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07-20-2011, 20:54
Was looking for a smaller bag and picked up the Flash50 with the REI coupon. Just got it and I love it. Havent used it on the trail yet but put some weight in it and walked around and its cozy. So far so good.

double d
07-21-2011, 00:13
Great backpack, I've used it the last two summers on the Long Trail and without any issues.

Jersey Tim
07-21-2011, 01:02
Nice choice. A solid bag, and they take well to modding. It's popular to reduce their weight by clipping off some of the extra stuff.

Raul Perez
07-21-2011, 10:19
The Flash 65 was one of the best fitting and comfortable backpacks I've ever owned. I'm sure the Flash 50 is just as awesome.

07-21-2011, 10:23
I almost got that pack until Deuter sent me an ACT Lite 50+10... it just seems like a very well made/designed pack with a good weight and great price... can't beat it! Hope it works well for you for many years!

Rocket Jones
07-21-2011, 20:03
I really like my Flash 65, but it's overkill for an overnighter, especially in summer. I tried to get my kit to fit into an OP Skyline 8.0 (WallyWorld special), but it's just a tad too small. Looks like the Flash 50 might be jusssst right.

07-26-2011, 01:45
I looked the Flash 50 over this weekend. Great pack (although I ended up with a The North Face Alteo) but I found it fit a bit differently than my Flash 65 (both sized M in mens). If you can, make sure you try it on before buying, just in case you need to go for a different size than your Flash 65.


06-07-2013, 10:29
I know this is an old thread, but.... REI has the flash 50, last year's model, in REI-outlet for $99. Plus as of today, you can get an additional 20% off something in REI-outlet. Pretty good deal.