by M. Mehedi | Last Updated October 25, 2017
Before planning for a short-day trip, the first thing you have to consider is a perfect lightweight daypack. Because a lightweight daypack will make your trip very comfortable that you can enjoy your hiking. Most of the traveler always prefers easily packable lightweight travel daypack on their trail. Here I will discuss about some best lightweight daypacks.
But before that keep this in your mind that you must consider your activities before buying any travel backpack.
Some criterion for best lightweight daypacks
Normally 20 to 30 liters is proper volume for a perfect daypack. Anything less than 20 liters will be very difficult for you to fulfill your needs. my experience says that anything around 25 liters daypack is something which is perfect for a full day hikes. So, choose your pack’s capacity very wisely.
Basic capacity for best daypacks:
- For Short day hikes: 15-20 liters
- For Summit packs: 20-25 liters
- For everyday use: 20-30 liters
- For a Long day hikes: 30-40 liters
Always remember that your backpack will be the heaviest thing among all your gears. So, during evaluating the weight of your daypack, you must ensure comfort, durability and storage in your mind.
This will depend on your backpack weight. That’s why I will recommend a frame which will be comfortable for around 13-pound weight for a short-day trip. But if you are thinking to carry more weight, then I will recommend to use the hip belt in your daypack and for more weight a plastic or metal frame is highly recommended.
Back Panel and Ventilation:
In a perfect daypack, there will be some foam into the area of the pack which will contact your body with a semi rigid frame structure. Ultralight daypack will have a flexible frame sheet.
As we use our daypack to carry our important gadgets like camera, mobile and other gadgets, it is recommended to choose a waterproof daypack.
Water bottle holder:
During trekking hydration is a common issue. So, make sure your water bottle is always easy to get in your daypack. Those backpacks which is not comfortable for carrying water bottle is absolutely ridiculous in my opinion.
5 best lightweight daypacks for you
The Outlander daypack is the top lightweight daypack in our Wishlist. It is very stylish, durable and awesome looking too. The daypack has several pockets to keep the things organized with one internal security zippered pocket so that all your valuable items will be safe. It has also two side pockets for carrying water bottle or umbrella. The unfold dimension for 20L is 16.92×10.63×7.08 inch and fold dimension is 6.29×5.90×1.97 inches. The weight is 0.46 pound for 20L and 0.5 pound for the 33L daypack. The outlander travel daypack is made of water resistant nylon fabric which will give a long-lasting performance with great strength. It has the adjustable breathable straps which will give a great comfort during travelling.
- Internal security zipper that keeps valuable items safe.
- Made of water resistant nylon fabric.
- Long lasting performance.
- Adjustable breathable straps.
- Only for short trip.
- Zipper quality is average.
This foldable lightweight outdoor daypack is a perfect partner for a traveler for a day long trip. This is very compact, ultralight daypack with adequate space inside. It can be folded and also unfolded as per your usage. Its dimension is 9x 8.5x 2.2 inches during folding and 20x13x7.5 inches while unfolding. Its double layer bottom piece makes it very comfortable to carry loads. This one is one of the longer lasting daypack in current market. Its breathable adjustable straps will relieve the stress from your shoulder during travelling. The several pockets help arrange the things properly. The daypack is made of water resistant material
- flexible straps
- water resistant
- too small
Hikpro is Another ultralight packable hiking daypack for both man and women. This one is made of high quality water resistant nylon material with sbs metal zipper. It will last longer comparing other daypacks. The weight of hipro daypack is 8 pounds with 25-liter volume. This is perfect for short trip, travel, day hikes. This daypack can easily be folded and unfolded.it has four zippered compartments with enough space to carry things. The mesh shoulder straps can easily be adjustable which is very convenient for anyone.
- water resistant
- 4 zippered compartments
- Average quality zipper.
- Very thin.
This Seibertron falcon hiking daypack is made of 900D water proof fabric. It has huge expandable main compartment with meshed for small gear inside. The dimension for this daypack is 19x11x11 inches with waist belt of 55 inches and chest belt of 60 inches maximum for 37L volume and 16.5x9x11 inches with waist belt of 45 inch and chest belt of 51 inch for 27 L volume daypack. It contains Numerous Mole Loops for easy use.
- Made of 900D water proof fabric.
- Good expandable compartment.
- Numerous mole loops.
- Zippers not waterproof.
- Little bit heavy than other daypacks.
Gonex ultralight handy travel backpack, another best lightweight daypacks which is a perfect companion for your trips which offers an incomparable quality. This daypack is made of high quality nylon material which is water and tear proof with a durable abrasion resistant SBS metal zipper. It has more compartment with 3 zipper which helps to keep all necessary things in a organized way. This is very easy to carry, convenient and fit into a compact pouch. This backpacking daypack size is 20 liters with enough space to carry your daily goods. There are also two nylon mesh pockets in both sides, and they are perfect for storing water bottle and umbrella.
- Water and tear proof.
- Compact and comfortable.
- Metal zipper.
- Easy to carry.
I hope this guide will help you to find the best lightweight daypacks for your regular usage. Before buying just make sure the factors like water resistant quality, space, comfort with durability of the daypack. For any other recommendation you can contact with me anytime.
Cheers! Happy Travelling!