Daypacks for Hiking & Camping Trips
What is a daypack? Daypacks are used for single-day hikes and are designed to be compact and lightweight. With the capacity to carry supplies for a single day, a typical day pack has a capacity around 2,000 cubic inches or between 30 and 50 liters.
Designed for shorter trips, hiking daypacks are intended to carry lighter gear and use a soft-backed or frameless design. These packs include features that help make excursions more comfortable. Look for:
- Padded Waist Belts: Waist belts help focus weight onto the hips for greater comfort and weight distribution.
- Padded Back Panels: Back panels help prevent cargo from poking through the material. Many back panels feature breathable mesh for increased comfort.
- Contoured Shoulder Straps: Shoulder straps prevent dig-in for increased comfort.