The cool thing about daypacks and camelbacks is that you can use them for much more than just hiking and camping tips. They range in price from cheap to expensive, but it makes more sense to get something you really like if you plan on using it more often.
For example, I actually started using my camelback as an everyday bag, since it had lots of different pockets and divided compartments that were just the right size for my everyday needs. I simply take out the bladder when I don’t need it. A well-made pack will last years, even if you use it everyday (like me), so in my opinion, it is money well spent.
Kelty Redtail Daypack
The Kelty consistently produces very popular and high-rated packs for hiking. It has a sought-after spacious main compartment plus smaller organizational pockets and other convenient features for add to it’s convenience. It is made of sturdy, quality materials and has a comfortable design.
People who own Kelty Redtail daypacks use them not just for hiking and camping, but traveling and even daily commuting because it is so functional. This popular daypack comes in other colors besides cobalt blue, including apricot and cypress green.
Camelbak Rogue 70 oz Hydration Pack
A hydration pack is ideal for hands-free free hiking trips, with storage for water and other small items. It also carries much more water than a regular water bottle. For example, the Cambelbak Rogue has a 70 ounce water capacity, where a traditional water bottle might only hold 24 to 30 ounces.
There are so many hydration packs on the market, it can be overwhelming when shopping for one. Start by deciding on how much water capacity and storage space you need, and then look for packs that match your needs.
You want to also make sure that the hydration pack fits and is comfortable, and then you want to look for additional features that you may like. For example, this pack has a front strap that holds the pack in place, a mesh back panel to ventilate and keep you cooler and organized storage.
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 oz Hydration Pack
This is actually a mountain biker daypack but can be used for hiking as well. If you plan on biking and hiking while camping, you’ll probably dig this pack. With the air mesh ventilation feature, it also offer lumbar support for greater comfort.
It has a larger 100-ounce hydration reservoir which is fully insulated to keep your liquid cooler for longer. There is also more storage space (600 cubic inches) with large and small pockets plus an MP3 pocket.