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Best Daypack of 2021
Best Daypack of 2021
Our team of hiking experts has bought and tested over 60 of the best daypacks over the last 10...

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Best Sun Hat of 2021
Best Sun Hat of 2021
After testing 40 of the best sun hats over the last 9 years, we know that some do their job better...

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Best Hiking Pants for Women of 2021
Best Hiking Pants for Women of 2021
Over the last 9 years, we've bought and tested 45 women's hiking pants to find the best fit for...

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Best Lantern of 2021
Best Lantern of 2021
Our experts have lit up the night for 9 years, testing over four dozen of the best lanterns...

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Best Daypacks for Women of 2021
Best Daypacks for Women of 2021
Seeking the best daypack to carry your hiking necessities? After researching 80+ options, we...

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How to Choose a Daypack for Hiking - Click for details
How to Choose a Daypack for Hiking
You're standing at your local outdoor retailer, staring at the multitude of backpack options. Do...

by Trevor Everts & Jediah Porter

How to Choose a Women's Daypack - Click for details
How to Choose a Women's Daypack
Purchasing the right daypack for you is no easy feat. There are so many different options out...

by Maggie Brandenburg

Osprey Talon 22
Osprey Talon 22
The Osprey Talon 22 continues as our Editors' Choice panel-loading daypack. After another year of...

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Osprey Daylite Plus
Osprey Daylite Plus
Every once in a while we get confused when trying to categorize a product. With the Osprey Daylite...

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REI Co-op Traverse 32
REI Co-op Traverse 32
The REI Co-op Traverse 32 comes in on top with a refreshing take on a large day pack. REI's design...

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Osprey Tempest 20
Osprey Tempest 20
The Osprey Tempest 20 is a versatile little daypack with an adjustable torso length along with...

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REI Co-op Flash 22
REI Co-op Flash 22
The REI Co-op Flash 22 punches above its price and weight to win our Best Buy award. REI made this...

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Deuter Speed Lite 20
Deuter Speed Lite 20
The Deuter Speed Lite 20 presents a balance between low weight and simplicity, with just the right...

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Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite
The popular Osprey Daylite carries your essentials for short hikes and urban outings. Our experts...

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Osprey Stratos 34
Osprey Stratos 34
The Stratos 34 is a great pack for dedicated day hikers. The rigid suspension supports loads of...

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Gregory Juno 24L
Gregory Juno 24L
The Gregory Juno 24L is a comfortable daypack with just the right number of pockets in all the...

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Osprey Sirrus 24
Osprey Sirrus 24
The Osprey Sirrus 24 is a great daypack that continues to be one of our favorites over the years...

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Salomon XA 25
Salomon XA 25
The Salomon XA 25 is a running vest-style daypack with a roll-top main compartment and a broad...

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REI Co-op Trail 25
REI Co-op Trail 25
We've tested a ton of packs over the course of decades here at OutdoorGearLab. They get steadily...

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Ortlieb Atrack 25
Ortlieb Atrack 25
The Ortlieb Atrack 25 defines an entirely new class of daypack. Usually, waterproof or submersible...

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CamelBak Sequoia 24
CamelBak Sequoia 24
Are you the kind of serious day hiker who's prepared for any possible scenario but sometimes...

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Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack
In the world of high-tech, fancy framed daypacks, the Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack may seem a bit...

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Black Diamond Bolt 24
Black Diamond Bolt 24
The Black Diamond Bolt 24 takes Black Diamond's considerable mountain-sport experience and puts it...

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REI Co-op Flash 18
REI Co-op Flash 18
We've owned a Flash 18 since the pack debuted in the late 2000s. We've used it in most...

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Gregory Jade 28L
Gregory Jade 28L
The Gregory Jade 28 is one of the biggest packs in our daypack review, and it straddles the line...

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Black Diamond Nitro 22L
Black Diamond Nitro 22L
A unisex bag meant for climbing approaches with heavy gear, the Black Diamond Nitro strikes a...

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Deuter Futura 22 SL
Deuter Futura 22 SL
We found plenty to like when testing the Deuter Futura 22 SL. It has some useful features, like a...

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Lowe Alpine Aeon ND25
Lowe Alpine Aeon ND25
The Aeon ND25 is a simple daypack with thoughtful features that make it an easy choice for shorter...

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Cotopaxi Batac 16L
Cotopaxi Batac 16L
Somewhere between a packable backpack and a full-featured technical daypack lies the Cotopaxi...

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Patagonia Nine Trails 18 - Women's
Patagonia Nine Trails 18 - Women's
Despite being recently updated, the Patagonia Nine Trails 18 just doesn't live up to basic daypack...

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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
The Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil is an impressively small, lightweight pack that minimalists are sure...

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REI Co-op Ruckpack 18
REI Co-op Ruckpack 18
The REI Co-op Ruckpack 18 is a burly, travel-oriented daypack with mountain-ready features that...

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The North Face Chimera 18 - Women's
The North Face Chimera 18 - Women's
The Chimera is a lightweight pack with a secure cinch system and tons of features perfect for...

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REI Co-op Flash 18
REI Co-op Flash 18
The REI Flash 18 is a sort of in-between bag that's light and packable enough you can bring it in...

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Osprey Archeon 25
Osprey Archeon 25
The Osprey Archeon 25 is a super burly daypack with a mix of travel/commuting and hiking features...

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Patagonia Refugio
Patagonia Refugio
Why are you shopping for a daypack? If you are looking for an all-around pack to bring with you to...

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Osprey Stratos 24
Osprey Stratos 24
This daypack features an innovative back panel that puts ventilation and load-carrying first...

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Osprey Hikelite 18
Osprey Hikelite 18
Osprey makes a dizzying number of daypacks, and it's hard to keep them all straight. We've liked a...

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The North Face Chimera 24
The North Face Chimera 24
The North Face Chimera 24 attempts to merge the best aspects of a light daypack and a running...

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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 35
Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 35
The Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 35 offers lightweight materials and a suspension that moves with...

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Black Diamond Street Creek 24
Black Diamond Street Creek 24
The Black Diamond Street Creek 24 is a very tough and stylish pack for climbers who do a fair bit...

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Gregory Zulu 30
Gregory Zulu 30
Overall, the Zulu is solid but not flashy. It scores well in most categories. For a dedicated day...

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CamelBak Rim Runner 22
CamelBak Rim Runner 22
In overall scoring, the CamelBak Rim Runner 22 ended up as a very decent pack. Our scoring rubric...

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Mammut Lithia Speed 15
Mammut Lithia Speed 15
The Mammut Lithia Speed 15 is one of the smallest full-featured packs in our review, and also one...

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Cotopaxi Luzon 24L
Cotopaxi Luzon 24L
The Cotopaxi Luzon is a fairly untechnical pack that has a lot of helpful features for everyday...

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Fjallraven Kanken Classic 16L
Fjallraven Kanken Classic 16L
The Fjallraven Kanken Classic is an outlier product that holds its own. It earns its place in our...

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REI Co-op Trail 25 - Women's
REI Co-op Trail 25 - Women's
Daypacks used to be simple pieces of gear that didn't cost a lot of money. These days, most are...

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Marmot Kompressor 18
Marmot Kompressor 18
This pack is unlike any other we have tested. As a day pack that is purposely augmented to serve...

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Arc'teryx Brize 25
Arc'teryx Brize 25
The Arc'teryx Brize 25 is a solid little pack. It is simple, clean, and carefully thought out...

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Gregory Maya 22
Gregory Maya 22
The Gregory Maya 22 is a lightweight daypack that did decently during our testing period but never...

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