With the days getting longer and the weather getting brighter and better, people now have a longer hiking day ahead of them. With weight being a touchy subject between hikers here’s our top 5 picks of lightweight daypacks….
Vango: Boulder 25 Daypack
The Boulder 25 from Vango is a brilliant lightweight pack for people with a budget or just starting out in the hiking and walking world. The Boulder uses Vango's AirForce system which causes a ‘chimney’ effect and enhances ventilation.
With the padded hip belt, top lid access (which has an extendable gaiter and buckle) and twin side pockets you get a lot of comfort, storage and adjustment in the Boulder 25. This Vango pack is also hydration compatible, has easy grab zips, a detachable rain cover and lastly this pack has been approved by the Scot Association.
Mammut: Creon Guide 35 Daypack
The Creon Guide 35 from Mammut is a perfect daypack for the active hiker. With the Creon 35 you get a brilliant contact stream which helps with load control and ventilation, an integrated metal frame for optimum load transfer and is anatomically shaped..... see we told you it was for the active hiker.
With this Mammut pack you get 2 lid pockets, zipper pocket on the hip belt, 2 mesh side pockets, pole carrier, rain cover and a forward pull hip belt system. The Creon Guide 35 is covered in Ripstop material making it lightweight and strong which is ideal for scrambling, climbing and everyday hiking.
Montane: Ultra Tour 22 Daypack
The Ultra Tour 22 from Montane is brilliant ‘ultra’ light daypack. The Ultra Tour uses Raptor Zero fabric which makes it durable and lightweight. The comfort back pad helps wick sweat away due to the narrow channels in it.
With this Montane daypack you get a large front stash pocket, water bottle pocket, daisy chain webbing, two loops for walking poles or ice axes, mobile phone sized pocket on the right arm, elastic loops on the left arm and finally body curved hip fins for better comfort and stability.
Berghaus: Vapour 32 Daypack
The Vapour 32 from Berghaus is a great all-rounder daypack. Its pack size makes it great for a day hike or if you are trying to reduce your pack size for longer hikes. The inner of this Berghaus pack is removable so you can use it as a sit mat which is pretty cool.
This Berghaus pack uses HALO side compression for improved compression efficiency you also get a speed access bottle pocket, top lid pocket zipped internal pocket, hydration pocket, walking pole attachment, bottle pocket and a front bungee system. So as you will now see the Vapour is packed with tonnes of tech which will help out any hiker or climber.
The North Face: Litus 32 Daypack
The Litus 32 from The North Face is a great light weight daypack. It uses a trampoline style suspended mesh back with a PE contoured sheet which gives you brilliant breathability and support. With this North Face pack you get deep zipper access to the main body, external face pocket, internal security pocket, hipbelt pocket, two tool holders, hydration sleeve, and adjustable torso length and even comes with a rain cover.
The Litus has a geo weave to it making it super strong and light weight making this pack perfect for every day hikes, scramblers or climbers! This pack really does tick all the boxes.
So there we have it our top 5 picks of lightweight day packs! Have you got one of the above? We would love to hear what you have to say about it! Or do you have a personal favourite lightweight pack? We would love to hear about it so comment below!