3 thoughts on “Outlander Big Packable Handy Lightweight Travel Backpack Daypack,Black

  1. Matthew S. Carpenter
    228 of 230 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s not “Cheap”, It’s LIGHTWEIGHT, March 4, 2015
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    Matthew S. Carpenter (Brookings, OR USA) –
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    First let me preface this review by reminding everyone that this is an extremely lightweight and packable backpack that costs about $20 USD. It is not “Cheap” so to speak but is made to fulfill a specific task very well, thereby making it as light as possible while retaining a level of basic comfort and high functionality. The backpack has enough compartments to allow for a modest amount of organization while being spacious enough to allow a person to carry a fair amount of essential items for short periods of time, say a few hours to a half a day. I say short periods of time due to the fact that this backpack has no padding or internal support for load management. Basically, if you know well before hand that you are going to be running around with a load on your back most of the day, then you’re better off using a basic school backpack or a higher quality purpose built daypack. One of the things this pack works well for is say in an emergency where you suddenly need to carry something for a long period of time or over a fair amount of distance. It also works well for those who think they ‘Might’ need a backpack for some activity but do not want the extra bulk of a regular pack. In this instance the pack is well suited to activities like beach combing and souvenir hunting, a tourist might find this especially handy for when they want to stay mobile but retain the ability to carry a larger gift/souvenir back to their current sleeping arrangement.

    The pack material is thin but strong enough to hold a decent load for the bag’s size, one must take care to avoid abrading or piercing the material due to a lack of attentiveness. Remember the pack is meant to conserve weight and space so it sacrifices durability, regular use is fine so long as you take care not to abuse the pack too severely. Because the pack is made from a nylon ripstop style fabric it will retain a fair amount of natural abrasion and tear resistance but a sharp piece of steel will still cause some serious damage if it catches on the pack at any speed. For general repairs of the material in the event of damage I would strongly suggest using Mcnett’s Gear Aid products such as their Tenacious Tape or T-tape patches with seam sealer used to seal down the edges of the repair. The nylon material is virtually waterproof and can be treated for extra resistance with products like Scotchguard. Your main sources of water penetration (as with any pack) will be the seams and the zippers, seam sealer can be used to mitigate this issue as well.

    The pack’s layout is also very good, the main compartment also has a large pocket oriented toward the spine that is well suited to carrying a small to medium sized water bladder. A large water bladder might fit as well but would be more likely to fold since the inside of the main compartment lacks a loop upon which to hang a larger bladder. The shoulder straps both have a band for hanging items via a carabiner or retaining a water bladder’s drinking tube as well as a small elastic mesh pocket that will hold things like small cell phones, two-way radios, or other compact necessities. On either side of the main body of the pack is a large elastic mesh pocket with a buckled compression strap above each. These pockets can be used to either carry water bottles or even an extra layer of clothing such as a rain jacket or fleece when used in conjunction with the compression straps. The top rear pocket on the pack has it’s zipper well protected by a flap of fabric so this pocket is perhaps the least vulnerable to any precipitation, it is also sewed to expand allowing it to hold more than it first appears. The lower rear pocket is larger than the top one and has two additional organizational pockets, one a zippered mesh pocket and a drop in pocket behind it. This pocket also contains a nylon loop for hanging the pack when it is fully compressed into its, shall we say, “Travel Mode”.

    For its intended purpose and what you’re paying, you’re getting a very good backpack overall, and thus far I’ve been delighted with mine.

    The accompanying pictures give an example of how and what you can load the pack up with. I took maybe a minute to think of things to use and then maybe two-three minutes to pack it so it would be comfortable to carry. And YES I did get all of that in the pack with a little bit of room to spare but this is by no means a comprehensive set up. Normally I would have a good compass, signal mirror, & zip ties in a pack as well as many other small but useful items.

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  2. Amazon Customer
    80 of 80 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Better than any heavy pack I’ve tried. Extremely impressed., May 12, 2015
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    This review is from: LARGE! 30L! Outlander Packable Handy Lightweight Travel Backpack Daypack+Lifetime Warranty
    Only the second review I’ve ever written, and I’ve ordered 2-3 items every week for the last 5 years, but I had to do it. This backpack is 1/3 the weight of any I’ve had before and it is lasting longer than I ever expected. This is not a weekend hiking deal for me. I use this thing every day. It’s my gym bag and overnight bag so I carry about 15 lbs all the time. Bathroom supplies, first aid kit, playing cards, dice, sewing kit, meds, manicure kit, cans of supplements, handgun, Snack bars and nuts. A 1 liter water bottle, padlock, carabiners and multitool hang on one side and gym shoes and shower flops hang on the other. And that doesn’t include the main compartment. I keep another pair of lifting shoes, jumprope, 3 knee braces, gym clothes, swimsuit and a towel in there. And I’m rough on my bags. 3 months is a good lifetime for most of my bags but this thing still looks new after 6 months. Really impressed. Thanks.

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  3. Amazon Queen
    87 of 88 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing backpack!!, June 7, 2014
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    This backpack is the most amazing backpack I have ever seen. I recently went to China and needed an extremely lightweight backpack to use as a carry-on for intra China flights. I was told that there was a limit of one carryon including a purse, and the carry-on had to be no more than 11 pounds. I wanted to take my iPad, Nikon D5200 camera with spare 300x lens, jewelry, cash, passport, snacks for the 15 hour flight getting to China and some other miscellaneous items. I didn’t want to risk any of that in checked luggage. So began the hunt for a lightweight backpack that would carry it all and stay under 11 pounds. I was a little skeptical when it arrived in the mail because it was soooo light and the material soooo thin. But I put everything in, including some padding for my camera and lens (taken from my camera backpack). It all fit and it was under 11 pounds. When not being used in an intra China flight I even had room for a sweater. But that did put the pack over 11 pounds. But, as the Chinese planes dont have much air conditioning it wasn’t a big deal. The next question was it going to hold up under the rigors of daily use. Again, this amazing backpack performed perfectly. I hiked up steep hills, the Great Wall, trekked all around the Forbidden City and tons of other places. It held up perfectly. Not a single stitch was undone nor material marred. I had bought one for my elderly mom to use on the trip too. She said many times that it felt like nothing was on her back. The fabric did get caught in the zipper but it was so easily fixed that no time was wasted. Also, the pack is not waterproof, so pack things in plastic bags before putting in the backpack. Oh, and if you go to China take a roll of toilet paper; you’ll be glad you did. You just can’t go wrong with this backpack.

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