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  • 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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Best Use Backpacking
Frame Type Internal
Ultralight Yes
Gear Capacity (L) 62 / 65 / 68 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 3,783 / 3,966 / 4,150 cubic inches
Weight 2 lbs. 14 oz. / 3 lbs. 2 oz. / 3 lbs. 3 oz.
Weight - Metric 1.3 / 1.42 / 1.45 kilograms
Fits Torso 16 - 18 / 17 - 19 / 18 - 20 inches
Fits Waist/Hips 28 - 34 / 31 - 37 / 34 - 40 inches
Material(s) Ripstop nylon
Frame Material HDPE/aluminum
Number of Stays 2
Suspended Mesh Back Panel No
Pack Access Top
Number of Exterior Pockets 5 + main compartment
Gender Men's
Backpack Style Ultralight backpack