Whether you need a small backpack for a trek, day trip or commute, or an additional bag to accompany your larger backpack, below are the top 10 day packs on the market.
The Berghaus FreeFlow is the bag that I personally use on my travels as my day bag. In addition to my backpack (click here for our travel backpack recommendations) that has a detachable day sack, I use this.
There is a lot of choice when it comes to day packs but the Berghaus FreeFlow won out for two reasons. The first is that it is a good brand that has excellent quality. Although they have other day packs this one in particular caught my eye because of it’s back system. The back system isn’t ‘soft’. It has a fixed board in the back that once worn, makes the bag curve away from your body. This means that you get a steady flow of air through your back (hence the name). In warm climates or during hikes or treks, this design is ideal. It’s also hydration pack compatible so really it’s a great all round bag that is comfortable to wear.
The Berghaus Twenty Four Seven Backpack is a great mix of useful features and value for money. This daypack is ideal for climbing, commuting or school use. It features a flow back system for improved comfort and air circulation. It has an internal organizer to store important stuffs such as laptop and folders. Its impressive waterproof feature is best to keep paper documents and electronic gadgets safe from rain. It also has zipped front pockets and bottle pockets on the side. The straps are perfectly adjustable with detachable waist belt. This day pack is indeed made with attention to details and quality materials.
The Berghaus Remote Backpack is an all purpose daypack. It has an active-link feature which is very flexible take-off point on the shoulder strap for improved fit. It has a detachable waist belt as well as removable chest strap and its height is adjustable. It distributes weight with the waist belt and chest straps to obtain the most comfy position. It also has zipped front pockets for keeping small bits of stuff and hydration reservoir pockets on the side. It has stow-away compartments for laptop, important documents and other stuffs with padded back with air mesh for improved comfort.
The The North Face Surge Backpack is suitable for travel, excursions, hiking, trekking, cycling as well as mountain climbing. It has comfortable, padded air mesh back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for extra back support. It is very spacious. It has large compartment storage for laptop, and ton of folders and other stuffs. It has a special compartment for the AC adapter of the laptop which is pretty nifty. It is extremely rugged showing absolutely no signs of wear and tear. Also, it has stretch woven side water bottle pockets. This is a great day pack with quality fabric, sturdy zippers, and rock solid design.
This backpack is designed for everyday commuter activities whether you take the train or cycle. It’s also a perfect travel companion for overseas trips. This day pack has a padded laptop sleeve as well as a sleeve for a tablet. It also has a document sleeve to keep papers crease free. For cycling there is an LED bike light attachments for those who cycle.
The North Face Borealis Backpack is a sleek, refined, 27L backpack that boasts two large pockets so you can stash gear quickly and hit the road. It can conveniently keep laptop, a few folders and other important documents inside the daypack. It is really durable with ample of padding in the laptop compartment. The back of the daypack is also solid. On the side, there are nice accessible side pockets for water bottle. The shoulder strap is easy to adjust and make comfy. This daypack is as well is great in the rain since it is waterproof. Anyone can use this day pack for daily use, hiking or traveling.
The North Face Jester Backpack is has both style and rugged functionality. Front organizer pocket can keep cell phone, wallet, ID, and all those other little necessities in place. It has a huge back compartment which can hold everything such as folders, clothing and even a laptop. Removable waist-belt helps steady heavy loads. It also has Mesh water-bottle pockets on the side. The strap as well as cushion padding do not cause stress on shoulders. It has foam back panel making it comfortable to use. It is very light, spacious, and heavy-duty. Overall, it is a very sturdy and durable day pack.
Another fine offering from Osprey. This pack includes the AirScape backpanel which allows for greater ventilation during use. It includes a hipbelt and harness and also a emergency whistle.
The Jansport SuperBreak Daypack has all the great features making it a backpack user friendly. Complete with a large main compartment with a front pocket with organizer to keep essentials handy. It can comfortably hold the equivalent of a 13-inch laptop, some folders and a few other personal stuffs. It has a large serviceable main compartment and some useful side pockets. This day pack has a comfortable adjustable straps and the back is lightly padded. It has straight-cut padded shoulder straps with a 2/3 padded back panel for cushioning comfort. It is very comfortable even after continuous wear for a few hours. The design of this day pack is simple yet stylish.
This Backpack Rucksack Jeep day pack has a number of pockets and compartments for storing various essentials stuffs. It is very comfortable to use over a long period of time. Inside the day pack, there a few smaller, zipped compartments that is useful to keep small items. The zips and toggles are solid and well made since the material used is of high quality. The compression straps were very effective and the bag held a considerable amount to luggage. This is a very decent day pack with a strong but light fabric, good stitching and sturdy zips. This day pack is indeed a good value for money.