Minimalist Ultralight Daypack

The Minimalist Daypack is a rugged, roomy and light pack for both backcountry and urban adventure.

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Product Name Price Qty
Minimalist Ultralight Daypack Robic
Minimalist Ultralight Daypack Dyneema
Minimalist Ultralight Daypack Green
Minimalist Ultralight Daypack Grey


Description Stripped of all non-essential elements the Minimalist includes what you need and nothing more. It includes a foam back pad, exterior hydration sleeve with hanging loop, and one large exterior pocket for quick access items. The bottom panel of 210 denier double rip ripstop nylon for durability. Now in 4 different materials, see specs tab for details.

  • Zippered inner stash pocket

  • Large mesh easy access back pocket

  • Ergonomic harness

  • 1/2" "D" rings and web loops to hang your stuff from

  • Rib strap for a secure fit to your body

  • Vertically adjustable sternum strap system

Additional Info

Additional Info

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Weight (may vary slightly)

  • Dyneema Minimalist  11.5 oz. ( 325g.)  
  • Grey Minimalist  11.1 oz. ( 315g. )
  • Green Minimalist 10.1 oz. ( 286g. )



  • 14 x 23 in. (36 x 60 cm.)
  • 1100 c.i. (18.25 l.) Main body
  • 360 c.i. ( 5.9 l ) Pocket 
  • 1460 c.i. (23.92 l) Total



  • 140 denier dyneema gridstop ripstop nylon (Main body Dyneema version)
  • Old school Gorilla 210 denier "double-rip" ripstop nylon (Main body Grey version)
  • Old school G4 70 denier ripstop nylon (Main body Green version) 
  • 5.0 oz power mesh
  • XTC back panel
  • Foam back pad


Fun little pack!Review by Trinity
Besides easy trail use, I use this stuffed into my suitcase traveling, for groceries in town, and often times for work - I can fit my HP Pavillion laptop, charger, portfolio pad, lunch and a small extra layer in it. For hiking, it really only carries one water bottle comfortably or would work well with the shape of a hydration pouch (but I prefer a bottle). I also occasionally replace the thin pad with a thicker one for more comfortable seating - depending on what I'm doing. (Posted on 11/26/14)
sweetReview by jpwjason
I use this pack for road biking, mountain biking and day hikes. Its been two years with no problems. The fit is nice, im 6'4 215lbs (Posted on 4/25/14)
Perfect for day trips!Review by Rawhide
I bought a pack to test it out for an upcoming trip to the UK to take in the "3Peaks Challenge" there. (Hike the 3 tallest peaks in England, Wales & Scotland...27 miles, 10k elevation total, in 24 hours time). I wanted to find a lightweight pack that also held a H2O bladder & was comfortable for a long day.

Found it!

I'll be purchasing 5 more for each of the team members I'm sponsoring for this trip that benefits victims of human trafficking. The build quality, the price point & overall value is awesome.

Dug "Rawhide" Shelby
PCT 2011

(Posted on 4/5/14)
Superlative Pack!Review by Alex
In anticipation of a five day vacation over New Year, I bought the Dyneema version of the Minimalist Ultralight Daypack to use, as you might expect, as a daypack. Unfortunately, I can only provide initial impressions due to short amount of time I have possessed the pack. During that time however, the Minimalist became invaluable to me.

When I first received the pack I was surprised at how compact it was. It is a very thin and lightweight pack that utilizes a cinch-top enclosure. It registers 10.8oz on my scale out of the bag. It is manufactured in Mexico using US components according to the tag.

The pack includes a foam frame sheet to provide some structure along the back, and some thin foam padding in the 3 inch wide shoulder straps.

There are a total of four pockets that comprise the pack: the main body, the elasticized front pocket and a small zipper pocket inside the main body. There is also a pocket on the back of the pack where the frame sheet goes. Interestingly, there is a small gros-grain loop in the center underneath the top handle. Possibly for a hydration reservoir? - ANSWER -YES - GG staff

An adjustable sternum strap with a built in emergency whistle is also found on the Minimalist, along with a buckle attached to the ends of the shoulder straps. When worn, this "waist" buckle came up to my abdomen, rather than anywhere near my waist. I removed it immediately and didn't feel like I was missing anything.

The front and back of the pack are sewn together at the bottom so that the pack resembles an envelope, rather than having any depth along the bottom of the pack. This initially caused me some concern as I thought there might be a bulge, or some other obtrusion from the contents of the pack pushing against my back when wearing the pack. My concerns were immediately nullified when, having loaded the pack with several odd and hard edged items, there was no pressure or discomfort at all!

Consuming its contents with ease, the Minimalist simply conformed easily and completely to my back. The wide shoulder straps dispersed the weight of the load evenly over my shoulders making me forget the pack was even there most of the time.

The elasticized front pocket, which seems to be a key feature of most Gossamer Gear packs, accommodated a thick wool jacket in addition to several other smaller pieces of gear that were stashed in with it. It showed no signs of stress and did not pull awkwardly or have much effect on how the pack carried.

My load, probably overkill, but never the less, consisted of a two person meal (dehydrated), my cook kit, 1L water, Aquamira, Microspikes and a sil-nylon jacket, an MSR Pocket Rocket and a fuel canister. Overall weight was probably around 5-8 pounds depending on water volume.

Overall I was very, very happy with this pack! The only complaints of note were the placement of the "waist" buckle. In my opinion, it is too high up to be of any real use. It if is meant to be a waist strap, maybe add an actual waist strap, otherwise leave the buckle off. NOTE : Te buckle works as a way to keep the pack from bouncing. It is up to the customer if they choose to use it or not - It is not a waist belt. Thanks GG staff. My wife did not like the cinch top closure. She felt it was cumbersome to utilize and access with gloves on. I didn't agree on this point, but it's good to have alternating viewpoints. Finally, my wife felt as though the shoulder straps were too far apart. This was another point we disagreed upon, but I felt I should mention it. My wife is fairly small framed, 5'2", whereas I am 6'00" and more broad shouldered. I was very happy with the shoulder straps and how they rested on me.

The merits of this pack far outweigh any complaints. The Minimalist is light, sturdy and visually appealing (to me anyway). I really enjoyed the cinch-top enclosure and the inner zip pocket was great for stashing wallet, keys, lighter (for the stove) and other odds and ends. The Minimalist deftly carried my day-hike load without fuss or complaint. I would happily buy this pack again! (Posted on 1/9/14)
Versatile pack, from urban to open plain.Review by DJS
Pro: weight, size, comfort and simple style.
Con: the foam insert works it's way out of sleeve. Interior zippered pouch could be a little bigger.
I bought this to replace an old/cramped and heavy camelbak pack for day hikes.
Before I could even use it for a hike I took a new job and relocated. The bag came with me, and was instantly turned into my bike bag. Helmet fits nicely in the exterior pocket, laptop slides into the main body. The new job also included travel, and this proved to be a great carry on bag, simple, unassuming and can carry a lot of gear.
Finally got to use it on day hikes, and it is extremely comfortable all day with the wide straps, obviously weighs almost nothing, and has been plenty sturdy.
I'll add a little velcro to hold in the foam pad, and then give my own pack 5 stars :). (Posted on 12/22/13)

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