Daypacks & Daysacks


      This collection features CabinZero backpack best daypacks that are great for urban city dwellers and support your daily adventures. When you’re out and about in the city, these daysacks keep your journey hassle-free, even on your bike or public transport.

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      49 products

      Short Hikes and Day Trips

      The sweet spot for day hikes on easy trails, picnics in the park, and sightseeing tours. Ideal for carrying essentials like snacks, water, sunscreen, and a light jacket.

      Extended Hikes and Outdoor Activities

      Accommodates additional gear like extra clothing, maps, and first-aid kits. Suitable for longer hikes, bike rides, or day trips with more activities planned.

      Travel and Overnight Trips

      Can be used as carry-on luggage for weekend trips to nearby cities, flights, and overnight camping trips. Holds a change of clothes, toiletries, and travel essentials.


      This collection features CabinZero best daypacks that are great for urban city dwellers and support your daily adventures. When you’re out and about in the city, these daysacks keep your journey hassle-free, even on your bike or public transport.

      What Are Daypacks And How To Use Them

      Daybags, or daypacks, are the perfect solution for short trips or weekend gateways. They also make for a great small hiking backpack. But did you know there’s more to these small champs? Read on to find out what is so special about daysacks and why you should get one (or two) yourself.

      Simply put, daypacks are the smaller, more nimble cousins of backpacks. They are designed for carrying your essentials during shorter outings, typically lasting a day (hence the name). You can use them for various purposes.

      Their volume should be around 15-35 litres. Anything smaller than that will be considered mini packs/bum bags and may not be enough to bring what you need for a day out. Here’s our guide to picking the ideal size for your daypack

      Daypack for Day Hikes And Outdoor Activities

      Lugging around a 70L hiking daypack is the last thing you want on a day hike. The CabinZero Military lineups reign supreme for such purposes thanks to their compact yet resilient design. This daypack consists of military-grade nylon material, adjustable sternum strap & waist belt, air-mesh shoulder straps, and even MOLLE webbing to attach gear - everything you need for a morning trek at a natural park.

      Daypack for A Day At School

      Almost any kind of pack can be used as a school bag, but daypacks are an excellent choice thanks to their lightweight and compact nature. The CabinZero Classic, which is available in 20+ colours, are the perfect choice for a productive day at classes or an outing after. If you want a handy water bottle pocket and external laptop sleeve, pick the upgraded Classic Tech.

      Daypack for Short Trips And Weekend Getaways

      If you know how you can easily manage a daypack for a 2-3 nights trip. Unless you are an over-packer, daysacks like the CabinZero 28L backpacks can easily hold essentials like clothes, toiletries, snacks, water bottles, and travel documents. Everything will be more manageable, and your back will thank you later.

      Daypack for For Work

      The best daypacks for work are straightforward, sturdy, and often include a dedicated laptop compartment. The CabinZero Classic Tech is the popular choice thanks to its separate laptop sleeve. But if you want a luggage pass-through sleeve and the ability to transform your daypack into a suitcase, you can’t go wrong with the ADV 42L or ADV Pro 42L.

      Cabinzero Packs - Your Ideal Daypacks

      Lightweight & Cabin-approved

      There's nothing worse than lugging around a heavy suitcase and paying the excess fees. We all have experienced it firsthand. Thus, we make our collections feature light (the Classic weighs approx. 760g) and are perfectly sized for the majority of airlines. CabinZero backpacks are light and a joy to travel with!

      Pack Like A Suitcase

      Unlike traditional backpacks, all CabinZero daypacks feature a clamshell opening, letting you quickly grab what you need or put last-minute items on the go. Coupled with compression straps, the pack ensures a snug and space-saving fit for your journey.

      Lockable Sliders & Okoban Tracing Tag

      Security is important when travelling; even if it’s a safe country, there’s still the risk of scamming and snatching. Keeping your belongings safe should never feel like an adventure in itself. Rest easy knowing your zippers are secured with TSA-approved combination locks and an Okoban tracking system.

      Laptop Sleeves

      If you can’t fly without your laptop, we have good news: our daysacks come with a laptop sleeve in the internal compartment. These separate sleeves are designed to fit most laptops up to 15.6 or 17 inches. The Classic Tech specifically has an external laptop pocket for quick access so you can stay productive whenever you are.

      Water Bottle Pocket

      Staying hydrated is important, especially when you are under the tropical sun. That’s why we have included the much-needed water bottle pocket on almost every CabinZero daypack (Classic and ADV Dry excluded). No more rummaging through your bag to have a sip every now and then.


      Although they share some similarities, both have their own share of unique features and purposes, enough to put them into different categories.

      Essentially, backpacks can work as day bags if they are small enough.  But the same can’t be said the other way around, as they would have to be bigger and more sturdy, which they aren’t.


      • Small and lightweight (15L-35L)
      • Simple design, few compartments
      • Suitable for short trips, daily activities


      • Large and may be heavier (20L-70L+)
      • More complex design with multiple compartments, straps, and attachment points
      • Made with long trips and heavy loads in mind.

      A day bag, also known as a daypack, is versatile enough to be used in various situations and environments; almost anything you want. They are typically geared towards carrying all you need in a day, whether is a day trip, school, commute, a cafe run, etc.

      The flip side is they are unlikely to be a good pick for specialised activities such as technical climbing, camping, or heavy-duty backpacking.

      The answer is different depending on each individual’s needs and wants. Generally, most can get two days of travel in comfort with 30L-day packs. This size is ideal for carrying the essentials needed for a couple of days, such as a change of clothes, basic toiletries, a first aid kit, and a small laptop or tablet. It's a popular size for urban travel or short outdoor trips where bulky gear isn't required.

      If you want to hike and do some backpacking, we recommend opting for the larger 30-40L volume. Besides the essentials, you can bring extra clothing, a small tent, or additional gear. 

      On the other hand, if you travel somewhere casually with a warm climate, packing an 18-20L daysack is doable. But you have to really know what you are doing and may have to do some laundry.

      In a day bag, you typically carry essentials needed for a day's activities. Packing your day bag depends heavily on what you plan to do, but here's a general guide to get you started. This is just a starting point. Adapt your packing list to match your chosen activity, duration, and personal preferences.

      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2-3 litres for longer outings).
      • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, umbrella
      • Map, compass (if needed)
      • Phone (with offline maps downloaded).
      • Maps, guides & tickets
      • First-aid kit
      • Snacks and food (pack high-energy foods like nuts, bars, trail mix, and sandwiches)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Hand sanitiser and tissues.

      For most, a 30L or less is the magic number. Neither too small nor too large, this capacity is comfortable to many as they can pack around 5-6kg for a balance between comfort and speed.

      Fastpacking with a 20L capacity is doable but only possible when you have figured out what travel gear works best for you. Start small with your local routes and someone who knows what they’re doing before hitting the trail.