There when you need it, gone when you don't.
The Sea To Summit carries a full day's worth of gear in water-resistant safety, then pulls an incredible disappearing act: packing down small enough to hang on your keychain. At just 3.2 ounces, the Dry Daypack lets you carry food, water, an an extra layer for a day hike, or extra gear for a laid-back canoe trip. Siliconized Cordura, Ultra-Sil nylon, and double-stitched seams are tough enough for serious adventures, while fully taped seams and a Hypalon rolltop design keep water at arm's length.
- Siliconized Cordura and Ultra-Sil nylon
- Hypalon rolltop closure
- Double-stitched fully taped seams
- Elastic compression straps
- Packs into its own pocket
- Item #STS000X
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Our backpacks are great but don't have detachable day packs, so we picked up one of these. We used it on a hike with about 3000 ft of elevation gain to an ice field. It carried a lot! I can't remember exactly what I stuffed it with, but it was something like a pair of pants, a thermos, a jacket, a huge scarf and a bottle of water. It's really very roomy. It's also ridiculously light. The straps are comfortable since they're wide and flat. The interior has a snap you can attach the stuff sack to, making it a sort of internal pocket for keys or cash or whatever small things you don't want to dig for.
It packs up to be tiny. Drawbacks include: the length of time it takes to stuff it back into its impossibly small stuff sack and, in its packed size, it's so small that you could lose it pretty easily.