Rated 4 out of 5 by ymom Great little bag
I was looking for a small backpack. This was the perfect size. And, it fits a lot for the size. Has a lot of sections for organizing everything. The only thing I don't like about it is that I can't fit my standard size stainless steel water bottles in the water bottle holders on the sides of the bag. I think only disposable plastic water bottles would fit. It is very frustrating. If they made those holders a tad bigger, it would be a perfect bag for me.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by EllenK PERFECT!
I've been looking for a bag like this for ages. It is lightweight yet sturdy and has several compartments. I have bone density problems and did not want anything heavy. It also looks good. The Wayside Day Pack is perfect!
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NotGirlie Perfect for me
I can carry so much in this little backpack! It fits my iPad Air and small notebooks, even my OMD EM-1 (camera) with an extra lens! Very well made too...it should last a while! I've been looking for something just like this for over a year!
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBPunkster Perfect Backpack!
I bought this pack for day trips when I want to carry a raincoat, umbrella, book, camera, and such, and want hands free. It just made its first trip to Chicago and performed perfectly! It held my SLR camera, all the other usual purse stuff, a cardigan, and had room to spare. The straps are comfortable, the size of the pack is just right, and even with it full the weight is distributed nicely and is comfortable to wear. As mentioned by other reviewers, the water bottle holder is on the small size and will only accommodate a small bottle, not my Kleen Kanteen, but the holder did work perfectly for holding my cell phone securely and within easy reach! The color is gray heather, not black, and I love it for its softness and neutrality. All in all it is a perfect fit for me after looking all over for a smallish backpack that didn't look like a school or backpacking pack - it's just right!! Thank LL Bean.... you did good!!!! ;-)
July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ellie127 Perfect for travel and day hikes
Just returned from a 2,000 mile road trip out west and this was a great day pack for short hikes in the National Parks and sightseeing in the towns. Just the right size to hold everything I needed including a water bottle and a light weight jacket or sweater, snacks and even a lightweight umbrella. The two outer pockets were perfect for camera sunglasses, etc. with room to spare. It looked nice enough to carry into a restaurant or any store. I am a senior and wanted a pack that was lightweight with a comfortable shoulder strap. My daughter liked it so much, she said she wanted to order one also. I ordered the black but it is more of a grey/black and went with everything. The material is lightweight but sturdy.
June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FreeinMN Backpack Purse
Use this now instead of purse. Keeps shoulders back, since I have back problems, scoliosis. Love the charcoal color, not as harsh as black for summer. Plan to use it also for airplane trips, really roomy and well made.
June 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by 45hicker too small
I ordered this Daypack thinking it could fit a lot of stuff. I went over the measurements to make sure . It should be called a Youth Bag or Small Pocketbook. You can only fit a wallet , cellphone, or small I Pod in it. Not many items fit in it, very disappointed in it. It is nicely made, The size is 12 high , would be more practical if it was 19-20 in height. The picture is deceiving , looks larger than it is. Wish it was made larger, but NOT, only pocketbook like.
June 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by beannie6 beannie
I'm happy with it, just the right size for carrying what I want. I can carry two bottles of water!
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by elainejoyce Daytripper
I'm a petite woman and needed something light. This backpack holds my iPad, water bottle, etc. I have a huge problem with my neck and back and yet I found this to be quite comfortable. After a couple of days of museums and shopping, I didn't have any problems.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by veterantraveler2 Best of the crop!
Have had my day pack for more than a year and it is perfect. Hardy, handy, and the side pockets carry a bottle of water, or a smart phone, or the car keys snugly. Dressy enough to go anywhere; frees my hands and prevents aching shoulders. My only "wish" would be to have another good color alternative (such as dark green, dark red, or navy blue, etc). I'm buying a second one immediately. Please keep it in stock, LLB!
May 3, 2015