REI Co-op Flash 65 Pack

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If you want to go light without sacrificing comfort, the multiday REI Flash 65 pack is for you. It sports a balanced mix of light weight, versatile features and a comfortable suspension.

  • Features

    • 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 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 (sold separately); 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 helps reduce weight without sacrificing strength
    • 140-denier ripstop nylon construction provides increased durability without added weight; polyurethane coating adds weather resistance
    • Discussing the REI Flash 65 pack, Backpacker April '09 put it this way, ''Wrong question: Who should get this pack? Right question: Who shouldn�t?�


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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use


    Frame Type

    Internal Frame




    Ripstop nylon

    Frame Material


    Number of Stays


    Suspended Mesh Back Panel


    Pack Access


    Number of Exterior Pockets

    5 + main compartment



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