Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 254 reviews

Daybreak Ultralight Daypack

$229.00

SKU: 3-10025-2

Our preferred pack for day hiking and daily use.

17L PACK, IDEAL FOR

  • Trail & Town
  • Day Hikes & Everyday Use
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OUR SUNUP TO SUNDOWN PACK

Part of the fun of getting out in the thick of things is carefully assembling just the right amount of equipment and gear you’ll need to accomplish your goals. For those less-than-24-hour enterprises, the Daybreak is the out and back pack with just the features you’ll need to bring it all together. Hydration, snacks and lunch, additional clothing for changes in temps, trekking poles, a headlamp – you know what you need for the best days out, and the Daybreak will take it all in stride.

OUR SUNUP TO SUNDOWN PACK

WHY CHOOSE THE DAYBREAK?

WHY CHOOSE THE DAYBREAK?

Key Feature

LARGE EXTERNAL FRONT POCKET & SHOCK CORD SYSTEM

For quick access and additional storage capacity

Key Feature

TWO ANGLED SIDE WATER BOTTLE POCKETS

Easy to reach while wearing the pack

Key Feature

CLAMSHELL DESIGN & LONG WATER RESISTANT YKK ZIPPER

Allows easy access to contents from top to bottom

FEATURES

  • External Pockets:Large external center pocket, great for hydration/snacks/rain jacket. Two angled side water bottle pockets that are easy to reach while wearing the pack. Front shock cord system allows you to lash gear or compress the pack
  • Internal Pockets:Internal 7" x 5" zippered pocket designed to hold phones/keys/money/etc.
  • Internal Sleeve:Internal sleeve fits up to a 13” laptop
  • Top Closure:Clamshell design with water resistant YKK zipper allows for wide pack access
  • Hip Belt:Lightly padded 1.5” hip belt with peekaboo storage pocket to stash hip belt when it’s not in use
  • Back:Integrated 1/4” padded back panel
  • Loops:Ice Axe Loop & Grab Loop
  • Shoulder Straps:Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” foam and spacer mesh
  • Sternum Straps:Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
  • Buckles/Bungees:Front shock cord system allows you to lash gear or compress the pack. Removable gear attachment loops
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, REpack, Stuff Sacks & Pods
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps
  • Water Resistant:Yes
  • Compatible With:Shoulder Pocket, Bottle Pocket
Rated five stars
Another Amazing Product from HMG
After having such tremendous success with my 3400 Southwest pack, the Daybreak Pack is the third major HMG product I elected to put into my ultralight backcountry exploration quiver and I could not be happier with the decision. No other daypack shares the total package: comfort, durability AND ultralight.
Adam H.
Verified Buyer
Rated five stars
Favorite Pack Evah
Carries beautifully. I've loaded it with three liters of water, stove and pot, lunch, snacks, and a couple of layers, and it doesn't even feel like wearing a pack. Extremely comfortable! Worth every penny, awesome.
Stephen O.
Verified Buyer
Rated five stars
Great Day Pack
I’ve used the pack now on several treks. I can easily say it’s the best pack and lightest I’ve ever had. I am very impressed at the smart design and quality.
David P.
Verified Buyer

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsDCH150
  • Internal Volume17L | 1038 cu in.
  • External Volume6L | 366 cu in.
  • Total Volume23L | 1403 cu in.
  • Weight1.3 lbs | 21.0 oz | 597 g
  • Load CapacityUp to 25lbs
  • SizeOne Size / Medium
  • Bottom Width11.0" | 27.9cm
  • Height21.0" | 53.3cm
  • Depth6.5" | 16.5cm
  • Made InMexico

WHY CHOOSE THE DAYBREAK?

Key Feature

LARGE EXTERNAL FRONT POCKET & SHOCK CORD SYSTEM

For quick access and additional storage capacity

Key Feature

TWO ANGLED SIDE WATER BOTTLE POCKETS

Easy to reach while wearing the pack

Key Feature

CLAMSHELL DESIGN & LONG WATER RESISTANT YKK ZIPPER

Allows easy access to contents from top to bottom

Features

  • External Pockets:Large external center pocket, great for hydration/snacks/rain jacket. Two angled side water bottle pockets that are easy to reach while wearing the pack. Front shock cord system allows you to lash gear or compress the pack
  • Internal Pockets:Internal 7" x 5" zippered pocket designed to hold phones/keys/money/etc.
  • Internal Sleeve:Internal sleeve fits up to a 13” laptop
  • Top Closure:Clamshell design with water resistant YKK zipper allows for wide pack access
  • Hip Belt:Lightly padded 1.5” hip belt with peekaboo storage pocket to stash hip belt when it’s not in use
  • Back:Integrated 1/4” padded back panel
  • Loops:Ice Axe Loop & Grab Loop
  • Shoulder Straps:Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” foam and spacer mesh
  • Sternum Straps:Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
  • Buckles/Bungees:Front shock cord system allows you to lash gear or compress the pack. Removable gear attachment loops
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, REpack, Stuff Sacks & Pods
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps
  • Water Resistant:Yes
  • Compatible With:Shoulder Pocket, Bottle Pocket

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Reviewed by YUSAKU N.
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25 - 34
What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
What size pack did you order?
Medium
Rated 4 out of 5

So good

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Reviewed by Michele P.
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What activities did you use this product for?
  • Backpacking
  • Day Hiking
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What size pack did you order?
Small
Rated 5 out of 5

The perfect pack!

I can’t say enough good things about this pack. Being a smaller person the weight of the empty pack makes a HUGE difference. I have done the Camino De Santiago twice with this pack and it was perfect for the long walk/hike with plenty of room to carry all my gear.

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Reviewed by Larry W P.
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55 - 64
What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
What size pack did you order?
Medium
Rated 5 out of 5

Daybreak pack

I love this pack. It carries nicely and has room enough for what I need.

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Reviewed by Rob P.
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45 - 54
What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
  • Other
What size pack did you order?
Medium
Rated 5 out of 5

Great all-around pack

5/5 super versatile backpack. This pack is truly the jack of all trades. I use it as my daily carry primarily but also use it for dayhikes and for travel. The pack holds everything I need for activities ranging from work to 2-3 day trips.

For travel, I recently used it for a short 3-day trip abroad as my only bag and it exceeded expectations. I carried some clothes, sandals, toiletries, a Katadyn BeFree + bottle, a book and a charger for my phone... all zero problems. The same pack has gone on dayhikes up into the hills and in the snow.

For dayhikes, I'm able to easily store a small ditty bag (first aid kit, knife, etc), a quick shelter (Z-Packs Hexamid Pocket Tarp), stakes, small foam pad, raingear, fleece/poofy coat, smartwater bottle with filter, Camera, and food. I still have plenty of room to add more dayhike items if needed.

The pack's two external water bottle pockets will take most water bottles. The front pouch is really functional and can hold a lot. I've loaded individual items such as sandals, raingear, and fleece jacket into the front pouch with no issues.

The internal laptop sleeve is beefy enough and can accommodate a 13" laptop. My only knock against it (and it is small) is the internal zipper pocket is small. It holds sunglasses and that's about it.

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Reviewed by David M.
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What activities did you use this product for?
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Rated 5 out of 5

Daybreak Daypack is Awesome!

I've used the daybreak pack on several long day hikes. It is so light and comfortable! It's perfect for me since I don't use a bladder - the pockets hold my water bottles well and I can reach them without taking it off. I haven't tested the waterproofing yet but it seems like it would work well. So far I haven't had a problem with it making my back too hot and sweaty due to the fabric. It met all my expectations. I'm really happy with my purchase.

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