Daypacks

The best daypacks (under 2,000 cu in), reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 10, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Daypack (under 2,000 cu in) Reviews

Dana Design Slider

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an awesome pack. Too bad it's no longer on the market. It fits snug to the body and allows one to carry a snowboard, skis, or snowshoes quite comfortably. I am 5'7" tall. For me it is perfect. I'm not sure how it would fit someone taller. I don't remember if there were sizes. I doubt it. It is a great day pack to fit a first aid kit, lunch, and a change of clothes. It is especially good for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. Excellent fit, will stay in place all day whether you're slogging… Full review

Red Rock Outdoor Gear Element Day Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great compact daypack that I have used alone on quick hikes for an afternoon and also when I did a four-day camping trip when hiking the Pocono Mountains. It was sturdy and a great size with a pocket for my hydration bladder. The padded mesh back made for a comfortable trip in hot weather hiking. I liked that the shoulder straps were padded and the back was meshed for when I got hot while hiking. I like to go lightweight and appreciated the cinch straps to tighten my load. I am an average… Full review

Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 14L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Nine Trails 14-liter backpack is a great fit for mountain bikers looking for a pack that will comfortably carry the essentials for a full day of riding. It has plenty of storage compartments, keeping items organized and easy to access. I love the long, low profile shape of the pack. It keeps items snug and centered, allowing me to ride technical terrain without throwing off my balance or range of motion. Testing Conditions: I tested the Patagonia Nine Trails 14-liter backpack as a member of… Full review

Cotopaxi Luzon 18

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Minimalist, single compartment pack with features that promote function and comfort. Outer zipped pocket and internal hydration sleeve with a drawstring top. Makes a great day or summit pack, but enough room for UL overnights. Specs: Capacity: 18L Weight: 11.5oz/327g Bag Material: Ripstop nylon Fit, Comfort, & Ride: The Cotopaxi Luzon 18L is a small pack that rides well on the upper middle portion of my back. I have an oddly long 21" torso for a man of average height and I find the bottom of… Full review

Gregory Salvo 24

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little pack for a day hike! This pack is perfect for a day hike. Right amount of organizational pockets that let you place your gear for quick and easy access. Nice vented back panel that breathes and wicks away moistUre. Hip belt with small pockets to store quick access items. Not too small and not too big. Just perfect! Full review

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A relatively small, highly durable daypack that moves easily from commuting to the trail. While this is no lightweight for a backpack this small, it is comfortable to carry and supremely easy to access the contents. With inner sleeves that swallow a laptop, tablet, and cables, it would be a super solution for commuters who prefer a backpack to a briefcase. It's basically a smaller, stripped-down version of one of my favorite larger daypacks, the 38 liter Mystery Ranch Snapdragon. The lack of any… Full review

RōM Outdoors RōM Pack

rated 3 of 5 stars The RoM Pack delivers in durability and diversity. If you're looking for a twist on a daypack, the RoM Pack is hard to beat. I had the opportunity to review the RoM Pack. The RoM pack offers a durable daypack that transforms into a fleece lined blanket and water resistant poncho. This pack also includes a drawstring stuff sack as an added bonus.  The pack weighs in around 4.6 pounds, slightly heavier than most daypacks I've worn hiking, but could be worn on a shorter hikes without much extra effort. Full review

RōM Outdoors RōM Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars RoM Pack is a very versatile, well made, day adventure pack. Transforms into a blanket or poncho for your exploration needs. This is my go-to bag for sporting events and day trips with my grandkids. I received the RoM Pack to review while out adventuring. I like this pack as a day use, event oriented carry all. It is excellent for excursions to the park or sporting events and has plenty of space to attach necessities. I used it for a 4.5-mile hike and it was comfortable to carry even without the… Full review

Osprey Flux

rated 4 of 5 stars This has been a great day pack. The multiple compartments allow separation of gear, clothes, and food. Very comfortable and well made. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Osprey Talon 11
$75 - $100
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Atom
$41 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Deuter Trans Alpine 30
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Gregory Miwok 18
$60 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Deuter ACT Trail 24
$90 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Sirrus 24
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Osprey Talon 22
$82 - $110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
REI Flash 18
$28 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Redwing 32
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador Daylite16
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Kompressor
$37 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Arro 22
$159 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Jester
$49 - $65
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Enterprise
$72
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Scream 25
$60 - $63
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
REI Flash 22
$38 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey Kestrel 32
$90 - $150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey FlapJack
$83 - $110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Deuter Futura 28
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Cierzo 18
$99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Recon
$70 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Grand Tour
$60 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
REI Trail 25
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dyneema Summit Pack
$295
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Bbee 11
$37 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
$33 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Manta AG 36
$105 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Futura 26
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Chacabuco 32L
$74 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey FlapJill
$110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Del Dia
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Axis
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Jade 33
$112 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DaKine Jewel
$37 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Tempest 30
$91 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Flyweight
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Sucia 28
$50 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Radial 34
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Day Pack
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Trion Light 28
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Salvo 24
$86 - $114
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Equinox Parula Ultralite Day Pack
$49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Comet
$71 - $110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Electra
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha FL 30
$164 - $639
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL
$78 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Magnum 16 Pack
$52 - $69
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Osprey Stratos 24
$130
user rating: 4 of 5 (16)
Osprey Daylite
$50
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