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REI Trail Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

We have checked a few reviews and found 17 reasons to buy the Trail - 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 Trail:

Reviewers like these things about the REI Trail

  • A group of owners liked it as it's easy to pack things and carry bulkier items if needed.
  • Many hikers desscribed this pack as simple, functional, and bombproof.
  • Several other hikers noted that it is perfect, simple and versatile.
  • Some other owners said they love the improved padding on the back and that the compartments are just simple and work well.
  • Few users like that it has sturdy daisy chains and an innovative trekking pole attachment.
  • A lot of owners thought that its inner mesh pockets are great and the outside ones is handy.
  • Many owners like that it has room for a laptop, water bottle, and more yet it does not feel too large.
  • Several users like that its top outside pocket is great for carrying something for quick access to, like snacks or a cell phone.
  • Some users said that it's the perfect day hiking pack.
  • Many reviewers said that the bag is surprisingly very large with the deep side pockets allowing for the 1L waters.
  • Another group of hikers said that they brought this in Iceland and it's very comfortable hiking on types of terrain like rocks, glaciers, and snow.
  • Many other bikers noted thatthey were beyond satisfied with the durability of this bag and its features.
  • Still few other owners said that they love it as its zippers are tight and there is room and open compartments.
  • Several users also added that it's a perfect size with great structure and comfort.
  • Many users said that they love its compression straps.
  • Many other owners said that it's nice size for a carry.
  • on and for a long hike, even a light overnight trip.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said that its small zipper pockets are poorly placed.
  • Few owners complain that it has no hip belt.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the REI Trail vs the REI Ruckpack.

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REI Trail vs REI Ruckpack

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REI Trail


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REI Ruckpack
REI Ruckpack


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

Selected Reviews

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I really like how this one fits, and it feels compact while still holding all of my stuff. The pockets are great, and I love the color. It’s also small enough to take as carry-on, which always makes me happy.

Posted 30 July 2015 by Ali Garland - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019