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REI Half Dome Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019


We have checked a few reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Half Dome - 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 Half Dome:

Reviewers like these things about the REI Half Dome

  • A reviewer thought that the REI Half Dome backpack is durable, making it fully functional when used for travel, commute, or hiking.
  • Users mentioned that it has a front zippered pocket with an organizer.
  • They further explained that such pocket doubles as a compression pocket for stowing jackets and clothing.
  • Reviewers pointed out that it has two mesh side pockets for water bottles or energy bars.
  • According to some reviewers, its fabric material makes the pack robust.
  • Other reviewers noted its zippered top pocket provides secure storage for maps or other items.
  • They also noticed that its vented back panel offers less contact and more airflow.
  • Some users pointed out that it is comfortable to use due to its sculpted waist belt.
  • Testers noted that its waist belt is covered with a suspension mesh that is cool and comfortable.
  • Several reviewers indicated that it has a hydration sleeve for the reservoir of choice.
  • Another user thought that the backpack features an adjustable tool loop.
  • They also praised the versatility it offers.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack has a thin back padding.
  • A few other reviewers noted that any weight drops to the bottom of the pack.



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Last updated on May 12, 2019