REI has redesigned much of their pack line in an effort to reduce weight and increase comfort. The REI Lookout Pack also boasts a better suspension system to comfortably carry a full day’s worth of gear. This daypack has plenty of pockets for a full day’s worth of gear and a contoured fit to comfortable for a day of hiking or travailing streets. Key features: high-density polyethylene (HDPE) framesheet and a single aluminum stay support heavy loads and protect your back from bulky or pointy items, molded-foam backpanel is designed to improve body contact comfort, with channels for air circulation to keep your back cool and dry, contoured, padded shoulder straps and waistbelt wrap around to offer comfortable support under pack load. It’s available at REI for $85.00US. The smaller REI Trail Pack costs $45.00US.
REI originally got my business years ago as they were one of the few online retailers who would ship to Taiwan. Their branded products are worth considering, all the products I purchased are still in great condition. Something that I have come to appreciate more in a region where cheap broken products are the norm.