Daypacks

Recent Daypack (under 35L) Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mystery Ranch In and Out

A 19-liter lightweight packable day pack with sternum strap, three outside pockets, an internal hydration sleeve, compression straps, and half-clamshell zippered opening. Good design for minimalist everyday carry, day hiking, and accessory travel backpack and personal carry-on bag. I bought this backpack as an accessory day pack for "onebag" style travel. My main carry-on travel backpack is a Gregory Compass 30 liter and is too big for day trips.  I have a 46" chest and the shoulder straps wrap… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gossamer Gear Vagabond Packable

Excellent ultralight and packable 23-liter backpack for EDC, travel, and day hiking. I have owned the Gossamer Gear Type II Summit Pack and the original Vagabond backpack and was happy to see this new update on the Vagabond. There are now three versions of the Vagabond packs in production with the Packable version being the lightest and lowest priced. I do a lot of "onebag" style travel and this version stows easily in my larger carry on pack or can be used as a "personal" carry on flight bag.  … Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Dry Summit Pack LT

Great minimalist waterproof day pack. Simple and light, very underrated! I have many pieces of Outdoor Research gear, and I have been pleased with all of them. The Outdoor Research Dry Summit Pack LT does not disappoint! Might be light on features, but it checks all of the boxes if you are looking for a minimalist pack. What I like... I have been using it for a week, both as a daypack for work and used on a 5-mile day hike, and the pack performed admirably. Even though it has no internal frame or… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail Atka 28L

A bag for all adventures. I have used this bag all over the world. It's kind of a standing joke with me and my blue bag in Peru, Europe etc... I love it and for $17 at Walmart it is still my go-to bag for the last 10 years. I want another, but they are sold out...I'll keep looking.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Bison Bushcraft Garron Pack

A bespoke, no-fuss sturdy bag ideal for forest work, bushcraft, day walks, and weekend trips for those looking for something with a more traditional appearance and lifetime of use. Bison Bushcraft are based on the South Downs, in Southern England. They specialise in bespoke apparel and gear designed primarily for bush crafting and forest work. It is all handmade in England using the highest quality locally sourced materials. In the past, they outsourced the manufacture of their bags to Frost River,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Deuter Speed Lite 24

Lightweight, durable comfort. A nice set of features with an easy to like price tag. If you're in the market for a new hiking, alpine, or even knocking around pack, as most of us always are, I want to share my stoke about this one. The Deuter Speed Lite 24 (also available in 12L, 16L, 20L, 22L SL, 26L, 30L SL, and 32L) is my first Deuter pack and has far exceeded my expectations. Despite being frameless, there's enough rigidity to handle loads up to 20 lbs and, given its V-shape cut, it becomes… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Mountain Equipment Kaniq 33

The Kaniq 33 is a lightweight, 33-liter day pack with a full suite of features for ski alpinism or just plain backcountry skiing. Solidly built and snow and water resistant, with some well-thought-out lightweight fittings to keep weight down, but doesn’t ride well when full and not everything functions optimally. As the days get longer in Norway, the summits start calling. They come in many shapes and sizes: everything from broad, avalanche-safe slopes that are still steep enough to cut powder… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Mystery Ranch 2 Day Assault

The Mystery Ranch 2 Day Assault is a multi-functional, durable pack that is big enough (27L) for day hikes and daylong hunting trips, yet hosts additional features, like a laptop sleeve with rear-facing zipper, that allow it to serve as an everyday carry pack (EDC) or a travel/carry-on bag too. A true Swiss Army knife of a pack. Conditions:  This initial review is based on testing the 2 Day Assault pack over a six-week period during the late fall and early winter in the eastern US in mostly cool… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Gregory Jade 28

Size of the hip belt makes it easy to manipulate to ether tighten or loosen quickly if needed. The adjustable torso has proven to be a good feature. I wasn't sure about this at first but with use it has settled in. I was a diehard Osprey pack user. Then they changed the design of the model I liked. So the hunt was on for another pack. The industry still hasn't kept up with the needs of women when selecting a pack. There are a few women's specific packs, but only a few. And then it seems the industry… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Osprey Talon 11
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Atom
$59 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Deuter Trans Alpine 30
$111 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Gregory Miwok 18
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Sirrus 24
$130 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Redwing 32
$60 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador Daylite16
$37 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Kompressor
$35 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Tempest 30
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador Freerain 24
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Trion Light 28
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Scream 25
$59 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Futura 26
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Del Dia
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Axis
$43 - $80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Jade 33
$170
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Nebula
$90 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Electra
$38 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Speed Lite 24
$105
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Cloudburst 25 Dry Pack / Daypack
$69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Magnum 16 Pack
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Radial
$170 - $180
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Goruck GR1
$295 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Demon
$120 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Miura 30
$199 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Manta 36
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Deuter ACT Trail 24
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
TAD FAST Pack Litespeed
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
EMS Packable Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Deuter Futura 22
$109 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ultra Kompressor
$89 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Mira 34
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Enterprise
$95 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
REI Flash 30
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Slingshot
$65 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
TAD Dispatch Bag
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DaKine Cosmo
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Manta AG 36
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eberlestock Sawed-Off Hydro Pack
$129 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tamrac Corona 14
$162 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Trail 32
$129 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL
$119 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eberlestock H2 Gunrunner
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine AirZone Centro 30Z
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lost Creek Monster TAG
$78 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Mira 26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Sucia 28
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Quechua Arpenaz 10L
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