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I've had a REI Flash 18 day pack for a few years.....wanted a few add on's like water bottle holders and a bit larger.  I then purchased a REI Stuff Travel Pack which I really like. Has water bottle holders, a cool lid over the top of the pack, but missing the handy loops for 1/8" bungee cord to lace / tie hoodies or camera tripod onto.   Now the REI folks have introduced a REI Flash 22....this is the best of both my other packs.  Has pockets, water bottle holders, loops for bungee chord... I like it. Those REI folks are mind readers : )

Flash 18 -- http://www.rei.com/search?query=REI+flash+18

Stuff Pack -- http://www.rei.com/product/809163/rei-stuff-travel-pack

Flash 22 -- http://www.rei.com/product/844631/rei-flash-22-pack
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I've got a REI Traverse 35 that has served me well. I've used it for dayhikes and even air travel as a carry on.

Normally I wouldn't care, but that lime color on the Flash 22 is hideous.


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I agree on the Lime....for that reason I purchased the Titanium color.  I would of preferred black or charcoal.  O'well....it looks to be my favorite pack this year.  Headed to our cabin in the Smokies in a couple of weeks and will give it a few days worth of field testing.
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I've got a Flash 18 that I often carry for use as a summit pack or a day pack on trips out of a base camp.  Seems to work pretty well.  But I'd have never bought it in that lime color.  What were they thinking?

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Looks like a very functional peak/day pack.

Maybe the lime color is a built-in anti-theft device?
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I, too, use the flash 18 for short hikes from base camp.  I like the pack, but in hindsight, wish it had a water bottle pocket and a small pocket for those things that you would like to be able to get to quickly.

Is the lime green color of the flash 22 reflective?  Regardless, it's got to be easy to find the pack if you set it down somewhere and walk away.
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