User Review: REI Flash UL Pack
Number of Pockets: 1 main sack and little divider pockets inside
Max. Load Carried: probably 20 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'1" in the morning
Price Paid: around $20 on sale
I bought this pack to have something small and light to take with me on trips and to carry some of the "extras" my kids always seem to come up with. I ended up using it to carry my gear to work (as a float RN, I pack extra 'stuff' that I may need not found on the unit I end up working on) plus lunch and stuff in general. I am quite amazed by how rugged this little pack is. I managed to shove an oversized clipboard in it and was waiting for a tear or seam blowout and had nothing but secure carrying.
I always pack it when we travel and end up with snacks, jackets and other "stuff" my three young ones somehow unload on dear old dad. (Yes they have packs, but they're still small tykes and so are their packs.)
The little pockets in the pack do come in handy for sorting away essentials during our travels and the mesh they're made of make it easy to keep track of what's inside.
This pack is a perfect gift for someone who has everything, the ultralight weight freak, the Christmas stocking, for yourself, and definitely for someone you really want to make happy.
p.s. as far as genders of packs, tried to figure it out by turning it over and even inside out, but couldn't sex the thing. I think they divide like amoebas for reproduction. Mine is shy though, still only one in my closet...