I've been looking at getting a larger pack to eventually get outside a little further away. I like the price and size of the Trailbreak but I'm curious about the $100 price disparity between it and the Traverse 70. Are there major differences in features, materials, construction, etc?
Hello there! Thanks for reaching out with your question! Some of the basic differences between the packs have to do with sizing and additional features.
The trailbreak pack comes in one size that is pretty flexible to help accommodate a variety of torsos but many get a better fit with a pack that comes in a variety of sizes as the Traverse does.
Also, the Traverse pack comes with a rain cover and a detachable day pack. These are not features of the trailbreak.
There are some good reviews from users of the Traverse pack whereas the Trailbreak is pretty new and I found just one detailed review. However, it was pretty detailed and might be worth reading over as you make your decision.
Hope this helps and I’m sure some of my fellow Green Vests might chime in too!
@Marcus Great question!
@REI-AlyS did a great job getting you the main differences between these packs with the included rain cover, detachable day pack, and broader size range offered in the Traverse pack. Here are a couple of other differences between the two backpacks:
Hope this helps make your decision, thanks!