The Flash 18 pack by REI is a wonderful little pack for any person who loves the outdoors. It is so easy to just throw in what you need and go! The pack is compatible with a water reservoir which makes sense since there are not any pockets for water bottles. It is outfitted with 140-denier ripstop nylon which means you don't have to worry about beating it up. If you can't fit everything inside the pack, there is a daisy chain that you can clip your gear to on the outside. The Flash 18 has some great new features this year. There is now a small, interior zippered pocket that works great for keeping your essentials secure. Also included is a back panel pad that can be removed and then used as a pad in camp or for a break on the trail. You can also customize the pack by removing the sternum or hip straps if you prefer. Clearly the best part of this pack is its functionality. It works for everything! From a gym bag, simple bicycle pack, summit pack, to a day pack, it can do it all. You can even turn this pack inside out and use it as a stuff sack while backpacking. Once you get to camp, empty it and use it for day excursions from your base camp. At only $34.50 this pack won't break your budget. Lastly, the Flash 18 comes in some pretty flashy colors to ensure you are looking great in the outdoors!
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Nicely done! The Flash has been a day-hike bag for me for the last 2 years, I pack it along in my bigger Osprey when B-packing so I can dump the heavy stuff and run light when I make camp. Highly effective bag for the cost, a dry-bag as a liner on the inside increases your functionality as well!