Day hikes and weekend camping expeditions are often about packing in as much activity into as short a timeframe as possible. After all, you don’t have time to just lay about if you want to make the most of the experience. As such, you’ll need gear that’s up to snuff — and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s USA-made Daybreak ultralight daypack.
It’s a conflux of spectacular specs that make this bag so formidable for short jaunts. That starts with an exterior made from Dyneema, a remarkably lightweight material that also happens to be waterproof, as well as resistant to punctures and tears — it’s even more resilient than steel (by weight). Accompanying that construction, you’ll find 17L of internal space and an extra 6L-worth on the outside, rounding out to a serviceable 23L in total — perfect for one- or two-day drips. And, as if that’s not enough to get excited about, it has an internal sleeve that suits 13″ laptops, water-resistant YKK zippers, an external shock cord system for compression and/or modular attachments, and a slew of other great additions. You can have all that and more for just $210, so what are you waiting for?