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Hi @cristina - Thanks for reaching out! Yes, you can bring your new pack into an REI to have someone help you with fitting. Having a pack fit properly is an important step towards getting the best use of it, so we're happy to hear that you already had that in mind.
For the boots, if the store where they were purchased is nearby, we suggest starting there. If that is not an option, you can bring them in or contact the store beforehand to see if there is availability.
Glad to hear you got some new backpacking gear for Christmas. Happy hiking!
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