Daybreak Ultralight Daypack

$210.00 $168.00

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 192 reviews
Our preferred pack for day hiking, approaches, and travel.
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

    Trail & Town

  • ACTIVITY

    Day Hikes

  • SWEET SPOT

    Everyday Use

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

    Trail & Town

  • ACTIVITY

    Day Hikes

  • SWEET SPOT

    Everyday Use

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsDCH150
  • Internal Volume17L | 1038 cu in.
  • External Volume6L | 366 cu in.
  • Weight1.27 lbs | 20.35 oz | 577g
  • Load CapacityUp to 25lbs
  • Bottom Width11" | 27.9cm
  • Height21" | 53.3cm
  • Depth6.5" | 16.5cm
  • Made InMexico

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
average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by Jacobus M.
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55 - 64
What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
  • Thru Hiking
What size pack did you order?
Large
Rated 5 out of 5

Excellent gear!!

Excellent gear with a very keen design! I like the combination of simplicity and functionality and it fits me very well.

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Reviewed by Ryosuke S.
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25 - 34
What activities did you use this product for?
  • Backpacking
What size pack did you order?
Medium
Rated 4 out of 5

So beautiful and useful.

The storage capacity of this bag is sufficient.

It is also waterproof and can be used in all weather conditions.

You can use it in any situation from trail to city.

The only complaint I have with this bag is that the material makes a rustling noise.

I know it's a trade-off for durability, but I find it stressful at times.

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Reviewed by AA
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35 - 44
What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
What size pack did you order?
Medium
Rated 4 out of 5

An excellent bag in need of a few more features

This is a highly comfortable, extremely water resistant bag that's ideal for day hikes. I really cannot emphasise the comfort enough, and it's been great for wet weather hill walking in the UK where we have no shortage of rain.

However, it's missing some really key features. Firstly, the sleeve on the inside needs to run all the way to the bottom, so I can add a framesheet or carry a bladder. Secondly, it needs to be hydration compatible. Thirdly, and my biggest annoyance, there's no external quick access pocket on this bag. You have to open up the main zipper to get to the zip pocket, which leaves all your kit exposed to rain. This seems like it would be a really easy fix and would improve this bag considerably. It's something I wish HMG would do across their line but for a bag like this it's a noteworthy omission.

If none of these issues both you and you're looking for lightweight and extremely comfy, I'd recommend this bag.

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Reviewed by HAG
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What activities did you use this product for?
  • Backpacking
  • Day Hiking
  • Thru Hiking
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Medium
Rated 5 out of 5

Very comfortable

I like this perfect backpack for hiking.

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

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! Luv the open back pocket, zippered security pocket, and the big pocket with orange interior. Long zipper opens the pack wide so it's easy to get to everything. High quality materials and construction. This pack is my day hike/beach/travel/adventure favorite. Worth every penny, awesome.

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