|Exciting to open boxes with new gear inside|
REI Flash 22 Day Pack & Go BagYesterday the box from REI arrived and inside was two new ultralight day packs, the REI Flash 22, one in Parrot and one in Titanium. We believe that these are our day packs for the 2013 National Jamboree. (Update: to add sale link to REI, $33.99 (regularly $49.50) sale on until May 27, 2013)
|Two packs in a box: The|
REI Flash 22 in Titanium and Parrot
|The 18 bag and the 22 bag on the right showing both|
cinch at the top and showing 2 water bottle pockets on the 22
|The 22 has a top "brain" with outside|
zipper pocket that covers the cinched bag.
One neat feature of both bags (18 and 22) is a backing that slides out of the back of the pack and gives you a "sit-upon" or is discardable giving you an even lighter bag, but with out the padding the backing gives you. The backing in the 22 is heavier and stiffer than in the 18 giving a little more support to the bag, but also not allowing it to roll up to almost nothing like the 18L. If you want to roll up the 22 and put it in your larger duffel or pack you might pull out the backing first.
|Both bags have identical straps, very comfortable|
and the sternum strap and waist belt do come off.
The 22 on the right also seems like the "holes" will
add comfort in the heat.
We may have to create a post on what goes in our go bag too. for now here is the list of what is on page 264 of the Boy Scout Handbook:
- first aid kit
- extra clothing / insulation layer
- rain gear
- water bottle
- flashlight /headlight
- trail food
- sun protection
- map and compass
See you on the trails of the Summit Bechtel Reserve
Steve and Kimberly Myers