Rated4out of5bydmerlefromNice lightweight packUsed it as a small plane carry-on and then as a daypack at my destination. Very lightweight and holds a decent amount of stuff.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated5out of5byyurikan75252fromVery good product for daily activities.Used for daily activities while traveling overseas.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated4out of5byDreaming of Colorado guyfromGreat little packBought this Flash 18 a week or so before Christmas and love it. Got it on sale for under $25 makes it even better. Friend of mine had one and always thought it was a great little pack. Currently using it for my winter survival kit in my car; holds a extra pair of gloves, hat, hand warmers, and my little camp stove/fuel for heat. Works great cause its all in one spot and can easily take it in and out of the car. Looking forward to using on hiking and biking excursions this spring and summer, may even try a few hikes here this winter if time permits. Again, great little bag for what i paid for it.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated5out of5byChiefcornstalkfromGreat grab and go pack!Anytime I'm heading out for 3-5 miles or less, I'll grab this pack. Even for my winter dayhikes, this pack easily holds an extra layer, a hard shell, a neck gaitor, gloves, and it still has space for peeling a layer or two off if needed. The only drawback is the lack of an exterior pocket for a water bottle - I didn't care for using a bladder in this pack, but I that's why I also have the Flash 22. I use a Therm-a-Rest Z-seat in the spot where a hydration bladder would go and that has become a great way to give the pack a little rigidity using something that I always carry on the trail anyway. If I'm heading out for a longer dayhike (5-15 miles), I'll grab the Flash 22 because of the exterior water bottle holders and lid pocket (missing from the Flash 18), but overall it's a great 3-5 mile daypack that is plenty durable.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated2out of5bymktfromFabric is too fragileAlthough lightweight equipment will usually be weaker and less durable, the Flash 18 is too weak. I put a small (13-inch) laptop along with clothes and other travel paraphernalia into the pack, and the side of the laptop ripped a small tear in the side of the pack. That has not happened with any other pack that I own.
The lack of a lid lets rain fall into the pack.
I don't abuse my equipment, most of my stuff lasts for years. This pack requires too much babying.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated4out of5byYoung SongfromwonderfulGood for short hiking
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated5out of5byJKoslovfromActive parents!I bought this bag to schlep around Disneyworld and it was awesome. Durable, holds a ton, lightweight, doesn't mind getting wet. I never do reviews but I was THAT impressed.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated5out of5byEnergyFractalsfromAll around great pack for day tripsThis is a great pack for everyday use and day hikes. The straps are very light and breathable. The pack itself seems very sturdy and should hold up well. There is a small zipper to keep small valuables in since the top is a pull tie. Seems like a great little pack. I have used it many times going through heavy brush and wading through lakes with no problems so far. My favorite features are: extremely light weight, doubles as a stuff sack, and has a pull out sit pad.
Date published: 2013-12-12
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