A day out hiking, walking or going on an adventure is not complete without a sturdy backpack that can conveniently hold all of the essentials. The backpacks listed below are crafted from quality materials so that they can carry a lot more items than you’d think by looking at them and are ideal for short day trips.
#1 Arkadoa Sea to Sky pack
This backpack is super lightweight, but strong enough to carry several liters of water, and supplies for a day out on the trail or at the beach. It is 100% waterproof as tested in Costa Rica’s rainy season. The bag feels great on your back even after several hours. Includes a light chest and waist strap as well.
#2 The Highlander Backpack by MNML Leather
Made by 4th generation leather-crafters. The Highlander backpack was created to solve the hassle of unpacking during short-term trips and getting through airport security checkpoints with a beautiful, feature-loaded leather travel system designed to make life easier. Each bag is made with proprietary, weatherproof leather directly from their family owned tannery, which dates back to the 1940s.
#3 Osprey Packs Farpoint 55
Osprey makes great backpacks. I’ve been using an Osprey pack for three years and have been very pleased with its functionality and comfort. This pack has just about everything you could look for in a pack. It’s designed to carry up to 50 pounds. The internal frame and hip belt help distribute the weight comfortably. The mesh panel between your back and the pack helps keep you from getting sweaty. Compression straps help even the heaviest packer contain their belongings. And my favorite feature on this pack, the stowaway panel for all the straps. Stowing the straps makes airline travel smoother.
#4 TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible
Style and comfort, this backpack is perfect for every weekend adventure. It has tons of organizational compartments and a protective pocket for your laptop. Mesh divider, fold-down shelf, hidden pocket for your passport and any valuable items, plus a quick grab pockets in the outside and easy access pockets. And it’s convertible too – a carrying options to suit your travel style.
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