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Lafuma HIKO 28 Backpack

lafuma-pack.jpgLafuma HIKO 28 Backpack– A unique daypack.

One thing Lafuma is known for is creating awesome gear thats tough and light weight. The Lafuma HIKO 28 Backpack is no exception. A super light day pack, the Lafuma HIKO 28 Backpack weighs just over two pounds.

The Lafuma HIKO 28 Backpack is a daypack thats built more like hiking backpack. It has many of the features of larger packs, but with a smaller capacity. The Lafuma HIKO 28 Backpack has a uniquely designed top loading entry, much like that of other overnight packs. The pack its self is made out of a tough diamond micro ripstop 210D polyamide, semi-dull 420D polyamide, and 600D polyester.

As far as features go, the Lafuma HIKO 28 Backpack has some of my favorites. There is a built in rainfly, plenty of compression straps, side mesh pockets, and a mesh hip belt pocket. The Lafuma HIKO 28 Backpack also uses a ventlight systems that is designed to help keep the pack off of your back and allow for extra ventilation.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one: $35 – $56

Why it rocks:

  • Durable and light Diamond ripstop nylon
  • Ventilight strap system promotes distributed load and cool airflow on your back
  • Easy access external zip pockets on the top and sides for quick storage
  • Hyrdration pocket and port so you can take your water bladder with you and stay hydrated
  • Integrated rain cover and leatktight front zip pocket to keep your gear dry on damp days

Why it bites:

  • Uses zipper for the top load entrance

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 7 out of 10

Theres a lot I like about the Lafuma HIKO 28 Backpack. I love that it has a built in rainfly. I also have had nothing but good experiences with products from the Lafuma company. The things I don’t like about this pack are just small things that are a personal preference. In other words, this is a great day pack that’s a bit different from the rest of them out there.

Looking to buy? Check out these sites: $35 – $56