One of my biggest challenges in finding an appropriate day pack is getting the size right. Of course, this is an extremely important characteristic to get right, but if you have a reasonably petite torso like me, you get used to store assistants informing you that unfortunately the brand does not make a smaller size, or if they do, the store does not stock it.
So, you can imagine my delight when a sales assistant at REI in Boston had a very suitable recommendation for me: the Osprey Sirrus 24 day pack in the Small size (which is actually 22L). It felt great in-store, but what you probably want to know is how it weighed in after actual and extended use.
I have used this day pack exclusively since November last year and if any of you have read my account of the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km event in Melbourne, this pack was on my back for nearly 31 hours straight. Here are some of my thoughts.