Super light and easily stash-able, this 18+ liter day pack is a great little pack for light day hikes or as a done in a day summit pack. Using ripstop nylon and featuring ultralight 3D mesh shoulder straps this pack is not meant to be loaded heavy, rather think of this as a pack for your rain gear, a light snack, and your 10 essentials and not too much more. Don’t get me wrong, you could absolutely stuff a ton more gear in this 18+ L pack but you immediately sacrifice comfort.
This 11oz pack has a hydration sleeve and a small internal zippered pocket for smaller items needed to secure which also doubles as a storage pocket for the pack when you want it packed away. In addition to the internal compartment this pack features a stretch mesh pocket along the front of the pack for stuffing additional gear or your layers should you need a quick place to stow them. During summit hikes, day hikes, and even as an around town day bag this pack was able to carry all I needed and was ready to swallow more should I need it to. The roll top closure on top was great when I needed to shrink down the pack or for expanding with bulkier items. The pack also has a ice tool loop or hiking staff loop across the back of the pack should you decide you need to stow your ice axe or trekking pole.
Although advertised as “Storm Proof” the pack is not water proof but it does appear to have a DWR coating that helps with light drizzles. The body of the bag is all made of the same denier ripstop so beware of early wear on the base of the pack from setting it down and dragging it over coarse ground.
To help balance the load when hiking or climbing with the pack, the Peregrine has a minimal webbing waist belt that does little more than show others your early onset of dunlap disease –>see your belly dun lapped over your belt! But in all honestly for the price this is a great little pack in a size that would satisfy most user’s needs and it’s packability is second to none!