Daypacks

The best daypacks (under 35l), reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 17, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Daypack (under 35L) Reviews

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Lightweight nice pack, very simple, but a little bit fragile. And not so comfortable. I bought this backpack because I was crazy about all the daypacks on the market now which are very heavy and with tons of pockets and steel structure. 30L pack does not need steel structures! So the Scrambler is very good, simple, light, and functional. It is not so comfortable on the back (I had a Deuter of the same weight/volume more comfortable). I expected it to be bombproof from the reputation of MH. But it… Full review

Osprey Talon 22

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lightweight bag suitable for day trips and commuting, though the lack of a lid to protect from a downpour or two may not suit everyone. I use this bag a lot as it is great for commuting to work on my bike or for day walks. There is plenty of room in the 22l compartment for wet weather gear, food, drink, and other essentials. The mesh pocket on the front is big enough to stow a fleece or rain jacket for quick and easy access. Towards the top of the bag is a toggle to hang a bike helmet from. Two… Full review

Gregory Nano 20

rated 4 of 5 stars Great sized daypack. I got the Nano to replace an Agio pack to use for work, also to have a brighter pack for more visibility when commuting on my motorcycle. Two nice sized pockets (one panel loading, one top loading). My only complaint is it's hard to fit a 32 oz. Nalgene in the side pockets. Full review

Marmot Calistoga

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very well-made and designed pack for day-to-day utility, cycling, or day trips such as bird-watching on even trails. The quality is evident when you receive this pack, the main zipper being the heavy-duty type that will not pull apart if the pack is over-stuffed (easy to do at 30L). The comfort of the pack, the result of the ergonomic straps and thoroughg back padding, also shows that it was a focus of its design. The laptop sleeve, padded on both sides, provides protection from pointed objects. Full review

Osprey Talon 22

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, super comfortable, quality daypack. I would buy it again. My wife and I both have versions of this pack. We both love them. Hers is a blue and green color combo and mine is the black and grey. I am much harder on gear and use packs more extensively. My wife uses hers for the occasional day hike and on all of our traveling adventures. These Ospreys are light and comfortable, but very durable. They are quality packs and we both feel like they are enjoyable, convenient and efficient to… Full review

Gregory Matia 28

rated 2 of 5 stars Not for any serious outdoor use. Limited by poorly designed zippers and compartments. Straps are not comfortable and it isn't a piece of kit that I enjoy using. I didn't see many reviews on this pack when I was considering it, but what I did see were pretty decent. The sale price I paid was $29 and I figured it would be good to try it out for that cheap. I was hesitant, but took the leap and was really surprised at some of the reviews after I began using this pack. They seemed to be unrealistic. Full review

Ozark Trail Atka 28L

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an incredible deal, but it has been discontinued! Still available online, clearanced! I am a 6-foot tall male, weighing 185 lbs and it fits just as well as other day packs I've tried. This is almost a copy of the famed REI Flash 18 or 20L packs that cost three times this much This pack fits me fine and is very comfortable for lightweight loads. I use it as a day pack when doing multi-day hikes. It's light enough that I don't mind putting it in my backpack and it takes up almost no space… Full review

RōM Outdoors RōM Pack

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This pack seems to work better as a “tailgating” pack rather than a camping pack. It is overall big and bulky. It transitions pretty smoothly after a few times but originally it was a little awkward. A 3-in-1 system, the RōM Pack is a backpack you can fully transform into either a wearable poncho with a hood or a blanket that’s soft on one side and water resistant on the other. I received this product and I brought it on a campout when I planned to “cowboy camp” and then I broke one of… Full review

Osprey Tempest 30

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Chose as my first pack. I purchased this as my first pack, as I was looking for something that I could use not only as a daypack, but potentially for an overnight trip. I'm still relatively new to the whole backpacking scene, so it will be interesting to see if it works for me! I have yet to load it all up for any trip, but with some weight in it, it seems to distribute it pretty well and doesn't aggravate my bad shoulders! Overall I think it is really well made and I love the color! Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Osprey Talon 11
$75 - $100
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Atom
$44 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Deuter Trans Alpine 30
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Gregory Miwok 18
$55 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Deuter ACT Trail 24
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Sirrus 24
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Osprey Talon 22
$82 - $110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
REI Flash 18
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Mountainsmith Bugaboo
$97 - $129
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
$30 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Tempest 30
$105 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Arro 22
$199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Jester
$49 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador Freerain 24
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Scream 25
$40 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
REI Flash 22
$55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey FlapJack
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Deuter Futura 28
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Cierzo 18
$68 - $78
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Recon
$70 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Grand Tour
$75 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Lowe Alpine Klettersack 30
$110
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
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter AC Lite 22
$95
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Manta AG 36
$114 - $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
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Axis
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DaKine Jewel 26L
$26 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Jade 33
$120 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Flyweight
$20 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Sucia 28
$60
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 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Trion Light 28
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Salvo 24
$115
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Equinox Parula Ultralite Day Pack
$51
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Comet
$69 - $82
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Electra
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha FL 30
$219
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL
$91
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Magnum 16 Pack
$70
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