For me, I always carry a daypack, if I’m camping, or kayaking, or backpacking, each scenario is helped by a basic daypack, to help carry but to also keep my things safe and dry. A proper daypack typically is built strong, but very lightweight, and with few features. A daypack doesn’t need to be extravagant or a fashion statement, as they need to be strong and versatile, with just enough comfort as to not detract from ones own experience. I like my daypacks to have one open area with a few small pockets/zippered areas for organization. Some packs come with hydration wells but since I’m not a runner, I feel like that’s not a necessity for me, however if that’s a feature that appeals to you, then beautiful, because there are several styles on the market.
No matter if you’re hiking or climbing, or simply strolling around town, the Daypack might be what you’re looking for. For me, I like to take the necessities with me like water, a map, a change of clothes, and my camera, and the daypack makes it possible to carry these items without the rucksack or the other gear, without my material items feeling like a burden. And when you’re leisurely touring the brilliant villages of old Europe, then you will be glad you packed well, the right way. Trust me, I’ve been on the other side of it, having to lug my rucksack from store to museum to restaurant; with each time feeling like I’m a bull in a china shop, where each inch must be calculated and carefully maneuvered.
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Article written by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen – Photos via © Bramble.