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Price/value Ratio

REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack
10 Best Backpacks of 2022 - GearLab
Read the reviews: REI Co-op Flash 22 | REI Co-op Flash 18.
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OutdoorGearLab
5 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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REI Co-op Trail 25 Pack - Men's
Best Daypacks for Women of 2022 - GearLab
For the person who is just as likely to take this pack to a coffee shop as on an after-work hike, the REI Trail 25 is the workhorse of budget packs, making it an easy pick for its excellent value. It's attractive, durable, and pretty comfy too. The design is one of the most well-thought-out for simplicity of use
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OutdoorGearLab
5 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Comfort

REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack
Run, hike, overnight, bookbag
This bag rocks! it's the perfect size to take in the car on day trips, bag a peak, strap it tight and run with, use as a drop bag, or ride your mountain bike. It's held an umbrella and an axe on the side. It's so comfy I use it carry my 13" laptop and a notebook for school. The opening/closure is su...
5/5
Barefoot Nolon
2 years ago
rei.com
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REI Co-op Trail 25 Pack - Men's
Best Daypacks for Women of 2022 - GearLab
For the person who is just as likely to take this pack to a coffee shop as on an after-work hike, the REI Trail 25 is the workhorse of budget packs, making it an easy pick for its excellent value. It's attractive, durable, and pretty comfy too. The design is one of the most well-thought-out for simplicity of use
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OutdoorGearLab
5 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Size

REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack
Cool Everyday Backpack
I bought it for a great price but mostly for the size and weight. I bought it for my husband but I think I’ll keep it.
5/5
Nature Lover
2 years ago
rei.com
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REI Co-op Trail 25 Pack - Men's
Great pack for big guys.
This is for all of you big guys out there. I'm a big guy 6ft with the profile of a grizzly. I like this pack. It is very comfortable. I don't use the waist strap. It rides very well even when I have one water bottle on one side. I usually carry a soft fleece jacket, windbreaker or rain jacket, first...
5/5
Montana Jim
1 year ago
rei.com
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Hiking

REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack
Lightweight & Easy
I am obsessed with this pack. Got mine in 2018 after deciding to hike a 14'er while on vacation in Colorado and I have been in love ever since. I have a fairly petite frame (5'2", 135LB, 16 inch torso) and this fits me perfectly. I have a girlfriend who is 5'9" and it fits her perfectly as well due ...
5/5
Emily
2 years ago
rei.com
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REI Co-op Trail 25 Pack - Men's
Best Daypacks for Women of 2022 - GearLab
For the person who is just as likely to take this pack to a coffee shop as on an after-work hike, the REI Trail 25 is the workhorse of budget packs, making it an easy pick for its excellent value. It's attractive, durable, and pretty comfy too. The design is one of the most well-thought-out for simplicity of use
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OutdoorGearLab
5 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Strap

REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack
Storm chasing with one bag, gear list and packing photos (and lightning too)
Great post and such an interesting hobby. Loved the pics. Re Flash 22 - I have been considering one of these for shorter trips, as looks a great well rated small lightweight pack.
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1 year ago
reddit.com/r/onebag
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REI Co-op Trail 25 Pack - Men's
Needed one a bit bigger than my Flash 18
I'm really happy with this pack. I have been using an REI Flash 18 for A LOT of day-hiking and all kinds of travel over the years, and that has held up and performed fantastically. But I realized I needed more space when carrying more stuff sometimes. This includes times when I'm not solo and I'm ca...
5/5
HikingMike
1 year ago
rei.com
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Carry-on

REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack
Featherweight Champ
Cleverly designed little travel pack that weighs next to nothing but has plenty of room for all of your essentials. Love the design and the easy drawstring opening, it has a slot for water and plenty of room on the inside or side pockets for a light pack of essentials.
5/5
Skorrus
2 years ago
rei.com
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REI Co-op Trail 25 Pack - Men's
Nearly Perfect Day Pack
I recently bought a Trail 25 as a medium sized day pack. I have had a chance to load it out and take it for a short 5 mile wander.
Overall I am happy with the pack. I has a straight forward, simple design. A wide opening main body that thankfully lacks the over abundance of pockets common in bags o...
5/5
Rechuck
1 year ago
rei.com
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Compartment

REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack
More space and features than Flash 18 but wider
For flights, as “personal item” stowed under seat in front in economy, this has a better volume and extra useful features like the flap lid and exterior mesh pockets compared with the Flash 18...but the Flash 18 is a lot narrower and I can stick a foot on either side with the Flash 18 but not the Fl...
5/5
Bombardier 52
2 years ago
rei.com
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REI Co-op Trail 25 Pack - Men's
Needed one a bit bigger than my Flash 18
I'm really happy with this pack. I have been using an REI Flash 18 for A LOT of day-hiking and all kinds of travel over the years, and that has held up and performed fantastically. But I realized I needed more space when carrying more stuff sometimes. This includes times when I'm not solo and I'm ca...
5/5
HikingMike
1 year ago
rei.com
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