You’ve got lots of baggage. The duffel. The messenger. The suitcase. The briefcase. The tote? Maybe not the tote. Of them all, the daypack is arguably the most mission critical, ideal for bagging peaks or cycling to the office. While the lifetime warrantee on your North Face pack from grammar school is meant to be honored, there’s something to be said for retiring before things unravel (see: Kobe Bryant). Today’s daypacks are designed to haul both your climbing gear and your laptop over mountains and through airports. There’s a lot to love, and these are our favorites.
Embrace your baggage