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REI Stoke 29 Gray Mist Backpack (Medium or Large)

Cookie21 30,299 36,684 April 3, 2013 at 12:16 AM in Other (2) More REI Deals
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Promoted 04-03-2013 at 08:38 AM View Original Post
REI.com has REI Stoke 29 Gray Mist Backpack (Medium or Large) on sale for $48.93. REI Members may save an additional $9.79 on their order with coupon code MEM2013 = $39.14. Select free ship to store to save on shipping, otherwise free shipping on orders $50 or more. Thanks Cookie21

Additionally, REI also has REI Stoke 9 Backpack (Amber or Neptune) on sale for $29.93. REI Members may save an additional $5.99 on their order with coupon code MEM2013 = $23.94 with free ship to store. Thanks mjv5864

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Edited April 3, 2013 at 10:24 AM by BostonGirl
REI Stoke 29 Pack - 2013 Special Buy [rei.com]

Sculpted foam panel reduces sweaty contact areas with multiple peaks and valleys that release vapor; foam structure allows pack to conform to your back for a stable fit
Adjustable, padded and wrapped with breathable mesh, the perforated foam shoulder straps enhance air circulation
Stabilizer wings connect the shoulder straps to the bottom of the pack to stabilize the load and reduce unwanted bouncing
Hipbelt webbing system cinches with a natural forward pulling motion for quick, precise adjustments
Top-loading main compartment carries the essentials you need for a day on the trail; top lid features a small pocket for often-used gear
Hydration sleeve in the main compartment holds a reservoir (not included) for hands-free drinking on the trail; hydration tube can be routed through either shoulder strap
Front mesh pocket is perfect for quickly stashing a jacket or other items; pocket adjusts to help stabilize and compress the pack's load
Hipbelt zip pockets store those small essentials you want at your finger tips, such as energy gel packs, lip balm and sunscreen
The REI Stoke 29 pack features Quick Clip tool loops that hold an ice axe or trekking poles
Special buy

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#76
Quote from longdong View Post :
I really don't think I'm overloading these. 25lbs, maybe 30 total for a 29/30L pack isn't that much.
25-30 pounds in a 1.5 pound, 30L pack is definitely overloading it.
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I'm just going to pseudo-threadjack this and say that if you're in the market for any sort of bigger pack, this Gregory Baltoro [rei.com] in 65L or 75L is the bee's knees. I have the slightly older Baltoro 70, and let me tell you what ladies and gentlemen...something as mundane as a backpack shouldn't make you slightly excited "down there", but having a wet dream about this pack wouldn't be entirely out of place.

20-30 miles a day with a 55lb pack has never felt like less of a big deal.
If you are doing 30 miles a day with 55lbs, you are either a mule or the worlds strongest backpacker. Either way, hats off to you. My entire multi day setup (5 days), including food, is somewhere around 20-22lbs depending on what I grab.

Quote from GoSharks View Post :
25-30 pounds in a 1.5 pound, 30L pack is definitely overloading it.
Bingo.

For day hiking I use a GoLite Jam 30. This is a very similar pack. I do the same exact big day hikes in the Whites that SectionHiker does. This pack is perfect for that niche. Add a water bladder, essentials, and your will to suffer.
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#78
Quote from mr7rizt4n View Post :
anyone here wanna be reaaaaal cool and let me use your membership number? O:-)

i wanna order something using MEM2013 but the $20 membership cost kinda kills the deal...

is what i'm asking even possible?
Like others said, just become a co-op member and buy a few things over the next few years and you'll be good. My dividend this year came back at over $50. Kind of a happy and sad moment at the same time. I think I became an REI member back in 2004 for $15 lol. I won't be trading in my 20% off one item coupon just in case I stop by the store sometime soon. Sign up for the email list and you'll get those 20% off one item coupons pretty frequently, see sales, and also events coming up at your REI, including the garage sale which is the best, at least at my location.

Join Us! EEK!
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#79
This would fit perfectly between my little REI Flash 18 and my main overnight 50L backpack Smilie
I got the Flash 18 last year and it's perfect for little day hikes. Not only that, I can take out the foam pad and stuff it in my big backpack if I want to do some little day trips from a backcountry base camp or peak bag or something. It's so simple you can use it as a stuff sack for your sleeping bag if you're doing that so there is hardly any gain in weight bringing it along.

I agree with the sentiments that these packs are purpose-built. They are lighter, and they aren't meant to replace heavier-duty packs. They aren't poor quality. REI has really been pushing the boundary of making ultralight stuff available in the mainstream but I can see that having some regular joes returning them more frequently as pso said.

I would expect my Flash 18 pack to possibly tear if I rubbed it against juniper trees frequently. I can just tell by feeling and looking at the fabric. Actually my pants will tear also. My cordura nylon backpack, no. If I'm going to be doing that, I'd be wearing tougher pants and a tougher pack.
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Quote from Lerxst View Post :
My entire multi day setup (5 days), including food, is somewhere around 20-22lbs depending on what I grab.
Assuming that's a wet weight, how?!? My 55lbs was the start weight from a 10 day JMT push with no resupply, so it got lighter over time as I ate. But I thought I was going pretty damned light on all my gear and I don't think there's any way to keep it under 50 at the start.
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Assuming that's a wet weight, how?!? My 55lbs was the start weight from a 10 day JMT push with no resupply, so it got lighter over time as I ate. But I thought I was going pretty damned light on all my gear and I don't think there's any way to keep it under 50 at the start.
How much did your food and water weigh at the start?
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Food was around 24lbs including the BV500; water varied, but was never more than 3L at a time. So ~5lbs.

That left 25 for gear, and the pack was 6. So 19lbs for tent, bag, pad, cooking, etc.
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Quote from dngrcnnn View Post :
Assuming that's a wet weight, how?!? My 55lbs was the start weight from a 10 day JMT push with no resupply, so it got lighter over time as I ate. But I thought I was going pretty damned light on all my gear and I don't think there's any way to keep it under 50 at the start.
My pack is sub 3 lbs, Mt tent is sub 3 lbs, and my bag weighs 1.5 lbs. Pad is 1lb, Stove is 6 oz, cookset is 10 0z, filter is 14 oz. Add clothes, food, headlamp, fire starter, compass, map, sunscreen, bug stuff, etc... Pretty easy to stay light if you weigh things out.

Your BV is a mandatory boat anchor for where you hike. I'm willing to bet you could get your start weight on that hike under 40 lbs with some more scrutiny of your gear.
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