Accessories

Make Day Packs Part of Travel Gear

November 12, 2012 by

Day Pack Ridge Runner

LL Bean’s Ridge Runner is comfortable and highly functional.
photo credit: realfoodtraveler.com

Day packs make a nice travel accessory whether you plan to go hiking, hunting, spend the day sightseeing, or just visiting shops around town. Since day packs are used to carry things you need, it’s important to choose a pack that’s comfortable and equipped with the features you need.

Laptop Daypack

Padded day packs work best for laptops and electronics.

Day Pack Advantages

One of the main advantages to wearing a day pack while traveling is that it frees your hands and still lets you carry everything you need. It also keeps your belongings secure.

For instance, if you go to a theme park, a day pack keeps everything safe. You don’t have to worry about items falling out of pockets on a ride, and when you buy something, you don’t have to carry it around in your hands the rest of the day.

Think of a day pack like one big pocket that zips or snaps.

A day pack not only allows you to carry your belongings hands-free, it also distributes the weight of your bag evenly across your back, rather than on one shoulder or in one hand.

Osprey Daylite Pack

Day packs like the Osprey Daylight offer lightweight, functional options.

Features to Consider

When choosing a day pack you’ll want to look for fit and comfort, but it is also important to think about the items you’ll be carrying. If you plan to use a day pack to carry your laptop or other electronics, it is best to buy a day pack with padding and organizational pockets to fit your phone and other electronics.

If you’ll be using your day pack for travel, choose a pack that is made of durable material that can take the wear and tear. Also look for a pack that features lockable zippers to ensure the things you carry stay safe.

Another feature that comes in handy is to choose a bag that offers a water pocket or mesh pockets to accommodate bottles. It’s an easy way to carry bottled drinking water that’s convenient and safe.

Hunter day pack

Day packs are used by nature lovers, urban shoppers, hunters and more.

Choosing a Day Pack

Day packs are in vogue in daily life as well as for travel. They are used by nature lovers, urban shoppers, hunters and more. When choosing a day pack for travel, at the very least, look for one that includes one divider and a couple more compartments.

Think about what you want to carry. Padding not only protects your electronics, but a padded back panel can also stop things from gouging you in the back.

Photo credits: rei.com, realfoodtraveler.com, perfectduluthday.com



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  1. Julie C. says:

    A small day pack is essential for any kind of travel — business, solo, or especially with kids! I’m always on the lookout for the perfect backpack. One that doesn’t leave your back sweaty in tropical climates!


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