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Generous in features and miserly in weight, the multiday REI Flash 50 pack has a balanced mix of light weight, versatile features and comfortable suspension.

  • Features

    • Removable framesheet/stays and top lid let you create a minimalist configuration for incredible weight savings
    • Minimalist configuration weighs a scant 29 oz.
    • Precurved hipbelt is designed to cradle hip bones for a natural fit and to distribute weight without sagging
    • Hipbelt webbing system lets you 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 camera and GPS pouches
    • Precurved, dual-density padded shoulder straps match your anatomy for nonbinding comfort and stability on and off the trail
    • Back panel and lumbar feature mesh-covered perforated foam for breathability and a fixed suspension system for low weight and easy use
    • Twin aluminum tube stays and precurved, perforated HDPE framesheet maximize structure and minimize weight
    • Underneath the lid, over-the-top compression strap pulls load in close to your back and provides a place for lashing on bulky items such as climbing ropes
    • Over-the-top compression strap has a thin storage pocket to stash a few small essentials; clip for key and a rip-and-stick closure keep cash and ID secure
    • Deep catch-all front pocket keeps large often-used items within easy reach for long day trips and peak bagging
    • Large, gusseted mesh side pockets hold items for quick access
    • Water-resistant zippers on top and front pockets, and a rip-and-stick closure on pocket underneath lid allow you to stash valuables away from the elements
    • Multiple lash points on top pocket and front of pack let you strap on bulky gear (such as a bear-proof canister) or add your own bungee system
    • Quick-release side compression straps secure both large and small loads for increased stability
    • Hanging inner sleeve and clips provide 2 options to hold a variety of hydration reservoirs (sold separately); dual exit ports allow drinking tube to route over either shoulder
    • Simple, lightweight tool attachments let you quickly stash trekking poles and ice axes
    • 140-denier nylon ripstop construction offers durability without increased weight; polyurethane coating adds weather resistance


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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use


    Frame Type

    Internal Frame





    Frame Material


    Number of Stays


    Suspended Mesh Back Panel


    Pack Access


    Number of Exterior Pockets

    5 + main compartment



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