Getting teenagers to like anything is a feat, but you can start them off on the right path with the REI Passage 65 backpack that is designed to grow with young hikers. Designed and sized to fit kids from approximately 11 to 17 years old. Contoured, padded shoulder straps with breathable mesh and an angled hipbelt that cups hip bones provide carrying comfort. Hipbelt can be replaced by the REI Mars hipbelt sold separately. For growing hikers, pack has 4 load-lifter strap attachment points and a rip-and-stick harness that slides up and down on packs frame to fit torsos of varying lengths. Adjustable sternum strap helps stabilize pack and dual aluminum stays distribute the weight evenly. Concave head pod at the top of pack gives your head freedom of movement-no more staring at the ground Durable molded-foam backpanel has channels for air circulation, increasing ventilation to keep your back cool and dry. Organize your gear in the top-loading main compartment, floating top zip pocket, and front essentials zip pocket. Front essentials zip pocket is large enough for fuel bottles, first aid kit and a fishing pole pack rod front bungee cord provides a place to stash jacket or wet towel. Water-repellent zippers eliminate the need for zipper flaps and provide quick access. Externally accessible sleeping bag compartment with a zip-away internal divider handles bulky bags quick-release straps on the bottom of pack let you strap on a sleeping pad. Hipbelt zip pocket provides handy storage for small essentials such as pocket knife or snacks opposite side hipbelt features lash points for camera or GPS pouch. Hydration-compatible design features an internal reservoir sleeve and dual exit ports for drinking tube hydration reservoir sold separately. Twin tool loops and retainers, dual set of daisy chains and many accessory points let you lash on additional gear.