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    REI Flash 18 Pack

    Ultralight and ultra-versatile, the updated REI Flash 18 Pack cleverly converts into a stuff sack simply by turning it inside out. See details

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    Ultralight and ultra-versatile, the updated REI Flash 18 Pack cleverly converts into a stuff sack simply by turning it inside out.

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    Ultralight and ultra-versatile, the updated REI Flash 18 Pack cleverly converts into a stuff sack simply by turning it inside out.

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    Ultralight and ultra-versatile, the updated REI Flash 18 Pack cleverly converts into a stuff sack simply by turning it inside out.

    • All-purpose daypack is handy in town, on trails and for short hikes away from basecamp; turn it inside out to create a stuff sack that helps organize gear inside a big pack
    • Lightly padded stretch-mesh shoulder straps move freely
    • Removable back panel pad doubles as a sit pad; hipbelt and sternum strap can also be detached
    • Sternum-strap buckle doubles as a safety whistle
    • Interior zippered pocket secures keys and other small items
    • Hydration-compatible design has a hose exit port and an internal sleeve to hold a hydration reservoir (sold separately)
    • Updated drawcord closure is designed to fully cover the top opening when cinched tight
    • The REI Flash 18 Pack also has 2 daisy chains that let you attach items on the front


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    REI Flash 18 Pack Specs
    Best use
    18 liters
    1,100 cubic inches
    12 ounces
    0.34 kilograms
    15 - 19 inches
    26 - 42 inches
    Ripstop nylon
    1 + main compartment
    16 x 9.5 x 8 inches
    Frame type
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

    REI Flash 18 Pack

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    REI Flash 18 Packis rated3.8571out of5by7.
    Rated5out of5byfromGoes practically everywhere with meThis is my second Flash 18 pack, not because my first one needed to be replaced, but because I love it so much I wanted another one! The first one stays in my car, loaded with things for an impromptu hike, picnic, etc. The new one I just took to Mexico with me. It was my carry-on, my shopping bag, my purse, my camera, Kindle and binoculars holder ... all without putting too much stress on my shoulders. For such a simple bag, it's very comfortable! The two pocket styles make for very easy retrieval of items.
    Date published: 2014-04-18
    Rated3out of5byfromGreat bag, poor closure design.I have the 2012 model of this bag and it was great. I was helping my friend pick out a new bag and the new 2014 closure/flap design is horrible! The draw string keeps getting snagged as we try to open and close the bag. REI really needs to redesign the new closure system or use thicker/smooth cords. He got bag anyway because they size was weight was perfect for a day hike.
    Date published: 2014-03-31
    Rated3out of5byfromThe Colors?Horrible colors! The top flap is pointless and takes away from the pack's "minimalism". Previous versions were better. I hope they go back to the older design, it was perfect. That being said, I would still recommend it. Colors and top flap aside, it's a great pack.
    Date published: 2014-03-12
    Rated5out of5byfromAwesomeThis product is simple and wonderfully packable. I bring it on every trip I take, packing it in my bigger luggage, so that I have a day pack to bounce around a city or forest in my free time. This is huge bang for the buck.
    Date published: 2014-02-12
    Rated5out of5byfromPractical everyday packI got this pack for use in commuting to the gym from home on my bike and for day trips to the beach. It has performed wonderfully. I like the updates with the closure system and the little flap that covers the opening, very quick and easy to use. I read some other reviews of people having trouble with the old one but this one works just fine, I don't see any flaws in the design. The straps are plenty comfortable and stable feeling even when I cram the pack full of my things (change of clothes, shoes, shower items, snacks, water bottle, phone, etc...) The removable back panel could be used to sit on as they say but it's pretty thin and I think the fat on my butt serves just fine to sit on. The back is not very breathable so my back usually gets pretty sweaty but I'm a person who sweats a lot anyway and I live in Honolulu where it's hot all the time so I don't consider that as a negative. The internal mesh pocket is larger than I anticipated and fits; my phone, wallet, keys, pocket knife, a granola bar and still has some room left. The only minor problem I've had is that sometimes when pulling gear out it snags on the mesh pocket because the bottom of the pocket is not fixed to the side, very minor problem that shouldn't deter anyone from buying. I have yet to use a water bladder inside or used it as a stuff sack by turning inside out so I can't comment on those aspects. Overall a great lightweight and easy to use bag. Buy it! Plus it's cheap and the material and build quality are great.
    Date published: 2014-02-11
    Rated1out of5byfromNew flash 18I am not happy with the new closure system. I was looking at buying one and then I saw it! I has, what I describe, as a cardboard flap to cover the small hole at the top once you synch down the rope. This is such a horrible and ugly looking design that I simply will not buy the new flash pack because of it. Ya, some will bark at this, but I was more then happy with the old design. Simple, effective and clean looking. I understand the need to develop and design new products, but when something as simple as the closure system gets all blinded out, on an already highly simple and wonderful pack, it frustrates me. I see a over zealous design team or stubborn upper management. Either way, I think REI dropped the ball big time on this design.
    Date published: 2014-01-03
    Rated5out of5byfromPerfect PackGreat pack. Nice variety of colors suitable for both genders. Spans all ages from the very youngest (gave to a 4 year old who uses it on family day trips and just to carry possessions in general) to the very oldest (a great grandmother who used it for recent air travel) and everyone in between. Have given one to all family members, each in their own color, and each has their own use for it, from using with a hydration pack for day hikes, to a carryall for day trips, to transport small tools and necessary items for field work, to an overnight bag, to a sport sac, to a commuting bag for work. Each was satisfied in its function for their own purpose. Reasonably priced and well constructed. Regardless of its small size and light weight, it holds plenty -- an all-around perfect pack.
    Date published: 2013-12-16

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