a smaller pack and is fairly comfortable to wear for extended periods. I haven't used it a lot but so far so good!
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome for the Day Hike This pack is well made and very good for the day hike. I would of given it 5 stars but needs more hooks/straps on the out side to hang things from such as GPS, trekking poles or what ever else you need to carry.
    Date published: 2014-04-12

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