Travis wrote, "Anyways, the girl helping me was trying to sell me some huge pack and kept ignoring the fact that I had already bought the Flash 30. She also looked at me like I was either lying, crazy, or an idiot when I told her I had a base weight under 10lbs. For whatever reason, she kept trying to sell me anything but the Flash when she learned I was going to use it for weekend adventures. I also apparently didn't know how to fit a pack or choose appropriate gear for backpacking. Oh well. She was trying to help, I guess."
I was in the Seattle Flagship store and wandering around the pack section. It was midday and one clerk was training a newbie clerk on pack fitting. What I caught of the conversation was accurate enough, but the trainee was to be the expert for the next person to ask for assistance with packs. Those green REI staff vests don't mean 20 years as a Rainer guide :) I'm sure most mean well.