Best hiking daypacks according to redditors

We found 702 Reddit comments discussing the best hiking daypacks. We ranked the 446 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Hiking Daypacks:

u/cwcoleman · 38 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

You generally get what you pay for.
That pack is $70 and the sleeping bag is $30. Those are very low prices compared to other options.

For example, the most popular/recommended backpack is the Osprey Atmos 65. It's $260 retail.

u/TomorrowsCanceled · 22 pointsr/Ultralight

Why do you have tights and Capilene Lightweight Bottoms? Pick one and save 5 oz.

Why do you have a cotton tank and 2 running shirts? Pick one. (Hint not the cotton tank) save 10oz

Rain jacket, Puffy, base layer, Houdini and R1. Ditch the Houdini and R1 (especially with such a warm puffy)
save 18 oz

Simplify your cook kit. Get rid of the measuring cup and make marks on your pot or smart water if you're picky about measuring. get rid of one bowl and just eat out of the pot (6oz)

Switch from pack cover to nylofume pack liner (save 2 oz)

Swap the footprint for Polycryo (save like 5 oz)

Ditch the daypack all together OR get something like a cheap drawstring bag or something like this save 7-10 oz

Ultimate Towel Medium "ya'll are going to tell me to get rid of this I know it" yup (5oz)

Generic Flip Flops meh save 8oz

69oz (nice) saved with virtually no cost!

u/haroldthehobo · 14 pointsr/Ultralight

I'm gonna try to break down most of the places you could save weight, as well as give you an idea of dollars per ounce saved for each item so you can figure out the best place to focus your available budget.

  • Your pack is pretty heavy. Something like the Osprey Exos 48 will cost around $180 and weighs ~40 oz. That'll save you ~20.8 oz at about $8.65 per oz.

  • Your bag is also heavy, as you have pointed out. As /u/schmuckmulligan pointed out, a HG Burrow Econ 20 would save you weight for added warmth. I would recommend a wide width, since HG quilts are narrower since they are aimed at hammock sleepers. A $170 wide will save you ~16.9 oz at about $10.06 per oz. You could also consider a HG Burrow Econ 30, which will save you more weight, and will be cheaper.

  • The $215 24 oz Lunar Solo from Six Moon Designs would save you ~23.3 oz at about $9.23 per oz. If you don't have a trekking pole, they also sell lightweight poles to support the shelter.

  • $15 Frogg Toggs will save you ~6 oz at about $2.50 per oz.

  • You can drop the extra shirt and the extra underwear for a free savings of ~7.8 oz. A lot of people will just wear the same shirt and underwear for the duration of their trips.

  • A 14$ ThruNite Ti3 will save you ~2.7 oz at about $5.19 per oz. The NiteCore Thumb is also a good option with similar weight savings. I discussed the differences between the two in this comment in a thread yesterday.

  • You can save ~1.1 oz for free by dropping the Iodine Tablets. The Sawyer is good enough, and won't make your water taste bad.

    All in all, everything here will save you ~78.6 oz or almost 5 lbs. Obviously, don't take anything I or anyone else says as perfect for you. If having extra clothes makes your hike a lot better, then I don't think the weight savings is worth it.

    Hope this helps!
u/jesteronly · 12 pointsr/SFGiants

Yo fellow baseball lover! Firstly, I hope you enjoy your brief stay in SF.

Secondly, I hope you realize the time and distance that SFO is from AT&T Park. As shitty as it sounds, it's likely going to be well over an hour each way, so at least 2 hours total in transit IF YOU'RE LUCKY. SFO also tends to have pretty crappy TSA lines to go through as well, but going through the International Terminal will help out a lot with that.

Thirdly, AT&T does not have a bag check area. They have a wonderful FREE Bike Check area because that is super cool to offer, but nothing for oversized bags. Fret not! SFO offers a baggage check for a fee of which I do not know.

>Baggage storage is exclusively available at the Airport Travel Agency, located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal, near the entrance to Gates G91-G102. The Airport Travel Agency is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. No reservations are required for baggage storage. All baggage is x-rayed prior to storage. Rates are assessed per each 24 hour period that an article is in storage (articles in storage for less than 24 hours will be subject to the 24 hour rate), and vary according to the size of the object. Please contact the Airport Travel Agency at 650.877.0422 or [email protected] for additional information.

OR!!!!! You could check in your bag for your flight super super early. But I'm guessing that you are talking about your carry-on bag rather than a checked bag. If that is the case, then I might suggest using a soft-framed pack and bringing a second frameless backpack to use to spread your load so that both will fit AT&T's parameters I, personally, use (this lovely little stow-away backpack for almost all of my secondary pack / carry-on travel needs. If all else fails, you can meet me at my work (PM me, please) which is a 10 minute walk from 16th street BART station and a very quick LYFT or Taxi ride to and from the park (less than 2 miles, or less than 3.21869 KM). I will be working from 10-6:30 pm that day, and since it is a 1pm start, that should cover the entire game. If for whatever reason you would like to come pick up after I am off of work, I can easily arrange for another one of my co-workers to watch and get your gear back to you. This would add an extra $4.04 US dollars each way if you choose Lyft Line (I highly suggest it), so at least $8.08 USD if you are using Lyft both to and from the park to my work, but the bag check would be 100% free. Plus I may throw in a free local beer just for shits n' giggles, if you're into that kind of thing.

Otherwise, I don't really know any other options. There's not really a check-in option around the area. Like, not even a hotel that you could faux-check in bags at. China Basin is a (now) friggin beautiful place with only the park, apartments, and businesses in the area, but was certainly not built up to be the SF destination zone, which is much of its' charm.

Anyway, if you have any questions or further inquiry, either PM or respond to this message, and I hope you're able to make it a to a game in the most beautiful park in the MLB (and, truly, in all of sports).

u/cputnam58 · 12 pointsr/Ultralight

Product description is wrong, they are only about 22L but otherwise a neat little pack

I may make a thread later on about how i turned one of these in to a poor mans Burn style pack for a total cost of about $45 and and evening of sewing.

u/agentmnkys · 9 pointsr/onebag

So I traveled overseas for a month out of this bag

I brought with me stuff I had in my closet already and purchased a couple small toiletries because I was out. So all told, I spent about $20. It’s been a couple years and that bag is still going strong, and I use it for all sorts of things. Sometimes I’ll pack it folded into itself into a hard sided carryon for more local trips; it’s great for amusement parks too.

Maybe one day I’ll upgrade, but for now it’s perfect for the kind of travel I do: mostly based in cities with public transport, for anywhere from one week to one month, all kinds of weather, no special tech gear (usually just my phone and a kindle), though there is an unpadded sleeve in it for a laptop.

If we go back far enough I think I spent $13 on a packing cube set from Amazon that I still use.

u/tracknoreply · 8 pointsr/onebag

I find a small daypack is good for most circumstances. Carry water, snacks, a towel, some warm clothing or a change of clothes etc.

If you want to stick with your philosophy of one bagging and technically carry only one bag use a packable daypack, fold it up and store it your main pack whilst travelling from place to place, but unfold and use in each place for day to day activities:

Outlander Ultra Lightweight Packable Water Resistant Travel Hiking Backpack Daypack Handy Foldable Camping Outdoor Backpack

u/Angry-_-Kid · 6 pointsr/thelastofus

I've had a couple of 'Joel' bags in the past, both from Amazon, but one seems to be no longer available or doesn't ship to the US depending where you look, and the other - which is in the photo - has shot up in price (I think it was about £20-30 when I bought it)! They're both great bags, the Gootium bag is waaay bigger than the Augur, and mine have been through hell and are still going strong, they've never let me down!

u/Majaru97 · 6 pointsr/onebag

I'm not the original commenter but I'm travelling through Europe at the moment and I use the Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack as a day pack. It weighs about 90 grams and condenses down to about the size of a pack of cards. It's been great so far, probably my favourite investment, it can easily hold a jacket, drink bottle, toiletries, passport etc. Basically anything you'd want to take on a day trip.

u/PRzitremedy1 · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

My pack is about 8lb base weight, my big three total around $150.

DIY silnylon 5x9 tarp--$20
Kelty Cosmic down 21--$100
Frameless 30l pack--$20

You can find decent packs for less than $50 at REI garage sales. I saw a Stoke 29 for $30 and regret passing it up.

u/industrialprogress · 5 pointsr/onebag

I own an Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack. Very happy with it. I got it for $25. Lifetime warranty.

u/wesinator · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

I just bought this similar pack for $14.50 as a lightning deal then I saw the pack in the post. The $24.90 pack has less needless pockets and doodads, but also has nice looking hipbelts and waterbottle pockets. I've got the $24.90 pack incoming, so I can do a comparison and post about it if anyone is interested. Looks like it could give some much more expensive packs a run for their money.

u/zorkmids · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

Getting a new pack would allow you to get something a bit lighter. For example, the Osprey Exos 48 is about 10 ounces lighter and costs $135.

You can get even lighter if you spend a bit more. For example, the Zpacks Arc Blast would save you about two pounds. Here's a good survey of ultralight backpacks. Of course, there's a durability tradeoff, and ultralight backpacks don't carry heavy loads as well as traditional packs.

u/jkd760 · 4 pointsr/Ultralight

I’ve seen people recommend the Coreal backpack, but I got one, and one thing that was missing that was definitely needed was padding in the shoulder straps.

The other I’ve seen mentioned is the G4Free pack, but I’m not sure if the straps are any better, as I have never used it. Both of them seem like you could make a small slit in the strap and slide some ccf padding in there, but that’s up to you.

FWIW, if you use the code NEEMOR15 you get 15% off the Kumo..

u/drdoak66 · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

My vote would be this, or this.

Light & Cheap. & Light.

u/macetheface · 3 pointsr/bugout

OK - take a look at the Kelty Redwing. They make quality stuff and a buncha different sizes

u/SeaOfDinks · 3 pointsr/FishingForBeginners

Agreed. I've been using this ultra light but durable soft backpack that I've had for a few years now and just throw in the basics. Carrying too much shit is a hassle and would definitely prevent me going out as much. Typically what I keep in the pack:

  • small plano box with a mix of in line spinners and a few different sized hooks, clip on sinkers, a couple different kinds of bullet weights and some misc things.

  • fishing pliers and knife in one side pocket

  • water bottle on the other side pocket

  • sunscreen+bug spray

  • one or two spools of line

  • few small baggies of soft plastic lures and small jar of power bait

  • very basic first aid kid, some paper towels, rubbers in case mermaid bitches and fishing permit.

    Still very light, water resistant and plenty of room for miscellaneous things like snacks, or ice packs, etc. Always keep it on the go so I can just grab a rod and the backpack and head out easy peasy.
u/myballsarecut · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

So I just did some hiking on the Colorado Trail. A segment but we also basecamped one day and hiked up to some 14ers. I've had this pack for quite a while and it has worked amazing. Plus it folds down into it's internal pocket and is easy to pack into a backpack. Price point is nice too.

u/snobordin8 · 3 pointsr/solotravel

-Small notepad - helps for planning and communicating and writing down thoughts

-A small daypack - I've used this nearly daily for 5 months and love it:

-Small roll of toilet paper or kleenex for when nature calls unexpectedly


-Extra battery or power pack for charging phone/camera. I prefer the extra battery with external charger. It's great for when the hostel doesn't have a power outlet by the bed. Less risk than leaving your phone sitting out. Amazon this too.

-Umbrella if where you're going rains a lot.

u/kootness · 3 pointsr/onebag

I'm pretty adverse to logos, which is what turned me off the HikePro bag. I ended up going for the Amazon packable 25L daypack. It's solid black and has a lot of the same features. Currently just over $10 too.

u/Becroki · 3 pointsr/solotravel

The string bag would work. If you have some spare change the Ultra-Sils really are excellent. All the functionality of a standard bag with none of the bulk. They're quite strong and fairly water resistant. Or as mentioned above, a camera bag with a little extra room is a good option. You'll be glad you have something small when you're out and about.

You especially want something small since BTS/MRT security and many shopping complexes have started to check bags literally every time through. It got a bit frustrating walking through with my main pack and they insist on seeing through to the bottom sometimes.

u/plateofhotchips · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

Sleeping Bag:

u/aoethrowaway · 3 pointsr/onebag

I disagree. I have a very similar pack I bought & brought to about 8 different countries over 4 months. It's been used as a sole bag for 2 weeks in Iceland & Europe, sole bag for 2 weeks in Hawaii, and as just a day pack stuffed inside my hyperlite 2400 for everything else. I have about 5 different packs and use different combos depending on airline restrictions and mode of travel. These cheapo $20 packable bags kick ass either as a sole bag or compliment. I had no problems & the company actually replaced my first one already, for free. Here's the one I have:

u/RLinkBot · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

[+129] "Backpack Thread" posted by CatRage on Mon 29 Jul 2013 04:29:05 GMT

>As many mfa readers (including myself) are going into the new school year I figured we could discuss backpacks. So feel free to share your favorite shoulder-bound storage bag!


[+59] MoPo918:
>Big List of Backpacks
>Default Standards: Cheap, Color Options, Basic
> American Apparel
Fjällräven Kranken
> Herschel Supply Co.
> Penfield
>Rustic Woodsmen: Leather, Waxed Canvas/Cotton, Rucksack, Outdoorsy
Duluth Pack
> Filson
Frost River
> L.L. Bean Waxed Cotton [Bonus]
> Orvis
Saddleback Leather Co.
> WILL Leather Goods
Tanner Goods
> Saddleback Leather Co.
>Technical Outdoors: Technical Fabrics, Ergonomic, Modern Outdoor Equipment
> Fjällräven
> Poler
The North Face
> Topo Designs
> Watershed
>Military: Technical Fabrics, MOLLE, tactical
> Maxpedition
Triple Aught Design
> Watershed MTP
>Technical Urban: Technical Fabrics, Ergonomic, Biking, Electronics Storage
> Chrome Industries
> Cyclus
Focused Space
> Manhattan Portage
Mission Workshop
> TimBuk2
Tom Bihn
>Fashion: Designers, Natural & Technical Fabrics, Everyday Use
> Archival Clothing
> Everlane
Head Porter
> Jack Spade
Louis Vuitton
> lululemon
Solid Gray
> Tail Feather
> Vera Bradley
>Note: Rough Categorization with some overlap.
>Edit: Brands were added from comments.
>Edit 2: Added military category.
>Edit 3: Alphabetized

[+8] chalsno:
>Makr Farm Rucksack
>Definitely getting one of these for the fall. Likely one in Navy, since the light gray has sold out. But the charcoal and army green options also look quite nice.

[+18] BoxerguyT89:
>I love my Jansport Pleasanton. I saw it on one of the backpack threads posted a few weeks ago and figured that it would be a good bag for college this year.
>It holds everything that I need it to, including my large gaming laptop, very comfortably and I think it looks pretty good too.

[+7] IronReaver17:
>I ordered this rucksack off Amazon for $40. Good reviews, and I liked the design. Not sure if mfa would approve, but as an entering freshman to college I'm already kind of broke lol. I've been using it for the past couple of days and it's actually not that bad. If you have a low-ish budget, this is a really good option (:

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u/IronReaver17 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I ordered this rucksack off Amazon for $40. Good reviews, and I liked the design. Not sure if mfa would approve, but as an entering freshman to college I'm already kind of broke lol. I've been using it for the past couple of days and it's actually not that bad. If you have a low-ish budget, this is a really good option (:

u/jmac · 3 pointsr/running

I just started running home from work last week (to avoid the issues with having to shower at work). I have a 4.5 mile run with this ~13L pack and if you pack it reasonably full and strap everything tight I don't feel like it's very noticeable aside from feeling a little hotter than normal with the extra sweat and heat trapped against my back.

I also think it will depend on your stride. If your hips rotate side to side very much then the pack is going to feel more noticeable than if your hips stay pointed straight forward.

u/j1mmyfever · 2 pointsr/magicTCG

If you're not carrying a trade binder, this thing is great. I carry a boogie board, an edh deck, 3 modern decks, a dice box, and a playmate in it. Random other stuff in the other pockets, a drink in the side.

It's $15, comfortable with a strap that can be changed left/right, and it's survived weekly use for 3 years now, along with about 5 Disney vacations.

Zero signs of aging.

OutdoorMaster Sling Bag - Small...

u/Helpful_guy · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

They definitely exist, they're just generally pretty heavy and/or expensive. The hydration bladder usually just has to reside in an external area, so the hose doesn't pass through the main compartment, such as on this (non-waterproof) backpack, where it's located outside the bag (between the foam frame and the pack itself).

u/MacGyverisms · 2 pointsr/backpacking

For the backpack, I'd suggest the Osprey Atmos 65 AG. I have that pack and you only feel a fraction of the weight on your back. I was blown away when I switched from it to my old pack, the difference really is night and day. You should go in store to get your pack, they'll fit it for you and even put some weight in it to simulate a full load. I went to REI and they fitted it for me while I was there. As for the sleeping pad, Therm-a-Rest pad is your best bet. They make a variety of pads depending on how much you want to spend or if you prefer foam vs inflatable pads. I use a Z-Lite Sol. Its great at reflecting heat and keeping you warm on the cold ground. They also make inflatable versions that might be a bit more comfy. Sleeping bag and tent are a little more tricky just because there's so many options. I couldn't tell you what brand sleeping bag I have, but it keeps me warm at night and that's all I care about. I've never had an issue with Kelty bags in the past but they do tend to be on the heavy side. As for tents, I use a North Face Triarch 2. It might be more than you're willing to spend on a tent, but wow is it light. It can also be a little cozy with two people, but I've never minded it. The MSR Hubba Hubba and the REI Half Dome 2 also fall into this category of ultralight tents. You might want to check out /r/ultralight if you really want your pack to weigh as little as possible. Also check out /r/campingandhiking. I always check Reddit before I choose my gear and these subreddits come up often.

u/saltysourspice · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I'm in a similar situation and have been looking at packable bags. Found this osprey one that I'm really leaning towards

u/TableTopFarmer · 2 pointsr/camping

These are relatively inexpensive, but cool to have items:

Long Handled grill basket

Collapsible solar light

personal water filter

Haul and hang kitchen organizer

Daypack There's nothing special about this particular one, but every car camper needs a daypack for hiking.

Battery pack for charging small electronics

Weatherproof matches

Hiker's Emergency whistle

Mosquito head net

Hydration bladder

Collapsible water jug

Condiment squeeze bottles (for more efficient cooler packing)

u/cukls · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I tried the Farpoint out and didn't like how it felt when wearing it. I ended up getting the Kelty Redwing 44 (they make a 40 as well) that works just like the farpoint. It can be opened up like a suitcase.

I took it as carry on luggage to Nicaragua for a week, and it performed great! The straps were more sturdy than the farpoint. I was concerned about wearing it all day, and the farpoint didn't feel like it would be up to that challenge.

The farpoint was nicer in that you can more easily tuck away the straps, but I didn't have any problems with the redwing. As long as you don't pack it up full, especially the weird side pockets, you won't have any problem getting it on the plane.

u/TheAmazingPolywog · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I bought a cheap 25$ pack of Amazon. Works great, however it has some SEVERE limits. I live in Florida so my kit stays VERY light throughout the entire year. If you overload the pack (even to the range of like 20 lbs) it becomes completely uncomfortable due to low padding in the straps and no support system. The pack isn't very adjustable so it doesn't fit great that great and strains portions of your back if your load isn't packed well. The hip belt doesn't do much besides keep the pack from flopping and store snacks.

Overall, cheap packs like that make great weekend packs to hike out to a site (wouldn't recommend more than a couple miles) for the night and come back or great slightly oversized day packs. Don't expect to do any sort of through hike, winter hiking, or long term hiking in the pack. They are great and cheap for what they are, but their use is very narrow.

That's the pack I got. Tie downs on the front, snack pockets on the hip belt, pockets big enough to fit large smart water bottles on the sides. Unless the pack you listed has some sort of support system, IMO this one is much better.

u/WolfWaker · 2 pointsr/GearTrade
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/lawschooladmissions

Leave your big bag at the hotel/luggage check and buy one of these

I've been backpacking for the last 4 months and having one of these is life changing. Takes up almost no space and gives me a smaller bag to take on day trips. There are cheaper ones on Amazon that would work as well, but I have this one and its been great

Even if nobodies judging you for having a big bag(and they shouldn't) you'll be a lot more comfortable/free feeling without a huge bag weighing you down

u/secondpagepl0x · 2 pointsr/onebag

Looks pretty affordable to me no?

Thanks for the suggestions!

u/misternicholas · 2 pointsr/Outlier

I have had this bag for at least 5 years & I bring it with me on all my trips. It packs down super small & opens up to fit a MBP with loads of remaining space. Great daypack.

Not sure if the branding is a total ripoff on outlier or just a crazy coincidence.

u/koottravel · 2 pointsr/onebag

Amazon Essential Packable Daypack. I've had mine going on three years now. My favorite thing about it is no branding like the HikePro bags and pretty much all the other ones.

u/nodus · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

If i have to shoot in the dark:

at least you wont be out much when its wrong for your use. You can get that and some good insulation for a hammock for the price of the osprey. Hammock gear phoenix economy and a z pad. or something.

u/icetoaneskim0 · 2 pointsr/onebag

I meant to type "packable bookbag"

$15 on amazon :)

u/UncleGrga · 2 pointsr/motorcycle

portable backpack. I started keeping one with me when riding scooters in asia, and have started riding a sportbike here in Canada and have been keeping it under my rear seat.

so fucking handy when you are going for a ride and realize you need milk at home or a small amount of groceries etc...

(that is if her Harley doesn't have big saddle bags or something)

u/backpackerwade · 2 pointsr/hiking

I use an [Osprey UL daypack}(

July in Yellowstone? Don't forgot a mosquito head-net and spray! Seriously. You'll be glad. I'd recommend a filter or way to treat water as well. That way you don't have to lug around so much water. Also, a rain jacket. July is the beginning of thunderstorm season. Sunscreen and a hat too (you burn much easier at high altitudes). I mention these items because you didn't. Also, not sure if you need a knife, tools, and multitool... I just take a small knife.

u/mmorton235 · 2 pointsr/DnD

Some options

  1. simple bag
  2. smaller bag
  3. Messenger bag, maybe not this one but look around they may work
  4. any backpack or canvas bag....option 2

    edit made links work a little better

    hope this helps, best of luck
u/eyedbythetiger · 2 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

Yes, look for the 2014-2017 model. It has hip belt pockets and shoulder strap pockets. These will be very handy. You can find the older model exos online at amazon. and it's on sale.

u/127590 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Looks like the green, large is $209 now.

The older versions have a graphic on the rear pocket that looks like multiple nested and inverted "V"s and come in black/green or blue/white. The new ones are black/red or green/lt. green, no graphic and no hip belt pockets.

u/CirqueDuTsa · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I've got one of these. Haven't used it much yet, but it seems to be well made.

Edit: Since mine's not available now, this one looks to be virtually identical. And if you want name brand, the Osprey Ultralight is similar.

u/seventhaxis · 2 pointsr/Phillylist

Just a link for all, $90 new on Amazon

u/Tyler9400 · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

This is so ridiculously broad we can't answer it properly without more details. If I'm just doing a trek into the woods for the day or something I can bring a ferro rod in my pocket, a knife on my belt and whatever food I'm eating. I don't need anything else - although I will almost definitely bring a hammock to chill out in when I find a nice spot. Hammocks are tiny, all of that can fit in the pockets of a set of cargo shorts/pants. I don't really wear stuff like that so I'd probably bring a small pack, but like literally anything. A Jansport school bag, one of those old drawstring bags you got for free somewhere..any type of bag. An overnighter is different but it all depends on what your doing, do you need an axe and saw? Are you bringing shelter? Is it cold or hot? You don't need fancy packs, this is a cheap $20 40L bag.

IMO pretty much no matter what your doing you should be able to fit everything for an over-nighter into a bag like this. If you're doing a 100mile 7-day backpacking trip, it may be a little bit different, although you could still make it work in that pack; but we're talking about Bushcraft, you definitely don't need an 80-pound pack, and can get away with pretty much anything IMO. You don't NEED a smaller pack, just don't pack things you don't need.

u/clokwise · 2 pointsr/onebag

Thanks for the that. I was kind of in the same boat. I actually had no intentions of purchasing a new bag at all, I was just going to continue to be a bit uncomfortable but I saw it at $124 so it got the wheels spinning. I also can't justify spending $250 right now on something i dont NEED.

I've looked at the day pack. I typically carry a small similarly packable day pack when I travel. Takes up very little room, folds into itself kinda thing. Is the Tortuga one light years ahead of the others? This is the one I currently carry:

Fortunately I do not travel with a laptop most of the time.

u/matt_sd_watson · 2 pointsr/travel
u/IsaLone · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

I bought this one which is nice but I'm not actually much of a purse person. I have been using this instead and I actually freaking adore it.

u/novel_yet_trivial · 2 pointsr/hiking

I love this one:

Very light, breathable, but still strong and comfy. I carry 3-4 liters of water no problems. Plus super cheap and lifetime warranty! I've had mine for about 6 months and no signs of wear yet.

u/The_Write_Stuff · 2 pointsr/cycling

I got this one and it works great. Doesn't ride as low as it looks on the pics. Use it on the bike and motorcycle. Lots of pockets.

Only downside is it won't work if you need one that's sweat proof.

u/jfgreco · 2 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

I picked up this one this year. It was nice and compact but was able to carry around what I needed. We had 3 kids (under 8) with us!

u/deo7 · 2 pointsr/solotravel

For those that don't want the larger Osprey packs, but still want a day pack, I highly recommend the Osprey Ulralight Stuff Pack. It's $35 and weighs 3oz. I use it when backpacking/camping all the time for sumitting peaks after making base camp. It compresses super small, has two pockets and a pouch for a water bottle. For travel I use it coupled with the Farpoint 40 as the Farpoint 55 is a bit much for me (I like to travel lighter).

u/SplatterSack · 2 pointsr/backpacking

My wife and I did 75 days throughout SEA with an older model of this backpack from REI. 40L was more than enough space for us and I'm definitely glad I didn't go with the 80L+ models that many other travelers were carrying.

Also, we bought daypacks that could be folded into itself in a pouch. I'll try and look up the model we bought...

Edit: This is the daypack we bought. Super lightweight and collapses into a small pouch.

u/BluShine · 1 pointr/DesignPorn

Most of the ones I've seen have metal loops on both side of the bottom. So you can unclip the strap and clip it onto the other side. They also tend to be fairly small: not made to carry a lot of weight.

u/chillwinston12 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

This is missing the inner pockets but does have multiple pockets. I have it and love it, although it becomes uncomfortable if you put too much weight in it.

u/ScrewTheAverage · 1 pointr/travel

We traveled for a year around Europe and used a day pack for all of our outings, including hikes and 10-15 mile a day walks when exploring a new the city. It was great for carrying our water, extra layers and a jacket, food/snacks, and our groceries when we went shopping. We this wrote a review in r/onebag:

We needed to find inexpensive, lightweight, and packable/collapsible daypacks. After some searching, we came across the Hikpro 20L. We purchased two them (one for each of us), and have been using them nearly every day for the last 18+ months. Furthermore, nearly every time we use them they’re loaded with 7-8lbs of stuff, and we carry that weight for 30-90 minutes at a time. Finally, even with all of that use, the bags have held up remarkably well and still look new!


Hikpro 20L Features

  • 20L
  • 6.5oz
  • Two mesh water bottle size side pockets (one on each side of the bag).
  • One external zipper pocket on the main body of the bag and one inside zipper pocket (the pouch the bag collapses into doubles as the inside pocket).
  • Small reflective tape accents (these double as pull strips, so the outside and main pocket are easier to zip).
  • Folds into itself (pouch)
  • 5 year warranty
  • Sells for about $15-20
  • Various colors to choose from
  • Slightly padded shoulder straps


    Possible Areas of Improvement

  • The inside lining/coating of the backpack started peeling away within the first month of use.
  • The backpack isn’t waterproof and the claimed water resistant feature could certainly be improved (perhaps it was compromised because of the inside lining/coating peeling away?).
  • Lighter would of course be better, although it would most likely come at the cost of padding or durability.


    Possible Hikpro 20L Alternatives
    If you absolutely need your daypack to be waterproof, lightweight, and cost (about $50 USD) isn’t a concern the Matador Daylite16 Backpack might be a good alternative to the Hikpro 20L.

    On the other hand, this inexpensive (~$17) bag from Mandarin-Gear might be ‘good enough’ at a fraction of the price.

    Additionally, here are a couple of bags recommended by the community:

  • Amazon Packable 25L daypack from u/kootness
  • Exped Summit Lite in 15L or 25L from u/fellow_reddit_user
u/ThePostalService1 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I took my girlfriend on her first overnight backpacking trip this past weekend. I got her this frameless pack from amazon for $20.

It's 16.7 oz after you cut off some unnecessary stuff, and it is a cheap way to find out if you are into frameless packs.

It worked great! I packed my solo stuff including tent and stove in my exos 48, and she carried her bag, pad, water, some food, clothes, pot and two books (we thought we might get trapped in our tent in the rain on Saturday)

u/RoscoePCookie · 1 pointr/Ultralight
u/kylorhall · 1 pointr/backpacking

I don't use your bag, but I carry a 12" Macbook with me everywhere abroad. My laptop goes in my day pack 99% of the time, but it fits in my reservoir sleeve as well.

My Laptop Case - Not waterproof or anything, but it protected my laptop (minus an issue with the screen) in a motorcycle accident where I broke my sternum. It doubles as a stand of sorts.

My Daypack - 2.4oz, tiny, everything I need.

u/korgothwashere · 1 pointr/whatsinthebag

If you're looking for a small to medium sized backpack style bag (two straps) 1700ci (cubic inches) and down, check out some of the following bags!

Kelty Redtail

The North Face Jester

5.11 Rush 12

Grey Ghost Gear Lightweight Assault Pack

Grey Ghost Gear Lightweight Assauly Pack Mod1 (No attachment hardware)

Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II

Maxpedition condor II

Just to name a few.

How about a larger sized backpack? 1700ci to about 2800ci

The North Face Borealis

5.11 Rush 24

Datsusara Core

Kelty Redwing 44 (there are various sizes available)

There are lots of options out there, and these are just a few that I've come across. If you've got a bag that you love that just won't quit, post it here! Links prefered!

u/JTownlol · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I have this Hikpro thing:

Nothing fancy, but folds up tiny and only weighs 183g (about 6.5oz) and was cheap. Holds 1 liter smart water bottles perfectly (on the sides for quick access) and has a couple smaller pockets to keep things organized.

u/tipallas0fuk · 1 pointr/CampingGear

They are also on amazon link

u/Archaicframeofmind · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion
u/pageantry · 1 pointr/travel

Like this? I actually saw something like this in REI the other day and thought about picking it up but decided to see what my boyfriend had first (where I found the foldable duffle).

u/thermidorian · 1 pointr/preppers

I recommend building your own set up, and make sure you start with a good bag. I've heard lots of good things about Kelty Redwings but haven't bought one myself. I currently use a Northface Recon but it's a little small for me.

Search through the post history of this subreddit and you will find lists of everything you need.

These prepackaged BOBs are nothing more than cheap gimmicks. They use the cheapest products to fill them and leave out a lot of essentials, usually.

u/draimee · 1 pointr/blogsnark

I use this as a diaper bag on lighter trips - holds more than you’d think and would be easy to move to the front anywhere you needed to! The sling part can be unbuckled and reattached to switch shoulders, which I was a big fan of.

OutdoorMaster Sling Bag - Small Crossbody Backpack for Men & Women (Gray)

u/KenBalbari · 1 pointr/Ultralight

This is a good pack. At a clearance price. The 2018 models there are $200, last years model is just as good (arguably better) for $133.

And if you want something slightly smaller, this isn't bad, either. OR this (the large in Pacific Blue is showing the lowest price at the moment).

Also, don't buy anything without knowing your torso size. Fit is important.

But if you really can't afford more popular brands like Osprey or Granite Gear, and must go cheap, I think you might do best with one of the Outdoor Products packs from Walmart, like this (product page here). That may not be any better than the one you linked, but it should be similar, for half the price.

u/windcape · 1 pointr/travel

Your packing list lacks a water bottle. Save yourself a couple of euros per day, and fill up a water bottle at your accommodation with free, clean tap water (it's something we have in Europe, yes), and help the environment while you're at it.

> Also wondering about getting a compressible day pack for those jaunts around the city. Anyone have any cheap options for that?

AmazonBasic. Got a external mesh side-pocket for water bottle too.

u/mustbeaguy · 1 pointr/onebag

I'm not.

I don't plan on sightseeing with the Farpoint. It'll remain at wherever I'm staying and I'll be walking around with a collapsible daypack. A 40L bag would be too heavy for me to carry around sightseeing.

I've taken the camera insert out of a Lowepro shoulder bag which goes in the Farpoint when I'm transiting and in the collapsible daypack when I'm sightseeing.

u/l_2_the_n · 1 pointr/churning

I love this backpack!

It's large enough to supply me for a 3-week international trip, but due to all the straps, it can also be compressed small enough to not trigger a carryon charge on Frontier. (when 100% full, it's small enough to fit either in overhead bins or under your seat because of the soft sides)

It seems to be pretty sturdy. I've had it for 2 years, but I don't use it every day, but it's been through a lot!

u/hotsauce285 · 1 pointr/travel

top level comment so you see it. I second /u/narayananh tortuga recommendation. While the laptop zip doesn't fold out into it's own bag, you can use a packable day pack like this to lug around your laptop when you want to leave your backpack at your lodging.

u/PaapiPet · 1 pointr/onebag

hey thanks. There are a couple of Redwing 44s on Amazon right now. One is 125 bucks but there there's this one. It's $85. Is it an older model? Is it authentic, do you think?

u/flyonlewall · 1 pointr/ULgeartrade

I'm hearing some good things about this pack on ul fb groups.

u/OddSardine · 1 pointr/onebag

Check in amazon a brand called G4Free, their foldable backpack is around the size you want, and weights less than 500 grams. I bought one and really liked it. The only downside is it doesn’t have hip support. I took it on a road trip through Ireland and managed to get the weight around 6.5 kilos.

Foldable backpack

u/Resvrgam2 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I've actually had good experience with the Modase 40L pack on Amazon:

I've used it mainly as a day pack when traveling, but for weekender thru hikes, it can get the job done. Obviously, there's much to be desired in the support system, but it's held up through quite a lot for me. Not too shabby for $24.

u/Ekmer · 1 pointr/backpacking

If you are going now (not that cold) you can get by with a farpoint 40 and one of this

I traveled with that in winter and was fine. I used the big pack for moving between places and the small one to walk around.

With the 55 I would be afraid of having to check my luggage.

u/melaflander34 · 1 pointr/guns

OutdoorMaster Sling Bag - Small Crossbody Backpack for Men & Women (Gray)

u/violetfield · 1 pointr/UniversalOrlando

I just used this bag for 5 days in the parks. 20 bucks and I loved it. My friend with a Kavu likes that this one can be worn on either side because the strap can be unclipped. It has a good sized and deep water bottle pocket that my bottle never fell out of the way it has in my North Face backpack and a lot of other great pockets as well, including a some "hidden"-ish low profile ones like a money/card pocket on the strap that is EXTREMELY convenient and I got a lot of compliments on it. It has a very similar profile to a Kavu, but way more customizable and comfortable. And no issues fitting it in lockers, even the smaller sized lockers in the Mummy locker area.

u/nero147 · 1 pointr/onebagging


I’m actually a two bagger (don’t kill me!). However that is everything I own. My main bag is a Tortuga Air. I would love to go fully one bag, but I have a CPAP that takes up a bit of room. I also have a Tom Binh Synapse 25 (I just got it, before that I was using a Timbuk2 messenger bag as my personal item). I switched to the Synapse because When I have to carry around both for a while having my heavy gear bag around my neck caused an incredibly sore neck. I needed something with real straps.

Tortuga Air

First I’ll deal with the Tortuga. I love that bag. I’ve been using it for about 1.5 years now and it looks almost the same as when I bought it. I’ve wanted to get a new bag, but I can’t justify replacing it while it’s going so well. Their are tons of in-depth reviews of the Tortuga that will go more in depth then anything I’ll do, but I’ll go over it a bit. I love that it lays completely flat when open and that it has compression straps inside the main compartment as well as the outside. The half mesh zip side of the bag is also nice for separating out smaller things if you aren’t using packing cubes. The mesh is surprisingly strong too. I put my CPAP in that mesh area for the past year and it hasn’t ripped through. Just be sure not to put anything pointy in there (like power cables). It holds as much as you really need.

The only stuff that annoys me about it is that the smaller front compartment can get squished out if you put too much stuff in the mesh compartment. This is probably not an issue for most people, but my CPAP makes the bottom part of the front pocket pretty unusable. Although I managed to put my big li-ion battery in there (20,000 mah). The “Water bottle” pocket isn’t big enough for my water bottle, however I don’t really use the bag for stuff like that. I keep a deck of cards (plastic) and my head torch (Petzl) in that pocket. Always ready for the dark or a good drinking game.

Tom Binh Synapse 25

Like I said earlier I just got this a week or two ago. I got it with the padded hip belt, and the Freudian Slip. The Feudian Slip doesn’t look like something that I’ll use though. It takes up WAY too much room and I use quite a few pens and notebooks but it’s too much even for me. I’m replacing it with some Tom Binh stuff sacks. The hip belt was probably superfluous, but when I’m just going for a couple of weeks the Tortuga is overkill and I figured I could get by with the Synapse. My initial thoughts on the bag when I got it went something along the lines of, “DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!” I’m very impressed with the overall worksmanship. That nylon is super durable feeling and the zippers are on point. I am pretty rough on bags and I think that this one will do me pretty good for quite a while.

I love the front pockets and the water bottle pocket, although I’m currently using that for my umbrella and have my water bottle (a collapsed Vapur Eclipse). The bottom holds my over-sized but very nice toiletry/first aid kit, and I have cables, pens, batteries, and eating utensils in the side pockets. The inside is one of my laptops, I’ll probably put my iPad in there too, my notebook, my cable/tech organizer, and a small packing cube of clothes. It’s probably a week worth of clothes if you pushed it. This is so that if my main bag got lost while traveling I wouldn’t be screwed.

I know that I could probably get by with just the Tortuga, but well I don’t feel like it and I like having a separate work bag. Also I don’t pack too many clothes. I pack too many cables. WHY do I fell the need to pack 3 cables of every type when I know that micro USB and thunderbolt cables are ubiquitous? I blame society, and my hatred of cables constantly breaking. Oh well, USB C is still pretty hard to find at convenience stores anyway.

Stuff I don’t like about it, hmm, I haven’t road tested it yet. I’m staying with family to help my brother with the baby once he’s born (hopefully today). However I hope to get it on the road in the next month or so, and do a weekend trip in a couple of weeks. The straps are pretty stiff, but I’ve read they break in really well after a little while. I wish the adjustment straps for the main straps had a clip to make them not bounce around when you’re walking. That’s minor and I’ll probably just rubber band them, or maybe make a clip out of something.

Odd Bags

I also just got a Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack which replaces the old Tortuga packable day pack I had. Don’t grab one of those by the way. Mine ended up having the bottom completely shredding along the seams after about 6-7 months. Granted I was pretty hard on it, but still. It looked like a cat had shredded it finely. No way to repair. I like having an extra bag like this for the beach, or just to grab some groceries.

I also got a Scrubba to replace my old dry bag I got in the Philippines. It allows me to wash my clothes in it very easily, and it packs down MUCH smaller than my old dry bag, although it doesn’t feel as durable. The old one was just a big bag of rubber and felt like you could throw it down a rocky hill and it would be fine. I also used it as a cooler periodically. That’s actually a pro tip for you guys. Put ice in your dry bag and some beers for the beach. BAM instant (not very effective) cooler.

u/trabajadorPublico · 1 pointr/chile



> # Biking to the (Valley of the) Moon: Atacama Desert, Chile
> ## San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
> San Pedro de Atacama, a small desert town, was my entry point into Chile after crossing the border from Bolivia. Big blue skies and dry desert air characterize the Atacama Desert – the world’s driest, non-polar desert that covers the northern tip of Chile. Though I was recovering from a three-day Jeep trip in the Bolivian Salt Flats, I wanted to make the most of my (limited) time in the Atacama Desert. There are several tours you can book in San Pedro de Atacama, including star gazing, horseback riding, and ATV tours. I decided to forgo the organized tours and opted for a more economical and independent option – renting a bicycle and riding out to the Valley of the Moon.
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> You won’t have any problem renting a bicycle at the many tour agencies lining the scenic streets of San Pedro de Atacama. Depending on how far you want to go, you can rent for a half day (typically under 6 hours) or a full day. The hostel I was staying at had bikes for rent, so I figured that to be the most convenient option. I think it costs around $10 for a half day rental.
> ## Getting There
> It’s about 8 miles from San Pedro De Atacama to the Valley of the Moon. Most of the trip is on fairly flat and paved road. You’ll leave San Pedro de Atacama and bike on the highway for a half mile or so before taking a left towards the access road that leads to the Valley of the Moon. After a few miles, you’ll come to the ranger station where you have to pay a small entry fee ($5 or so). Continue onwards for another few miles until you get to a checkpoint. After the guard checks your ticket, your destination awaits just around the bend…ready to welcome you to its otherworldly terrain.
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> ## The Valley of the Moon
> Welcome to the Valley of the Moon! The road is no longer paved, but is still comfortable to ride on. Here are a few places you shouldn’t miss at the Valley of the Moon:
> ### Salt Caves
> The Salt Caves will be your first stop in the Valley of the Moon. There’s a trail that leads into narrow salt caves that are pitch black and require you to navigate on all fours at a few junctions. As I peered into the dark cavern, I second guessed myself as to if this actually part of the trail. I peered into my daypack and prayed that I had brought my headlamp…and there it was. Phew. All alone with no one else in sight, I entered the cave hoping nothing would go wrong. Ducking, diving, and crawling through the passageways revealed incredible rock formations and views atop the cave. Just watch your head. I highly recommend bringing your bike helmet into the caves. It saved me from what would have been few painful bruises on my noggin.
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> ### Great Sand Dunes
> The Great Sand Dunes offer impressive vistas of the wind swept dunes, as well as the surrounding expanse of the Atacama Desert. One caveat: you have to earn that view. After parking your bicycle, you’ll have to hike uphill for a bit to reach the viewpoint. Though not particularly far as the crow flies, you’ll be hiking in deep sand, which can be pretty challenging in the desert. No worries – it’s worth it and you’ll be glad you made the effort.
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> ### Las Tres Marias
> The bike ride from the Great Sand Dunes to Las Tres Marias is a blast. You’re surrounded by desert dunes and bizarre earthly moonscapes. And, it’s all downhill, baby! Just remember…that does mean it’s uphill on the way back. So enjoy the downhill while it lasts. A few travelers that had biked a similar route were disappointed by Las Tres Marias, partly because they expected something that makes for a great picture. But it really is incredible. The three adjacent geological formations are made of quartz, granite, salt, clay, and other gems, and have been weathered by the wind over the past million years. The sheer age of Las Tres Marias was hard to wrap my mind around. It’s hard to fathom this place a million years ago.
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> ## Practical Tips for your Bike Trip
> ### Bring Plenty of Water
> At least 2 liters. I brought a liter and a half and I was parched the entire ride back. This place is extremely dry, don’t underestimate it. Snacks, like energy bars, are a good idea as well.
> ### Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Sunhat
> Blue skies, no clouds, and an intense sun. Welcome to the desert. Make sure you apply and reapply sunscreen regularly. A sunhat, bandana, etc. would be helpful to ensure further protection from the sun. And a pair of fresh shades, of course.
> ### Flat Tire Kit
> You don’t want a flat tire in the middle of the desert, miles away from where you will be returning. Make sure you have a flat tire kit with you. It’s also a good idea to know how to use it beforehand. Chances are you won’t get a flat, but you never know. Better safe than sorry in the desert!
> ## Final Thoughts
> It’s a strange feeling being all alone in a desert. The sun beats down upon the rugged moonscape with little to no rainfall during the year. No wonder I was all alone out there…the desert isn’t exactly welcoming to living organisms. But it is a fun place to visit…just bring plenty of water and a friend, if you have one. You should definitely visit the Atacama Desert. It’s about as close as I’ll ever get to the moon, or Mars (space rovers destined for Mars were tested here because of similarities in terrain). Some areas in the Atacama haven’t had rainfall in years. It’s a really unique place.
> And if you have time, stay for sunset and then stargaze afterwards. No pollution and perfectly clear skies make for an unforgettable astronomical experience!
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> #### What are your favorite bike trips? Comment below!
> #### Enjoy the trip!
> #### Jack

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u/MotoCasey · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I like the Sea to Summit day pack. Not super stylish, but it's hella light and if goes into a pouch that fits in the palm of your hand. So easy to bring with you, and can clip onto things. It doesn't have pockets unfortunately, but I found that didn't mater to me as much as I thought it would. I used this for a month while travelling Europe with only a carry on, so this was a perfect space saver and I used this on my daily outings once I arrived.

u/Velouriocity · 1 pointr/travel

This is the backpack I've used for the last 4 or 5 years. It packs up pretty small, is very lightweight, and is comfortable to wear. I have the 20L size - it's big enough for a hoodie, a book, sunglasses, a water boottle, my wallet and phone.

u/adderx99 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

This might be a bit too lightweight and too much like the sea to summit for you, but I really like mine. I have put about 150 miles on it in Yosemite while day hiking. I got mine off Amazon for $25. They're $35 right now for some reason. At first I was worried about the lack of a belt strap but the important thing is to keep the total weight less than 5lbs /2.5kg. Not too difficult if you frequent this subreddit.

Something like this is handy since the backpack isn't structured. I keep the weight around 2l of water and just short of 2lbs for first aid, jacket, lunch, water filter etc and have been pretty comfortable. The longest I've taken it was 22miles in a day, and while I was pretty sore, it was a good tradeoff for how lightweight I was.
I'm 5'10 140lbs,and I can see how a bigger guy would feel pretty tight in this pack though.

u/alphawolf29 · 1 pointr/backpacking

Trick for getting things on carry on: Most airlines allow a carry on and a "laptop bag or makeup bag" in addition to carry on, so take a second smaller bag and stuff it full of shit so your main bag squishes down. This is the one I've been using for 3 years and its FANTASTIC, folds to fit in your pocket. I take it almost everywhere.

u/avian_gator · 1 pointr/backpacking

Yeah, good point on the day bag. I have this one, which weighs almost nothing and stuffs into one of its own pockets. It's not the most comfortable (it isn't uncomfortable, it just has minimal padding and very little structure) or durable pack, but it survived a 3 week SEA trip in the middle of the summer, including a multi-day hike.

u/Sheriffbones · 1 pointr/CampingGear

The MSR HH NX is a very nice tent, very well made and livable. It is kinda narrow though. Overall, I really enjoy using it when conditions aren't right for a hammock.

2015 Wishlist:

TAR Xtherm

Osprey Exos 58

MH Ghost Whisperer

STS Aeros Premium Pillow

Geigerrig Hydration Bladder

Also in the market for a decent camera if anyone has any suggestions?

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/backpacking

Non-mobile: this

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/randomfatkid · 1 pointr/Disneyland

I rotate my bag depending on my trip. I have a small shoulder bag like this which is comfortable and has many pockets to store necessities.

Other days, I use a full on backpack, specifically the 2018 Disneyland Park Backpack. Plenty of room for everything.

Just make sure it’s comfortable and doesn’t strain your back.

u/snorkelingoctopus · 1 pointr/Switch

I dont know what accessories you already have, but IMO this is a great option for a case
It has tons of extra things to go with it, and the products are very effective at protecting my Switch.

I also got this backpack so I dont have to carry actual case around. I absolutely love the backpack, and if youre looking at any of the official nintendo switch packs, I'd definitely recommend this pack first. You can alter the strap on it to wear like a back pack, or as a messenger bag. Perfect amount of space for everything you could want to bring for the Switch and more, without being bulky.

u/pepperjack412 · 1 pointr/backpacking

osprey exos 58

Cheaper than the 3400. Slightly bigger.

u/JustaBabyApe · 1 pointr/backpacking

It can be an expensive hobby, and it's best to spend the extra cash now to save you later. I'm on mobile so I apologize about links, but this is my basic set up. It's not the most ultralight gear, but I'm getting there.

My sleeping pad is very comfortable and lightweight. I've used this on top of rocks and slept like a baby. You could alternatively get the static V original and save $10.

My pack in my opinion is the top of the line. It has amazing comfort and holds more equipment than I need. Osprey is also a trusted brand that stand behind their products, your bag goes wrong, call there customers service and have it repaired. Alternatively you can go for a brand like Teton sports where a bag can cost in the $100 range and cheaper, but again, that bag might be ruined within two years and you have to buy a new one, versus your Osprey that will last a lifetime.

My tent is on the bulkier side of things at a whopping 4 pounds 12 ounces 😑. As you can see it's currently selling under $100. Besides the weight, the tent is very durable and does not leak water. The ventilation is not the best, but it is comfortable.

The sleeping bag. If there is one thing I need, it's a comfortable sleeping bag to wrap my body in. This bag is extremely lightweight and just over 1 pound. Warm, comfortable, and content.

My hiking boots are a little outdated and I was not able to find them online. They are timberland waterproof hiking boots. The most comfortable at this point, and could use replacing, but they were originally great. If I remember correctly I bought them for just over $100.

My setup alone is well exceeding $500 and because I went cheap with a few things (tent) and realize the difference those 4 pounds make, I'm now in the process of buying a newer, lighter tent. Those are just your main essentials as well, you need cooking utensils, first aid, purification, etc.

I hope I am not discouraging you, backpacking is amazing, but I want you to save up and take your time to get the right equipment so you can enjoy nature at its fullest and not feel miserable because your pack is crap and your back hurts and your tent gets a hole from a stick on the ground the first day. Best of luck, live camp.

u/j__h · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

And for those who are medium or large Amazon has it for the lowest price I have seen anywhere ($150) right now. I just picked it up.

u/abriguy · 1 pointr/solotravel

I'm looking at something like this. Thoughts? (/u/electricsheep12345) Thanks for the help!!

u/zentoast · 1 pointr/running

The GORUCK backpacks are awesome, bomb-proof, and will last you a long, long, long time if you want to fork out the money for them. However, they're not really necessary for what you're trying to do unless you also have some interest in rucking and/or have a fair amount of disposable income (as they're quite pricey). I have this Osprey pack for running and general travelling to and fro, and it has served me pretty damn well.

I've never used it, but I know a lot of people also swear by the Nike Cheyenne Vapor backpack, which is (I believe) made specifically for running. You could even get some of the Ultimate Direction vests (or the new Fastpack) depending on how much stuff you're trying to get in there - they're super lightweight and comfortable.

u/With_Camera · 1 pointr/travel

No problem!

Here's a good backpack that compresses down to nothing, to take with you on dayhikes and stick your electronics into on the buses. I bought one before leaving and I was pretty stoked with it:

I was in that area for about 3 months starting in December, so I'm not exactly sure how it is during Feb / March, but we didn't get rained out too much. You'll probably get a bit of rain in the coast (Cartagena, Tayrona), and around Salento, but usually it doesn't last more than a few hours. I remember being in Armenia (close to Salento), and it would rain like clockwork in the afternoon. Same with Barichara, but just after sunset for about an hour.

Bring a light waterproof jacket, and waterproof hiking boots and you'll be fine. Something I didn't think of until a minute ago: water. In some towns, be careful drinking the water. I'd say 80% of places in Colombia / Ecuador are fine for tap water, but there are a few smaller towns that have water which will make you sick. Just ask the hostel owner or a local if it's safe or not to drink.

Here's a breakdown of what I was hauling in my pack:


-cooking pot / mini stove

-water filter

-external hard drive




-flip flops


-small camera tripod

-bathroom stuff

-toilet paper (this is one of the most important, many restrooms in South America don't provide toilet paper)

-air mattress

-2 lenses


u/sheymyster · 1 pointr/santashelpers

Does he have a really nice backpack for hiking/camping? I know a lot of the weight can be redistributed by a really nice suspension backpack so you can carry a lot more and it feels like much less. For your budget, you could get a really nice one from Osprey that will last forever.

u/robih29 · 1 pointr/solotravel

I used a 20L outlander bag I bought on amazon. I liked it because it has 2 compartments (so you dont have to always search the main compartment for small stuff) and has the side mesh pockets for waterbottles. I used it whenever I did a multiday hike or whatever where I didnt wanna bring my 40L bag with all my stuff.

u/zerostyle · 1 pointr/travel

Not a bad list, but some adjustments/thoughts:

  1. Drop the raincoat and just go with a portable umbrella. SEA is really, really hot. I brought a raincoat and it was impossible to use without sweating like crazy.

  2. Load up on sunscreen before you leave, especially if you want SPF50/etc. It's expensive there.

  3. I'd probably drop either the Kindle or Nexus 7. One would be enough. (I went with only my iPhone)

  4. Inflatable pillow? Door stop? Why? Drop the towels too, at least the large one. Just too much space.

  5. I didn't see any kind of small daypack/backpack listed. I brought an Osprey Daylite with me. You'll want a small pack for things like hikes, boat trips, etc to carry water, sunscreen, food, etc. Anywhere from 13-25L is probably the sweet spot.

    Oh, and somewhat random, but dental floss is really hard to find there for some reason.
u/sdogg · 1 pointr/backpacking

I have just heard about and am now looking into purchasing this. collapses down really nicely for travel.

u/2Big_Patriot · 0 pointsr/Ultralight

I wouldn't be buying an Arc Haul. I think that my son's pack weighed about 6 oz... ZPack has started to add way too many "features" so the bloat has been extreme.

At 13-14 oz, has anyone had experience with the $20 G4Free?