I am leaving for a two year RTW trip and have a 53L pack a my main. Can anyone recommend a good day pack? It needs to be able to compress very small, but a good size for going out in the city for the day, but would like it to be versitile enough to be able to transition from checking out the town to hanging at the pubs. Thanks for your help!
I recently stopped carrying daypacks as moved to a shoulder slung bag - it's versatile enough for overland travel, backpacking, adventure travel, trekking - you name it.
I looked around all over the place for one that would be suitable for me and in the end i found this one
this bag is perfect - i can fold it flat and stash it away when i dont need a second bag but it's extremely handy when i want something discrete that will carry a day's worth of gear.
Perhaps this is an alternative you can consider? If you're really after a backpack as such, i used to use Camelbak Maximum Gear HAWG - this is their military range and admittedly while it was issued to me, i loved it - tough as nails and comfortable to boot. It is about 17L and again, easy to flatten and store in a bigger pack if you're not using it. You can see it here:
Hope this helps..hv a good trip
I use a Eagle Creak daypack wich is storeble (folds up to almost nothing) Some other brands also make these. That way you can store your daypack when you dont need it. Its about 10 l but think its will fit atleast 15 l. Have taken it with me on 5 day treks trough the jungle and weeklong excursions to villages where I would store my normal pack in a hostel in a city to recolect later.
Ive also met a lot of people who had their daypacks stolen from them. This one is black and doesnt look at all flashy. Just think that if you where a thief would you rather rob the guy with the most advanced and flashy daypack or the one with the most ordinary and basic looking one...
[ Edit: Edited at Nov 9, 2006 12:45 PM by ErwinNL ]