northface hydra 38 vs Osprey Daylite Plus Pack Special Edition

  • Great for one night out or two days hiking
  • Comfortable to carry
  • Lightweight and perfect for one night out
  • Does not include a hydration sleeve as stated
  • Carry comfort is the primary criterion for judging any pack
  • Great for day hikes
  • Well-ventilated shoulder straps and backing
  • Sleek design with nice cinch straps
  • Nice size main compartment and mid pocket
  • Lots of compartments

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Hiking

What are the side pockets for?

I typically used this bag as a day pack when I went for walks or small hike where I didn't need much gear and didn't have much issues at first, the bag is light and has tons of compartments in all locations but here is when the problems began. I had to do a lot of traveling on foot for my job when we have to go to the city, I figured this bag would be perfect well I was wrong, the first issue is the side compartments what is the purpose of them as my water bottles grew bigger in volume so did the problems with keeping them in the side pouches. For some odd reason they cut low and don't secure bigger water bottles well especially if you do not strap the kangaroo pouch buckles through the loops, so I ended up up not using the side pouches and and taking up space in the kangaroo pouch for the water instead ( I used to keep my first aid kit and headphone case there) secondly as the weight of the items in the pack increases so does the discomfort level of the suspension straps, the plastic strip that secures the sternum strap just dig into my armpits and causes so much discomfort. The straps deffinely maintain breathablity but I cannot keep my sternum strap buckled because I constantly take the bag on and off, I typically walk 8 miles or more a day and the backpack is on me from 6:00am to 5:00pm so I put the word daypack to use, I only carry paperwork portable cell charger a security screw driver and a small crescent wrench inside
3/5
4 years ago
walmart.com

Strap

What are the side pockets for?

I typically used this bag as a day pack when I went for walks or small hike where I didn't need much gear and didn't have much issues at first, the bag is light and has tons of compartments in all locations but here is when the problems began. I had to do a lot of traveling on foot for my job when we have to go to the city, I figured this bag would be perfect well I was wrong, the first issue is the side compartments what is the purpose of them as my water bottles grew bigger in volume so did the problems with keeping them in the side pouches. For some odd reason they cut low and don't secure bigger water bottles well especially if you do not strap the kangaroo pouch buckles through the loops, so I ended up up not using the side pouches and and taking up space in the kangaroo pouch for the water instead ( I used to keep my first aid kit and headphone case there) secondly as the weight of the items in the pack increases so does the discomfort level of the suspension straps, the plastic strip that secures the sternum strap just dig into my armpits and causes so much discomfort. The straps deffinely maintain breathablity but I cannot keep my sternum strap buckled because I constantly take the bag on and off, I typically walk 8 miles or more a day and the backpack is on me from 6:00am to 5:00pm so I put the word daypack to use, I only carry paperwork portable cell charger a security screw driver and a small crescent wrench inside
3/5
4 years ago
walmart.com

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