How to Pack a Backpack Workshop

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$20 for REI Members

$40 for non-members

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  • Group size 8 people
  • Instructor REI Specialist

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.


    Want to learn ALL the basics of backpacking? Complete all five of our backpacking workshops to be successful in the backcountry! 1. Backcountry Tents and Sleep Systems 2. Backcountry Stoves and Water Filtration 3. Bear Bags and Backcountry Food Storage Systems 4. How to Pack a Backpack 5. Backpacking Cooking Feel free to bring your own packed, trail-ready pack. Feel free to bring your own packed, trail-ready pack.

    Activity location

    Paradise Valley REI

    12634 N Paradise Village Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85032

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