Best casual daypack backpacks according to redditors

We found 242 Reddit comments discussing the best casual daypack backpacks. We ranked the 154 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Casual Daypack Backpacks:

u/ericgoodca · 36 pointsr/networking

You might want to hit up the search, this question gets asked a lot:

Anyway, when I was a cable installer I had three bags. My daily bag just a regular backpack, usually something funny. Right now I have a Stormtrooper Backpack I got at a fan expo. It has a console cable, a laptop, and my lunch.

Then I had a hand tools bag - mine had some slight customizations but it was fairly close to this Klein 28-Piece Electrician Tool Kit, which I only brought in if I needed hand tools. The main customization was to add crimping tools and specialty cutting tools for coaxing and CAT6. I used a Husky 10-inch Electrician Bag because it made it easy to organize.

Finally, I had the Milwaukee M18 Cordless 6-Tool Combo Kit if I needed something more heavy duty. There's a ton of extra space so I would store patch cables in the side pouches inside of the power tool bag.

The rest was in my truck which had something like 100-200 tools and a huge array of patch cables, connectors, test kits, etc.

u/bourgeoiszee · 28 pointsr/BuyItForLife

i use an Osprey Cyber Daypack for both work and school. it's incredibly durable and has lots of well thought out pockets. plus it's not too flashy, which i appreciate. link

u/Biz_Money · 25 pointsr/cringe

I enjoy Titanfall 2, it'd be weird for me to wear a backpack with the cover of the game on it (think child's backpack) but it's okay if it's a themed backpack that just looks like something from the game, like this one

u/tenmilez · 23 pointsr/Firearms

I had a SOC bug out bag flying into ATL and they pulled it from the regular luggage (without any indication, naturally) and put it in the oversized baggage area. So I sat through everyone else's shit getting picked up and the carousel stopped so I had to go hunt down my missing luggage. Their explanation was that because it was camouflage it might have a firearm in it so they pulled it. Fucking retarded on so many levels.

u/StormKing00 · 7 pointsr/infamous
u/wingmasterjr · 5 pointsr/mirrorsedge

I didnt know they even made them. After searching amazon, ebay and google I cant find it for sale anywhere.

The only bag that I could find that relates to mirrors edge and is still for sale is this:

But this is far from the yellow runners bag :P

u/loddist · 5 pointsr/onebag

Not sure how durable, but the brand seems alright. Good reviews online too. 35L, could fit in urban situations with a pop of colour. Semi suitcase opening. 50 USD.

Solo Everyday Max Hybrid:

Alternatively, you can go with the tried and true Osprey Porter 30L. 90 USD.

u/JoeMental · 4 pointsr/EDC

Bradley Mountain makes a lot of similar looking packs. Waxed canvas and whatnot. Very pricey, though. Search for waxed canvas backpack on Amazon. I'm sure you'll find something similar with decent reviews in the $20-50 range.

Edit: "Waxed Canvas Rucksack" brought back a bunch of results in Amazon. This one is cheap and got good reviews...

u/OwnedU2Fast · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Speaking as an owner of one of Everlane's Modern Snap backpacks, I can say that it definitely never feels like it's ever too bulky, and though I may not be 5 feet tall, I don't think that would be an issue regardless. On the contrary, it's one of the least bulky and most stylish backpacks I've ever dealt with.

If you ever have an issue with your backpack, Everlane is quick to take care of it. I know this might not exactly convince you about the bifl quality of the backpack, but when I first got my backpack, there was a flaw in the stitching that caused one of the snaps to partially come off. However, emailed Everlane and they promptly gave me a label to send the backpack back and sent me a new one. They definitely stand behind their product. I can't quite put my finger on it, but just by feeling and looking at it, the backpack just seems to be undoubtedly high-quality.

A friend of mine, who was the one that referred me to the backpack, has owned his (the original snap backpack) for I believe like three years and it has nothing wrong with it whatsoever save for the faded colors which are inevitable when you've abused it every day like he has.

So I would definitely recommend this backpack and can see myself using it for years. And if you're still hesitant about the size, they also have a Mini Modern Zip Backpack which claims to be able to fit a 13" Macbook. I don't have experience with that however, and like I said, the Modern Snap has never felt bulky, but exactly the opposite. Hope I've helped! Feel free to use this referral link if you'd like! :)

Edit: Also, I've heard the Fjallraven Kanken recommended a lot. I've seen somebody with it and it looks fairly small but I can't tell you how it would hold up. Like the look of the Modern Snap better personally too.

u/LucidOneironaut · 3 pointsr/rva

They might be spoken for, but I'll keep you in mind if Keep Virginia Cozy doesn't want them. Anyone who wants to build one can do so with the following materials:

Backpack Straps

Picture hangers

While you're at Lowes you can pick up nuts/bolts, or you can use pop rivets (with backing washers to prevent the plastic from tearing) like I did. We got our trash cans at Walmart so we could size them to our shoulders/back.

u/randominternetdad · 3 pointsr/MMA

I'm not the guy you're asking, but I keep all my shit for work in a backpack. Much easier to sling a strap over my shoulder than to carry a briefcase. It's also nice because it has room for books that I can pop out and go hide with if work is slow. Super functional.

u/Varixai · 3 pointsr/titanfall

Hey, for you and /u/Sogarde - Here's a post I wrote when someone asked what shirts were officially licensed. It's a good roundup of just clothing related merchandise at least:

That's an good question, it seems to vary. Here are some sites that I've found and their visible licensing situations:


  • Merchoid - Their About Us page says they only sell licensed products, and there's an officially licensed stamp on each product page. They even have several news articles about their officially licensed Titanfall 2 line.

  • Yellow Bulldog says they have Titanfall 2's entire swag lineup of officially licensed gear, including some clothing. (and are advertised around the web like this)

  • SportsDirect's T-Shirt is labeled official, yet no guarantees are offered on the product page or in general by the website.

  • Sites like Redbubble and Teepublic are obviously completely unlicensed; sites like this are simply storefronts for independent "artists" to sell their artworks. That can be anything from original artwork or just ripped/traced game assets. (it also explicitly says on these sites that these are "titanfall inspired" products created by fans)

  • Hot Topic's line makes no licensing claims at all and their About Us page says they sell both licensed and un-licensed merchandise.

  • There are some completely individual products that are said to be officially licensed as well, like this backpack.
u/arhythm · 3 pointsr/onebag

For those who are interested in this bag, it's currently $55 on Amazon right now. Solo Everyday Max Backpack (ACV732-4)

I bought one myself and am undecided on keeping it as a first bag or getting an osprey Porter 30. I like the large pocket but would like some built in organization in a secondary pocket for small items like any camera, chargers, etc. There's the 2 side pockets that could maybe fit a water bottle if the bag isn't packed full and a pocket on front that could hold a wallet or phone, my Nexus 6P barely fit.

The shoe compartment on the bottom also takes a ton of room in the main section of the bag. Though I'd guess that's the same for any bag that has that.

For the size of it I also expected more space. There are some interior pockets in the main section but again, with clothes in the main section you won't be able to fit much.

u/balladofwindfishes · 3 pointsr/tf2
u/MKorostoff · 3 pointsr/EDC

> if you always take pictures like these, could we see some older pictures?

Would love to share, but I don't think I have them any more. I did take a similar picture before backpacking in Europe, driving the American Southwest, and traveling through Israel, but I'd just text them to my Mom. They looked pretty much the same though, I have my packing list pretty set.

> also, you reall wont need anything warmer? not one long sleeve shirt ir even a windbraker?

I wore a hoodie on the plane. Still it was summer in Bangkok and Tokyo, so I was pretty good without a sweater, lol. The only time I was cold was at the summit of Mt. Fuji, though I bought some long underwear on the ground that really helped.

> what's your bag?

This. I was not satisfied with it, it hung really weird on my shoulders, 4/10 would not use again.

> what do you read on your kindle?

Siddhartha in Japan, The English Patient in Thailand. Loved both. Didn't have all that much time for reading though, I mostly did it on planes.

> no camera?

Used my phone camera. Tons of pictures here.

u/MichaelWithAOnTheEnd · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I want to replace my colorful High Sierra backpack with something slightly more "adult."

I am considering a plain black JanSport like this that I would customize by adding a bow and monogram, kind of like this.

The look I am going for is casual (hence the backpack), classic (hence the classic Jansport silhouette), and girly (details like bow and monogram) without compromising functionality.

What do you think, people of FFA? I would love some ideas on where to get it monogrammed, where to find the right kind of bow/how to attach, and whether black is an appropriate choice or if I should go with a "neutral" print like polka dots or something. Thank you in advance!

Edit: another idea is this which may be a better choice for being "adult" because it's canvas.

Another edit: here is what I mean by a "neutral" print

Last (?) edit: I'm not sure I know what I want with this whole backpack thing after all. I love the ease and practicality of having a backpack rather than another type of bag, and since I am in academia, I can totally get away with backpack use, possibly forever. But I just haven't thought much about personal style since like, high school/college, and am kind of unclear on what sort of image I want to project. I guess I just gravitate toward practical things but also want them to be attractive in some way, and don't want to just randomly accumulate possessions based on convenience anymore- I would like to be more mindful about purchasing items in the future that contribute toward some type of cohesive image. Help is very, very welcome from literally any one of you who wants to assist me with getting a handle on the basics. I have already read almost all of the sidebar resources and absorbed lots of new info that way, but I think I might need more help than I can get from reading stuff.

u/MamaDaddy · 3 pointsr/onebag

As a woman who normally carries a purse, I don't do it on big trips. For flights I put everything in my carry on (which is a backpack), with super important stuff - money & passport - in a belt pouch. Once I get where I am going, I unfold my travel daypack and keep the extra things in it - medicine, sunglasses, rainjacket, etc. - with some room left for souvenirs.

not crazy about this one, but haven't found a better one.

Mostly it's about efficient carrying. I can't carry a backpack and a purse without feeling like a pack mule. I used to do this, but I'm done with it. I like ONE bag.

Edit: want to add to this... I also bring one pair of slip-on shoes and one pair of good walking shoes. The slip-ons are what I wear while flying (good for getting through security where you have to take your shoes off and good for easily taking off your shoes on a long flight). They are also nice for when I want to dress up a little (I don't bring a lot of super dressy stuff, but I mean like casual rather than hiking). But then they are not comfy enough for long distance walking, so I bring my running shoes for that.

u/upstatedreaming3816 · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

This is what I take out with me:

Kelty Redwing 50

Eureka! Midori 2 (I don't own this, I borrow my father's, I own a larger Eureka! Tetragon)

Kelty Tuck sleeping bag

Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite sleeping pad

Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX boots (they have put out a new version in the past year or so labeled the 3.0, I believe)

Let me know if you have any questions about any of the gear, or general questions. Happy Camping my friend!

u/relkin43 · 2 pointsr/titanfall
u/Ha_window · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Gonna piggyback on your comment to plug another Osprey. I'm really happy with my [Osprey Nebula] ( which I got this spring after my north face started to fall apart. I often carry at least two to very large hardback A&P books and an old laptop. The organizer pocket is wonderful for all of my notecards, and the stash pocket is a great place to keep snacks.

u/sweaty_clitoris · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have used this bag through middle school to college. It is the perfect size for holding my Macbook, notebooks, textbooks, etc. When you need it to be compact, draw in the side straps and you have a small portable backpack. However, if you release the side straps, the bag is perfect for a weekend trip, camping, airplanes, hiking etc. I have even used it for snowboarding. Here is PX link. If you know anyone military you can get it through them without tax.

Or Amazon:

If you wanted something bigger with aluminum back support, I also have the bug out size. If you know you will be carrying heavy weight for long periods of time, this bag is the most comfortable and supportive. It also counts as a carry on in airports, so that is a plus.

u/EmpressHotdog · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Oh I have a Jansport big student classic daypack! It's the only thing that will fit everything I need. I have a navy one, but I would get this one if I could, because it's my favorite color. I like solid colors and coral, so this would be my top pick. Also, maybe this is the backpack you're going to get?
Thanks for hosting!

u/GladioliRose · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I'm a daily messenger bag carrier but I used to have several backpacks. There are few i am considering to purchase as well. I'll list them below.


If you want something that will last you for the rest of your life, go tactical. These are great for bug-out bags as well. Some of them will be compiable with Hiker cosplay. Amazon


If tactical isn't your thing and you prefer something urban. Need a cool looking pack that lasts for a long time too? I got you; I have few suggestions. Herschel Supply , Arctic Fox , ASERF , Rhine , Blue Lounge , CaseLogic , and Convey.


If you want to go down on the messenger bag route like I did, then here I go ~! Timbuk , Tumi , MNMUR. I personally am a huge fan of Timbuk's messenger bags.

u/Number_06 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Jansport Big Student if you want something that doesn't look tactical. They hold a ton of stuff and have a lifetime warranty from Jansport.

u/AnticitizenPrime · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Mystery Ranch Hover Pack 50L. $299, 420D nylon, 4.8 lbs.


Kelty Redwing 50L, $129, 420D nylon, 3 lbs 11 oz.

Both have wraparound zippers that let you open up the whole compartment (a feature I like), but the Kelty has side pockets with pass-through storage for long items behind them (trekking poles, etc).

Having trouble seeing the value in the Mystery Ranch stuff to justify the price difference, pound for pound.

u/Maydayparade77 · 2 pointsr/backpacks

This is the Kanken 13” laptop, scrubbing it with a tooth brush and water is the only way to get the white streaks out.

kanken laptop version

Kanken Classic NO LAPTOP

Fjallraven Raven 20L

u/MasterKato · 2 pointsr/gaming

Well, I found the bag here

Sadly, no jacket ):

u/mudblo0d · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

We ordered one of these in gray! Not the cheapest one out there but it's sturdy and cute. My husband and I each have a couple of their coats and they hold up forever and have a lifetime warranty.

u/LantianTiger · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Jansport. Seriously. I tried buying cheap backpacks for years, and I finally bit the bullet and bought jansport when my friend told me he'd had his since 7th grade (as we were graduating high school). I'm now starting my first year of grad school, and I've had mine since I started college (so 4 years now), and it still looks new. My friend's backpack is also going strong. No rips, it only looks dirty because of how long he's used it. Best part? Costs $30. If you're worried about a laptop compartment, just buy a laptop sleeve and stick it in there. Oh, and it has a lifetime warranty.

u/MorphineBear · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

One of my older ones did, but that one gave up so quickly. The one I had in high school didn't, but still lasted as long as it did.

Don't get one of these, they're smaller and don't last as long.
DO get one of these. Bigger, sturdier, and designed to carry heavier loads.

There are a lot of types of backpacks. Just pick one that you think will serve you long and well. :P

u/detectivemonk · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

While it's not exactly stylish, I use this Jansport backpack at school, and love it. It's got a lifetime warranty, holds a ton of stuff, and is quite comfortable. It doesn't look as square as that picture either, unless you filled the thing with blankets or something, just FYI.

u/TheSkyFlier · 1 pointr/titanfall

Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot, since it’s an old game, but there is a backpack that seems pretty good. Everyone who got it says it’s good.

u/8bitesq · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The most useful thing you can get when it comes to travel is a collapsable, stuff sack travel backpack. I had one when I was backpacking in Europe a couple summers ago and it was the greatest. I could dump my travel sack off at the hostels and just put a few things that I needed to carry around in the backpack. It was extremely helpful. I think I got mine at Walmart, actually, for $5 but this one on Amazon looks like it's way better quality.

I also recommend adding some Ritter chocolate if you haven't had it. It's German and it's the best. It's seriously the only chocolate I eat. it's fantastic. And it comes in a ton of different types.

u/Captain_Frylock · 1 pointr/StarWars

Here's an Imperial version for non-Rebel scum :)

u/anormalgeek · 1 pointr/diabetes

Try a smaller bag.

My son wears one of these. I think the fact that it visibly looks different and smaller than a full backpack sets people at ease.

u/DNelk · 1 pointr/magicTCG

I just stuff everything in the fjallraven kånken that I use for everything else.

u/CharcotWeek · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have the Kelty Redwing 50 and love it. Pretty affordable for what you get as well and quite durable. Also has a handle so you can use as a duffel if you're so inclined. kelty redwing on amazon

u/theraf8100 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I ordered this jansport backpack for $26 last week, but apparently is $40 now. Anyway they have a lifetime warranty.

u/TheFreezeBreeze · 1 pointr/trees
u/Lance_pearson · 1 pointr/titanfall
u/nayohmerae · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/suzie10000 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I second the two straps comment. Get one of these! My campus is small too and there are days when I have to pack so much in it.

But in all seriousness, this is relatively inexpensive and has served me very well. The zippers are high quality. NB: the straps feel odd at first but then fit much better once you wear it a little.

u/mrsblack1029 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How about this one?

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Ice13hockey · 1 pointr/Woodworkingplans

FOLAI Adjustable Waterproof Replacement Shoulder Strap Replacement Shoulder Straps Adjustable Belt for Shoulder Bag Backpack Black

I would try these straps out especially since they’re only $12 or so. Then just secure them to the backboard. I personally would just use some eyelets to run the strings through. The rest should be pretty easy. Hope this helps

u/misshannah0106 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Heres one thats similar

Here's a lovely Yoshi

I personally like this one Its kinda the same style as the other one!

u/kairiserene · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I found this version of your backpack

Can I get a giftcard if I win? =)


I also found this little guy in case you wanted something different!

u/heyredridinghood · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Edit: just saw that this isnt quite what you were looking for..

u/alpaca033 · 1 pointr/france

as tu considéré de l'occasion ? on trouve parfois des jansport quasi neufs pour un prix maîtrisé sur LBCoin ; les sacs récents sont touchés par la réduction de coûts je pense, d'où peut être ta difficulté à en trouver qui te vont, en tout cas à prix correct : des poches, c'est de la couture en plus, par des humains, et ça coûte cher

j'ai acheté un sac similaire à celui là mais chez Tatonka; très bien compartimenté

u/MBraedley · 1 pointr/CGPGrey2

Slightly different style, but this is what I would buy (or something similar) to fill the purpose:

> Sling Bag, MALEDEN Water Resistant Outdoor Shoulder Backpack Chest Pack Crossbody Bags for Women and Men Causal Daypacks for Hiking Cycling and Travel

u/MuffinMan0420 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

My backpack: GINGOOD Vintage Canvas Backpack Outdoor Hiking Travel Rucksack 19L Army Green #220

My phone wouldn't get a link to the AllTrails but it is the Catamount Falls Trail in Pike National Forest. It is a 5.8 mile out and back trail with an elevation gain of 1,633 ft.

u/mackys · 1 pointr/UWMadison

Jansport Big Student Backpack (Black)

The Jansport Big Student has always been my go to. Fits a lot of stuff and has a ton of little compartments. Depending on the color, its $30-50 and they last forever.

u/bow1111 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

just one example

berhans is a nother good brand. i dont know about american trekking companies... but they will offer comparable stuff. just look for the design you like and go for a backpack for around 80$ and it will be great for all your college life ;)

u/TheTinyBoxTim · 1 pointr/electricdaisycarnival

You guys know if this is allowed inside EDC? It's a sling bag

u/CrystalLake1958 · 1 pointr/ipad

I use the Neatpack sling

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/PS4

This backpack will easily fit both. In fact, it's able to expand enough that you could probably fit a few pairs of clothes in there too (but prolly not recommended because when this backpack is stuffed to the brim it might actually end up too big for a carry on).

This thing was the "private special" in basic training because everyone bought one, haha. I had mine for 6 or 7 years before it gave out (and these were hard years out in the field and overseas).

It's a tad bit tactical looking, and you'll see it's got extra things like a waist strap, chest strap, etc, but all of those can be folded and hidden in the bag (in fact, even the shoulder straps can fold into the bag so you can carry it like a briefcase instead).

u/spitfish · 1 pointr/infamous

Looks like you can buy it from Amazon.

u/orijinal · 1 pointr/backpacks

Initially, I wanted to get an Aer Fit Pack 2, but I don't really have the cash to spend that much on a backpack at the moment. What attracted me to it was that it looked nice and had compartments that I was looking for; one to place my laptop and notebooks, another to place my clothes, and a third for my shoes.

After spending several hours on Amazon searching for a cheaper alternative, I ended up ordering a Solo Elite Backpack which should (hopefully) arrive some time tomorow. I'll let you know what I think of it once it arrives, but in the meantime, maybe this short video will help you determine if it's something you'd want to consider.


Other alternatives I was considering**

|Backpack|Price|Reason I didn't go for it|
|Crosslandy College Backpack|$35.99|Didn't like how it looked. No exterior pocket for water bottle.|
|Solo Everyday Max Hybrid|$46.68|Yellow straps are ugly.|
|Targus Work & Play|$59.81|Yellow accents. Would have gone with this instead otherwise.|
|Targus Work & Play (Black & Gray)|$79.99|Costs more than the one with the yellow accents. At this price, I like the look of the Solo Elite more.|
|Solo Elite (Burgundy)|$60.00 (plus tax and shipping)|Prefer black and wanted to get it sooner rather than later.|

u/Scandalchris · 1 pointr/travel

Honestly, I used a higschool backpack like this:

for 7 years until i was gifted a higher quality pack. But this did fine for all those years and ALWAYS fit as a carry on.

Just remember not to bring too much, you can do laundry there, and it's cheap. Have fun!

u/snailwiz · 1 pointr/college

These guys seem to be pretty popular among college students.

u/joerazz · 1 pointr/StarWars
u/bulbafar · 0 pointsr/BuyItForLife

If you are determined on company, this might be to late, but Fjallravens Kanken is as buy it for life as it gets, and not awfully expensive. I just checked up on the one my father uses on daily basis, which have been going for 15-20 years by now, and the only sign of use is that the colour has faded.