Before you load up your gear for your next adventure, make sure you have the right pack for the job. There are a wide variety of differently sized packs equipped with a seemingly endless array of features to suit any adventure needs. But in general, packs can be broken down into three categories: daypacks, backpacking packs, and travel backpacks. Understanding the differences between each of these pack types can save you a lot of time and frustration when it’s time to narrow down your choices.
Daypacks are small to medium sized packs designed to hold a single day's worth of gear for everything from hiking and backcountry skiing to mountain biking and cragging.
Whether it's an overnight trip or a two-week trek, you'll need a backpacking backpack. These technical packs are designed to help you carry heavy loads over long distances.
If you're looking for an everyday pack to take on long flights, secure your laptop, or carry around campus, a travel pack is the right bag for the job.