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REI Zip Travel Daypack

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  • Self-stowing design for simple, no-hassle transport—just flip the zippered lid pocket inside out and stuff the bag inside
  • Top-loading main compartment provides 1,200 cubic inches of packable space—enough for a daytrip into the hills or a trek around town
  • Zippered lid pocket is designed to secure your keys, cell phone and small essentials
  • Two large mesh pockets can hold water bottles and other travel accessories
  • Lightweight, breathable shoulder straps help support the load
  • Ripstop nylon fabric is lightweight, yet resists tears and abrasion


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REI Zip Travel Daypack Specs
Best use
19.7 liter
1,200 cubic inches
3 + main compartment
Ripstop nylon
18 x 10 x 6.5 inches
Bag style
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Number of exterior pockets
Laptop compartment
Carry-on size

REI Zip Travel Daypack

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Rated 4.3043/5 based on 23 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromIt serves its purpose as self-stowing. I would have given this a 5-star if it had a hydration sleeve. REI could have crossed this with their "Flash UL Pack" for some inner pockets.
Date published: 2007-09-11
Rated 4out of5
by fromGood Pack I really love that this pack is self-stowing!Perhaps a smidgen too small... but only a smidgen - I CAN fit all of my gear for a day trip, it's just a little tight.Great piece of gear for the now and again outdoor enthusiast![...]
Date published: 2007-09-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat pack - perfect size! A great multi-use pack for day trips. Have been using it as a pack for bike trips and it's a good size for packing a change of clothes, snacks, keys, etc... The fact that it folds up into it's top pocket is great too.
Date published: 2007-09-30
Rated 4out of5
by fromgreat minimalist pack Great ultralight, minimalist pack. I originally bought the REI Flash UL backpack, which is very similar, but has a sternum strap and interior pockets. I also find the Flash UL more aesthetically pleasing. All in all, I with they had blended the two designs.
Date published: 2007-09-30
Rated 4out of5
by fromGood Travel Pack I bought this for use as a day-pack for a month-long Europe trip. It is lightweight and stowed inside my larger backpack easily. The size really is perfect for day excursions, as my girlfriend and I could stick our rain-jackets and other essentials in the pack. The zippered pocket in the hood was great for smaller items that you might need quick access to. Although nice, we did have some complaints. First, we really would have appreciated a hydration bladder sleeve. Second, the side water-bottle pockets were too shallow and our water-bottles seemed to fall out every time I bent over. Finally, my girlfriend felt that the material on the shoulder-straps was too scratchy to be worn with any top that exposed her shoulders.
Date published: 2008-06-23
Rated 4out of5
by fromExcellent Travel Daypack! - This is an extremely practical and right-sized travel daypack. I used it every day on a European urban vacation for daytime excursions. It held everything I carried, or purchased, with room left over. Before leaving I had my local shoe repair guy sew on black nylon strapping to the sides above each side pocket to secure my water bottles with hydro-clip carabiners. This didn't interfere with the self-stowing capability. With that modification I know my water will be there when needed, and not fall out. (Worth of modification - about $5; Worth of peace-of-mind - Priceless). This was the only thing preventing me from giving a 5-star rating. I could agree with the reviews about a hydration sleeve, and I have packs with that capability. For where I use this pack, however, that would be overkill, and probably make the price much too expensive for what I needed. - Summary: Great design (just add side-straps), great construction, highly pragmatic.
Date published: 2008-07-06
Rated 4out of5
by fromNice Basic Lightweight Daypack This daypack is a gem in that is portable and concealable until ready for use. The REI Zip Travel Daypack is quite functional and comfortable for minimalist use. The REI Zip Travel Daypack has a nice capacity for its size and weight. It would be significantly improved, however, by adding a couple of interior pockets.
Date published: 2008-07-07
Rated 4out of5
by fromGeat daypack! Bought this little guy a few months back. Great day pack. Really came in handy when I went on a long backpacking trip with some friends. I had this stowed away in my hiking pack with all my other gear. When we finally made camp, we were about a 1/2 mile from a gorgeous river and falls. This pack worked great to carry everything I needed for the short trip to the river. Wish it had a pouch for a bladder, but the 2 water bottle pockets more than make up for it.
Date published: 2008-11-28

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