Easy-to-Pack Klymit Day Bag

When traveling light, it’s key to narrow down the number and weight of the bags you bring along. But that carry-on backpack that totes your laptop and a bunch of vacation essentials isn’t always the light day bag that you want to carry along on your excursions once you get to your destination.

That’s why many of us bring along a simple day bag that can be compressed and stored in a small corner of your bag, like the Klymit Day Bag.

Made from lightweight, durable, and water-resistant ripstop fabric, the bag is an ideal non-performance add-on for day trips—whether that’s hiking, city touring, cycling, or excursions away from your home base. The breathable mesh shoulder and chest straps make it a comfortable bag to carry all day long.

The large main compartment has a zipper closure large enough to stash essentials, from a clothing change to lunch to a jacket for cooler weather. The small, zippered top pocket fits small necessities like your keys and phone. You can also fold the bag up and stash it into the top pocket for easy packing.

The Day Bag also has an inner back panel where you can insert Klymit’s inflated V Seat (sold separately) for additional comfort and support. Get to a spot where you want to picnic or merely sit for a while to enjoy the view, and you can take the V Seat out and use it as a cushy sitting pad. When not in use, the V Seat also packs incredibly small, about the size of a small wallet.

The Day Bag comes in one color only: olive green. It lists for $29.95 on the Klymit site. While the V Seat is sold separately, it’s only $16.95, and is a great addition to the Day Bay, as well as absolutely essential for outdoor use (nice insulation from cold rocks or earth), long flights, bleachers, and more.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on www.dangerjillrobinson.com and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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