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XT 85


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: XT 85

Manufacturer: REI

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 - 1 Votes


Page By: CSUMarmot

Created/Edited: Oct 12, 2010 / Oct 13, 2010

Object ID: 7368

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Product Description

Currently REI's largest (in terms of volume) extended trip backpack utilizing new technologies to create a comfortable extrenal frame pack for men.


Specs: 85L/5492 cu. inches 5.3 lbs/oz 2.35kg Large- 19-21in X 34-40in

From REI.com
•Handling heavy loads in comfort and providing easy access to your gear, the XT 85 is perfect for anything from a 10-day wilderness expedition to a weekend jaunt
•Hybrid frame design blends external-frame comfort and load-transfer capability with internal-frame stability
•X-Brace center stays stabilize the hipbelt against unwanted sag under heavy loads
•FreeFlow sculpted torso pad reduces sweaty contact areas with multiple peaks and valleys releasing vapor; foam structure allows pack to conform to your back for a stable fit
•Precurved hipbelt comfortably matches your anatomy from day one
•Hipbelt webbing system adjusts with a forward pull in an ergonomic motion
•Unique front pocket arrangement provides 2 zippered pockets on top of a stretch-woven stash pocket, allowing access to your gear without interference from the other pockets
•Floating lid can be removed and stowed; secure key pocket is inside lid
•Double top collar allows you to vary the pack's capacity
•Side zip access allows easy retrieval of items buried deep in the pack
•Bottom sleeping bag compartment features a smooth curved zipper
•Tough Cordura® nylon offers superior abrasion resistance and tear strength
•Sew-free construction at lash points provides a lighter-weight alternative to sewn constructions without sacrificing strength
•Quick-release straps on the bottom of the pack body provide an easy attachment point for sleep pad or tent
•Lash points on the hipbelt make it easy to keep camera and GPS pouches within easy reach
•Water-repellant zippers eliminate the need for zip flaps and provide quick access
•Hipbelt pocket provides handy storage for items needed on the hike
•Accommodates most hydration systems; ports allow for routing the bite valve over either shoulder (hydration reservoir sold separately)

Other Cool Features

2 external pockets that are perfect for hiking shoes
hydration ports on both sides of pack
hipbelt pocket perfect size for digital camera
Daisy chains for a variety of uses
chest strap buckle is a whistle
Material is water resistant, not water proof


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CSUMarmotEverything it claims to be

Voted 5/5

comfortable, light and functional, well worth the outrageous price
My only complaint is that the shoulder straps are a little thin and cut into your shoulders if you're only wearing a thin layer, but you'll get used to it
Posted Oct 13, 2010 8:51 pm

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