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REI Flash 45 Backpack Review

The Flash 45 has two tiers of compression, both diagonal to help pull the load closer to your center of gravity

The REI Flash 45 (2017) is a lightweight backpack with an adjustable, ventilated frame that’s perfect for weekend backpacking trips or more technical day hikes. Weighing just 2 lbs 14 oz in a size L, (a women’s specific version is also available) it’s a surprisingly comfortable and functional backpack capable …

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ENO SubLink Hammock Shelter System Review

ENO Sublink 7 Hammock System

The ENO SubLink Hammock Shelter System contains all of the components necessary for backpacking with a hammock, except foam padding or some other insulation to keep your back warm at night. If you’ve never hammocked or want to get into backpacking with a hammock, buying an integrated system like this …

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