NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE MAG 2016 "GEAR OF THE YEAR"

Daybreak Ultralight Daypack

$210.00

Rated 4.9 out of 5
176 Reviews
Our preferred pack for day hiking, approaches, and travel.
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OUR SUNUP TO SUNDOWN PACK

Part of the fun of getting out in the thick of things is carefully assembling just the right amount of equipment and gear you’ll need to accomplish your goals. For those less-than-24-hour enterprises, the Daybreak is the out and back pack with just the features you’ll need to bring it all together. Hydration, snacks and lunch, additional clothing for changes in temps, trekking poles, a headlamp – you know what you need for the best days out, and the Daybreak will take it all in stride.

IDEAL USES
  • DURATION

    1-2 Days

  • TERRAIN

    Country & City

  • ACTIVITY

    Dayhiking

  • SWEET SPOT

    Any Trail or City Near You

WHY CHOOSE THE DAYBREAK?

WHY CHOOSE THE DAYBREAK?

LARGE EXTERNAL FRONT POCKET & SHOCK CORD SYSTEM

For quick access and additional storage capacity.

TWO ANGLED SIDE WATER BOTTLE POCKETS

Easy to reach while wearing the pack.

CLAMSHELL DESIGN & LONG WATER RESISTANT YKK ZIPPER

Allows easy access to contents from top to bottom.

FEATURES

FEATURES

  • External Pockets:Large external center pocket, great for hydration/snacks/rain jacket. Two angled side water bottle pockets that are easy to reach while wearing the pack. Front shock cord system allows you to lash gear or compress the pack
  • Internal Pockets:Internal 7" x 5" zippered pocket designed to hold phones/keys/money/etc.
  • Internal Sleeve:Internal sleeve fits up to a 13” laptop
  • Top Closure:Clamshell design with water resistant YKK zipper allows for wide pack access
  • Hip Belt:Lightly padded 1.5” hip belt with peekaboo storage pocket to stash hip belt when it’s not in use
  • Back:Integrated 1/4” padded back panel
  • Loops:Ice Axe Loop & Grab Loop
  • Shoulder Straps:Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” foam and spacer mesh
  • Sternum Straps:Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
  • Buckles/Bungees:Front shock cord system allows you to lash gear or compress the pack. Removable ice axe attachments
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, REpack, Stuff Sacks & Pods
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps
  • Water Resistant:Yes

IDEAL USES

  • DURATION

    1-2 Days

  • TERRAIN

    Country & City

  • ACTIVITY

    Dayhiking

  • SWEET SPOT

    Any Trail or City Near You

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsDCH150
  • Internal Volume17L
  • External Volume6L
  • Weight1.27 lbs | 20.35 oz | 577g
  • Load CapacityUp to 25lbs
  • Bottom Width11" | 27.9cm
  • Height21" | 53.3cm
  • Depth6.5" | 16.5cm
  • Made InMAINE, USA

WHY CHOOSE THE DAYBREAK?

LARGE EXTERNAL FRONT POCKET & SHOCK CORD SYSTEM

For quick access and additional storage capacity.

TWO ANGLED SIDE WATER BOTTLE POCKETS

Easy to reach while wearing the pack.

CLAMSHELL DESIGN & LONG WATER RESISTANT YKK ZIPPER

Allows easy access to contents from top to bottom.

FEATURES

  • External Pockets:Large external center pocket, great for hydration/snacks/rain jacket. Two angled side water bottle pockets that are easy to reach while wearing the pack. Front shock cord system allows you to lash gear or compress the pack
  • Internal Pockets:Internal 7" x 5" zippered pocket designed to hold phones/keys/money/etc.
  • Internal Sleeve:Internal sleeve fits up to a 13” laptop
  • Top Closure:Clamshell design with water resistant YKK zipper allows for wide pack access
  • Hip Belt:Lightly padded 1.5” hip belt with peekaboo storage pocket to stash hip belt when it’s not in use
  • Back:Integrated 1/4” padded back panel
  • Loops:Ice Axe Loop & Grab Loop
  • Shoulder Straps:Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” foam and spacer mesh
  • Sternum Straps:Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
  • Buckles/Bungees:Front shock cord system allows you to lash gear or compress the pack. Removable ice axe attachments
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, REpack, Stuff Sacks & Pods
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps
  • Water Resistant:Yes

On The Trail, Day Hiking

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Reviewed by Nathaniel C.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Love the feel and dyneema

Well constructed, can’t wait to bring this out on the trail!

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Rated 5 out of 5

Roomy, bomb proof pack

Well constructed and roomy for a 17L daypack. Will last a long time and I love the extra side pockets.

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Reviewed by Fastnlight
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Rated 5 out of 5

Everyday adventure pack

Received the Daybreak as a gift from my wife......beautiful thoughtful wife who accepts my addiction to made in USA bags and gear. Since receiving it in December, I have used it everyday for my bike to work commute and other adventures such as splitboarding, skiing, and fly fishing. Rain, snow, sun, mud it doesn’t matter. This bag carries so well that I don’t know it is there. Bomber quality construction, lightweight, stylee form. This bag is a winner, and will be with me for a long time. Good job HMG!

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Reviewed by Scott
Rated 5 out of 5

Good for everything

I bought this day pack about 5 years ago for for the Coast to Coast Trail in England, and it was a great carry. As we were sleeping indoors, I was just carrying day stuff. Turned out to be a wonderful choice, and in wet England I certainly appreciated it being waterproof. I live in S. Utah, and it has been my regular day pack ever since for all kinds of hiking. It has held up very well to lots of off trail hiking through sharp vegetation, never had a puncture. My only suggestion would be to try to develop it in some color other than black, as it gets a bit warm in the southwest sun. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed by JDK, from Bosnia And Herzegovina
Rated 5 out of 5

Might be the near-perfect fly fishing pack ....

Fly fished with this little pack for the least several months. This is one of several "fishing" packs I have. I like this one the most ... Why? Not too large, pockets on the outside for water bottles, thermos, etc. Pouch for rain jacket or warming layer - that can also be used with ice axe attachments to hold an extra rod, elastic for compression or for lashing, stash-able waist straps. The inside is roomy and NOT stuffed with all kinds of useless pockets (on 2). In fact, I throw my waders over the top and lash them down when walking in ...

For winter, this packs easily fits 4 C&F large fly boxes, leader wallet, a thermos, GTX jacket, MSR cooker and fuel bottle, a small pot, a day's rations, extra warming top and bottom + socks, micro-cloth towel, a small sitting mat, emergency reflective blanket, maps, GPS, etc. -- all waterproofed of course. Beware that this pack is not waterproof, but DOES resist rain and water very well. If zipped up, will keep the water out for quick immersions. Also does well when standing hip-level/waist-level in the surf. This is not a rubberized waterproof roll top or one of the rubberized packs with a mongo-zipper (and all slick outside and inside), but the tradeoff is well worth it. In freezing rain, the zipper can freeze the pack shut. This pack would not be my choice for fishing from a small boat or kayak. But along the river or shore: an excellent cross-over between the heavier rubberized rucks (that kind off sag and blob around your back) and…

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