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The REI Tarn 18 pack perfectly suits young outdoor adventurers ages 8 -12. With the same high-quality materials and design as an adult pack, this pack is sized and shaped to fit kids comfortably.

  • Features

    • FreeFlow sculpted back panel reduces sweaty contact areas with peaks and valleys that let vapor escape; soft foam allows the pack to conform to kids' backs for a stable fit
    • Contoured and padded hipbelt features zippered pockets for handy storage of small essentials
    • Panel loading main compartment is easy to organize and access; hydration pocket fits a 50 fl. oz. hydration reservoir (sold separately)
    • The REI Tarn 18 pack features a large mesh pocket on the front and a zippered pocket on the top for stashing extras such as a jacket, hat and gloves
    • Safety whistle is built into the sternum strap buckle so a child need never be without this 10 essentials item
    • Mesh side pockets hold water bottles and afternoon snacks; lightweight lash points allow kids to strap additional gear to the front of the pack


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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use


    Frame Type


    Gear Capacity (L)

    18 liter

    Gear Capacity (cu. in.)

    1,100 cubic inches


    1 lb. 3 oz.

    Fits Torso Length (in.)

    8 to 12 years



    Pack Access


    Number of Exterior Pockets

    6 + main compartment


    15 x 9.75 x 6.5 inches



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