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A month ago, I shared with you my favorite Eddie Bauer Stowaway Packs that went on sale for $15. Today, I saw this deal with REI and thought I’d share it here as well. It’s the REI Co-op Flash 45 Men’s or Women’s Backpack. Owners of this backpack have used it as their carryon, and have easily placed the backpack in the overhead cabin.

What’s the deal

  • REI Co-op Flash 45 Men’s or Women’s Backpack is on sale for $79.93 (Regular price $149)
  • Shipping is free, or free store pickup (available in some areas)
  • Limited clearance quantities
  • Available in the following options
  • Men’s – Titanium (click here)
    • Available in Medium and Large
REI Co-op Flash 45 Men's or Women's Backpack

Image courtesy of REI

 

REI Co-op Flash 45 Men's or Women's Backpack

Image courtesy of REI

Features, specs, and reviews

Features of the Men’s REI Co-op Flash 45 Backpack

REVIEWS (click here)

  • REI UpLift™ Compression technology pulls the pack load up and in, closer to your center of gravity, to improve your balance and stability
  • A 3D contoured hipbelt provides all-day comfort and stability
  • An REI Packnit™ back panel with triangle foam increases airflow and breathability
  • Water bottle pockets have secure snap closures and are positioned forward on the hipbelt so you don’t have to remove the pack to grab your drink
  • Removable top lid offers customizable pack volume
  • Large mesh pocket in the front provides easy access to frequently needed items
  • Attachment loops on the front allow ice axes, tools and more to be lashed on
  • Hydration-compatible design

Features of the Women’s REI Co-op Flash 45 Backpack

REVIEWS (click here)

  • Recognized as “Best Women’s Fit” by Backpacker Magazine (April 2017 Gear Guide)
  • REI UpLift™ Compression technology pulls the pack load up and in, closer to your center of gravity, to improve your balance and stability
  • A 3D contoured hipbelt provides all-day comfort and stability
  • An REI Packnit™ back panel with triangle foam increases airflow and breathability
  • Water bottle pockets have secure snap closures and are positioned forward on the hipbelt so you don’t have to remove the pack to grab your drink
  • Removable top lid offers customizable pack volume
  • Large mesh pocket in the front provides easy access to frequently needed items
  • Attachment loops on the front allow ice axes, tools and more to be lashed on
  • Hydration-compatible design

This backpack is not your typical backpack that’s meant for you to fit under the seat. I don’t own one for myself, but I’m considering getting one for our upcoming trip to Japan. I just know that we’d be exploring all over Japan. Let me know if you own one of these or if you plan on getting one for yourself. 

H/T Slickdeals

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