This pack is well made and light. It packs into itself in the pocket in the top of the bag. Not sure how useful it would ultimately be as a stuff sack. Has reinforced areas for carrying heavy items, and it has padding that can be taken out. Definately a better choice than a light silk day bag. Have a look at the other Kompressor backpack models as the Plus and Ultra models are larger and offer useful little extras such as mesh pouches for water bottles and other items, which this model doesnt offer.