If you're looking for an all-around pack to make the cross-over between around town use and sporting activities, then the Kelty Redtail is a great option. With its comfy padded shoulder straps, this pack can go with you on day hikes as well as carry loads to the office or classroom. It has more organization features to keep you straight around town while still being hydration compatible and has large mesh side pockets for use on the trail. If you are looking for something a little less expensive with similar organizational features, the REI Trail 25 has a slightly beefier waist belt which adds comfort carrying loads, and a couple more hiking specific features. Too many features driving you crazy? Try the simple REI Flash 18 or Deuter Speed Lite 20.
Kelty has confirmed that this product has been discontinued and will be replaced in early 2017 with a new, totally updated version. Keep reading for more info on what to expect.