AmazonBasics Ultralight Packable Day Pack
|Price:||$15.99 - $17.82|
- Ultra-light packable daypack with 2-way zipper for secure closure
- Roomy main compartment, 1 front zipper pocket, internal zippered pocket, and 2 mesh side pockets
- Adjustable breathable straps ensure a proper fit and comfortable all-day use
- Can be stuffed into its own zippered pocket for space-saving storage and compact portability
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AmazonBasics Ultralight Packable Day Pack
Designed for everyday use or short travel adventures, the AmazonBasics ultra-light daypack works well as a carry-on, day-trip pack, or small backpack. The go-anywhere bag offers a sleek stylish look and exceptionally useful packing space—all in a lightweight design that’s perfect for savvy, minimalist packers. The daypack’s adjustable breathable straps ensure a proper fit and comfortable all day use.
- Ultra lightweight
- 2-way zipper
- Internal/external zippered pockets
- 2 mesh side pockets
- Stuffs into own pocket for space-saving storage
Space-Saving Compact Size
When not in use, the daypack can be stuffed into its own zippered inner pocket for easily stashing it just about anywhere. There’s no extra bag fee for bringing it along when traveling, and then it can be quickly unfolded from its pocket when ready to use at your final destination. Or pull it from luggage and use it as a carry-on bag for excess items to avoid overweight-baggage charges.
Traditionally shaped, the AmazonBasics daypack provides several pockets for handy storage and convenient organization. In addition to its roomy main compartment, the backpack features one front zipper pocket for smaller items, an internal zippered pocket, and two open-mesh side pockets that work well for a water bottle or umbrella.
Adding no unnecessary weight to your load, the AmazonBasics packable daypack weighs less than half a pound. Though it weighs next to nothing, it still provides a generous storage capacity, holding and organizing a wide range of necessities so you can enjoy being out and about knowing you have what you need.
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DESIGN & BUILD QUALITY:
- The backpack is made of double layered textured nylon fabric , kind of similar you find on drawstring sacks or umbrellas
- The entire backpack can be easily be folded into into a pouch that's attached inside the main compartment.
- The shoulder straps , considering the lightweight and foldable nature of the backack, are relatively comfortable and well padded with a thick mesh like material
- In addition to the very roomy main compartment there is a front zipper and two large(ish) side pockets for bottles. The zippers glide smoothly and feel of high quality
USING IT (CONS):
- The biggest issue I felt using the backpack was that because of its portable/foldable nature , its does not have any structural supports like plastic tubing or even a cardboard base whatsoever. Its literally just fabric stitched into the shape of a backpack. This means that they take the shape of whatever you put into it. If you use clothes it puffs up well and takes its original shape (as shown in the product pics) , but if you put anything heavy or firm like a tablet or a lunch box - the bag is going to sag with the weight and look ungainly. I feel that drawstring bags are able to handle and retain their shape better in this regard.
- Even with its reinforced stitching, shoulder straps and large capacity the bag is good only for lightweight use . Its good for holding a lot of clothes but wont hold up to carrying a lot of weight as the fabric appears to be the weakest link here , rather than the joints/straps.
- I felt it had more capacity that it could handle (clothes are ok) because of the thin fabric you would tend to not fill it up too much .... which again gives it an odd sagging shape
- The fabric stays wrinkled and does not look smooth anything like in the pictures
There are some good aspects of this backpack that make it useful in certain situations
- It has a very large capacity and yet folds complete to fit your pockets. Good for a day at the beach/park/zoo.
- I have the navy blue color and its much darker and looks better than the product pics
- The shoulder straps, considering its portable nature are well padded and comfortable
- Its water resistant
I feel that this backpack is in a somewhat weird place - It's large and made like a backpack but does not have the ruggedness nor the smart shape/looks of one. It has the portability and versatility of a drawstring sack but does not retain its shape as well when not fully filled. In the end it makes me feel conflicted about it and hence I'm giving it 3 stars
Initial review: To those considering this product, I think you need to first know what you are using this pack for. This is not the heavy-duty kind of pack you take on a multi-day hike through the bushes. This is not the kind of pack that has a structure to it to stay in shape without fully stuffing it. There is no waist or chest strap to keep the pack from falling off your shoulders if you wiggle too much.
Now that's out of the way, you can consider what this pack is good for. It's great for packing on a trip in case you needed a back-pack, as it is ultra lightweight and compact. It's also awesome for a quick grocery run around the block. I bought this to hold my work clothes/shoes so I can stuff the bag into my bike pannier. If a pack as too much structure or too much padding in the straps, it won't fit in my bike pannier. This bag is perfect for the short distance I walk between the bike locker, the shower room, and my office, while holding my clothes/shoes. I don't want to take my bike pannier off my bike everyday while it's wet/muddy from my ride. This bag's thin material and lightweight nature is just perfect for my needs.
So, while people criticize the product for what it's NOT, please consider your needs before you buy it.
It's a very nice quality especially for the price, but time will tell me more on the durability. Heck, for this price if it lasts 6 months and one summer I will be happy. So far, very happy with it.
Update: After using for a few months now I find the product to be quite durable. I would not put expensive or delicate equipment in it though, no padding. And something sharp, maybe even a pen or pencil, could pretty easily poke a hole in it. It dries quickly, but it also absorbs quickly, rain, sweat and any thing remotely wet inside, cold drink, frozen dinner, etc. I still highly recommend it for biking if you keep all that in mind. Great price.