I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
Chose this pack for two purposes. First, it had the features I wanted to supplement "one bag" international travel. When rolled up into its own pocket, this 10 oz., 19L pack is about 5.5 by 7 inches and can be tossed into a travel pack or it can be used as a "personal bag," carrying wallet, travel pillow, and other items needed for an overnight flight. When used as a "personal bag," carabiners attach it to the outside of my travel backpack allowing hands free navigation around airports. When I reach my destination, this bag can handle everything I need for the day.
I also plan to use this pack as a secondary bag for camping trips. I will gladly leave the heavier pack at "base camp" and toss my lunch, rain gear, ten essentials, and other necessities into this little guy.
Due to the ultralight fabric, I would be very reluctant to carry anything with sharp corners, nor would I attempt to carry a heavy load. Although there are a few lighter, more compressible bags on the market, this one has two features I really wanted. Not only does this pack have a zipper closure instead of a drawstring, it also has two external mesh pockets for water bottles. Lots of features for a comfortable, lightweight pack.
It is a decent size bag that folds up into a small compact pouch. It is very lightweight, you can barely feel it when you have it on.
I picked it because it was compressable and lightweight and North face is a dependable brand. I actually didn't wind up getting it as Sunny sports sent me the wrong item and I didn't have time for them to ship me the correct one before I was travelling.
This is the lightest backpack and easiest one to use if weight is an issue.
It was the lightest weight and most compact I could find. I love it, perfect for daytrips or just to bring on vacation as an extra pack.
I purchased this pack for hiking in Hawaii. It took up very little luggage space, is lightweight and the perfect size for short - medium hikes. Love the pack and use it all the time now.
I already had the North Face Flyweight Compressible ruck sack, and was looking for something a little more compact. I ended up using this bag all the time, as it is much better sized for single day excursions where I didn't need the extra room of the rucksack. The flyweight material feels thin, but is actually quite durable, and extremely light as the name suggests. With the bag empty, you won't even know that you're wearing it. The side water bottle pouches and external mesh dump pouch are also very handy. All around an excellent day bag.