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Price $77.53 at Amazon$199.00 at REI$194.56 at Amazon
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Pros Very cheap, durable fabricLight-weight, comfortable, easily personalized, inexpensiveGreat value, solid features, ergonomic shoulder straps and back-panel, versatileUncomplicated design, adjustable, rear stretch pockets, inexpensiveGreat value, decent weight, simple and effective design
Cons Uncomfortable, bulky straps and buckles, difficult to use pocketslacks durabillity, not made for heavy loadsNarrow main compartment difficult to pack, weight rides high like external frame packs, tight water bottle pocketsNoisy frame, bulky padding, haeavyNothing stands out, some small unnecessary straps, dark interior
Bottom Line While not a tester favorite, this pack will get you on the trail even if you're on a tight budgetThe Features on the Flash 55 are some of the best and most versatile of all the packs in our testThis pack has solid performance at a reasonable priceThis simple pack is a great option for those that want high quality at a low priceThis pack has a good price and effective design for easy use
Rating Categories Teton Sports Scout 3400 REI Co-op Flash 55 Osprey Volt 60 Osprey Viva 50 Gregory Stout 65
Comfort Suspension (45%)
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Organizational Systems (20%)
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Specs Teton Sports Scout... REI Co-op Flash 55 Osprey Volt 60 Osprey Viva 50 Gregory Stout 65
Measured Weight (pounds) 4.5 lbs 2.6 lbs 4.5 lbs 4.38 lbs 4 lbs
Volume (liters) 55 L 55 L 60 L 50 L 65 L
Access Top Top Top Top Top, bottom
Hydration Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Materials 600D Diamond Ripstop / 600D PU Main body: 100D ripstop nylon
Bottom: 420D nylon
210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop 100% Polyester
Sleeping bag Compartment Yes No Yes Yes Yes
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