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- Osprey Talon 22 Backpack- Men's
- Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack- Women's
- Ultimate Direction Fastpackher 20 Backpack- Women's
- Osprey Tempest 30 Backpack- Women's
- Deuter Trail 26 Backpack
- Deuter Aircomfort Lite 23 SL Backpack
- Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21 Backpack
- Deuter Futura 25 SL Backpack - Women's
Osprey Talon 22 Backpack- Men's
My personal favorite for most things. It's a bit on the larger side, but comfortably fits a few layers if i get warm during the day. Also fits snacks, a camera, etc without feeling cramped. Has the pocket sides for water bottles and two hip belt pockets which I personally think is nice.
This pack is a bit more structured to carry day hiking essentials like snacks, layers, water, first aid, light, phone etc while staying light and supportive. The hip belt pockets are ideal for small items with fast access.
Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack- Women's
With hip belt pockets, water bottle pockets, hydration sleeve, panel loading top access, great organization and shove it pocket, this is truly a pack that will work for all outdoor activities. The ventilated back panel keeps air flow moving and carries weight effortlessly.
This is possibly the perfect day pack with just the right amount of space for layers, lunch, and other day hiking must haves. It features built in pockets on the hipbelt and is hydration system compatible.
Ultimate Direction Fastpackher 20 Backpack- Women's
This 22L pack is for going lightweight while moving fast in the outdoors. The pack features easy access pockets on the front of the shoulder straps making it easy to focus on running or hiking. The vest style straps allow for full range movement and comfort while running on the trail. This pack is extremely lightweight and fits against the body for long days outside.
Osprey Tempest 30 Backpack- Women's
This pack is the perfect size for larger/longer day hikes, and fast & light or shorter backpacking trips at 30L. Plenty of great features, such as multiple adjustment points, plenty of pockets, Airscape Suspension Backpanel, and more! Osprey uses sustainable materials for their packs, and their Almighty Guarantee makes this price even sweeter!
Deuter Trail 26 Backpack
Deuter Aircomfort Lite 23 SL Backpack
Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21 Backpack
Features a 3-zip design, laptop and tablet sleeves plus internal storage for more organization. Designed to stay close to your body for comfort while hiking on the trail!
Deuter Futura 25 SL Backpack - Women's
With 25L volume, this pack is the perfect size for day hikes of any length. Plenty of space for snacks, extra layers, a hammock and a book, plus plenty of pockets in internal compartment spaces to keep things separate and easy to access. Comfortable, snug fit with plenty of adjustment points, and additional features such as an included rain cover, trekking pole strap, and a lifetime warranty!
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