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Everything you need for a typical spring day hike.
1. Pack: L.L.Bean Day Trekker 25
This is one of those items that you’ll use so much, you’ll never regret a penny spent on it. We gave this daypack our Editors’ Choice Award because it carries big-day loads with aplomb thanks to a stiffened framesheet, great padding, and innovative (BOA) compression. But it works equally well as a daily communting bag or a carryon for any of your airline travel thanks to its super-smart and convenient packbag layout. $100; 1 lb. 14 oz.; 25 liters; llbean.com