So i’m totally a bagpack nerd. I have an entire closet filled with backpacks of all brands and sizes that I got from years of working as a guide. My husband said I can’t buy anymore for myself so I bought him one for xmas last year. haha
Here is a breakdown of my 4 (out of 12) main packs I use the most:
Backpacking: Osprey Xena 70L is the best backpacking pack! Osprey has the BEST warranty. The brain straps on my favorite bag from 2012 broke and I sent it in for them to repair and they couldn’t so I got to choose what bag I could get to replace it for FREE! This pack is awesome! It has the heat belt so it is fitted to me perfectly and sits like a dream. My husband has an Osprey pack too for backpacking.
Day pack: Kelty Capture. This is a great 22 liter bag that I use for all my day trips. It has a hidden pocket for my wallet or camera for easy grab and it is super durable. It even withstood the crazy Utah slot canyon tossing that has happened repeatedly. (you can see it in almost every picture on my Instagram @haytravellers)
All terrain day pack: Kavu sling bag. I love this bag. It is the perfect bag for farmer’s markets, simple hikes, or travel. It fits a lot more than it looks like and it is water resistant. I don’t like wearing it when riding a bike though. It slides down around my waist too much.
Travel pack: Cotopaxi del Dia 18L. I got this bag doing the Questival last year and it is awesome. It packs into itself down to the size of your hand so it is a great bag to take while traveling if you want to just store it in a suitcase to use if needed.