Hiking Backpack
Credit: Anna Dudko

You need something to keep your stuff in!

Day adventures come in many forms. Maybe you're trail running?

Maybe it's a summit push? Maybe a gentle day hike with the family?

Whatever daylong adventure you have planned, we have the pack for you right here:

Sierra Designs Flex Summit Sack

Sierra Designs

($70; sierradesigns.com)

This daypack compacts small and only weighs 340 grams, perfect for stashing in luggage or a bigger pack. But its big trick is three compression straps around the body of the bag. They make it easy to adjust the volume from 18 to 23 litres. 


Arc’teryx Bora 50 


($650; arcteryx.com)

The new Bora 50 is full of cutting-edge technology: a rotating hip belt, ventilated, ergonomic and cushioned back panel, waterproof fabric, adjustable shoulder straps and more. The result is the most comfortable multi-day pack we’ve tried. 


Osprey Duro 15


($200; ospreypacks.com)

Stuff in a jacket, an extra mid-layer, some food and fill the 2.5-litre hydration reservoir. The Duro 15 has enough storage for anything up to a light day-trip, but with a body wrapping harness system and mesh shoulder and hip belt, it’s made for running far and fast. Women should try the similar but anatomically specific Dyna. 


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