Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 322 reviews

Daybreak 17

$229.00

SKU: 3-20025-2

A zippered clamshell daypack with external storage and internal organization, this 17L pack will get you out and back on almost any day trip.

DESIGNED FOR: Day Hiking
GOOD FOR: Commuting, Everyday use
WEIGHT: 19.0oz | 539g (White), 20.9oz | 593g (Black)

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PRIMARY FEATURE SUMMARY

With a large external center pocket for access to food/gear, two angled side water bottle pockets, and a front shock-cord system for lashing apparel or compression, this day pack can almost do it all. Primary features include:

  • Angled side pockets enable easy-access while wearing
  • Stash-able lightly padded hip belt
  • Ice tool loop and grab loop
  • Small zippered pocket for internal organization
  • Internal sleeve to hold up to 13” laptop
  • Made with 150-denier DCH fabric

PRIMARY FEATURE SUMMARY

WHY CHOOSE THE DAYBREAK 17?

WHY CHOOSE THE DAYBREAK 17?

Key Feature

LARGE EXTERNAL FRONT POCKET & SHOCK CORD SYSTEM

For quick access and additional storage capacity

Key Feature

TWO ANGLED SIDE WATER BOTTLE POCKETS

Easy to reach while wearing the pack

Key Feature

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 gear attachment loops
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, REpack, Stuff Sacks & Pods
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps
  • Water Resistant:Yes
  • Compatible With:Shoulder Pocket, Bottle Pocket
Rated five stars
Another Amazing Product from HMG
After having such tremendous success with my 3400 Southwest pack, the Daybreak Pack is the third major HMG product I elected to put into my ultralight backcountry exploration quiver and I could not be happier with the decision. No other daypack shares the total package: comfort, durability AND ultralight.
Adam H.
Verified Buyer
Rated five stars
Favorite Pack Evah
Carries beautifully. I've loaded it with three liters of water, stove and pot, lunch, snacks, and a couple of layers, and it doesn't even feel like wearing a pack. Extremely comfortable! Worth every penny, awesome.
Stephen O.
Verified Buyer
Rated five stars
Great Day Pack
I’ve used the pack now on several treks. I can easily say it’s the best pack and lightest I’ve ever had. I am very impressed at the smart design and quality.
David P.
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SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsDCH150
  • Internal Volume17L
  • External Volume6L
  • Weight20.9oz | 593g
  • Load CapacityUp to 25lbs
  • WidthBottom: 6.5" | 16.5cm
  • Back Width11.0" | 27.9cm
  • Bottom Width6.5" | 16.5cm
  • LengthBottom: 11.0" | 27.9cm
  • Height21.0" | 53.3cm
  • Made InMexico

WHY CHOOSE THE DAYBREAK 17?

Key Feature

LARGE EXTERNAL FRONT POCKET & SHOCK CORD SYSTEM

For quick access and additional storage capacity

Key Feature

TWO ANGLED SIDE WATER BOTTLE POCKETS

Easy to reach while wearing the pack

Key Feature

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 gear attachment loops
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, REpack, Stuff Sacks & Pods
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps
  • Water Resistant:Yes
  • Compatible With:Shoulder Pocket, Bottle Pocket

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average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 322 reviews
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Reviewed by Junichi K.
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45 - 54
What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
  • Other
What size pack did you order?
Medium
Rated 5 out of 5

This is the masterpiece.

I use it conveniently in my daily life. Having a PC sleeve makes it very user-friendly, not only allowing smooth insertion and removal of the PC but also preventing the contents inside the compartment from scattering. The two side pockets and front pocket allow easy storage of wet towels or condensing drink bottles without any concerns, eliminating stress. I also appreciate the capacity of the main compartment. Although it is officially stated as 17 liters, it feels more like 27 liters in reality.

The robust feel of the 150D fabric is impressive, and the actual weight of 580g, considering the meticulous design, is undoubtedly "light." Interestingly, I also use the "STUFF PACK 30" in my daily life. When using it, I additionally purchased an inner PC sleeve, but using the "DAYBREAK 17" on its own feels lighter. The compactness of the "STUFF PACK 30" when folded makes it an essential companion for travel. I consider it another masterpiece.

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  • Day Hiking
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Small
Rated 5 out of 5

Awesome! Perfect!

Excellent!

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Reviewed by Michael R.
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What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Bikepacking
  • Other
What size pack did you order?
Large
Rated 5 out of 5

My goto pack for day hikes and travel

Just gout back from a whirlwind two week trip to Argentina. I used the pack for carry on on the planes and for hiking around Cordoba, Yacanto and Bariloche. Inside was my camera, food, light jacket, tarp, essential, while big water bottles and hiking poles attached to pockets and straps on the outside. This pack gets better with time. Love that I now have a light coating of Patagonia region sand and dust all over it. I think this is my lifetime pack and envision having it and putting it through heavy treks for years.

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Reviewed by KOKI I.
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What activities did you use this product for?
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Rated 5 out of 5

So nice

I use it for short treks where I don't have much luggage. It's easy to use and is my new favorite.

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Reviewed by Derek B.
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What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
What size pack did you order?
Large
Rated 5 out of 5

Great Long Day Pack!

The HMG Daybreak 17 offers an exceptional blend of weight saving, durability, and storage/organization options making for a killer day pack. I have used this pack now for a few months on over a dozen, 5+ mile day hikes with no complaints whatsoever. I am able to carry a top layer in case the weather changes, gloves, hats, 2 Liters of water, some snacks, a small boo-boo kit, toilet kit, dog items, etc. which with the low weight of the pack, stays under 10#. The external stuff pouch is great for hats, gloves, snacks, and other items that you want quick access to or that come on and off during the trip. Adding items to this pouch does not impede too much on the internal space either. The two water bottle pockets are perfect for Nalgene's or smart water bottles. The small zipper internal pocket stores my keys and wallet while the "hydration" sleeve works great for small organizer pouches. Overall a great bag with ~50-75 miles now on trail. I look forward to seeing the durability of the fabric and stitching long term as I am not super delicate with my gear! Next up is the Southwest 40! Size options when I purchased were not available. I'm 5'11, wide shoulders, wear a XL-XXL t-shirt depending on brand, and the one size fits all option works with a bit of room to spare.

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