Exped Flash Pack Pocket

Weighs 70g
Code: SS15449
  • £13.49
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Exped's Flash Pack Pocket clips easily on and off their Lightning Packs and allows you some external storage for a wet flysheet or wet waterproofs.

Exped says: Ultralight Lightning outer pocket.

We were always critical about the volume decreasing straps on Exped's Lightning rucksacks because they seem in effective and we much prefer a large outer mesh stuff pocket for a wet flysheet or the like. Exped have come up with the Flash Pack Pocket, which seems to solve this problem.

Now you have the choice over whether you want this feature on a particular trip or not. The Flash Pocket is a brilliant addition that's easy to fit and easy to use, so long as there's plenty inside the pack to give it some structure.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • Flexible external volume enhancer pocket for lightning packs
  • Plastic hooks allow easy attachment and removal from the pack
  • Ideal for wet gear and tent flys
  • The pocket has a weather protection (PU coated nylon fabric) side and an airy mesh side
  • Weighs 70g
  • Dimensions 43 x 33cm
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
November 28, 2017 | Ciaran
Essential kit for Lightning backpack

One of my best buys. One of the flaws with my Lightning 60 was absence of external stowage (other is performance in rain) so when Thunder series was introduced I bought one straight away. I find however that the Thunder 70 is overspec'd for my requirements and to my mind not worth the additional weight. The Flash adds that bit of additional capacity to the Lightning in the form of useful and accessible external stowage. I've found it to be quite robust and rather more accommodating than the pouch on the Thunder. Don't think of buying a Lightning backpack without also buying a Flash (Exped - please consider adding pouch to Lightning!).

February 2, 2017 | Mattias Persson
Brilliant...almost. Or is it even better?!

Maybe it's BECAUSE it's EXPED,

your expectations are set so extremely high you just get "a little disappointed"?

If it where another brand with the ambition to be a "universal pocket" to fit any brand, then it would be 5 star hesitation less, but now you expect it to "fit like a glove" to my EXPED Lightning 60. And it doesn't.

But, it's somewhat understandable, because in the land of UL, NOTHING sells even 20 gr overweight anymore.

The problem really is that it feels restricting when packing an empty bag since it's attached with shock chords and "moves all over" during packing.

My next move would be to exchange the bungies to straps in the top and use Dyneema in the bottom, that way it will stay in place, but not tighten after I've taken something out.

Keep It Simple Stupid - The easiest/best solution is to unhook all, or the top, bungies while packing, attach, move on, no problem.

Why do it get 5 stars? Think of the versatility this pocket brings to a lot of UL packs, the material quality is still EXPED-ish and at that price it's the sale of a century!!

I'll buy another one and make this one "Lightning 60 Specific, Mattias edt."...

Conclusion: buy twice without thinking.

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