Mychal McCormick - trail running - Indian Creek, Utah Mychal McCormick - trail running - Indian Creek, Utah

The Best Daypacks

Review Year
Best in Class
Overall Rating
Price
Name Overall Rating Ratings The Good The Bad Price
Osprey Rev 18
86
Best in Class
2016
Comfort 8
Stability In Motion 8
Weight 7
Quality of Construction 8
Multi-sport Versatility 5

Comfort/fit

Features

Materials and construction

Over-kill on the closures

Dangling strap ends

Requires separate rain cover

MSRP
$120.00
BEST DEAL
$59.73
Nathan VaporCloud 11
83
Comfort 8
Stability In Motion 9
Weight 6
Quality of Construction 6
Multi-sport Versatility 4

Quality construction

Simple closures

Body-conforming

Bladder closure

Small stowage capacity

Small phone pocket

MSRP
$200.00
BEST DEAL
N/A
Salomon Agile2 20L
81
Comfort 5
Stability In Motion 5
Weight 8
Quality of Construction 5
Multi-sport Versatility 8

Waterproof

Capacity

Weight

Versatility

Roll-top closure

Non body-conforming

Missing dedicated phone pocket

Outer rip-stop material

MSRP
$150.00
BEST DEAL
N/A
Nathan Elevation 16
79
Comfort 6
Stability In Motion 8
Weight 5
Quality of Construction 6
Multi-sport Versatility 4

Three-way propulsion stability

Stowing capabilities

Conforms to body

Well thought-out extras

Small cell phone holder

Low positioning on back

Poor strap management

Poor hydration hose routing

MSRP
$160.00
BEST DEAL
N/A