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Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Fast and Light Daypack on 10/27/2010 16:45:26 MDT Print View

Hey everybody,

Im looking for advice on a small daypack, like 16-24 litres. I want something that is pretty light. Mainly going to use it for 'fast and light' day hikes. Im not sure if i want hydration bladder and/or compatability or not. Advice on this also would be greatly appreciated.
thanks

Josh

Jack Newton
(figster) - F

Locale: Central Arkansas
Zpack on 10/28/2010 09:07:43 MDT Print View

Zpack!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
"Fast and Light Daypack" on 10/28/2010 09:40:02 MDT Print View

Check out the Cilogear 20 liter Worksack:
http://www.cilogear.com/20lws.html

Others that come to mind:

REI Flash 18 (cheap too)
Marmot Kompressor Plus
Mont Bell Balance Light 20
Vaude Rock Ultralight Comfort 25
GoLite VO24

carl becker
(carlbecker) - F

Locale: Northern Virginia
Re: "Fast and Light Daypack" on 10/28/2010 09:43:50 MDT Print View

MDL and The North Face also offer small light packs. You will have lots to choose from. I use a REI Stoke 19 daily or for day hikes. A bit heavy but a good setup and has a hydration sleeve with hip belt. Not to dear in price.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Fast and Light Daypack on 10/28/2010 09:47:26 MDT Print View

I've had some luck with the Osprey Talon 22. Probably the most feature rich, yet lightweight daypack available.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Fast and Light Daypack on 10/28/2010 12:36:22 MDT Print View

I really like the Black Diamond RPM

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Re: Fast and Light Daypack on 10/28/2010 12:42:34 MDT Print View

David said "I've had some luck with the Osprey Talon 22. Probably the most feature rich, yet lightweight daypack available."

^ that's the exact route I went as well. I've used the Marmot Kompressor (which is very similar to a lot of the other very light offerings) and while it is indeed light, I find myself needing to carry more gear than probably what those really light packs are meant to. It's a great pack to stick in your backpack if your planning a lot of side trips during your backpacking trip, but for long (my day hikes tend to be on the long side), single day day hike they just didn't offer the capacity or the comfort of the Talon. I plan on using the 22 for snowshoeing this year, appears it should handle those duties pretty well too.

Mike

John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
Fast and Light Daypack on 10/28/2010 12:45:27 MDT Print View

+1 cilogear 20l worksack

cheers,
fred

Thomas Burns
(nerdboy52) - MLife

Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
Day pack on 10/28/2010 12:49:41 MDT Print View

I like my zPack just fine TYVM, but for dayhikes, especially in wet weather, I also like my venerable Outdoor Research Dry Peak Bagger (10 oz or so -- just weighed it -- but pretty durned waterproof).

Stargazer

P.S. You put the Platy with hose in the back external sleeve. Works great!

Edited by nerdboy52 on 10/28/2010 13:20:05 MDT.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Fast and Light Daypack on 10/28/2010 12:51:53 MDT Print View

My Talon 22 fits great, but it's not really light. I still complain to Grant at GG periodically to make a mini-Gorilla.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
flash/cierzo on 10/28/2010 13:10:06 MDT Print View

rei flash 18 or arcteryx cierzo 18

minimalist packs ... flash is cheaper of course

9-10 oz

Edited by bearbreeder on 10/28/2010 13:14:56 MDT.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: OR dry packs on 10/28/2010 13:11:22 MDT Print View

Stargazer wrote, "but for dayhikes, especially in wet weather, I also like my venerable Ooutdoor Research Dry Peak Bagger (16 oz but pretty durned waterproof)."

I want the OR DryComp Ridge Sack. Report weight is 16.4oz, which is pretty good considering the features. Put some side pockets on it and I would toss a couple other packs :)

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/drycomp_ridge_sack.html

Thomas Burns
(nerdboy52) - MLife

Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
OR packs on 10/28/2010 13:21:33 MDT Print View

>I want the OR DryComp Ridge Sack. Report weight is 16.4oz, which is pretty good considering the features. Put some side pockets on it and I would toss a couple other packs :)

Geesh. Great pack. My wife is going to kill me. ;-)

Stargazer

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Fast and Light Daypack on 10/28/2010 13:26:31 MDT Print View

From Integral Designs Fast & Light collection:

http://integraldesigns.com/product_detail.cfm?id=770&CFID=2282230&CFTOKEN=9118469

silcoat backpack, 25L, 4.5oz

Robert Stanek
(rstanek) - M

Locale: Southeast, Atlanta, GA
Flash 18 on 10/28/2010 17:43:57 MDT Print View

One reason I like the Flash is the double daisy chain on the back. I added some stretch cord, and it almost doubles the capacity (for a jacket, or something stuffed in it).

Hard to beat the value for the price.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Flash 18 on 10/28/2010 18:38:31 MDT Print View

I tend to use this one a lot too. I have lighter packs, but they are too big.