Daypacks

Recent Daypack (under 2,000 cu in) Reviews

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

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

user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
RōM Outdoors RōM Pack reviewed Apr 4, 2019
$119 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Tempest 30 reviewed Apr 1, 2019
$105 - $140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Dana Design Slider reviewed Feb 10, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Red Rock Outdoor Gear Element Day Pack reviewed Jan 31, 2019
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 14L reviewed Jan 29, 2019
$70 - $139
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Cotopaxi Luzon 18 reviewed Jan 8, 2019
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Salvo 24 reviewed Dec 10, 2018
$115
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21 reviewed Nov 21, 2018
$69 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Flux reviewed Oct 19, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador Freerain 24 reviewed Aug 29, 2018
$65
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Deuter Fox 30 reviewed Aug 18, 2018
$83 - $110
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador Daylite16 reviewed Aug 7, 2018
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Renogy Solar Backpack reviewed Aug 5, 2018
$90 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Sucia 28 reviewed Jul 9, 2018
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Gregory Miwok 18 reviewed Jul 2, 2018
$55 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Manta AG 36 reviewed Jun 27, 2018
$87 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack reviewed May 19, 2018
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (16)
Osprey Daylite reviewed Apr 27, 2018
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Osprey Kestrel 28 reviewed Mar 30, 2018
$70 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Day Pack reviewed Feb 2, 2018
$55 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Mira 34 reviewed Dec 26, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack reviewed Nov 18, 2017
$33 - $34
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Sequoia 22 reviewed Nov 8, 2017
$75 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Osprey Talon 22 reviewed Nov 5, 2017
$82 - $110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dyneema Summit Pack reviewed Oct 22, 2017
$295
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter AC Lite 22 reviewed Sep 29, 2017
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL reviewed Sep 29, 2017
$52 - $91
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
HackedPack v.1.1 reviewed Sep 28, 2017
$170 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Futura 26 reviewed Sep 22, 2017
$140
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Summit Pack reviewed Sep 21, 2017
$190
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Cirque 30 reviewed Sep 20, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Granite Rocx The Cascade reviewed Sep 19, 2017
$81 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Osprey Skarab 32 reviewed Aug 24, 2017
$78 - $120
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Macpac Kahu 22 reviewed Aug 7, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Jade 33 reviewed Jul 27, 2017
$120 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Osprey Talon 11 reviewed Jun 23, 2017
$75 - $100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Magnum 16 Pack reviewed Jun 23, 2017
$59 - $69
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Quechua Arpenaz 20L Ultra-Compact Waterproof reviewed Jun 21, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Quechua Arpenaz 10L reviewed Jun 21, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Del Dia reviewed Jun 14, 2017
$55
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
United by Blue 25L Rift Pack reviewed Jun 9, 2017
$88
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eberlestock Sawed-Off Hydro Pack reviewed May 24, 2017
$129 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Hollowpoint reviewed Apr 27, 2017
$65 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
REI Flash 22 reviewed Mar 4, 2017
$55
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Trail Pro 32 SL reviewed Feb 25, 2017
$112
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey Kestrel 32 reviewed Feb 25, 2017
$95 - $150
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Citro 25 reviewed Feb 23, 2017
$78 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 reviewed Jan 5, 2017
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Osprey Stratos 24 reviewed Nov 24, 2016
$130
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Speed 30 reviewed Nov 13, 2016
$111 - $154
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