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REI Flash Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

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This bag has very few reviews, so we haven't ranked it.

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the REI Flash:

Reviewers like these things about the REI Flash

  • A lot of users thought that the REI Flash backpack is durable.
  • Other users found that its compression technology is able to pull the pack load closer to the center of gravity.
  • They further mentioned that such compression technology improves balance and stability.
  • Reviewers indicated that its suspended mesh back panel conforms to the body for a comfortable fit.
  • They also noticed that the ventilation of the back panel helps keep the back dry even when working up a sweat.
  • Testers mentioned that its adjustable torso ensures that the pack can fit a range of back lengths.
  • Other testers found that its padded shoulder straps offer comfort and breathability.
  • Some users pointed out that the pocket on its front panel offers easy access to the items throughout the pack.
  • Many reviewers indicated that its large zippered pocket could hold gear well.
  • They said that the bag consists of two tool loops, and a trekking pole tip grip for multiple carry options.
  • Many of those who have tried the pack said that the bag is lightweight.
  • They also pointed out that it has a hydration compatible design.
  • Reviewers mentioned that its lash points allow them to strap additional gear outside the pack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user had issues with the compression strap.
  • Another user thought that the water bottle could be difficult to reach from the pockets while hiking.

Popular Models

REI Flash 22

44% choose the REI Flash 22

REI Flash 18

36% choose the REI Flash 18

REI Flash 45

19% choose the REI Flash 45

Selected Reviews

The Big Outside

You can find packs that are more comfortable, feature-rich, minimalist, or capable of hauling more weight. But you will be challenged to find one that compares with the Flash 45 at a better price.

Posted 31 May 2017 - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a lighweight and good pack for a day trip. The hydration system is much compatible and the pack is comfortable to carry.

Posted 16 March 2015 by John Rennell - Read full review


The bag doesn’t have that many features, but it is extremely good at being lightweight and useful.

Posted 15 May 2013 by Jonathan Looi - Read full review

Review Outdoor Gear

Posted 15 March 2013

Backpack Gear Test

It is small little daypack that can be used as an attchment to your main luggage. It can be packed and carried anywhere.

Posted 7 June 2007 by Raymond Estrella - Read full review

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Last updated on January 20, 2019