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REI Vagabond Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019


We have checked a few reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Vagabond - 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 Vagabond:

Reviewers like these things about the REI Vagabond

  • According to users, the REI Vagabond pack has a comfortable backpack-style harness that stows away neatly when it's time to slide the pack into an overhead bin.
  • Users indicated that it has a padded hip belt to let them comfortably carry heavy loads.
  • Users mentioned that it has a zippered panel that covers the harness and hip belt, so the pack can easily slide into cargo bins.
  • Other users recommend the pack for its ergonomic design.
  • Reviewers noted that it could double as an overachieving freshman’s book bag.
  • They said that the bag has two side pockets for last-minute add-ons that don’t disrupt the bag’s lines when left empty.
  • Other reviewers also found that the bag is provided with a horizontal haul handle that makes grabbing the pack out from under a bus or off a baggage kiosk synch.
  • They also noted that pack is light enough to carry by this handle for a short walk.
  • Users praised its size, portability, and a no-nonsense look.
  • Others said that it includes an attached waterproof document carrier.
  • Several users pointed out that the bag fits like a glove.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer had issues with the waist and chest straps.
  • A tester said that it should include a third compression strap.





Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the REI Vagabond vs 2 other, similar bags.

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REI Vagabond vs Kelty Redwing


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REI Vagabond

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Kelty Redwing
Kelty Redwing

4.08
BEST
Based on 2,101 reviews

Capacity: 32-50 l
Weight: 2-3.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Vagabond is rated quite a lot worse than the Redwing.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,101 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Redwing is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Grey
Green




REI Vagabond vs Osprey Porter


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REI Vagabond

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Osprey Porter
Osprey Porter

4.67
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Based on 1,578 reviews

Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Vagabond is rated quite a lot worse than the Porter.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,578 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Porter is available in these colors:
Black
Red
Grey
Green







Selected Reviews


Her Packing List

Choosing a backpack is really personal, but the Vagabond works like a charm for me.

Posted 16 April 2013 by Brooke Schoenman - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019