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Our Top 5 Daypacks / Daysacks

Here's our selection of the Top 5 Daysacks or Daypacks at the moment.
We class Daysacks as a pack between 15 - 30 litres (ish), which makes them a perfect size for going out walking for a day.
If you'd like any help with what to look for in a daysack, then click here for our guide.
As we get to see new kit, we'll be updating this page, so keep popping back to stay up-to-date with our selection.

Trespass 30L Albus Backpack

The Albus is a well-thought out little backpack.  It has a 30 litres capacity, so is on the top scale we'd look for in a daysack, and has all the right features to make your walking adventure go right.

There are 3 zipped compartments, together with a concealed internal pocket organiser and elasticated mesh pockets, and the dual-zip fastening allows for padlocking to enhance security.

Both the compression and the padded shoulder straps are adjustable, helping you insure the perfect fit.

And elasticated webbing at the front gives you extra secure and versatile storage, with daisy-chain and D-ring storage options for securing carabiner clips, walking poles and other essentials at the straps

There's ten colours to choose from, but we very much like the striking orange...

Was £39.99 - Now £19.99 - Buy Now
Regatta Easypack II 25 Litre Lightweight Rucksack

How about a 25 litre daysack which is big enough to get in all the things you need to go out on a short walk, yet small enough so it will pack down into its own front pocket...?

Then add some breathable lightweight mesh backstraps ad a webbing carry handle, and you've got the Regatta Easypack II.  This is a perfect backpack for most of the walks we do on Walks Around Britain, able to carry drinks, snacks, a map and some other bits and bobs with ease.

Sure, it might not have mesh pockets on the side - but a 25 litre rucksack at under £15, we're positive you can put bottles inside it...

£14.95  - Reduced from £20 - Buy Now

The North Face Basin Backpack 18l

If you are interested in a more sustainable approach to sourcing your outdoor gear, then take a look at this Basin pack from TNF.

This is a really well thought-out backpack, from its external stash pocket which can hold quick-access or bulky items, down to the two quick-access water bottle pockets.  The NextVent back panel and shoulder straps give comfort without adding too much to the weight.

There’s a decent sized zipped pocket on the front lid, one on the inside too – and the lid folds down quite far to allow easier access to the main compartment.  The obligatory sleeve is provided along with a service duct, so it’s suitable for a hydration bladder.   A durable water repellent finish provides protection from light moisture, whilst if it gets too wet on the trail, you just pull out the built-in rain cover.  The Basin also features a reinforced bottom, perfect for keeping the shape of the pack in check.

£80 - Buy Now

Berghaus Brand Bag 25

Berghaus calls it minimal design, but there's something very satisfying and basic about the Brand Bag 25.  It's not going to win a pockets and features competition, but it does what it is designed for very well.  A single zip allows access tot he inside, and for travel passes, wallets and such like, there's a useful zipped front pocket kept safely away from unwanted hands with a clever flap.

It’s comfy too, thanks to the padded shoulder straps, although not wide, are adjustable and supportive of the pack when full, and a top carry handle adds to the versatility.

£30 - Buy Now

Terra Nova Laser 25 Pack

When you see the website stating the weight of this 20 litre capacity backpack is 210 grams (7 oz), you could be forgiven for feeling a little sceptical… but it really is.

It’s actually lighter than most outdoor jackets, which makes it perfect for longer treks, and although light it still has plenty of features.  It has four pockets in total, padded shoulder straps and is incredibly waterproof.  One concession to the light weight is a roll-top hood instead of a zipped one – but this does work very well and stops water seeping into the top of the pack.

£40 - Buy Now
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