Little off topic pack for day hikes


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djh860 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 0

I'm looking for something light. Something that stays put on my back and is just enough for food water and a jacket. I do not want it loose shifting or flopping around on my back.

SinRopa · · parts unknown · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 15

Check out the running hydration vests that Camelbak makes.

http://shop.camelbak.com/running-packs/l/130

Joel Allen · · La Crosse, WI · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 230

Camelbacks are super nice but can be pricey! For something super cheap and actually pretty good I picked up a cheap ($30) Ozark Trail hydration pack from walmart. It had a hip strap and a chest strap and is small but holds plenty of stuff for day hikes and comes with the hydration pack (2L). I've ran, biked and longboarded with mine on A LOT. It's actually pretty comfortable too!

Nathan Self · · Louisiana · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 20

support a fellow climber:
http://www.tufaclimbing.com/shop/

I have and regularly use the Mochilla pack.
It is light and durable.

edit: the marmot kompressor plus is another quality, small bag that i use frequently.

JDMCO · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 0

https://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/summit-pack.html

pretty sweet pack, waterproof, and really light.

Matt Himmelstein · · Orange, California · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 95

Osprey packs are great. I have an older version of the Viper 3 I use for mountain biking and hiking:
http://www.ospreypacks.com/us/en/product/viper-3-VIPER3_806.html

If you want to go with less water, the Rev 1.5 looks to be a good option:
http://www.ospreypacks.com/us/en/product/rev-1-5-REV15A_688.html

If you want a bit more volume, the Raptor 10 would be a good pick:
http://www.ospreypacks.com/us/en/product/raptor-10-RAPTOR10_550.html

Tradgic Yogurt · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 55

I got a Camelback MULE through Wilderness X. Since they focus on clearance and seconds, they might have something you like relatively cheaply.

George Wu · · Newport Beach, CA · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 76
Nathan Self wrote:the marmot kompressor plus is another quality, small bag that i use frequently.
I use a Kompressor Plus as a summit pack. A smidge larger than REI's Flash 18, although also more expensive. It has served me well as a summit pack on backpacking trips when the summit is non-technical. I like the exterior hydration reservoir pocket. Well under a pound, it doubles as a stuff sack while its in my main backpack, adding just a small weight penalty.

However, it doesn't make a good pack for the stuff you bring along on a multi-pitch technical climb. The material's just too light, and after just a few chimneys, its abrading and wearing from contact with the granite.

It is just fine as a hiking daypack. Ditto for the REI Flash 18.
Pete Spri · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 115

Cold cold world ozone.

grubbers · · Mass. · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 0
JDMCO wrote:https://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/summit-pack.html pretty sweet pack, waterproof, and really light.
Fantastic pack, but too big for day hikes IMO. I'd probably only use mine for hikes in the Winter when I'm carrying more warm layers.

Check out the Ultimate Direction Wasp. Lightweight, simple, and carries very well.
SinRopa · · parts unknown · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 15
grubbers wrote: Fantastic pack, but too big for day hikes IMO. I'd probably only use mine for hikes in the Winter when I'm carrying more warm layers. Check out the Ultimate Direction Wasp. Lightweight, simple, and carries very well.
Whoa...wish I hadn't seen that. I certainly don't need it...but I sure want one.
Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 45

I'd go with the Flash 18...can't get a better lightweight pack for the price IMO.

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