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REI Traverse Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

We have checked a few reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Traverse - 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 Traverse:

Reviewers like these things about the REI Traverse

  • A reviewer thought that the REI Traverse pack is a simple pack that works well, with no extra frills.
  • Users noted that it has plenty of pockets to keep gear organized.
  • Testers noted that it is comfortable with a frame that provides decent ventilation.
  • They also mentioned that it has a basic design that provides support and carrying comfort.
  • According to some reviewers, the backpack's rain fly and hydration compatibility are positive additions.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag found that it carries better with a heavier load.
  • They also noticed that it works well for long trips.
  • A user thought that pack's suspension system and metal frame provide plenty of support and comfort.
  • Several reviewers indicated that its hip belt transfers weight well and keeps weight off the shoulders.
  • Some users recommend the backpack as a carry-on for short hiking adventures or travel.
  • Laptop users praised its compression straps that brought the load up high.
  • Tablet users also lauded the presence of a J-shaped zipper, making for duffel-style entry into the body of the pack.
  • Other users noted that it was easy to get the hang of the bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer said that the pack seemed less durable in terms of materials used.
  • A few other reviewers found that its hip belt and shoulder straps were a bit stiff and took some time to break in.

Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the REI Traverse vs the REI Flash.

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REI Traverse vs REI Flash

REI Traverse
REI Traverse


Based on 0 reviews
Price: $$$

REI Flash
REI Flash


Based on 0 reviews

Price: $

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

Selected Reviews

The Big Outside

For backpackers who typically carry 30 to 45 pounds, the Traverse 70 is a good value in a midweight pack.

Posted 11 May 2016 - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019