What backpack should I buy for day-hiking?

Tahoe Backpack by Granite Rocx


If you’re looking for an inexpensive multi-purpose backpack for hiking, there are a couple key questions that I would consider:

·         Does it have waste strap and a chest strap?
·         Does it have low-profile design?
·         Does the pack fit my torso length?
·         Does it have plenty of extra compartments for easy access to your gear?
·         Is it made from a high quality, lightweight, ‘ripstop’ material?
·         Can you attach additional gear to the outside?
·         How long is your intended hike?
·         Can I afford it?

If someone asked me for a recommendation for a day-pack, my first choice would be the Tahoe backpack made by a company called Granite Rocx. For 65$, no one makes a comparable pack with anywhere near the number of features as the Tahoe. It has an adjustable waste and chest strap.  It has a low profile design that keeps the pack close to your back when you hike. It has 3 large compartments with a ton of extra smaller pockets for gear access. It’s made from ripstop nylon. It has a compression buckle to attach a tent, a nylon gear stash on the outside of the backpack for holding your beach towel and it has a insulated detachable cooler that can hold 12 beers.  The Tahoe also has a feature where you can unzip the main compartment and strap a beach chair to the backpack. I’ve never seen another pack with that feature. This is the best beach backpack on the market at any price point.


I’ve hiked with a ton of backpacks and this is the first pack I’ve ever used that satisfies the medium between the too small camelback type backpacks and the over-sized internal frame backpacks that hurt my shoulders. Last week, I took my Tahoe on a 17 mile round-trip up Mount Wilson in Southern California. It was the first hike I've done in months where I didn't have shoulder pains. You can order it directly from Granite Rocx website or through Amazon for 65$. I’m not the only person who loves this pack, it currently has a perfect 5/5 rating from users on Amazon. Hope this post was helpful on your quest for a new day-pack. 

Granite Rocx Tahoe Backpack


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