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#295983 - 05/05/20 07:27 PM A small, useful backpack
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I think a 10-20 liter pack is the sweet spot for activities like outdoor festivals.
Enough room for gear and snacks, a water bottle and even a jacket.

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#295984 - 05/05/20 09:10 PM Re: A small, useful backpack [Re: teacher]
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Agreed. The one I use the most when outdoors is an older Camelbak that I think is around 12L. With the hydration bladder full, I have room for a trauma kit, a boo boo kit, a ham radio HT, PSP, knife, sunscreen, bug spray, small multitool and a few other odds and ends, with the main cargo compartment being about half-empty to any accept activity specific items.

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#295985 - 05/05/20 10:14 PM Re: A small, useful backpack [Re: teacher]
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The smallest regular backpacks I have are around 18 or 19L which is a nice size for a day pack. I don't do festivals, just hikes and camping trips. On a day hike I still like to have the minimum stuff I'd need for an overnight stay; to me that's pretty much the definition of a PSK.
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#295986 - 05/06/20 12:19 AM Re: A small, useful backpack [Re: teacher]
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Anything more than about 20-23L and I'd want a proper waist belt that takes some of the load, so a small bag like the Trident 20 is about perfect for day trips / overnighters or misc light work IMO.

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#295989 - 05/07/20 12:15 PM Re: A small, useful backpack [Re: teacher]
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#295990 - 05/07/20 01:12 PM Re: A small, useful backpack [Re: teacher]
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I just ordered this in 10L since it's on sale. I'm a big fan of their bomb-proof products!

https://www.goruck.com/rucksacks/bullet-ruck/

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#295991 - 05/07/20 01:23 PM Re: A small, useful backpack [Re: gulliamo]
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Originally Posted By: gulliamo
I just ordered this in 10L since it's on sale. I'm a big fan of their bomb-proof products!

https://www.goruck.com/rucksacks/bullet-ruck/


The Bullet is almost the only GoRuck bag I don't own. Very tempting at this price!

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#295994 - 05/07/20 10:39 PM Re: A small, useful backpack [Re: roberttheiii]
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Originally Posted By: roberttheiii

Comes in a variety of colors and prints and in a 22 l version with more features

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#296009 - 05/08/20 01:38 PM Re: A small, useful backpack [Re: teacher]
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Problem is....most 'festivals' now limit things and don't allow more than a woman's clutch size bag.

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#296012 - 05/08/20 03:10 PM Re: A small, useful backpack [Re: teacher]
Russ Offline
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Originally Posted By: teacher
Originally Posted By: roberttheiii

Comes in a variety of colors and prints and in a 22 l version with more features


I went with the REI Flash 22. When I compared the two the slightly larger Flash 22 had three exterior pockets besides the main compartment which makes for better organization. Still lightweight and simple.
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