Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Flash
Manufacturer Recreational Equipment Inc.
Page By Smith93
Page Type Jan 31, 2007 / Jan 31, 2007
Object ID 2418
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Product Description

This versatile, lightweight daypack cleverly converts into a stuff sack simply by turning it inside out!


•Turn inside out and it's a stuff sack to help organize your gear; once at basecamp, reverse it and it's a daypack for short hikes away from camp
•Hydration-compatible design with an internal sleeve to hold a hydration reservoir, sold separately
•Top-loading entry features a single, efficient drawcord that cinches skirt closed with single tug
•Front of pack features a lightweight webbing daisy chain running vertically and an adjustable tool loop at the bottom
•Highly organized storage sleeve inside features slots sized for the Ten Essentials
•New, 140-denier nylon ripstop construction provides increased durability without added weight; polyurethane coating offers weather resistance


Approximate volume: 1,037 cu. in. / 17 liters
Number of pockets: 1 main compartment
Average weight: 9 ounces
Access / Loading: Top
Price: $25.00



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Dean - Jan 31, 2007 10:58 pm - Voted 4/5

I like my flash pack as I use it as a stuff sack inside my bigger pack and then use it for a day hike pack when I leave camp. It doesn't weigh alot considering the versatility it give me and I don't have to carry my regular pack. You don't want to carry alot of weight in it but a water bottle, sweater, water filter and some food is no problem at all. The price of 25 bucks was just right.

kovarpa - Nov 22, 2007 2:43 pm - Voted 5/5

Great summit pack - I use it as a stuff bag for my sleeping bag when backpacking in and then as a summit pack. I also use it as a day pack.
It has enough room for a 3 liter bladder, a fleece and a bit of food and then I can strap gear on the outside. Yes, you cannot haul too much in it but that is actually an advantage as it forces you take just the essentials!!
I also moves pretty well with your body when climbing (comfortable on 10b route) and doesn't get in the way.
Great pack for the price!!

Travis Atwood - Aug 21, 2008 4:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Great Specific Purpose Pack
This is a great pack for specific jobs. I use mine as an ultralight day pack to carry the essentials, but it's best use is as a summit pack. I use it as a stuff sack for my food inside my larger pack and then take it out as my summit pack once camp is set up. For $25 you can't go wrong.

southswell - Oct 22, 2008 3:50 pm - Voted 5/5

Nice little pack
I bought this pack as an alternate to my larger Granite Gear daypack. As stated above, the pack works great for what it is designed for: the ten essentials. Much more and you will be wishing you brought a pack with more support. Also, Squishy's idea of the foam pad is an absolute must, if only to insulate your water bladder. I learned this on my first use of this bag, a 100 degree daytrip up Santiago Peak here in SoCal. I started off with a bladder full of ice and very little water, by the time we hit the summit my water was very warm and not very refreshing.

The one thing I wish they (REI) would do is make a larger size harness. The shoulder straps are very small (short) and because of this the chest strap always rides up against my neck. When hiking I usually leave the chest and waist clips undone. When climbing I clip the waist strap, but still leave the chest clip undone. I hardly noticed it while climbing Whitney's East Face. Plus I was able to secure the butterfly coil to the daisy chain so it didn't flop from side to side on the descent.

Redwic - Nov 12, 2014 12:08 pm - Hasn't voted

These flash packs are great. Lightweight and great for long day hikes.

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