Introducing the Vagabond Collection: Daypacks for Your Travel Needs from Street to Trail

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Korrin Bishop | Dec 08, 2019

When the Vagabond Daypack first launched in 2017, it became a favorite for both hitting the trail for some fresh mountain air and taking a quick jaunt into town for the farmer's market. In 2018, it got a little makeover with its color palette and fabric. Today, we're pumped to take the beloved Vagabond Daypack to the next level by introducing you to the Vagabond Collection!

The Vagabond Collection Offers a Viable Daypack for Every Aspect of Your Life

Ready to retire your other daypacks and join the Vagabond family? The Vagabond Collection offers three daypack options, creating a series of packs that have an eye toward versatility and style. The Vagabond Collection offers hikers and commuters the Vagabond Jet, the Packable Vagabond, and, of course, an updated version of the original Vagabond Daypack that started it all.

Each of these packs feature dual water bottle pockets, top carry handles, spacious outer mesh pockets, and a similar aesthetic, but special features and details on each bring unique functions to all three packs in the Vagabond Collection. Read on to learn what makes each of these packs both hip and functional.

Your Frontcountry Life will Love the Vagabond Jet

Styled in all black using nylon with Spectra fabric, the Vagabond Jet is going to match perfectly with your pantsuit. It's also outfitted with an integrated padded tech carry system for laptops, tablets, or hard drives. With this feature, you'll easily and safely be able to lug your work laptop with you on your subway commute into the office, as well as your Kindle to read your latest adventure novel obsession.

The Vagabond Jet also features mesh shoulder strap pockets and exterior and interior accessory pockets. Take this beefed up version of the Vagabond with you for:

  • Styling and profiling at New York fashion week
  • Gallivanting around the world
  • Commuting into that job that somehow requires you to carry, oh, so much tech around
  • Looking extremely good at your next happy hour
  • Biking along your favorite city trail

Your Minimalist Mind Has Been Searching for the Packable Vagabond

Think of the Packable Vagabond as the streamlined and ultralight version of the Vagabond Daypack. This member of the Vagabond Collection easily compresses and packs into itself via the main accessory pocket. When it unfolds, it looks just like, well, a Vagabond Daypack! Although streamlined, you'll still find all of your favorite Vagabond features in the Packable Vagabond, including side compression straps, mesh shoulder strap pockets, a large mesh exterior pocket, and top carry handles.

The Packable Vagabond also features a ladder lock sternum strap. Take this minimalist version of the Vagabond with you for:

  • Quick "missions" to the local bouldering spot (as the kids say)
  • Summit scrambles
  • New Year's resolutions at your local gym
  • Post-gym hoarding of Trader Joe's snacks
  • A backup second carry-on when mom send you home with too much jam for one suitcase

Your Ever-Evolving Schedule is Going to Find Comfort in the Original Vagabond Daypack

The original Vagabond Daypack is still the treasured jack of all trades in the Vagabond Collection. This pack moves flawlessly between trail and street with a built-in hydration sleeve that can double as a laptop sleeve. We've updated the pack with Aramid kevlar double diamond ripstop fabric, making it stronger, lighter, technically advanced day hiking and peakbagging pack.

The original Vagabond Daypack comes with all the features our community loves about this pack series, and includes a zippered external pocket. Use this perfect daypack for:

The Vagabond Collection Brings Style and Function to Your Day-to-Day

We hope you're as stoked for the Vagabond Collection of daypacks as we are. These packs bring function and style to anything your day may bring. Whether you're already a part of the Vagabond family, or a new recruit, we know you'll find a pack to love in this series. Check out each of their product pages for more information on their features, including product demonstration videos.

Finally, make sure to share photos of your adventures with the Vagabond Collection with us by tagging @gossamergear and using the hashtag #takelessdomore. Happy trails!

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Author Bio

Korrin Bishop is the Managing Editor for the Gossamer Gear blog, Light Feet. She's also the co-founder of Wild Wilderness Women, a freelance writer, Oregon Duck, and group hug enthusiast. She grew up amongst redwoods, has a deep love for Everglades adventures, and was once a Washington, D.C. local before fleeing for more open spaces. Korrin has written for the National Park Service, Sierra Magazine, Fodor's Travel, The Dyrt, and Misadventures Magazine, among others. Learn more about her work on her website: https://www.korrinbishop.com/