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  • Backpack-style shoulder harness and padded hipbelt let you comfortably carry heavy loads
  • A zippered panel covers the harness and hipbelt, so the pack can easily slide into cargo bins
  • Zip-front panel provides wide-open access to contents; outer pack zippers can be secured via travel locks (not included)
  • Top organizer pocket has a key clip and a pocket with a soft lining ideal for phones, music players and sunglasses
  • Side pocket can hold a water bottle; pocket zips cleanly closed when not needed
  • Inner compression straps help maximize cargo capacity; outer lash patches let you attach extra items
  • The REI Vagabond Tour 40 Tavel Pack has grab handles on the top and side to make it easy to heft


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Best Use Travel
Bag Style Backpack
Gear Capacity (L) 40 liters
Number of Exterior Pockets 3 + main compartment
Carry-On Size Yes
Number of Stays 0
Fits Torso 17 - 19 inches
Fits Waist/Hips 28 - 50 inches
Material(s) Nylon
Dimensions 23.5 x 12 x 8 inches
Weight 2 lbs. 8 oz.
Gender Unisex
Hipbelt Yes
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How come this is called a Vagabond 40 when it is only 36.5L? Where did the other liters go?

Asked by: bWild
The correct capacity is 40 liters. Thank you for bringing this discrepancy to our attention. We will be updating our site shortly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

I have one of the female buckles that ripped off from the front of the pack. Is there a way to repair it?  Thank you!

Asked by: Hijact
You can find replacement buckles online here:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-02

I am 56 years old, female, and only 5 feet tall. I am strong and can carry a lot. I am planning a trip to Europe (2 weeks) next spring and I want a good travel pack that is a carry on like the Vagabond. But is it going to be too long in the torso for me? 

Asked by: BarbJ
REI Vagabond Tour 40 Pack fits torso sizes from 17-19 inches. Torso measurements vary even among people of the same height, so you will want to get your torso measured to get a proper fit. It is recommended that you get measured by our expert pack-fitters at your local REI store. If you are ordering online, you'll need a friend and a flexible tape measure. Have your friend locate the bony bump at the base of your neck, where the slope of your shoulder meets your neck. This is your 7th cervical (or C7) vertebra. Tilt your head forward to locate it more easily. This is the top of your torso length. Place your hands on top of your hip bones (also known as your iliac crest), with fingers pointing forward, thumbs in back. This is the "shelf" on which your pack will rest. The middle of an imaginary line drawn between your thumbs is the bottom of your torso length. Using the tape measure, your friend should measure the distance between the C7 and the imaginary line between your thumbs. Be sure you stand up straight when being measured. You now should have your torso length. For more information please visit our expert advice article on torso and hip size:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

The video posted is of a black and red backpack. However, the page only allows to select the the black and grey model. Is it possible to purchase the black and red model (or any other color than black and grey)?

Asked by: Hec
The black and red (Zion red) is sold out and we will not get anymore. As of December 2016, we do not have any other colors for the Tour 40.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-01

Does this pack have either an internal frame or a framesheet? Thanks.

Asked by: omega68
The Vagabond 40 has a lightweight, flexible plastic framesheet.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can the Vagabond be used for hiking like the Camino? It's works as a carry on but does it also function as an acceptable backpack? Thanks!

Asked by: Smkymtnhiker
The Vagabond can be used as a backpack. It has shoulder straps and a hipbelt.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-14

My European Airline carrier reports carry-on dimensions as 21.6x15.7x9.05 so I'm confused that this is considered a carry-on?

Asked by: outback traveler3
Many US carriers use a slightly larger criteria of 22'x14"x9". The Vagabond is nearly 2" too long. Consider the Pacsafe VentureSafe 45L GII Travel Pack, item 866218, which has a length very close at 22". I recommend checking with the airline again to verify the dimensions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

How much does this travel bag weigh empty? (and why isn't that in the specs section?). Thanks!

Asked by: Travel alot
REI Vagabond Tour 40 Pack weighs 2 lbs. 8 oz., which is listed in the second to last row on the specs tab at the link below:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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