Post by outdoorxman on Dec 2, 2007 15:56:03 GMT -6
Anyone have a good suggestion for a day pack? We will be using it on our upcoming Colorado trip. It will need to be able to carry a couple bottles of water and snacks along with lunch. It will also need to hold some layers of clothes and/or rain gear. Should it include a hydration bladder?
Post by mountaingirl on Mar 20, 2008 11:55:56 GMT -6
Camelbak has a lot of different styles of daypacks. My favorite one has an antifreeze cloth around the hydration tube and is expandable for smaller or longer trips... also you can zip it up as you use the stuff inside (food, etc.). I would definitely recommend a hydration bladder because you don't have to carry excess stuff with you (bottles) and you don't have to stop to get it out of your backpack.
Post by eaglesflight on Mar 27, 2008 20:37:09 GMT -6
There are so many different packs with various pockets and features, it all depends on what you what to carry with you and what you will do with the bag. I decieded that any bag I purchase will be hydration bag compatible (you don't have to use one, but you always have the option).
I recommend actually going to a retailer and trying various bags on to find one that you feel is comfortable (many of them are designed for different body styles) and has the layout and features you desire. Our daypack is an REI brand that I happened to find on clearance (right place at the right time).
Good luck and happy hiking ;D
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