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Any chance you could track down the specs of an older REI backpack?

I am looking at a used REI backpack, Traverse New Star backpack.  How do I tell the capacity of the backpack?  Is it listed on the backpack somewhere?  Thoughts?

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@Paully2357 Thanks for reaching out!

The volume is not typically listed on a pack, unless it is included in the name (i.e. REI Co-op Traverse 60, meaning 60 liters of volume). Can you give a few more details on the pack? What color is it? The New Star pack from the mid 2000s was a black and khaki color and was 75 liters for the regular size and 84 liters for the large size. If it has the 'Traverse New Star' written encircling the REI Co-op Logo on the top of the pack (the pack is green or blue with black and gray highlights) that version is a bit older (Late 90s/early 00s) and does not have any volume listed in our records. Given that it was marketed as 'multi-day and extended trekking' it is likely a 70+ liter pack.

Hopefully this helps, thanks!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Do you happen to know why New Star is no longer made? What is a the black & Khaki pack go for these days if it's found in good condition? 



Thanks for reaching out!

Our backpacking line undergoes changes, developments, and enhancements over time as our designers adapt to available technology and the diverse needs of our customers. As such, although a pack is no longer named the same, you can often find similar features in some of our older packs that exist in our current backpacking line up. As an example, it looks like there are many similarities between our current REI Co-op Trailbreak 60 pack and the REI Co-op New Star Pack

In terms of how much a pack like that would go for nowadays, that's a really subjective question. What we can say is that it was $103.83 when we last sold it in 2004!

Hopefully this helps, thanks!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

You should bee able to get a fairly good idea of its capacity by measuring the various compartments.

There are just three kinds of packs - too big, just right, and not enough


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