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Pros Light-weight, comfortable with heavy loads, perfect pocket combinationLight-weight, comfortable, supportive, functional feature setLight-weight, comfortable, easily personalized, inexpensiveSpectacular suspension, comfortable padding, ergonomic shoulder strap design, extremely weather resistantAwesome pockets, excellent ventilation, general comfort
Cons Tiny buckles hard to operate with glovesNo lid, back-panel lacks ventilationlacks durabillity, not made for heavy loadsExpensive, heavier, few convenience featuresNot supportive for loads over 40 pounds
Bottom Line This super-light pack caries loads like a pro and has just about every feature you could ever wantThis comfortable yet supportive pack has an extremely functional set of features and is one of the lightest in our testThe Features on the Flash 55 are some of the best and most versatile of all the packs in our testOur testers were stoked on this pack's dreamy suspension and weather resistanceThis now classic pack offers incredible ventilation, an awesome set of pockets and a hug-like suspension
Rating Categories Granite Gear Blaze 60 Catalyst REI Co-op Flash 55 Arc'teryx Bora AR 63 Osprey Atmos 65 AG
Suspension And Comfort (45%)
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Features And Ease Of Use (20%)
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Specs Granite Gear Blaze... Catalyst REI Co-op Flash 55 Arc'teryx Bora AR 63 Osprey Atmos 65 AG
Measured Weight (pounds) 3 lbs 3 lbs 2.6lbs 5.00 lbs 4.54 lbs
Volume (liters) 60 L 75 L 55 L 63 L 65 L
Access Top Top Top Top + side access zipper Top + sleeping bag compartment
Hydration Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Materials 100D robic nylon w/ DWR coating 400 Robic fabric Main body: 100D ripstop nylon
Bottom: 420D nylon
Weatherproof N400r-AC squared fabric in areas exposed and a mix of N420p-HT and N630p-HT plain weave Nylon over the rest of the pack Main body: 100D X 630D Nylon Dobby
Accent: 210D High Tenacity Nylon
Bottom: 420HD Nylon
Sleeping bag Compartment No No No No Yes