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Awards Top Pick Award Best Buy Award Best Buy Award Best Buy Award  
Price $112.93 at REI$199.00 at REI$199.95 at Amazon
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Pros Excellent gear access, great for travel, comes with a small daypackLight-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 Heavy, difficult to pack in maximum gear, features aren’t ideal for backpackinglacks 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 This is a multipurpose pack that has features for both travel and backpackingThe 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 REI Co-op Ruckpack 65 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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Weight (20%)
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Adjustability (15%)
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Specs REI Co-op Ruckpack... REI Co-op Flash 55 Osprey Volt 60 Osprey Viva 50 Gregory Stout 65
Measured Weight (pounds) 4.88 lbs 2.6 lbs 4.5 lbs 4.38 lbs 4 lbs
Volume (liters) 65 L 55 L 60 L 50 L 65 L
Access Top, front Top Top Top Top, bottom
Hydration Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Materials 210-denier nylon ripstop Main body: 100D ripstop nylon
Bottom: 420D nylon
210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop 100% Polyester
Sleeping bag Compartment No No Yes Yes Yes
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