- Product Review (submitted on May 3, 2012):
Though I've been profusely shedding weight from my backpack recently, one thing I cannot give up is a packable day pack (I know, I can hear you hyper extra ultralight fellows laughing already). I use it in camp, around camp, or of course, on day hikes. I find it indispensable, but at about 10 ounces, my REI flash 18 was just too heavy. I absolutely love the pack, and still use it around town, biking, traveling, and day hikes, but for backpacking, the riksak was an extremely cheap and easy way to shed half a pound from my pack. The riksak is very well constructed, extremely comfortable, water resistant, and suprisingly spacious! The extra thin foam in the shoulder straps is a nice touch as well as the combined chest strap and should tightening straps, a testament to gossamer gear's attention to detail and intuitive design. Also, this pack is suprisingly sturdy for its weight and materials, albeit I haven't thrown it around.
An excellent, multifunction pack that I will enjoy for years.