Day Packs

7.5
Aer Go Pack

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Go Pack by Aer

The Aer Go Pack is a solid choice for a lightweight day pack that looks good and keeps you organized, despite being somewhat less stowable.

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Osprey Daylite Plus

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Daylite Plus by Osprey

The Osprey Daylite Plus is a versatile daypack that delivers a comfortable carry—we just wish the side water bottle pockets were a bit more secure.

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7.8
YNOT Deploy Packable Daypack Review

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Deploy by YNOT

The YNOT Deploy is a packable daypack that doesn’t feel packable (in a good way). Despite some problems with the zips and straps, this is a solid daily-use pack.

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7.4
Lefrik Handy Backpack Review

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Handy Backpack by Lefrik

The Lefrik Handy Backpack isn’t ideal for bulkier items, but it is an eco-friendly, lightweight, and minimal daypack perfect for urban adventures.

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7
Matador Transit30 2.0

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Transit30 2.0 by Matador

The Transit30 2.0 is a large packable duffel bag from Matador. It’s great for adding extra capacity to your travel setup, but we think that’s about it.

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7.7
Matador Freerain24 2.0

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Freerain24 2.0 by Matador

The Freerain24 2.0 is the latest waterproof packable daypack from Matador. Outside of the compression pouch, we’ve been thoroughly impressed with this pack!

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7.3
Matador Freefly16

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Freefly16 by Matador

We’ve been loving the Matador Freefly16 for its form factor and compressibility, but the compression sack is already splitting at the seams—which is concerning.

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7.4
Osprey Daylite

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Daylite by Osprey

If you’re looking for a go-to daypack from a trusted and reliable brand, you can’t go wrong with the Osprey Daylite. We’ve been impressed with its harness system and comfortable carry, but the lack of a dedicated laptop compartment may be an issue for some.

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7.5
Lowe Alpine Aeon 22 & ND20 Pack Review

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Aeon 22 & ND20 by Lowe Alpine

The Lowe Alpine Aeon is an outdoorsy pack that, to be honest, doesn’t have the cleanest aesthetic. But if you’re looking for a sturdy daypack to fit inside your larger one bag travel backpack, the harness system and versatility make this a great choice.

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7.5
Matador Freerain24

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Freerain24 by Matador

The Matador Freerain24 is an ultralight packable daypack that excels in wet climates and partners well with any one bag travel pack.

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7.3
Matador Hip Pack

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Hip Pack by Matador

Back in fashion with a bang, the ultra-lightweight, and packable Matador Hip Pack is a super handy accessory that will vastly improve your travels on the road.

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7
Topo Designs Daypack Review

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Daypack by Topo Designs

Despite a few minor nitpicks, the Topo Designs Daypack is a great heritage-style pack for buzzing around the city or taking on longer journeys as a daypack.

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7.6
Cotopaxi Batac 16L

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Batac 16L Daypack by Cotopaxi

Looking for a pack that’s one-of-a-kind and sticks out amongst the crowd? The Cotopaxi Batac 16L functions as a daypack while showing off some unique character.

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7.8
Mystery Ranch In & Out Daypack Review

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In and Out Packable Daypack by Mystery Ranch

Heavier than you expect from a packable daypack, the Mystery Ranch In and Out carries like a regular backpack and is one of the most durable daypacks we’ve tested.

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5.7
The PNW Sea to Sky Daypack Review

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Sea to Sky Packable Daypack by Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest Sea to Sky Pack is a lightweight packable daypack that can go with you just about anywhere—even under waterfalls.

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7.6
Tortuga Setout Packable Daypack Review

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Setout Packable Daypack by Tortuga

Designed to pair with the Tortuga Setout, the Setout Packable Daypack is durable and surprisingly backpack-like, while still lightweight and compressible. Ideal for day trips when you want to leave your main pack at the hotel or hostel.

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7.2
Matador DL16

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DL16 Packable Daypack (Daylite) by Matador

The Matador Daylite16 is an ultralight, ultra-compressible daypack that can hold a laptop and more. It may just be the perfect companion to your larger travel bag.

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7.7
Fjallraven Kanken Mini

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Kanken Mini by Fjallraven

The Fjallraven Kanken Mini is a simple, functional daypack that will get the job done—and what it lacks in features, it makes up for in style.

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7.4
Matador Beast28

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Beast28 by Matador

Matador does it again with the Beast28. It’s an ultralight backpack that compresses down, so you can stow it as a day pack for longer trips.

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6.9
Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L) Review

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Everyday Sling (5L) by Peak Design

A versatile and protective bag, the Peak Design Everyday Sling is a great solution for everyday protection of camera equipment and other essentials.

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6.6
Matador Transit Tote Bag

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Transit Tote Bag by Matador

The Matador Transit Tote is a lightweight shoulder bag that can pack down & compress to nearly nothing, but carry a weekend’s worth of clothes, or more.

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6.6
Longchamp Le Pliage Travel Tote Review

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Le Pliage Travel Tote by Longchamp

The Longchamp Le Pliage Tote is ideal for tossing into your luggage as a bonus day bag. It’s durable, collapsible and carries all the essentials.

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