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REI Flash 55 Backpack Review

REI Flash 55 Backpack Review

The REI Flash 55 Backpack is an ultralight, roll-top backpack with an optional top lid pocket. Weighing 2 lbs 10 oz, it has a ventilated back to help keep your shirt dry in warm weather and numerous pockets and straps, called “packmods”, that can be removed or reconfigured to lighten it …

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Sleeping Pad R Values

Sleeping Pad R Values

Sleeping Pad Insulation A sleeping pad’s R-Value measures its ability to insulate you from cold ground and keep you warm. The higher the R value, the more effective it is. R-Value Recommendations For winter backpacking and camping, an R-value of 5, or higher, is recommended. For three-season backpacking and camping, …

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