Patagonia Altvia 22L

$119, 22L/1,343 c.i., 1 lb. 8 oz. (S/M)

Sizes: unisex S/M and L/XL

For many dayhikers who hit the trail for anywhere from a few hours to a long day carrying just food, water, adequate layers, and a few extra items like a camera, a daypack of around 20 liters with a basic feature set does the job. And dayhikers carrying a load under 15 pounds—commonly true with many—don’t need a heavily engineered and heavy pack. Enter the Patagonia Altvia 22L, which marries good capacity and easy access in a light package.

With the new Altvia, Patagonia seems to have taken its well-designed Nine Trails daypackand pared it down to a lighter sack with incrementally more space. I’ve carried it on dayhikes of up to 12 miles with at least 1,500 feet of up and down in my local foothills—including one very steep trail that rises 2,000 vertical feet in just 2.2 miles—in August temps from the 60s to the 80s with little shade and more than 12 pounds inside. And I’ve come away impressed with its simple functionality, versatility, and value.

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Patagonia Altvia 22L front.
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