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Minimalist Ultralight Daypack Dyneema

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the perfect light daypack Review by Magne
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I bought the minimalist at the only french retailer , perfect for my use , day pack with water , books , rain shell jacket , pul over etc this pack is very light and solid (Posted on 10/19/13)
Improved on an already great pack Review by Wasatch Jack
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This is my second "Minimalist." The internal stash pocket, beefier straps, and sliding sternum strap system are all great improvements. Time will tell if the draw-string grommet will hold - it ripped out of my previous pack (but the ripstop fabric & with a little Seam Grip stabilized that situation). Already put in a dozen hours carrying plenty of water, food, layers, gear, etc... and I'm very happy. (Posted on 8/6/13)
The best daypack I have ever had. Review by Bryan
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This bag weighs nothing! I'm always surprised by how little weight I'm carrying with it. The straps are comfortable. The outer mesh pocket is my favorite feature of GG products. I would prefer if it had a hole for a hydration tube. But it's still the best daypack I've had so far. Knowing how to pack is an important part of this pack. The thin pad it comes with is not comfortable. I am also not entirely sure how the strap is supposed to be worn(sternum or waist). The pack is very spacious. I haven't had any problems with space. I use it for everything. (Posted on 6/24/13)
Excellent all-around daypack Review by J Dos Antos (Damager)
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I had sold my previous cuben fiber daypack and searched for several weeks until settling on the Minimalist. I’ve tried daypacks from seemingly every company, both mainstream and cottage, and I’ve finally discovered what I consider the right blend of light and tough with the 140 dyneema.

I’ve been preparing the last year for a thru-hike on the AT, and my dayhikes often exceed 20 miles over rugged terrain in the redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mts. I’ve also incorporated more bouldering, scrambling, and off-trail shenanigans in my hikes, and the Minimalist has nary a scratch to show for my efforts. However, I do take fanatical care of my gear. I mean, I use an old toothbrush to clean my trail runners after every hike so dirt doesn’t break down the glue prematurely. That being said, I don’t baby my gear on trail. It gets used, not abused. I like that when I’m scrambling up an exposed granite slab, I don’t have to worry my pack will tear in two.

I customized a couple of things to better suit my needs. I removed the included foam pad and replaced it with a thicker Ridgerest pad. The pack is even more comfortable after making the switch. It conforms to my body to the point I forget I’m wearing it. I removed the included sternum strap and replaced it with a thinner one I had from an old REI daypack. I didn’t need the whistle, since I already carry a Storm whistle. Even with the thicker pad, my Minimalist weighs 9.79 ounces, which is actually below the listed weight on the website (once you include the pad).

My only gripe is a personal preference, not a design flaw. I carry either 1 or 2 one-liter Smart bottles on my trips and place them in the large rear mesh pocket. It’s very awkward to reach all the way around to the mesh pocket and grab a bottle when I’m moving. Not a big deal, I’ve adjusted my on-trail drinking habits accordingly.

The internal stash pocket is great for small items like keys or a compass.

To me, the highest compliment you can pay a backpack, whether it’s a daypack, weekend pack, or long-distance pack, is that it’s comfortable enough and does its job well enough, that you forget you are wearing it at all. This pack falls into that category.

The Minimalist is the most comfortable daypack I’ve ever used. A great price for a great product. Happy trails!
(Posted on 6/14/13)
Best Day Pack Review by Alan
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What can I say? This without a doubt the best day pack I've ever seen or owned. The only reason not to have one is the manufacturer is out of stock. When they return buy one, you won't regret it. Light weight, great manufacturing, comfortable, and durable. (Posted on 5/3/13)
I use it every day and I works wonderfully Review by mrkskynar
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I use it to backpack and everyday to carry my computer, etc, for work as an engineer. It does everything I expect it to do and I have no negative issues worth mentioning except one. I would like a zippered enclosure, oh wait, the new one has a zippered enclosure! Guess I'll have to buy another one! (Posted on 8/31/12)
Great small bag for daily use Review by Follow
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My need arose attending scout camp - it was hot, making lots of water carry critical, but also needing the ability to tote other items you'd need throughout the day, like bandana, book(s), hat(s), sunscreen, small first aid kit, swim trunks/goggles, knife, small towel, etc.
The (somewhat large) fanny pack I had to use was too small, so I've since sought a day bag that was smaller & lighter than a school backpack to haul my junk. This is doing the job nicely! I have taken out the foam back and replaced it with a thicker sitlight pad cut to fit a little better. This gives it a bit of "backbone" and gives me a sitpad when needed.
It now also has an umbrella (one of my favorite all time pieces of gear), coffee thermos, and an arcteryx wind shell in it to compliment. It would be tough to also fit a sleeping bag, food, and tent IMHO but you could with the right choices. It is a good day bag to haul under 10#. If you require more room - intend to use it on short trips - then go with the Kumo bag.
I may have to treat myself too... (Posted on 7/20/12)
Fantastic general purpose sack, slightly larger than it probably needs to be Review by Sean
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I love this pack. I have had it for a few weeks now and it has come out with me for several weekend excursions as well as running around with camera equipment to take photos of a 5k run...through soap-foam.

Its exceptionally well constructed, light, versatile, and quite stylish for what it is. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a large daypack for general use. In my opinion, it supersedes its definition of a "day pack". For a quick overnight its more than large enough to carry everything a hiker would need.

Get one, at the price its being sold for, its a steal! (Posted on 6/20/12)
Awesome Ingenious Design! High Value and Practical Review by mrkskynar
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Wow! What a clever backpack! There are three overall compartments, ...back-pad, main compartment, and the diagonal compartment. The back-pad compartment can take several items on the far side of the pad. The main compartment is very deep, much more so than the Liter volume would make you think. Very well made, and it is exactly what I was looking for. I have purchased four packs from G' Gear, and I am most definitely a life long customer. Great Job! (Posted on 6/12/12)
Review Update Review by Wasatch Jack
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I've used this pack a lot since my last review (3/1/12). I've taken it running, hiking, skiing, and going to and from work - it's a champ. The drawstring top-load and large mesh outer pocket both make for very quick, easy access. It's roomy. It's very comfortable, snug to the small of the back. It's very light. The material seems pretty tough, although I did have to reinforce the web loop stitching with seam grip, but that's because I kind of overloaded it, which has me thinking I may seam grip other critical stitch points and seams so I can fill it with heavier gear (maybe use it as a climbing approach pack). The lack of a small, separate internal pocket has not been a problem so far. Small objects like a headlamp, sunblock, or keys collect predictably in the bottom corners of the pack and are easy to find. Anyway, it's a very nice, versatile pack for the money. I'm upping my review to 5 stars across the board. (Posted on 4/4/12)

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