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Boreas Gear Buttermilks 55 Backpack

Boreas Gear Buttermilk 55 Backpack

Overview The Boreas Gear Buttermilks 55 is a lightweight backpack suitable for weekend or multi-day backpacking trips. Although it’s a bit on the heavy side at 3 pounds 1 ounces, the Buttermilks combines the simplicity of a minimalist ultralight-style backpack with the load carrying capabilities of a more conventional frame …

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack

The 2012 Gossamer Gorilla Backpack

Backpack maker Gossamer Gear has been doing a major revamp of their product line this year, part of a continuing trend of using more durable fabrics in order to attract hikers who are switching to lighterweight packs for the first time. What follows is a review of the Gossamer Gear …

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REI Flash 65 Backpack

REI Flash 65 Framesheet/Stay and Optional Floating Lid

The REI Flash 65 is a big backpack with 65 liters or about 4000 cubic (3966) inches of carrying capacity, but it is very lightweight. Fully configured it only weighs 3 lbs 2 oz in a size medium, but you can remove its floating top pocket and internal frame sheet …

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REI Flash 50 Backpack

The REI Flash 50 backpack is the smallest multi-day pack in REI’s line of ultralight backpacks. With a base weight of 2 lbs 10 oz, it is possible to remove some of the features of this pack to further reduce it’s weight to 1 lb 13 oz. That’s sounded like …

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