Our Top 5 Lightest Daypacks
Do you hit the trail with a spring in your step or with the weight of the world on your back? If it's the latter then your pack could be holding you back. Along with a correctly fitted rucksack, some weight saved here could make the difference to your day in the hills. Here we review five of our lightest day packs and reveal why compromising on weight does not mean compromising on performance.
Osprey Tempest 30
The women's-specific version of the iconic Talon series, the Tempest 30 delivers exception fit, comfort and stability in a lightweight package. Featuring AirScape back panel and die-cut foam hipbelt and harness, this pack keeps your load under close control but allows ventilation to run free. It's ideally suited to someone who is moving fast and wants to go light, but needs the capacity necessary for longer stints on the trail.
Osprey Talon 22
This lightweight, performance driven pack features an AirScape back panel and Biostretch harness and hipbelt, which delivers a close, stable fit while maximising ventilation. The shoulder harness is length adjustable, to fit you just right. With the Talon 22 going light doesn’t mean compromising on performance and this pack is loaded with features such as Stow-on-the-Go walking pole system and LidLock attachment for a helmet.
Lowe Alpine Eclipse 35
If you need a versatile pack that is super lightweight and comfortable to carry then look no further than the Eclipse. Designed to go anywhere and do anything, the Eclipse 35 has plenty of space for everything you might need on a full day adventure. Whether you are hiking, biking, running or climbing the lightweight Eclipse will keep pace.
The North Face Angstrom 28
The Angstrom 28 is a lightweight multi-activity day pack that can handle everything from the daily commute to fast pace days on the hill. With a front organiser pocket for all your essentials, stretch woven front and side pockets and an integrated raincover to keep everything clean and dry; this lightweight pack is ready to go when you are.
CamelBak Octane 22LR
Water: essential, but heavy! The Octane 22LR is a clever, lightweight day pack that features an integrated 2L lumbar reservoir to effectively deal with the problem of comfortably carrying enough fluid to stay fully hydrated. The lumbar reservoir allows you to take the weight off your shoulders, keeping weight low and liquid stable to maximise comfort when moving fast and light.
Weight: 0.56kg (exc. Reservoir)