Best Men’s Daypacks for Travel

Whether you’re planning an adventure-filled trip, a hike, going camping or setting off for practically anything that involves a hefty commute, you’re definitely going to want something that can not only hold the essentials, necessities and the luxurious extras, but also be easy to carry around while keeping all of your belongings organized – and nothing quite serves this purpose as a good old’ travel daypack.

Do you know the secret ingredient to make a spectacular and successful trip? It is having the right daypack to put your stuff in. And because these daypacks are going to be holding a variety of items, seeing a lot of weather and clinging to your back all the time, you are certainly going to be looking for one that has sufficient capacity, is durable, high-quality, preferably equipped with multiple compartments, and reliable in terms of its function (waterproof, shock-proof, tear-proof, etc.), and we’ve got you covered there.

So before you go searching and sifting through hundreds of reviews, list of features and more, we are removing that whole ordeal and bringing to you a collection of some of the finest daypacks for men that market has to offer.

1. HIKPRO 20L – Travel Hiking Daypack

The first product on our list is none other than the super light and ultra-durable HIKPRO 20L packable backpack. This daypack is made for a range of activities, from vacation to day-long hikes, camping, or something as breezy as a trip to the mall. Not only will you have enough room to keep your essentials and extras, like guidebooks, your favorite books, water bottles, snacks, passport, cash, umbrellas and all, but it also aspires to keep them organized with its multiple compartments – an external small pocket that grants you convenient access to your needed things, a main spacious pocket, an inner pocket that also converts into a storage compartment for precious items, and side mesh pockets for carrying your water supply.

The daypack is pretty light, weighing only 7.5 oz, coupled with breathable mesh shoulder straps and ergonomic design, it won’t strain your shoulders too much and is foldable for better mobility.

It is made from a high-quality nylon fabric that makes it water-resistant and allows it to withstand 40 to 60 minutes in the rain without letting your stuff get wet and has more than the usual number of threads of the textile per unit area that adds more durability to it and makes it tear-resistant. The daypack itself is easily adjustable and can be locked in.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Foldable
  • Durable
  • Water-resistant

Cons

  • Not very good under heavy rain

2. Outlander Ultra Lightweight Packable Travel Hiking Backpack

A fine product by Outlander, this daypack is a smart choice for people setting on arduous travels and looking for comfort and convenience. This product is designed in a way that allows it to fold into itself when not in use, making it easy to carry around and store for when it needs to be used. In addition to this, its quality nylon fabric makes it water-resistant, durable, and tear-resistant, so you can not worry about the contents when the weather doesn’t suit your trip.

To add more to its merits, the daypack itself is super light, weighing only 0.46 pounds and has a carrying capacity of about 20 liters. Additionally, it is built with a durable two-way abrasion-tolerant (SBS) metal zippers that won’t have you aggressively pulling it back and forth. Not only this, it allows for a great organization with its multiple pockets – including two zippers at the front that allow for easy access of accessories and essentials, an internal secure zippered pocket that can be utilized for keeping valuables (cash, credit cards, etc.) and two pockets at the side that serve as bottle-holders or umbrella-holders.

Pros

  • Lightweight (0.46 pounds)
  • Water-resistant
  • Tear-resistant
  • Two-way abrasion resistant SBS metal zippers
  • Great capacity (20L)

Cons

  • The inner lining is not very durable

3. Osprey Daylite Plus Daypack

Another amazing product we have on our list is the Osprey Daylite Plus Daypack, fully equipped to take care of your travel needs. This product mainly functions as an additional backpack that can be attached to larger Osprey daypacks but can be detached just as easily to suffice as a smaller daypack in its own right. This backpack is ideal for essentials as well as for emergencies –to give you an example of the latter situation, it has a multi-functional padded interior sleeve that also acts as a hydration reservoir or tablet.

Furthermore, it is substantially light, weighing approximately 1 pounds, with a mesh-covered die-cut foam panel at the back that allows for ventilation and comfort so you won’t be getting overheated carrying this daypack anytime soon. It also has a great capacity of 20 liters, with a shove-in pocket at its front which will allow you to stash small items that you might need at hand shortly (like tissues), a main pocket for your hefty stuff and a smaller pocket at the front. Osprey also understands the importance of traveling with a laptop, which you can find with the presence of a laptop pocket within this daypack for that very purpose.

Pros

  • Compatible and attachable to a range of Osprey backpacks
  • Hydration pocket
  • Laptop pocket

Cons

  • Relatively narrow straps
  • Side pockets aren’t significantly deep

4. The North Face Borealis Backpack

Still haven’t found the daypack of your dreams, yet? Well, lucky for you, we aren’t even through with our best ones yet! Presenting you, The North Face Borealis Backpack, manufactured in a range of color combinations and woven out of great quality fabric, this one is a real charmer! It has a massive capacity of 28 liters that would be enough to house your stuff for days-long trips, complete with a 15” laptop pocket to store and protect your device.

To go on about its features, it is equipped with Flex Vent Technology to maximize user comfort while keeping the contents super organized – with two meshed side pockets that can be either used to carry water bottles, or may be doubled up to function as multi-functional pockets. In addition to this, it has a frontal compartment with an additionally padded sleeve for tablets, an outer pocket lined with fleece for storage of small things and gadgets and other zip pockets to allow for high organization of the users belongings. What makes it super ideal for all sorts of commute is that it is extremely comfortable to carry around – with a convenient top handle, comfortable shoulder straps and a detachable waist belt to customize the fitting and a sternum strap with a cool whistle buckle for additional support.

Pros

  • Water-resistant
  • Laptop sleeve
  • Multiple compartments
  • Flex Vent Technology

Cons

  • Hip strap has no padding

5. Venture Pal Lightweight Packable Travel Daypack

Though this product is essentially designed to offer its user maximum utility for trips such as hiking, it can be an equally smart for days-long travel because of its ample features. First and foremost, Venture Pal ensures durability with this daypack. It is manufactured with high quality fabric that offers both water resistances and tear resistance which makes it ideal to take on arduous expeditions such as hiking, rock-climbing, etc. Furthermore, it also focuses on giving its user maximum comfort with its shoulder straps made of breathable mesh and ample padding to allow for ventilation and soothe on the shoulders and back. Additionally, it comes with a chest strap and a whistle buckle so you can lock it in for better control and mobility.

Venture Pal also recognizes how important it is to have things sorted out and organized in trips, so they made this find product with multiple compartments for the purpose – with a main zippered pocket, two pockets at the side and two zippered pockets at the front, you can be assured that not only will you have sufficient room (35 liters) for your stuff, but will also be able to place them in a way that everything is convenient for your access. You would think that it would be heavy to carry with all the features it offers, but no! It weighs about 0.7 pounds, and even folds into itself into an internal zippered pocket, so you can keep it anywhere or carry it around conveniently wherever you wish and please.

Pros

  • Foldable
  • Lightweight (0.7 pounds)
  • Multiple compartments
  • Durable

Cons

  • Not very water resistant in heavy rain

6. Eagle Creek Packable Daypack

Protection, comfort and convenience were the main objectives of Eagle Creek when they designed this daypack, and that makes it an eye-candy for the travel. Made of fine nylon with internal nylon lining and weighing 0.5 oz, this daypack will make your travels super comfortable and easy. The material and the breathable mesh shoulder straps are going to be a blessing for your shoulders and back, especially in warm conditions, by reducing the risk of sweat stains on your clothes.

What’s more is that it offers security with two central lock points and two-way lockable zippers, so you won’t have to worry too much if you find yourself in crowded places, and because it is foldable, you can keep it in a suitcase or a small carry bag until you actually need it for extra stuff because it hardly takes up any space when its folded. All these features make it a must-have if you’re someone who has to commute a lot and if you’re carrying valuable items along the way.

Pros

  • Foldable
  • Secure
  • Breathable mesh shoulder straps
  • Lightweight (0.5 oz)

Cons

  • Not very roomy

7. NEEKFOX Lightweight Packable Travel Hiking Backpack Daypack

From its name you might think it is designing exclusively for hiking, but it isn’t so. This daypack by Neekfox is a stunning creation. Super durable, super comfortable and super roomy, this daypack is lightweight with a weight of about 0.91 pounds and offers a huge storage volume of 35 liters which makes it amazing for days-long travel, trips, hiking, rock-climbing, a weekend getaway and more! It is made of quality, thickened nylon material with s-shaped breathable shoulder straps that allow it to sustain the load without putting a lot of strain on your shoulders.  It also has many compartments, a main zippered compartment, two frontal zippered pockets, and two meshed side pocked that are tough enough to carry even a bottle weighing 40 pounds. With the room it offers, its main compartment can safely store a 13” laptop within it as well.

Is there more? Of course there is! On top of it all, this daypack is foldable into an internal zippered pocket for convenient storage and carry, and is also water-resistant. The rip-stop nylon material used to create this beauty also functions to shed off rainwater, adds extra strength to the product, makes it durable and resists wear and tear far better than daypacks made of a much cheaper fabric, such as polyester. It also comes in a variety of colors, if that is something you are particular about, and is built with a chest strap to secure you in.

Pros

  • Roomy (35L)
  • Smooth zippers
  • Breathable, padded mesh shoulder straps
  • Water resistant

Cons

  • No laptop sleeve

8. HIKPRO Ultra Lightweight & Ultra Durable Packable Backpack

We’re about halfway through the list, and if you feel like you still haven’t found anything that meets your needs, you needn’t worry because we have got plenty more spectacular products for you to choose from – like this daypack from HIKPRO.

This daypack by HIKPRO is manufactured with high quality nylon fabric that adds to its tear-resistant and water-resistant properties. It is reinforced with the Bartack Process at fourteen places, with its abrasion tolerant SBS two way metal zippers and double fabric at the bottom to allow for a superb durability, so you can be sure that it is definitely going to last through the years; furthermore, it is pretty spacious with a room of 25 liters and easy to take on vacations, trips, hikes and even for university because of its storage space and adjustable, breathable mesh shoulder straps that offer great comfort and stability. This product is also foldable so if you’re not using it, you can easily store it in a small space or another back for future. To add to it, it also helps the user stay organized with its four zippered sections and two big side mesh pockets.

Pros

  • Foldable
  • Multiple zippered compartments
  • Ultra durable
  • Water resistant

Cons

  • Zipper quality not so great

9. Sunhiker Small Cycling Hiking Backpack

If you’re someone who enjoys a good bicycle ride, loves to go camping or a regular hiker, this daypack is made to carter to your needs! Weighing at 12.3 oz with a capacity of approximately 20-25 liters, this relatively small daypack is ideal for people who do not enjoy lugging a large backpack on their shoulders or don’t need too much stuff on their travels, but still want to have their stuff organized.

This daypack by Sunhiker is built of quality nylon fabric which makes it not only water resistant, but tough enough to resist tear and scratches; moreover, it has breathable mesh shoulder straps that are adjustable to its user’s liking, designed especially to reduce the strain on your shoulders and back, a high quality zipper for smooth access, and a whistle buckle for security, which makes this daypack a smart choice for somebody who travels light and is looking for comfort.

Pros

  • Adjustable, breathable mesh shoulder straps
  • Whistle buckle
  • Durable high quality zippers
  • Water resistant
  • Tear resistant

Cons

  • Not foldable
  • Not too big and roomy

10. Naturehike Ultralight Foldable Packable Backpack

Made with the best quality material, 30D nylon fabric, this daypack is a 42 centimeters high and 17 centimeters wide product that guarantees to be tear and water resistant through your travels. To give you an idea of its durability, this daypack has YKK sealed with silicon zippers and fine nylon stitching to hold it together, adjustable breathable, tear-tolerant shoulder straps that will never fail and silicone-coated nylon material that is PU2000m water resistant.

As if these features didn’t make it a winner, it is super light, weighing about 4.2 oz and gives you about a room of 18 liters to store your stuff. Did I say store? I meant organize! It comes with a main pocket that has ample space, as well as an outer and an inner zippered pocket for ease of access for items such as maps and guidebooks, with additional side pockets for carrying stuff like water bottles and umbrellas. To top it off, it folds in on itself for easy storage when not in use.

Pros

  • Foldable
  • Silicone coated zippers
  • Durable
  • Adjustable, breathable shoulder straps
  • Water resistant

Cons

  • Relatively less roomy

11. ZOMAKE Ultra Lightweight Hiking Backpack

If you’re looking for a daypack with a lot of storage space but is also a space saver, then this might be the product for you. This daypack by ZOMAKE is super light, weighing only 0.72 pounds, and can be folded on itself which makes it easy to carry and convenient to store and keep on you. With a great storage capacity of 35 liters along with being foldable, this daypack is not only good for a weekend getaways, but also for week long trips as well! Despite the ample space, you won’t be having a problem keeping your belongings organized because it has plentiful pockets – a main pocket, two zippered pockets at the front, two at the side and additional attachment points.

If this hasn’t won you over, hear this: it is made of tough, thick and quality material with strengthened stitching in 32 places and doubled material at the bottom for optimal durability. It also has two-way SBS metal zippers that work like a charm and allow for easy operation from the side you’re working with! Although it is sufficiently tear and water resistant, it wouldn’t be advisable for you to use it in heavy rain for longer periods of time.

Pros

  • Lightweight (0.72 pounds)
  • Great storage (35L)
  • Durable
  • Heavy duty, two-way SBS metal zippers

Cons

  • Not very water resistant in heavy rain

12. OlarHike Hiking Travel Backpack

Even though we are nearing the end of our list, we still have some amazing daypacks left for you to consider! The eleventh daypack on our list is this lightweight daypack by OlarHike that is built out of high quality polyester material with a double layer at the bottom to offer extra strength and durability to sustain a load up to 35 liters! Yes, and not only does it come with a great storage space, it also includes 8 compartments for you to stay super organized! With a main zippered pocket including a divider, 2 zippered pockets at the front also with 2 dividers and 2 additional side pockets, your stuff is never going to get mixed up and lost inside!

What’s more, it weighs only 0.65 pounds, with adjustable shoulder straps made of breathable mesh and sponge paddings, it is designed to allow for super comfortable travelling which makes it a must-have on trips that involve hiking, climbing, etc. It also has a reflective stripes unlike most daypacks which increases the user’s visibility in the dark and to incoming traffic! Packable, portable, practical, this is probably the daypack you’ve been looking for.

Pros

  • Great storage capacity (35L)
  • Foldable
  • Lightweight (0.65 pounds)
  • Multiple compartments
  • Reflective stripes

Cons

  • Not very water resistant

13. Sea to Summit Ultra-SIL Day Pack

The twelfth daypack on our list is the Sea to Summit Ultra-SIL Daypack – made of special cordura fabric with polyurethane (PU) finish, it makes way for a hydrostatic water head (2000mm), not only making it a superbly water-resistant product, but also incredibly resistant to tear. So even if the weather is not on your side, you shouldn’t have much to worry about with this daypack on you back.

It comes with a substantial holding capacity, but is also foldable down to the size of a tennis ball for convenient storage and lightweight travelling. It did win the Backpacker Editors’ Choice Gold award back in 2017, and now you’re going to know why. It has two-way zipper closure, Bartack reinforced stitching on the stress points and an Ultra-Sil stuff sack which is designed with a handy aluminum carbineer, but that is not all! It also has reinforced shoulder straps and is designed in a manner to be simple, light and low profile, it offers great comfort and convenience to its user.

Pros

  • Cordura fabric with PU coating
  • Bartack reinforced stitching at stress points
  • Waterproof
  • Tear-resistant
  • Foldable

Cons

  • None

14. Anatoky Outdoor Small Mini Backpack

Thirteen might be an unlucky number, but not in this case. This daypack is for you if you’re looking for a small, easy to carry around backpack, or don’t have too much to take with you on a trip – basically perfect for day-long hikes, shopping and your day to day commute.

It is built of quality nylon fabric, so along with being waterproof, it is also tough enough to withstand substantial wear and tear. This daypack has the capacity to hold a volume of 10 liters which serves the purpose and only weighs 5.3 oz, so it’s going to be super easy to carry around and ideal for short trips. Coming with adjustable, thickened, well-padded shoulder straps, this daypack by Anatoky seeks to give its user extra comfort throughout the trip.

But that is not all! This daypack also allows you to stay highly organized throughout your journey, and for has three zippered pockets and other pockets just for this, and keeps your belongings safe through its 6mm anti-shock foam. Lastly, it has a UKX buckle for you to lock in.

Pros

  • 6mm anti-shock foam
  • Multiple compartments
  • UKX buckle
  • Adjustable, padded shoulder straps

Cons

  • Limited capacity (10L)

15. UNIWALK Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

The last daypack on our list is this fantastic daypack by UNIWALK. What’s so amazing about this is that not only is it equipped to take care of your long and short travel needs, but also has a little extra features that you didn’t know you actually needed. Yes, I am talking about the reflective zipper at the front side of the bag which increases the user’s visibility in the dark, so you can stay safe from any unexpected accidents if you’re travelling at night. It also focuses on maximizing user comfort, and comes with a unique tear-drop shape shoulder straps that are finely padded for comfort and soothe.

What’s more is that this daypack is built of high quality nylon material which makes it durable and resistant to water, with SBS metal zipper for a smoother experience. As if this wasn’t enough, it is super light with a weight of 0.36 pounds, and foldable into a super small size; hence, convenient to carry and store when not in use.

Pros

  • Tear-drop shaped, padded shoulder straps
  • Premium SBS metal zipper
  • Lightweight (0.36 pounds)
  • Foldable
  • Reflective zipper

Cons

  • Not many compartments

Conclusion

From big daypacks with huge holding capacities to mini daypacks, we’ve got you covered with some of the finest ones the world has to offer. So avoid those extra backpack charges at the airport, forget the battle with the zipper you have with your unsatisfactory daypack and quit ruining on your trip with the agonizingly uncomfortable shoulder straps of your old backpack. Find yourself the best of the best from this list right here, because we understand how important it is to have a daypack that fits all of one’s essentials while being comfortable, durable and reliable.

You will no longer have to worry about the weather ruining your stuff, being disorganized on your trip, or the safety of your belongings, because you are most certainly going to find a daypack that will have you covered on each aspect, perhaps even all of them.

What are you waiting for? Do yourself a favor and get yourself one of these amazing products right away and make your life not only easier, but also exciting.

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