Rated 4 out of 5 by COSummerGal Nice Small Pack
This will be a Christmas gift for a family member this year. Very well made, good size for someone who totes things around daily, but quite difficult to get back into its own pouch which is the pocket inside the pack. I managed to do it but not without some struggling. Don't think the giftee will bother as it will most likely be used often.
July 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by beansprouts2 Light weight but quality needs improvement
Bought the bag for my 11-year old son for his 2-day hiking day-trip. Then we took it on vacation outside the country. One of the loop lock on the side mesh pockets broke at the airport while my son was trying to secure a water bottle. A week into the trip, the other side of the mesh pocket loop lock was broken off. Basically, water bottles, sun blocks cannot be secured ever since. It is such a pity as my son loves the bag.
You cannot store the bag away in its own pocket but it is so light weight with soft&sturdy material, you can easily rolled it up for storage.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoldenRetrieverMom I'm no longer the sherpa on vacation!
I've spent the last 9 years schlepping around a large purse or tote on vacation with my husband. I'm the one who carried the water, sunscreen, hats, light jackets, iPad, you name it. No more. I bought one of these in orange for my husband so that he can help carry the load. Such a weight off my back, literally! It's packable, lightweight, and masculine enough for a dude to carry. He also uses it when he goes for hikes with our dog. The stash pocket is great for carrying a small dog bowl, and of course there are side pockets for water bottles. I just ordered a blue one for myself on the occasions where I'm out and about and don't want to carry a purse.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RubyRue1 Superior short Hike Companion!
This pack was purchased for day hiking in Northern Sweden. It was to augment my 65 liter backpack, freeing me from unnecessary bulk and weight.
What I experienced was an extremely well thought out layout of pockets with more than adequate space for water, rain gear , food, emergency kit, compass and maps.
The padded shoulder straps were a welcome design element as well the chest strap and small adjustable waist belt.
When not in use it folded into its own storage sack that tucked tidily into my big pack. I chose the orange and grey color combination in order to have the pack stand out in the tundra for easy finding.
A container of sunscreen leaked and it wiped up easily from within the small pocket.
For a lightweight alternative companion on longer backpacking hikes it is a wise well built choice .
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EllenMS Stowaway Day Pack
Haven't used the day pack yet, but love the look and feel of it. The shoulder straps are padded and I'm sure will hold the things that are necessary for a 3-4 hour hike- 2 water bottles, some snacks and maybe a windbreaker.
Also really like the looks and that it can fit into an attached zippered envelope. Great for slipping into the suitcase!
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TarHeel106 Best travel gear
This small daypack is perfect for using as a carry-on when traveling. Good design, good size, lightweight. I had been using an LL Bean small backpack for 10 years And this is a nice update for the previous one. Thank you, LL Bean
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neighborhoodstroller Superb urban hiking pack
The backpack perfectly meets my needs for a lightweight backpack to walk around my neighborhood. I carry my iPad, one or two books, and a paper when I go to the coffee shop. I can carry a couple of bottles of wine when I dine at a nearby BYOB restaurant. Light grocery shopping is easier. I look forward to packing it in my luggage for use in cities I travel to.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by rasputnik Light and plenty of room
It is lighter than my other LL Bean STOWAWAY daypack with more room. I like the different pockets that fit most stuff I carry with me and buy during the day. The material of the pack is thinner so time will see if it holds up as well as the other one I bought several years ago. I would recommend for a day pack but nothing more.
July 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by KANEDA Love the previous Stowaway?You'll love this one 2!
I had the older version. My mother in law liked it so I gave it to her, and picked the new stowaway. This new version doesn't seem as feather-light (more material to fold up). Portability and weight are still more than acceptable, and I can't say that I have any cons for this bag..
Okay I have one: The front "shove it" pocket (as described on the website) is merely secured by two clips; one on each side of the bag. No zipper to secure the opening [and its contents] if the bag should tumble, or if someone wanted to discretely steal something out of it while you are walking. Makes that pocket unsafe & unsecure IMHO.
I still bought it despite that one flaw. I love the new colors (got mine in yellow). If the next version of the stowaway fixes that exposed front pocket I'll be promptly upgrading! Maybe I'll just throw some velcro on the opening for now.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fchin3044 Stowaway Day Pack
Used it heavily during my artwork shop, going from my dorm to my classes and around town. It is truly lightweight as claimed i.e., 1 lb.! Carried all my essentials without any problems. Small compartments help organized keys, charger, etc. The shoulder strap is very comfortable, the back allows air -flow and the sternum strap is a plus since it stabilizes the pack on long walks. I was skeptical in thinking how this pack can be stuffed into its own bag, but it did.
July 5, 2014