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REI Crestrail Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

We have checked a few reviews and found 16 reasons to buy the Crestrail - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the REI Crestrail:

Reviewers like these things about the REI Crestrail

  • Several users agree that its construction is solid and pockets and access points were perfect for getting to the gear.
  • Many reviewers noted that this pack does have great amount of storage compartments and straps which are essential for a pack.
  • A group of hikers said that they absoltely love this as the pack was comfortable and easily adjustable at the hips, shoulders and chest, allowing them to change it if needed on demand without taking the pack off.
  • Several owners find that the pockets were perfect for a knife, compass, headlamp or small flashlight.
  • Few users said that overall it's a solid pack that worked well for a 5 day backpacking trip.
  • Another group of hikers were very pleased as they said that its load balance is amazing and the weight rides well on their hips.
  • Some users thought that its double sided lid zip with inner zip pocket is great as well as its pole holders.
  • Several other owners mentioned that they bought this bag for long weekend backpacking adventures and found that it had more than enough room for all the gear needed.
  • Few others said that they like that it has a stretchy outer pocket form wedging anything from flip flops to extra bags of food.
  • A few owners epressed that this is the best all around backpack on the market.
  • Some reviewers noted that this backpack is excellent in it's engineering, construction, features and, most of all, comfort.
  • Another group of users cited that it's a great choice for kids who are growing or for folks who have a hard time with fit and need a pack they can fully dial in to their frame.
  • Many other users said that this is a very light pack considering how comfortable and feature.
  • rich it is.
  • Still some users noted that the lid of the pack was big enough and wasn't too hard to get into.
  • Few users especifically mentioned that they liked the reverse pull waist belt.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Few owners mentioned that its hip strap pockets are very convenient but wish they were a little bit bigger.
  • Some users said that the separator between the sleeping bag stowage and the main compartment is cheap.

Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the REI Crestrail vs the REI Flash.

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REI Crestrail vs REI Flash

REI Crestrail
REI Crestrail


Based on 0 reviews

REI Flash
REI Flash


Based on 0 reviews

Price: $$

  • The Crestrail is rated about the same as the Flash.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 0 reviews of the two bags.

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Last updated on May 12, 2019