User Review: REI Flash 18 Pack
Height of Owner: 6'3"
Price Paid: $30
This was an impulse buy while I was visiting an REI on the way to the mountains, and it has definitely paid off! I have used it several times this summer for dayhiking and summiting, and it gets the job done.
In this pack I can carry: first aid kit, compass, camera, lunch, snacks, rain gear, water filter, 2 liter water bladder, 1 liter water bottle, and still have barely enough room to stuff my fleece jacket inside!
The sternum strap and waist belt prevent it from sliding around on your back while climbing over boulders and uneven terrain. It weighs almost nothing, and can be wadded up and tossed anywhere in your big pack on the way to base camp. I would say that this little pack has certainly been worth the money.