Beginners are mostly confused about the difference between a daypack and backpack. Actually both are used to taking stuffs at your back. Both kinds of backpack have straps but Daypack is usually lightweight. A daypack has a carrying capacity of 15L to 35L. Though it has a capacity of taking more than 15 liters, you can easily carry a laptop inside this pack. And though the daypack has a capacity of carrying 35L, it can be used while one is going for a weekend trip.
Unlike backpacks, daypacks are lightweight and a daypack costs cheaper. If you are searching for fashionable backpacks for school, then you have to go for backpacks other than daypacks.
Generally a backpack comes with an internal frame for better back support on the other hand a daypack doesn’t come with this. A daypack is used when you need to carry a few things on the other hand for taking heavy loads usually backpacks is used. A daypack may come with a small hip strap to snap around your waist and a sternum strap for across your chest.
If you are looking for a stylish pack for trekking around town then daypack is going to a perfect choice for you. A backpack can be waterproof convenient to overnight trip.
Daypacks are usually stylish and people purchase it for taking it to nearest places on the other hand backpack is used for going on long trip.
While making decision to purchase a backpack you need to consider how much weight you will carry with this backpack, if the weight is lighter then you must go for a daypack and on the contrary to that when you need to carry heavy weight you must go for a daypack.
A daypack is more preferable for hiking, daily commutes, coffee shop runs, beach days and urban adventures. Backpack is required when one needs to carry heavy gear.