The Escapist 20 from Osprey ($99) is a compact day bag ideal for shorter biking trips when you’re looking to travel light. Don’t let its small frame fool you, though; this pack houses a surprising amount of internal space for when you need to carry along more than just your daytrip essentials, not to mention an array of compartments and external pockets for all your gear.
Mounted on Osprey’s signature suspension frame and outfitted with comfort-minded ventilated harnesses, the Escapist 20 offers a solid design built for the kind of thrashing sure to come from your on-trail excursions. There’s a hip-belt for added stability, a helmet attachment, plenty of organizer pockets and even a pull-out raincover stowed away in the bottom of the pack for when things get wet out there.
Add to those features a space for a hydration reservoir, along with the Escapist’s stylish looks (it comes in both blue and dark grey), and you’ve got a pack that delivers everything an adventure-minded day-tripper could need. Check it out at Osprey and pick on up on Zappos.