Rated 2 out of 5 by Mfhm The Boa system is not as good as the old fashioned
Although. I liked the fit of this pack, and the way the weight is distributed, overall I was not as pleased with this pack as I have been with my older packs. I found the wires in the Boa system hard to manipulate on the trail. I also think there should be a zipper for the bottom half and perhaps a pocket as well.
March 9, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by JerryFlatlander Good quality materials, poorly designed pack
Good quality materials, but some design flaws. When compared to other backpacks in this price range, this bag is lacking some very basic features. My main complaint is that the midsize pocket (at the top of the bag) contains only a key clip - there are no organizational compartments for cellphones, travel documents, trail maps, etc. The large external pocket is not secure. I do like the integration of the BOA system, however it is poorly implemented as the cables block access to the side water bottle pockets. In my opinion, this pack is not suitable for hiking or travel.
November 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BFisher Trekker 25
Used it 3x's so far for day long hikes. Backpacker mag recco'd. Fits fine, enough capacity and needed the camelback sleeve. Really like it.
October 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jfer Great Pack!
I bought this pack as a gift for my husband who needed a larger pack for day hiking. He wanted support and comfort and this pack definitely has both! I purchased bc of previous reviews and awards and we weren't disappointed. 100% recommend this day pack ~ great job LLBean!
October 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jcharriss Comfortable for day hikes
Held all my gear for day hikes and was comfortable. The 70 oz CamelBak fit well in the inside pouch. I like the outside pocket that is open on the top for getting things in and out easily.
October 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrisDves Great Pack
I bought this pack this past spring and it is by far a more comfortable and useful backpack than backpacks i have owned from other leading brands. I have used it on many extended day hikes in the White Mountains this summer/fall and couldn't be happier. Even stuffed with all the necessary gear, there is still extra space. With all that space the boa system seems almost unnecessary, but it is quite useful if you are using water bottles instead of a hydration bladder. I have yet to have a 1 liter bottle fall out of either pouch even when crawling. Weight is not an issue with this pack, I hardly even notice it while hiking compared to previously owned more expensive packs. Only recommendations would be to add pockets on the hip belt and make the ice axe loops more convenient for trekking pokes. As it is, the bottom loops do not tighten so unless you rig your poles horizontally, they feel loose and bounce around on the pack.
October 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heidiflo Awesome!!
Love my new bag... Hiked Lyon Mountain, NY with it on a day trip... It was lightweight, held my water bottles perfectly, and I had plenty of room for my lunch.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jhiker Lightweight but Roomy, very comfortable
Great purchase and worth every penny. Large interior pocket for camera, binoculars, sweatshirt and small lunch bag. Medium pocket to hold all kinds of other things. Two side water bottle pockets. Outer stash pocket. So much space, so many pockets to stay organized. But the best part the weight is distributed so well it feels like you are barely carrying anything at all. If I ever have to buy another, it will definitely be a Day Trekker. Great backpack design!
September 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Padraigh Day Trekker 25 Pack with Boa (M/L)
This daypack is very comfortable and snug, fitting close to the back and high enough to be "all day comfortable". The straps are easy to set and modify over different clothing thicknesses, the boa feature assures that the pack does not sway or contents shift. The raised back keeps to pack off the back and promotes some air flow to keep the back cooler.
I do not think I will ever need to secure ice axes to the back of the pack, but I'll experiment with snowshoe poles this winter.
I have not used the pack on the mountain bike, but expect it to be secure and stable.
Note: the side panel "water bottle pockets" should be a bit deeper. I prefer water bottles to the water reservoirs in the pack.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyTop Love the BOA
This pack has enough volume to carry everything you need for two for a day on the mountain. Very comfortable, and plenty of attach points. This pack would probably be my choice for light / summer overnight excursions as well.
love the Boa.
August 20, 2015