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REI Flash 65 Pack - Men's - Special Buy

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The REI Flash 65 pack is ready for multiday adventures. Carry your gear in comfort.

  • Removable framesheet, stays and top lid let you create a minimalist configuration for incredible weight savings
  • Minimalist configuration weighs a scant 2 lbs.
  • Precurved hipbelt is designed to cradle your hip bones for a natural fit and to evenly distribute load weight without sagging
  • Hipbelt webbing system allows you to use a natural forward-pulling motion for quick, easy cinching and precise adjustment
  • Hipbelt has a zippered pocket for on-the-go access to essentials such as snacks and lip balm; lash points on the other side let you attach a camera bag or GPS pouch
  • Precurved, dual-density padded shoulder straps match your anatomy for nonbinding comfort and stability
  • Back panel features mesh-covered, perforated foam for breathability and a fixed suspension system for low weight and easy use
  • Twin aluminum tubular stays and a precurved, perforated HDPE framesheet maximize structure and minimize weight
  • Under the lid, an over-the-top compression strap pulls the load in close to your back and provides a place for lashing on climbing ropes or other bulky items
  • Over-the-top compression strap has a thin storage pocket to stash a few small essentials; includes a key clip and a rip-and-stick closure to secure cash and ID
  • Deep, catch-all front pocket keeps large, often-used items within easy reach
  • 2 mesh pockets on each side hold water bottles and other stowables
  • Water-resistant zippers on top and front pockets and a rip-and-stick closure on the pocket underneath the lid allow you to safely store valuables away from the elements
  • Multiple lash points on the top pocket and front of pack provide attachment points to carry additional gear
  • Quick-release bottom straps accommodate a sleeping pad; side compression straps secure both large and small loads for increased stability
  • Hydration sleeve and hanging clips hold a variety of reservoirs (reservoir not included); dual exit ports allow you to route a drinking tube over either shoulder
  • Simple, lightweight tool attachment points let you quickly lash trekking poles, ice axes or other tools to the pack
  • Sew-free construction on lash points reduces weight without sacrificing strength
  • 140-denier ripstop nylon construction increases durability without adding weight; polyurethane coating adds weather resistance
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REI Flash 65 Pack - Men's - Special Buy Specs
Best use
Ultralight backpack
62 / 65 / 68 liter
3,783 / 3,966 / 4,150 cubic inches
2 lbs. 14 oz. / 3 lbs. 2 oz. / 3 lbs. 3 oz.
1.3 / 1.42 / 1.45 kilograms
16 - 18 / 17 - 19 / 18 - 20 inches
28 - 34 / 31 - 37 / 34 - 40 inches
Ripstop nylon
5 + main compartment
Frame type
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Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Weight - metric
Adjustable torso
Fits torso
Fits waist/hips
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Suspended mesh back panel
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Number of exterior pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Raincover included

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REI Flash 65 Pack - Men's - Special Buyis rated2.0out of5by1.
Rated2out of5byfromNot a serious backpackI bought this backpack without trying it because it was on offer at REI. Big mistake. Now I have a backpack that I wish i hadnt purchased. There's no other way of saying it - it's not very good. Basically, a backpack should have a minimum of weight adding bells and whistles while providing logical and necessary accoutrements. This flash 65 fails on both fronts. specifically, there is no decent logical, DURABLE system for attaching mountaineering or hiking gear on the outside - sure.. there's a wink and a nod to gear loops there, but they're poor and the placement and design of the necessary associated strapping is not nearly up to the stndard of those of other packs. The main compartment is not as large as it should be due to an odd internal division (though under the right circumstnaces it could be useful). Its hard to judge comfort objectively but the one thing i think is vital for a backpack of this size that doesnt use the 'keep it away from your back entirely' mesh system is that there should be a vertical backchannel for air to the spine. this has neither. what we do have, however, is a useless and weight adding belt pouch and other such bells and whistles that would appeal only to the clueless. i have never seen any serious person use this. so, im now stuck with this backpack. is it terrible? well, no. it will do the job and at a decent price. but, i do regret it and should have spent more time comparing the commpetition's better designed and lighter units. i bought this because i had a hole in my backpack collection at around the 65L size, and so got this. my fault for not doing my homework, sure (though i did read the reviews which i now count as overly credulous). recommended for: price conscious, hikers only. not recommended for: alpinists/mountaineeers, gram-conscious people.
Date published: 2013-05-30

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