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    REI Flash 52 Pack - Women's - Special Buy

    The women's REI Flash 52 Pack sports a redesigned frame, hipbelt and back panel, combining ultralight materials with the comfort and performance you'd expect from a heavier pack. See details

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    The women's REI Flash 52 Pack sports a redesigned frame, hipbelt and back panel, combining ultralight materials with the comfort and performance you'd expect from a heavier pack.

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    The women's REI Flash 52 Pack sports a redesigned frame, hipbelt and back panel, combining ultralight materials with the comfort and performance you'd expect from a heavier pack.

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    The women's REI Flash 52 Pack sports a redesigned frame, hipbelt and back panel, combining ultralight materials with the comfort and performance you'd expect from a heavier pack.

    • New tubulur aluminum perimeter frame and updated, structured hipbelt offer superior load transfer and stability, letting you carry hefty loads while minimizing pack weight
    • Hipbelt cradles the hips for a natural fit and offers impressive comfort and load transfer for an ultralight pack
    • Hipbelt webbing system lets you use a natural forward pulling motion for quick, easy cinching and precise adjustment
    • Precurved shoulder straps match a woman's anatomy for nonbinding comfort and stability; perforated foam allows body vapor to pass through for improved comfort
    • New molded, mesh-covered EVA back panel offers comfortable, ventilating performance that rivals heavier packs
    • Top-loading main compartment can also be accessed from a zippered opening at the bottom; floating top lid can be extended to create additional volume
    • Hydration pocket holds a reservoir of your choice (sold separately) for drinking water on the go
    • Floating front pocket maintains volume even when the main compartment is fully loaded; it offers convenient storage and allows more compressible gear to be stored behind it
    • Large mesh side pockets hold items for quick access
    • Hipbelt has zippered pockets on both sides for on-the-go access to essentials such as snacks and lip balm
    • Water-resistant zippers let you stash valuables away from the elements
    • Lightweight Speed Hook attachment points let you strap tools and bulky gear to the pack; quick-release straps at the bottom offer easy attachment of a sleeping bag or pad
    • Side compression straps help secure both large and small loads for increased stability
    • The women's REI Flash 52 Pack is made with ripstop nylon that provides durability; polyurethane coating adds weather resistance
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    REI Flash 52 Pack - Women's - Special Buy Specs
    Best use
    Ultralight backpackUltralight backpackUltralight backpack
    49 liters52 liters55 liters
    2,990 cubic inches3,173 cubic inches3,356 cubic inches
    2 lbs. 12 oz.2 lbs. 15 oz.3 lbs.
    1.25 kilograms1.33 kilograms1.36 kilograms
    15 - 17 inches16 - 18 inches17 - 19 inches
    26 - 40 inches28 - 42 inches30 - 44 inches
    Ripstop nylonRipstop nylonRipstop nylon
    1 peripheral hoop1 peripheral hoop1 peripheral hoop
    Top / bottomTop / bottomTop / bottom
    7 + main compartment7 + main compartment7 + main compartment
    Frame type
    Backpack style
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
    Frame material
    Number of stays
    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

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    REI Flash 52 Pack - Women's - Special Buy is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty awesome I love this pack, that being said I don't love trying to get it in overhead compartments of small planes with grumpy bystanders prodding me on. You MUST perform strap management when flying with this bad boy, and the hip belt is formed so it is not highly compressible. Also, at between 2-3 lbs depending on size purchased (I bought the large) it should not be listed as ultralight. Now that you know my two measly complaints here is the good stuff. The weight distribution is incredible. I carried all the gear required for a month long job which weighed in at almost 60 pounds (!!!!!!!!) and didn't feel like I was carrying much if any over 20. I have used this on a week long trek through Ethiopia (20 degrees to about 115) without even checking weights and was comfortable with it on for all 125+ miles and 95 degrees of temp shift. I use it on every multi-day trip I take and almost 2 years later I haven't had a single problem with durability or function. AWESOME PACK!!!!!! The pockets are versatile, the gear loops are useful, I love it. Wish I could give it a 4+ star rating, but the problem with overhead compartments stops me from a 5.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight pack for 2-3 day trips Got this pack on clearance at an REI store for Christmas. I wanted something light and comfortable that could fit enough gear for a short backpacking trip, and was not disappointed. The pack is not only light-weight but very balanced so that you will hardly notice it. There are ample compression straps and the compartments are all large and simple, giving you good flexibility. I can fit my 100 oz reservoir in it although the sleeve seems to be a little short. As a woman I appreciate a pack that sits correctly on my hips without digging into them and causing bruises. This pack has no sleeping bag compartment so I just stuff mine into the bottom. The water bottle pockets are mesh and actually not side pockets at all- they are one giant mesh pocket running behind the front compartment. So basically they won't hold your water bottles very well unless the pack is full. I use them to stow extra gloves/hat. The only real downside to this pack is that the clips are not made of very sturdy material, so you will have to use common sense when adjusting the straps. The top compartment has an interior zipped pocket for your smaller items.
    Date published: 2014-04-14

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