Gregory Muir 24 Pack

With a little bit of something for everyone, the Muir 24 is marketed as a “go-anywhere, do-anything” daypack. While that may be a bold statement, the Muir has a bevy of features to appeal to the outdoors and urban markets.

It has 24 liters (1,464 cubic inches) of capacity — enough for school books and a computer or supplies during a day hike in the mountains. There is a padded hydration sleeve that doubles as a laptop sleeve, a hydration port that doubles as an earphone-cord port, and a hip belt that tucks away when you don’t need it while “hiking” around campus or in town.

Gregory Muir 24

The crossover features keep coming, including compression straps to allow you to carry a snowboard; ice axe and trekking pole loops; interior organizational pockets; an easy-access front zipper pocket; large zippered compartments; and a reinforced ballistic nylon bottom panel.

The pack comes in a men’s and a women’s model (women’s called the Imlay 22). Despite all the extras, Gregory specs the packs to weigh just 1.5 pounds when empty.

Both bags are currently available for $110.

—Ryan Dionne

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.