Thursday, October 31, 2019

Gear Review: Comfortable Day Pack for Women

I’m always on the lookout for a lightweight day pack, whether I’m racing around town and need a change of clothing for an evening event along with all my other gear for the workday, or I’m traveling and decide to do a day hike. The Thule AllTrail 25 Liter pack for women fits the bill. It weighs less than three pounds. Unlike other backpacks, this one perfectly fits my torso, something that's lacking in many packs, even those designed for women. It comes with a comfortable hip belt to take the weight off my spine. I’ve used it during drenching rain storms and it has kept my gear dry. The breathable shoulder straps work well when the weather is sweltering. There’s easy access to my gear in the sole compartment thanks to a side zipper. The lid comes with a zipper as does the hip belt, making it practical to store small items, such as keys or a flashlight. In addition, lately I've been using this bag as my sole piece of luggage when I travel no matter how far afield. It easily fits in the overhead compartment as carry on and totes all my clothing and accessories for a multi-week trip.