Type II 26 Summit Pack

The Type II is great for bagging summits or meandering through the woods. Take it on your next road trip or pack ultralight for an overnight adventure.

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$99.00

Description

Description A staff favorite! The Type II 26 liter summit daypack is ideal for day hiking with it’s sleek design. The all new air mesh unisex (Men's and Women's) ergonomic harness creates a comfortable carry all day long for peak baggers and explorers alike. The six built in pockets, including two in the hipbelt, makes it easy to grab your map or a snack on the go! Minimalist backpackers will be reaching for the Type 2 for multi day adventures as well. This backpack will fit kids, and often is used as a youth pack for overnight backpacking (when the adult carries the bulky camping gear).

  • Fits tablets and most laptops

  • Zippered vertical "Napoleon" rear stash pocket and top stash pocket

  • Inner hydration sleeve, also will hold a laptop but is NOT padded

  • Removable inner 3/16" foam back pad

  • Air-mesh fabric on shoulder straps and hipbelt for less friction, more cushion and more comfort

  • Multiple side seam lash loops for attaching gear or compressing your pack a bit.

  • Daisy chain on bottom of closure web for more attachment points

  • New OTT™ (Over-the-Top) single point attachment lid

  • Detachable hipbelt system with integrated pockets

  • Grosgrain drinking tube keeper loop are on shoulder straps

  • Side mounted lash loop for ice axe


Additional Info

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Specs

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Weight (may vary slightly)

  • 15.65 oz  (444 g.) complete (approximate may vary slightly)
  • .80 oz (23 g.) removable foam pad
  • 3.40 oz (95 g.)  removable 1" wide belt
  • 11.50 oz (326 g.) pack only

 

 Size and Capacity

  • 20" x 10" x 7" in. (36 x 60 cm.)
  • 1400 c.i. (23 l.) Main body
  • 162 c.i. ( 3 l. ) all 3 Pockets combined (54 each) 
  • 1562 c.i. (26 l.) Total

 

 

Materials

  • Custom 100 Denier Robic ripstop nylon main body
  • Supreme air mesh harness
  • Custom nylon webbing

Reviews

Best daypack everReview by Uke
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I use this on day hikes, 10 - 14 miles, in the desert. The pack carries 5 liter of water with no problem, very comfortable. It is made of quality materials and has well-thought-out features.

I love the large hipbelt pockets, and the loops for attaching keys, supporting hydration bladder, etc inside the pack. My Oregon 650 GPS fits in the hipbelt pockets with room to spare. The stretchy mesh side pockets are awesome for anything you want to carry -- I usually have 1 liter water bottles in there. On one side I have a reflectix cozy and the pocket stretches to accommodate it just fine.

There is a good-sized loop on the bottom that, when twisted several times, accepts the point of a collapsed trekking pole. With the handle end through the grab loop at the top, the pole is held securely. I use an umbrella when hiking in the summer (and it's 2000F outside), so being able to securely stow one of my poles, out of the way, is a great feature. I hike with two poles until it gets too hot, then stow one pole and carry the Senz umbrella with a single trekking pole.

The hipbelt straps do get twisted up, but it doesn't affect the functionality one bit.

I'm trying to figure out how to use the pack for an overnight. I'm a hammock camper so I have a bulk issue, but I'm sure the pack could handle the weight.

Buy it! You won't regret the purchase. (Posted on 1/25/16)
Glowing!Review by Princess of Darkness
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I have used the Type II in a variety of climates and lengths of trails and it is the perfect day pack. So light, so versatile. The water bottle pockets are easy to get to, the top zipper pocket is the perfect size. Water bladder pocket on the inside offers further storage organization options. What I love MOST about his pack are two things...1. The fit! Most day packs are too huge and bulky or they are too small and fit weird. This one is perfect...even when it is not full it still sits just right on your hips/shoulders/body. 2. The hipbelt pockets!!!! I've had other packs with hipbelt pockets but they were difficult to get to or too small, etc... Due to the adjustability of the hipbelt, these pockets can slide to wherever you need them to be. Genious! I recommend pairing this pack with the waterproof pack liner! (Posted on 11/10/15)
My new day-to-day life packReview by Jay
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This pack has completely replaced my Gregory daypack for daily use. I recently moved to Germany with my small family to teach at a boarding school. I am teaching new classes and have many books and papers to carry with me, in addition to my young daughter's diapers, sippy cups, and extra clothes. It more than adequately carries the weight. With lighter loads, it is a real dream to carry.

I have used the ULA Ohm 2.0 for years for my overnight trips, and am excited to try the Type 2 on similar trips. I will need less gear here in Germany because the nature of "wilderness" is just different here (huts, guest houses, and towns are everywhere). Due to the constraints of my job, I have not used it for an overnight backpacking trip yet. Considering the weight that is in it every day, I am sure it will more than suffice. I did use it for a long day hike in the Allgau Alps 2 months ago, and it was perfect.

Great everyday pack! (Posted on 11/7/15)
Mostly HappyReview by MJ
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I like the way this pack carries, the light weight, adjustability and organization. I'm small (5'2", 105lbs) with a short torso and was worried about the fit since it only comes in one size, but the the pack is very comfortable with the straps cinched down. I appreciated being able to adjust the position the hip belt pockets. Nice feature! I was a bit bummed that the hip pockets were too small for my iPhone 6 with Lifeproof case.
I couldn't give the pack quality more than 3 stars because the stitching holding one of the sternum strap buckles gave way the second time I used it. Also, the hipbelt webbing slips and has to be re-tightened mid-hike. I replaced the thin back pad with a thicker piece of GG torso pad because I didn't like the way it collapsed over my back, but maybe that's just a personal preference.
I can reach into the side pockets without removing the pack (although a slanted design would make it easier), and they are plenty big.
Overall I like the pack and would buy it again even though it has a few flaws. (Posted on 11/6/15)
Awesome daypack!Review by Jimmy S
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My main pack is a previous generation Mariposa, and I love it, so when I decided to get a smaller daypack, I came straight back to Gossamer Gear. I ordered this to use primarily as a daypack, and it is great for that purpose, but I was also hoping I could get all my stuff for overnight trips inside. For my gear setup, it comes up a little short on space for overnights, but I also use a 2p tent. I can get just about everything for warm weather trips except food. If you're using a tarp, or a small 1 person tent you could probably get everything you need inside. I have used it on overnight trips when splitting loads with my gf, and recently let my 10 year old son use it on his first overnighter. The torso length was just a tad too long for my son, but it worked pretty well.
When I first got the pack, one of the straps connected to the hipbelt wasn't quite sewn all the way, it was just the top corner and it probably would have been fine, but I sent GG an email about it anyway. They responded very quick and said another pack was on the way with a return shipping label, and to just return the one in question after I received the new one. That really surprised me, most places won't send a new one until you do the return first, excellent customer service! I've since used the new one on several trips from canyons in UT, to the top of Half Dome, to the top of Angel's Landing in Zion, and numerous other places and it has held up extremely well with no signs on wear. The only thing that I would like to see changed on this pack is to do away with the zippered pocket on the body and put a small expandable mesh pocket instead. (Posted on 11/6/15)
Functional, roomy, and sleekReview by Kimmy
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This daypack has a very sleek design. I've used it off-trail through thick brush without a problem of it catching everywhere. I always prefer my packs to have a hipbelt but many daypacks have super large, stiff belts that get in the way. This one is a thin, flexible strap with LARGE pockets so I can store snacks, etc for easy access. The water bottle pockets are also large and just right so that I can stay hydrated without having to take my pack on and off.

I also use this pack as an overnight bag when I'm headed to friends houses. The lid has a top compartment that I like to use for keys, toothbrush, deodorant, etc. And then in the main compartment I can fit my laptop, clothes, and pajamas, couple outfits. This has been my go-to pack for months- definitely not collecting dust! (Posted on 11/6/15)
Nice, good quality day packReview by Veronica
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This was my first Gossamer Gear purchase, and so was not sure what to expect. But it is a fantastic pack, very well built, great quality.

I have only done a couple of day hikes in it, but the fit is great (I'm 5'6, and everything on this pack is movable so you can just shape it however you like), and it has all that is needed for a good pack. I'm especially happy with the side pockets, the front zip, the hipbelt pockets, and that it has a somewhat separated space for the water reservoir (I have a camelbak). It seemed on the almost-too-big side for me at first, but again, with the straps you can compress it and make it a good size pack for a day hike (I tend to take just very few items with me --- some food, water, bug spray, first aid kit).

It is also extremely lightweight --- I guess I had never had a truly lightweight pack before, because its weight (or the lack of it) really surprised me.

Overall, it's a great day pack, I would strongly recommend. (Posted on 8/22/15)
Great pack for day hikes or summer overnightsReview by Allgood
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The Type II is a great all around daypack or overnight for the uber light hiker. The 26L is large enough to carry extra layers, 10 essentials and a hydration bladder. The numerous pockets are great for holding your map, headlamp, snacks and any items you need quick access to throughout the day. 3 internal loops work well with a small carabiner to secure your car keys while out in the field or to help hold up your hydration bladder.

The hip belt does have a tendency to twist as another review states, but really once you set it to the proper size it makes little difference in the fit or comfort.

All in all this a great day pack and has quickly become the workhorse of my pack line up.

(Posted on 7/30/15)
Versatile PackReview by terb49
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I was looking for a lightweight daypack that I could pack full of gear, and this lived up to its promise. I've only taken this out 5-6 times, but I couldn't be more satisfied.

I recently took a 2-day trip to the Presidentials & stayed at the Madison hut. The Type 2 comfortably held all the gear I needed. No matter how much gear I've stuffed in it, the Type 2 has been comfortable on my back, and never strained my shoulders or back.

The fabric has been tough enough to survive a few scrapes with trees and boulders. I love the hipbelt pockets - it's great to have snacks & a few small items right there.

I'm looking forward to using this a lot more for longer day hikes, and I'm going to try to load this up for a weekend overnight, too. (Posted on 7/25/15)
A nice day sackReview by PETER (Munro277)
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So most of my hiking is backpacking, but i thought I'd give this a try as a daypack.

Ive only day hiked a few times this year, but the carry has been great. I can reach round and pull my drinks bottle out pretty easily. This pack also has a very handy key loop in the lid pocket. (Posted on 4/25/15)
Excellent All Around PackReview by Heather
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The Type 2 is incredibly versatile. I love it for peakbagging and longer dayhikes. I've done an overnight with it as well. The built in padding on the back is very good when I'm carrying a helmet, harness, and crampons. The hip belt pockets are perfect for keeping necessities handy.
My only caveat is that the hip belt adjusters nearest the pack body frequently loosen and/or get twisted when taking the pack on and off. It's annoying, but really a minor issue that you get used to auto checking for each time you stand up from break. (Posted on 2/20/15)
Tough Pack That Does It AllReview by Dan
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I originally picked up this pack to use on a one-night Presidential Traverse in NH. I was going to be staying at the AMC's Lakes of the Clouds hut, so I wouldn't need to carry shelter, cooking supplies or much sleeping gear. The Type 2 fit my layers, lunches, first aid kit, and other minor gear perfectly. It was also tough enough to stand up to some pretty nasty weather.

In the height of summer, I've even used this pack for a 3-day backpacking trip. It was loaded to the gills with my hammock, quilt, tarp, and other gear (maybe 15lbs with food and water), but it was still comfortable to carry all day.

This pack is the perfect size to have tons of uses. Travel, commuting, the gym, day hikes, backpacking... It's pretty versatile.

The Robic nylon fabric is very tough. I took a few tumbles onto rocks while wearing this pack. I'm also not shy about dropping the pack on the ground or squeezing through tight spaces. The pack still doesn't have a scratch on it.

The shoulder harness is very comfortable, although I don't think it would be great with heavier loads. This being a small-volume pack, that should be a non-issue. The rib strap is a nice touch, and I prefer it over the sternum strap most of the time.

The daisy chain and ice axe loops are features that I have little use for personally, but I'm sure many people may need those options. Both of these are bright purple, which gives this grey pack the perfect amount of color. I think they look really sharp.

All in all, I like this pack a lot and hope to get a lot more use out of it. (Posted on 9/26/14)
Ultimate multifunctional packReview by Allison
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I have been looking to replace my day pack for quite some time and the Type 2 was definitely an upgrade from what I carried before! At 1400 cubic inches (23L) it is small and light enough (15.65 oz total) for peak bagging, but can also serve as an overnight pack as well.

The Robic fabric on the body of the pack has a slick feel to it. It's tough and is made to shed water. The material feels really durable but surprisingly light.

My favorite part of this pack is all the compartments. It's really easy to stay organized. You can even store a laptop in this pack for commuting!

I've been using a bladder a lot in the warmer months so I am glad to have two integrated hydration hose ports. The shoulder straps have been designed to be breathable and are very comfortable. If you prefer water bottles, there are two large mesh side pockets are the perfect size for water bottles. The mesh has been redesigned to have more stretch and seems much tougher than the mesh used on older Gossamer Gear packs.

Many UL packs don't come with large hipbelt pockets, but the Type 2 does. It's nice to have snacks and my camera within reach. The hip belt is removable as well.

There is a Daisy Chain and an Ice Axe Loop. This will extend my pack us into winter when I know I won't need to store snowshoes as I can carry an ice axe and use the Daisy Chain strap my crampons to the outside of the pack. I may be able to come up with a system to strap my snowshoes on. I haven't thought that far into winter hiking yet. The material is much more puncture resistant so I may give that a try.

The Type 2 is actually more than I expected from a daypack. Like all Gossamer Gear packs, it's really well designed to be UL but still provide all the features you would need in a day pack. (Posted on 9/22/14)

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