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REI Big School Backpack - Youth


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  • Sized to fit small frames and shoulders, the REI Big School pack also has a chest strap to ensure carrying daily school necessities is safe and comfortable
  • Fully adjustable and padded, sculpted shoulder straps feature soft edges for load-carrying comfort; padded panel protects back from bulky and pointy items
  • Inner sleeve in main compartment is an all-purpose stash spot
  • Front zip pocket features an organizer for everyday essentials with room for pens/pencils, calculator, cash and keys
  • Exterior zip pocket provides quick access to small items; mesh side pockets provide water bottle storage
  • Clip loop for LED blinker light; blinker light sold separately
  • Easy-haul carry handle


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Best Use Casual
Bag Style Backpack
Gear capacity (L) 28.5 liter
Gear capacity (cu. in.) 1,739 cubic inches
Number of exterior pockets 4 + main compartment
Carry-on size Yes
Material(s) Polyester
Dimensions 17 x 12 x 8 inches
Weight 1 lb. 1 oz.
Gender Kids'

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