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REI Women's XT 75 - Extended-Trip Backpacks: Reviews

(Inga Hendrickson)
Photo: Inga Hendrickson REI Women's XT 75 - Extended-Trip Backpacks: Reviews
Big-Trip Brawn

Thanks in part to a hybrid internal-external frame, this pack is outra-geously light for how much gear it carries (enough for a weeklong trip). But REI made sure not to skimp in the important places—like the wide, cushy shoulder straps and the hipbelt, which is canted for a woman's waist. 5.3 lbs, 4,577 cu in; rei.com

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