Backpacker Backpacks Field Test: Daypacks From ultralight to ultraweatherproof, our testers found the perfect load hauler for every trip and hiker. September 11, 2014 Katie Herrel Share this Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Join Backpacker Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In Join Backpacker Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In 'Left to right: Osprey Talon 22, CamelBak Fourteener 24, Granite Gear Superior (Ben Fullerton)' [weatherproof bargain]Granite Gear Superior undefined[best support]CamelBak Fourteener 24 [best all-around]Osprey Talon 22/Tempest 20 [all-purpose]Exped Mountain Lite 20 [hot-weather champ]Marmot Kompressor Verve 26 [climber ‘s choice]Salomon Synapse Flow 30 AW [all-purpose]Ultralight Packs When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. We do not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy.