Jan 16, 2012 at 9:40 am #1284197
Ok, I'm really not sure how to even define this, and google searches don't seem to help. What I'm looking for (and I'm assuming I'll have to make it, which is why I'm posting here) is a lightweight backpack that packs down really small and can be stuffed away in another bag. The intended purpose is for overflow storage on a UL bicycle setup. Sort of a backup if you need to stock up on more food than you might normally need to for a long stretch. So Ideally, I'm thinking something with a wide strap/harness arrangement with maybe 8-10 liters of storage.
Any ideas? Links?Jan 16, 2012 at 9:57 am #1825320
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
REI Flash 18 or Marmot Kompressor?Jan 16, 2012 at 10:05 am #1825323
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
(1) Patagonia Lightweight Travel Pack (pricey at $80):
(2) REI Stuff Travel Pack:
http://www.rei.com/product/809163/rei-stuff-travel-packJan 16, 2012 at 10:12 am #1825329
@redwood82Locale: Piedmont of the Carolinas
Light, packs down small, and only 30 bucks:
http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4399091&lmdn=Brand&cp=3677352.11373430.4456715Jan 16, 2012 at 10:16 am #1825330
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Much bigger than you are looking for. I have used it as carry on luggage, on day hikes, and sometimes pack it in my suitcase on business trips where I can use it for quick little trips, either a day hike or a quick overnighter.Jan 16, 2012 at 10:34 am #1825340
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@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Here's a myog version that can be easily taken apart and stowed. It fits into a bag about the size of a tent pole bag. Much bigger than you need.
DarylJan 16, 2012 at 10:47 am #1825342
I have a Sea to Summit stowable silnylon pack that weighs 2.5 oz (my scales) and is a pretty small volume. should be perfect for your purposes.Jan 16, 2012 at 10:57 am #1825347
I also have the sea to summit, it's ideal for me…fits in a jacket pocket.
It's not exactly the strongest but for light items it's great. I can put a fleece or similar in the bottom and then some water and a snack above.Jan 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm #1825377
@annapurnaJan 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm #1825448
Here's a small, "packable pack" from Eddie Bauer (1036 cu. in. claimed) with a lot of features (two mesh bottle pockets, zipper exterior pocket, interior pocket, and bungees on front) —
The above pack is fully priced at $29 currently (sometimes it's on sale for less than $20). Its features differ a bit from the REI Flash (including "flashier" color options — UGH!), but both have a lot of good reviews. I'd probably go for the REI Flash at its sale price.
But then I already have too many small packs!Jan 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm #1825468
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
I have the same one as Nick's, except in a different color.
–B.G.–Jan 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm #1825508
Well, aren't I silly? I knew what I wanted had to exist, but my searches just weren't coming up with anything good.
I think the sea to summit pretty much nails it. The other ones are great, and I like the Marmot Kompressor, but for packability, the Sea to Summit wins. It will spend more time packed away than in use.
Thanks all for the great suggestions! If a mod wants to move this to the gear section, that would be fine.Jan 17, 2012 at 8:52 am #1825718
@socal-nomadLocale: North San Diego county
Arc'teryx Cierzo 35 is the most durable of the stowable packs it stores in it own lid and weighs only 20 oz.. I tried out one for few days and returned it because of lack of pockets on the sides for my 1 liter platys,I also could not get all of my equipment in it for weekend trip.It is a great day pack that will last.
You could also make a simple draw string closing pack that folds in to a inside pocket yourself.
TerryJan 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm #1825924
@daveheissLocale: Pacific Northwest
The Gossamer Gear Riksak might do the trick.Jan 18, 2012 at 12:54 am #1826095
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