Ever since I caught the travelling bug, I have been winging it with my luggage. Over the years I have borrowed my parents and relatives suitcases, my brothers back packs and my friends bags. Never committing to having my own luggage. That is until I found the Pacsafe 15L Daypack. It is a great size for day trips (or ever weekend trips if you pack wisely) and it packs down into itself for when you are not using it!
I’ve had bad experiences in the past with backpacks that feel like they are slicing through your shoulders. I’ll be honest, I expected the Pacsafe 15L Daypack to be just that. I mean, how much padding can a packaway day pack really have? Just enough, it seems. I hiked a mountain for the better part of 6 hours, wearing the bag from 7am – 7pm full of water, juice, snacks, hats, scarves etc. Not once did I feel any pain. The airmesh padded straps together with the width of them seems to balance the weight of the day pack pretty evenly.
One thing I don’t like too much about carrying bags on my back is constantly worrying that someone could just unzip it and take my stuff. I’m paranoid, I know. But it is genuinely something I always worry about. I’m always checking and double checking that my zips are all still zipped.
Smart Zipper Technology
Zipper pullers can be attached to discreet security hooks or placed under & through a secure tab to prevent pickpockets reaching into your bag
The Pacsafe 15L Daypack has a detachable security pouch reinforced with eXomesh slashguards and smart zipper security to help prevent cut & run theft and pickpockets from stealing your valuables.
So I could rest easy that it would be pretty near impossible for someone to stealthily rob me.
Again being the skeptic that I am, when I saw this was a packaway day pack I thought that surely it would be tiny. I was pleasantly surprised. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not massive. But I can see it being big enough to do me a weekend away somewhere. Not only have you got the main compartment, but you’ve also got the internal slash guard pocket, as well as the outer front pocket. I like to keep all the things I reach for the most in the front pocket, i.e. Coin purse (not wallet) lip balm, hair ties, sunglasses, snacks, etc.
The Pacsafe 15L Daypack is also the perfect size to use as a carry on. If you are checking your luggage but want a bag for your iPad, book, water bottle etc. this is the bag for you!
Let’s get superficial. I actually really like how the Pacsafe 15L Daypack looks. I have already started using it for work some days when I have too much to put in a handbag. It’s black so goes with anything and isn’t bit and bulky. They’ve really made the effort to make the desgin quite sleek.
- Materials: 70D Nylon double Ripstop, PU1000mm
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 40.5 x 28 x 17 cm / 15.9 x 11 x 6.7 in
- Dimensions when packed down (H x W x D): 17 x 20 x 5.5 cm / 6.7 x 7.9 x 2.2 in
- Weight: 210 g / 7.4 oz
- Volume: 15 L / 915 cubic in
- Backpack strap length: 46 – 94 cm / 18.1 – 37 in (adjustable)
Disclaimer: Thank you to The Gap Year Store for sending me the Pacsafe 15L Daypack free of charge. There are no affiliate links included in this post. All opinions are my own.