How to Pack a Backpack Workshop


$20 for REI Members

$40 for non-members


  • Group size 12 people
  • Instructor Jake

Being able to comfortably pack and carry all the basic essentials for your next adventure doesn't have to be difficult. Join an REI expert to learn the best ways to distribute gear in your backpack, what fits best where, and the key elements to good backpack fit. You are encouraged to bring your own pack, packed with your gear, and we'll show you how to make it carry as comfortably as possible. An REI fit expert will also help you identify what to look for in good pack fit and how to achieve that light-as-a-feather feel on your next trail adventure.


    Backpacking is an amazing way to experience the wilderness! But having a pack that doesn't fit, or a load that tries to pull you back down the mountain is no fun. Join an REI expert to learn the best way to pack your gear and adjust your pack.

    Activity location

    Rochester REI

    450 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

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