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REI Stoke 29 Gray Mist Backpack (Medium or Large)

Cookie21 30,775 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
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#46
Perfect timing! Brother in law wanted a backpack like this for his birthday. In for 1 large!
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#47
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?
That would be real scummy, not real cool. Why would a member want to let a non-member scam the co-op that they're a member of?
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That would be real scummy, not real cool. Why would a member want to let a non-member scam the co-op that they're a member of?
Not that scummy. Lots of members loan their numbers to friends to use in store. Granted, not perfect strangers, but still.

Ok, maybe a little scummy.
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That would be real scummy, not real cool. Why would a member want to let a non-member scam the co-op that they're a member of?

co-op? i'll probably wind up going in and purchasing it anyway to get the discount... but my mindset here is that of the guy at the register in the supermarket asking the cashier to just throw a loyalty card in for him... just looking to make this deal as slick as possible for myself... i've since learned that these are one use only so i don't expect anyone to fork theirs over.
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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?
holy jeez, that's short sighted.

just pay the $20, you'll eventually spend $200 on eligible goods at some point in your life.

even if you don't, the membership tracks your purchases, meaning you never have to hold on to a receipt. THAT will pay for itself when something fails a year in and you don't have the receipt, or purchased it in another member's name, and then have to inconvenience them again to return it.

saving money by inconveniencing others isn't slick, it's scummy, as others have said. you're just turning any goodwill people have for you into a small amount of cash. not worth it.
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Looks good, but concerned about zero reviews and also a few things that I noticed in looking at the detailed pics. 1) The chest strap doesn't look very durable. It appears to adjust up & down along a plastic rail and clip into place, and it's probably not going to last long before the plastic snaps and then you're screwed. 2) The lack of rings to attach things to on the outside of the pack. When hiking I like to put a lot of often accessed things such as flashlights, gps, etc, on a carabiner and attach it to a ring on the back of the pack. 3) The straps at the bottom for a tent or sleeping pad look like they're just elastic rather than being adjustable straps. That is bad for two reasons - one, you won't be able to tighten it down to make sure whatever you're carrying in it is nice and secure, and two the elastic will eventually get loose and stretched out after a while.

If those things don't bother you at all then this seems like a great pack at a really good price. But I'm going to pass, even though it is tempting for just a simple weekend camping pack.
1) The sternum strap rails are quite common and are surprisingly robust. I can't vouch for this particular model but I wouldn't be too concerned. Also, the sternum strap shouldn't be carrying much of a load unless you're wearing the pack in a really weird way.

2) Maybe valid for you. I only go for my flashlight at night. GPS should fit in the hip belt pocket and be easier to access anyway. The big front and side stretchy pockets are good for quick access things like a rain shell.

3) The bottom straps aren't elastic but rigid nylon. They're more intended for things like a shovel, ice axe, or other stick tool. Lashing tents and sleeping pads is becoming less common as both have become lighter and smaller and easier to pack internally. On a pack this small, you'll be carrying a minimalist set of gear. If you've got a big tent, CCF pad, and the like, you'll want a bigger pack with better suspension for that heavier load.

Bottom line: this is a smaller and lighter pack for minimalists and lightweight hikers/campers (or day hikers who pack too much).

Also REI members' warranty would make returning the pack fairly painless if it doesn't meet expectations.
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#52
Great Deal!! was looking for a deal on backpacks for long time now
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#53
Quote from 03fan View Post :
This coupon code will only work for members once on the rei.com and one more time on the rei outlet site. I used my 20% off coupon on a GoPro to save 80 bucks.
Quote from bretmkal View Post :
It is unlimited per member. I have used this coupon on a few purchases in the past week or so.
Actually there is a limit per # of coupons, it is just larger than 1. I've made 3 or 4 purchases from rei outlet using the coupon and now it tells me MEM2013 coupon is used up already for eligible items from both rei and reioutlet. Kind of sucks. But on the flip side, backcountry has a 20% off deal to coincide with the REI coupon. Cashback is slightly more there as well.
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holy jeez, that's short sighted.

just pay the $20, you'll eventually spend $200 on eligible goods at some point in your life.

even if you don't, the membership tracks your purchases, meaning you never have to hold on to a receipt. THAT will pay for itself when something fails a year in and you don't have the receipt, or purchased it in another member's name, and then have to inconvenience them again to return it.

saving money by inconveniencing others isn't slick, it's scummy, as others have said. you're just turning any goodwill people have for you into a small amount of cash. not worth it.
as i said in my next post, i'll be purchasing it to make the deal work.

however, while the features of what you get for your $20 are great, it can't overcome the facts that this is the first and probably last time i'll make a purchase from them, and their only brick & mortar location around me is 40+ miles away.

tldr: i'll be buying it only for the purposes of this deal.
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#55
Im spending 3 weeks in Europe this summer backpacking around. I was going to rent a backpack, however this is very tempting. Can anyone recommend it for backpacking around europe for a few weeks?
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Im spending 3 weeks in Europe this summer backpacking around. I was going to rent a backpack, however this is very tempting. Can anyone recommend it for backpacking around europe for a few weeks?
29 liters is probably too small- you'll want a 50-60 liter pack most likely. check out the REI Flash 65 or 50. the last year's models (which I own and love), linked below, are way cheaper than the current, and you can use the MEM2013 code on them, i believe

http://www.rei.com/outlet/search?query=rei+flash
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Quote from hawleyncsu View Post :
Im spending 3 weeks in Europe this summer backpacking around. I was going to rent a backpack, however this is very tempting. Can anyone recommend it for backpacking around europe for a few weeks?
This is more of a day pack and doesn't have many pockets for organizing. Unless you are only going to have one change of clothes then this probably isn't for you. 29 liters gets filled up faster than you think it would.
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#58
Just what I needed to know. Thanks!
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#59
I bought a stoke 9 from a previous deal I saw here and could not believe how small it was. It looked like I borrowed a kindergarten lunch pack and strapped it to my back.

The stoke 29 is pretty cool for a lightweight daypack but keep in mind it does not have a ridgid back so you will feel the lumps and bumps of whatever you put in it, and it kinda flops around on your back.
I ended up going with an Osprey Manta (bought the 25 but would recommend the 30/36) because it has a trampoline back and big hydration pack included. It worked great on my Whitney day hike.
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Quote from schweatyDeals View Post :
This has decent reviews for a 65 liter: http://www.amazon.com/TETON-Sport...for+hiking

Also: http://www.amazon.com/High-Sierra...for+hiking
I can't speak for the High Sierra but I have used the TETON one for the past 2 years. It's a decent pack for the money but at 6'3" I can't recommend it for tall folks (I have a pretty long torso, though)- it doesn't adjust long enough and the hipbelt sits too high which causes less than ideal weight distribution. I've since upgraded to this: http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Desi...B004KQDJ7G . Scored it on Steepandcheap for $77 and so far I'm in love. It's significantly lighter and the fit is a dream. Great organization features and has zippered rear access (heh.).
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