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  • Variquick harness allows quick, easy adjustment of torso length for kid's growing frame
  • Back panel features "chimney" style twin vertical 3D air-mesh foam pads that vent away warm air and sweat to keep you dry
  • Contoured, padded shoulder straps are lined with 3D air-mesh for breathability and feature stabilizer straps for ideal positioning of pack
  • Soft hip pads and hipbelt wrap body, stabilizing and controlling lateral movements of pack while on the go
  • Top-loading main compartment has plenty of room for an overnight or lightweight weekend trip
  • 2 lid pockets and side bellows pockets store often-accessed gear such as headlamp, baseball hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, found treasures and more
  • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)
  • 2 side mesh pockets are roomy enough for water bottles and snacks
  • Bottom zippered compartment separates a sleeping bag or dirty clothes
  • Side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying; ice axe loops and pole attachments allow additional gear to be strapped on to the pack exterior


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Best Use Backpacking
Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L) 30 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 1,850 cubic inches
Weight 2 lbs. 7 oz.
Weight - Metric 1.1 kilograms
Adjustable Torso Yes
Fits Torso 10 - 17 inches
Fits Waist/Hips 24 - 36 inches
Material(s) Ripstop and ballistic nylon
Frame Material Nylon framesheet
Number of Stays 0
Pack Access Top/front
Number of Exterior Pockets 5 + main compartment
Sleeping Bag Compartment Yes
Gender Kids'
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Got this pack for my 7 year old to take his first backpacking adventure. 4 days and three nights he started off at approximately 20 lbs and he loved it. Would highly recommend to friends and family. The only thing I did not like about the pack was the pocket for the water bladder. It made it a pain to pull the bladder in and out and had to unpack part of the pack to get the bladder back in. Other than that though it was perfect for him. We did a lot of off the trail climbing in some pretty steep terrain and climbing over fallen trees and he was well balanced with the pack.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top-notch pack for kids/young teens Let's correct unfair misimpressions caused by a few comments above. This pack is VERY suitable for day hikes to 3-5 day camping/hiking trips and is sized for younger kids/smaller frame kids/early teens - how much weight/gear do you expect these kids to pack, anyway!? Fully adjustable, good seam stitching, snag-proof material, and well-thought-out design. Perfectly suited for use with a Platypus 2-liter hydration system available in sporting goods stores. Spray the pack well with a tent waterproofing product for wet weather treks. Purchased for my young Boy Scout, it should serve him well into his early/mid-teens when he moves to a larger pack. The pack WILL contain a child's compressed sleeping bag, but would be consumed by an adult's compressed sleeping bag, which your child doesn't need anyway. Use the outside compression cords/lashes to secure a Thermarest pad on back. I researched thoroughly - you won't find a better pack anywhere for it's targeted users! Great pack for getting kids/teens serious about developing their outdoor skills.
Date published: 2010-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter loves carrying her backpack Bought this pack for my daughter's first 2 night trek. She is 8 years old loved it. Fit her sleeping bag, change of clothes, small water bottle, crocs and even a little stuffed animal. It is well made and very comfortable. I used her pack as my day pack once we reached the destination. I anticipate this pack will serve her backpacking needs for many years.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally pleased with this pack! Just got back from taking my son on his first overnight backpacking trip using this pack for him. I'm completely pleased with it. It's basically a full-fledged internal frame pack with all the features of an adult pack in a kid-sized package. Suspension was excellent and my son didn't complain once about the pack, even though there was a fair amount of weight in it for his size. We hiked a very rocky, fairly technical section of the AT in Pennsylvania, and the pack moved with him as it should, but also was completely stable. He loved having his own pack that looked just like dad's. It's a 30 liter pack, which I think is about right for the age it's targeted for (~6-10 or so). You shouldn't be loading kids down too much anyway! Here's what we fit in it: North Face "Tigger" sleeping bag (also great), REI full-size compact pad, raincoat, small pillow, two 1 liter Nalgene bottles on the side, one small stuffed animal, headlamp, and a few other small things. Note that we have the previous version of this pack, but from I've seen it's nearly identical. I don't think you can go wrong buying this pack.
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FYI on previous comment O.K., I don't have this pack yet, but I think I will buy it for my son. The previous reviewer complained about compression straps on the vertical zippered pockets. They are there for several reasons. They help to stabilize that area...particularly in technical issues like rock. They also keep a zipper from blowing apart if much pressure is against it. As an example, my camera backpack has the same method. I'd hate to blow a zipper and dump my DSLR and lenses on the trail. My own Kelty backpack has tons of straps and daisy chains. My opinion is that rarely can you have too many daisy chains and straps. This pack looks like an awesome buy for the money.
Date published: 2009-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An adult pack sized for children My 7 year old daughter and I recently hiked about 2 miles each way to the beach at Pt. Reyes, CA. The terrain was moderate, with one somewhat steep climb. At about 53 lbs, she carried 8 lbs, and did not complain once. You can expect mostly the same features and capabilities as your own backpacking pack. A couple of criticisms: the water bottles were inaccessible because the pockets were out of reach. I recommend using a bladder instead. However, I did not notice a port for a tube, so one would have to poke it out the drawstring under the lid. The sleeping bag compartment access was too small to stuff her sleeping bag through- had to go in from the top. And I would like several loops on the back for lashing a sleeping pad, sweatshirt, etc. I researched a lot of options, and this pack seemed like it would hold everything my daughter would need for a multiday trip, and yet be lightweight, and distribute the load properly. We were not disappointed. The best part: this pack will continue to be perfect for several years to come thanks to the adjustability of the shoulder straps. Finally, I think the whistle built into the sternum strap is a very cool feature.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Serious Pack for Small Kids This is a great pack for kids. It is one of the few serious packs for small children (my son is 6). It is heavier than it needs to be, but appears to be very durable and adjustable for years of use. We took it on a one night 10 mile backpacking trip. Loaded with 6-7 lb of gear, it made for a 9-10 lb pack, which was just right for my son. We will be purchasing another one when my daughter turns 6.
Date published: 2009-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost got it right I have mixed feelings about this pack. When my kid grew out of a Squirt there were few options--the Fox 30 is about it for small backpackers who need a serious pack. On the plus side, it has plenty of adjustability, a good suspension, and appears to be well-made. It carries well, at least on a 55 lb girl who is one notch up from the minimum torso size. There are easy means to strap on things that won't fit inside, like a Thermaleak pad. Kids are always changing jackets so having the daisy chain loops to add a shock cord web is nice, but the pack should have come with one. On the negative side, it has too many features, and ends up weighing more than it needs to. For example, the side vertical zip pockets are covered by the compression straps-weird, and not useful. A front organizer pocket like the Squirt only bigger would be better. The bottom zip isn't actually a compartment, it's just an opening into the main compartment; it barely admits a small down bag, which would need a stuff sack. Better would have been internal compression straps and no opening. The water bladder compartment hangs way too low, so you can't load water (the heaviest item) just above hip level, which is where you want it and where Deuter recommends; it does hold a 2 L bladder, though. Finally, the pack has a backpacker profile (pear-shaped); I'd prefer a mountaineering profile, like the Osprey Jib 35 (but it won't fit my daughter and it's heavier). So if you face a size limit, the Fox 30 is your best choice for a serious pack, and it's not a terrible choice. It has much better features than the REI Comet, and it's lighter. Now if it just came in fuchsia...
Date published: 2009-08-02
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Could this work for a petite woman?

Asked by: erez7
​This pack will fit anyone with a torso of 10-17 inches and a waist of 24-36 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-14
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