Packable Daypack recommendations?
by Jon and Jen » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:02 pm
Thanks in advance.
by andrewandsally » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:45 pm
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by Jon and Jen » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:47 pm
andrewandsally wrote:We swear by osprey rucksacks. My husband is tall and finds them really comfortable. Good quality.
Had a look at the osprey ultralight but it has no lap or chest straps, I like a snug fitting pack that doesn't move when scrambling. It did lead me to the Lowe Alpine Fuse 20 though which seems cheap at £15 on blacks. Think I'm going to just buy that, half the price of anything else and have good experiences of Lowe Alpine packs.
by AyrshireAlps » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:58 pm
I have an exped cloudburst 25 that is very light and packable, it's basically a dry bag with the straps your after. Not support or anything, and hard items will dig into you, but that's the reality of a pack that packs down all.
Alpkit used to do the gourdon, which was very similar, I'm assuming they may still do it.
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by nathan79 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:00 pm
by Fiona Reid » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:35 pm
Great wee sack, chest and waist strap. It's designed for climbing and can take a fair amount of weight. We've one each and despite a lot of abuse they are still going strong.
The Cliff has minimal padding etc so easy to pack and weighs just 265g.
by ScotFinn65 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:37 am
I got the Haglöfs LIM light 25ltr and extremely happy with this. Everything you want from a daypack that packs down small and goes inside your main pack. Structure, support, functionality, comfort, size etc.
Good luck with your choice.
by Scottk » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:58 am
The osprey one is very handy as it folds to the size of an apple but as you said, no structure. Great for a bag sightseeing, shopping etc but not for hiking.
The one I use for summer days is a Deuter speed lite 20. Folds flat and weighs about a pound or 450g. Our one is about 8 years old and was used for my daughters climbing gear and now for short hill days.
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