If you’ve ever worn your daypack and thought to yourself, “man, I wish this thing could compress to fit on my keychain,” maybe you’d be interested in the new Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Daypack.
Stephen Regenold of The Gear Junkie got his hands on one and gave it a review, and said while it might not be up to snuff as a technical summit pack, it could be useful on short trips or for packing up dirty clothes at the end of a backpacking trip. I mean, if the thing can fit on a keychain when it’s fully compressed, there’s got to be some use for it, right?
It runs $28, weighs just 2.4 ounces, and has 20 liters of space when fully unfolded. In comparison, the REI Flash 18 I use as a summit pack weighs 10 ounces and holds 18 liters while retailing for about the same price. Huh – maybe the Ultra-Sil is worth a shot!
He has also been featured on Good Morning America, NPR, and the Associated Press, as well as in documentaries for Columbia Sportswear and the OTIS College of Art and Design.
Casey is currently writing a book on day hikes in Los Angeles for Mountaineers Books.
This post was written by Casey Schreiner on January 13, 2010