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The Best Packable Travel Daypack 2017 – Buyer’s Guide

TRAVEL SMART ON YOUR NEXT DAY ADVENTURE...


There's nothing better than the feeling of freedom that you experience on your first day of vacation. Whether you're exploring uncharted territories or visiting your favorite getaway, wanderlust can surely get the best of all of us. So how could there possibly be trouble in paradise? Every girl (and yes some guys too) knows that packing can be a nightmare, especially when traveling internationally with minimal baggage space. That's why we tested and found the best travel daypacks that will leave all your stress behind so you can enjoy your next adventure with ease.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT TRAVEL DAYPACK

So what exactly is a travel daypack? To put it simply, a travel daypack is a smaller, lightweight backpack that you carry around for the day on your travels while you leave your bigger travel backpack at the hotel.  This will quite literally keep a lot of weight off your shoulders while you explore on your daily excursions.

Now that you understand what a travel daypack is, what should you look for in a great pack? Here are some key features that will turn an ordinary carrying device into your favorite travel buddy on your next trip.

Capacity

Choosing the right size for your daypack is one of the most crucial categories to consider. If the bag is too big, it can be cumbersome to carry and too heavy. If the pack is to small, you won't be able to fit all of your necessities. Anything between 10L and 35L should fit all of your necessities.

Weight

If you're going to be wearing your daypack for the entire day, you're going to want to find something lighter that doesn't compensate for capacity. Heavy daypacks can not only be uncomforatable but also can cause irritation from rubbing, so choose a weight that you can manage.

Water Bottle Sleeve

Hydration will be key on your long days out where water may not be easily accessible. Water bottle pockets also serve as excellent storage pockets for cameras, snacks, wallets and other travel goodies. More storage pockets are also great for separating your valuables in case of pick pockets.

Foldable

One excellent feature of most travel daypacks is it's ability to compress into a handheld sized bag that can be stored in your larger backpack. This can be very useful especially if you aren't using your daypack and are traveling between countries.

Waterproof

When traveling, you never know when you're going to get hit with unexpected rain. Some travel daypacks are made out of waterproof/resistant material that can keep all of your belongings dry on unpredictable weather days.

Warranty

If you're a rugged traveler, you're likely to experience some wear and tear on your adventures. Some companies offer limited warranties while others will secure your bag for your lifetime. This can be essential depending on how rough you are with your bags.

THE BEST TRAVEL DAYPACKS

Travel Daypack

Name

Capacity

Weight

H2O Sleeve

Foldable

Waterproof

Warranty

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Mengar

35L

0.45 lbs

Double

Yes

Yes

Lifetime

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HikPro

20L

0.4 lbs

Double

Yes

Yes

30 Day

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Free Knight

25 L

0.56 lbs

Double

Yes

Yes

Lifetime

Venture Pal

35L

0.7 lbs

Double

Yes

Yes

Lifetime

Bago

25L

0.4 lbs

Double

Yes

Yes

Limited

Wasing

50L

0.8 lbs

Double

Yes

Yes

No

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RovEasy

25L

0.35 lbs

Double

Yes

Yes

Lifetime

New Outlander

20/30L

0.45-0.5 lbs

Double

Yes

No

Lifetime

Mengar 35L Foldable Travel Daypack

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35 L

Double Sided

Yes

0.45 lbs

Yes

Lifetime Warranty

This ultra lightweight travel daypack is definitely a hot pick becuase of it's incredible portability. Coming in at one of the lighter daypacks of our picks, it fits a whopping 35L of space, so you can fit all of your day trip needs without lugging around extra weight.

Don't let this pack's super feather weight fool you. This Mengar travel daypack is made of durable  tear and water resistant material that will last through all of your outdoor ventures. The bag's stress points are also strenghtened with bartacking so the bag is virtually indestructable.

Overall, this bag is definitely worth buying since it's affordable, portable, and durable. We aboslutely love this daypack and it's features prove why it's our number one pick.



HIKPRO Lightweight Travel Daypack

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20 L

Double Sided

Yes

0.4 lbs

Yes

30 Day

Fans of simplicity, this travel day pack is perfect for you! This bag has everything you need in a travel day pack, minus all the complicated pockets and zippers. With a large compartment, two water bottle holders, and a small front easy-access zipper, organiziation is a breeze with this bag.

With over 20 years in the business, Hikpro has been pumping out quality products at affordable prices, and is a name you can trust. If you don't like the bag, Hikpro offers a 30 day money back guarantee, but we're sure you won't need to use it.


In the end, traveling with this bag is a breeze with it's sandwich-sized foldability. We definitely recommend this bag if you don't have a crazy amount of stuff and want something straight forward.

Free Knight Packable Lightweight Travel Daypack

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25 L

Double Sided

Yes

0.56 lbs

Yes

Lifetime Warranty

If you're planning on traveling overseas with a few valuable documents like a passport, money, ID, this daypack is perfect for you. The 25L capacity can hold all of your needs like cameras, small souveniers, and snacks. Three different front pockets allow you to separate your valuables in case any shifty fingers. 

The bag folds right into the front pocket so you can store it in your checked bag until you reach your destination, saving you extra baggage fees and extra weight. Free Knight also offers a limited lifetime warranty, so no need to worry if you're a rugged traveler.

In conclusion, if you're looking for a portable, light, and strong pack to hold all of your belongings, this is definitely the daypack worth investing in.

Venture Pal Lightweight Packable Daypack

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35 L

Double Sided

Yes

0.7 lbs

Yes

Lifetime Warranty

Do people tend to call you "The Hulk" in your every day activities? This bag is your match made in heaven! The Venture Pal daypack is one of the sturdier packs out of our picks, but still maintains a lightweight and portable structure. Bar tacks support the major stress points in this bag, so you don't have to worry about unexpected tears on your trip.

Got a lot of stuff to sort through? This handy bag comes with pocket separators in the main compartment so you can keep all your goodies organized. It also comes with two hydration sleeves so you never run out of water.

We love this bag because it also comes with a extra chest strap support, so if you're doing any extraneous activies, your backpack wil lstay in place.

Bago Lightweight Foldable Travel Daypack

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25 L

Double Sided

Yes

0.4 lbs

Yes

Limited

This daypack by Bago is full of swag yo! This nifty looking bag is covered in honeycomb RipStop fabric that not only looks cool, but also protects the bag from accidental tears and water splashes. It also comes in five cool colors, so you can traverse the world in style.

The bag comes with a oversized outer mesh pocket, so you can keep your maps, vouchers, or any items you want to access regularly. It also has a secure inner zippered pocket for your cash and your passport.

If you tend to get a little sweaty on your day trips, the mesh breathable straps are perfect to keep you cool and dry. We definitely recommend this for those who are more active.

Wasing Lightweight Packable Travel Daypack

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50 L

Double Sided

Yes

0.8 lbs

Yes

No

If you're looking for something that has a little extra wiggle room for most goodies, this is the perfect daypack for you. This is the largest travel daypack we reviewed, and we LOVE it! Not only does the main compartment hold a 50 L capacity, theres a handy top double sided pouch that you can store your items for quick access. 

This tactacle daypack also comes with a chest clip that secures you pack to your body when hiking or going on walks. When you're not using the bag, you can fold it up into a self-containing pouch that can be stored almost anywhere.

We recommend this bag for those who want a lightweight yet spacious bag.

RovEasy Lightweight Small Travel Daypack

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25 L

Double Sided

Yes

0.35 lbs

Yes

Lifetime Warranty

This is the lightest travel daypack we reviewed. Only weighing 0.35 lbs, this pack can be carried even by a toddler. Don't let it's featherweight fool you. This sturdy bag is made of tear and water resistant material that protects all your valuables.

If you plan on doing some extra souvenier shopping or want to pack a snack for a short hike, this is the perfect bag. It has two water bottle pockets that you can use for an umbrella, camera, or even a selfie stick.

​This handy bag comes in 7 different fun colors, so you can keep them separated if you buy multiple for the family. This is definitely a great bargain bag and a great overall product.

New Outlander 20L or 33L Travel Daypack

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20 or 33 L

Double Sided

No

0.46/0.5 lbs

Yes

Lifetime Warranty

Not sure what size travel daypack you want? The New Outlander comes in two different sizes. That's right, TWO! If you're a light packer, there's a 20 L option that can fit plenty of your items. If you want a little extra space, a roomy 33 L option is available as well.

This pack comes with two front zipper pockets, which is great to keep some of your travel documents organize. It also has an inner safe-keeping zippered compartment for valuables and two hydration sleeves for water bottles or any quick storing item.

If you're having trouble deciding what size you want, this pack is great because you can buy both sizes for a price that won't break your wallet.


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