The REI comment is odd, I wonder if they forgot that they were responding to a question about a youth pack. 70L is a tremendous capacity for a child, given that it's suggested to cap their load at 20% of their weight. For context, my 11 year old his 12 lbs with his pack, sleeping pad, and 2L of water. He had plenty of more room in his pack (38L), but that was 20% of his weight. With a kid, I'd assume you're going to be the pack mule.
Date published: 2018-02-08