Drifter Day Pack

I’m a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due, and in the case of these bags, the credit goes solely to The Sig Other, for finding ‘em, posting ‘em, and making me really, really want one (nice work M). The Day Pack from Ohio’s Drifter Bags is expertly crafted in the Buckeye State from 1000d Cordura nylon. As functional as it is sturdy, the bag features two large pockets, adjustable padded shoulder straps, and heavy duty YKK zippers throughout (which are covered with flaps for added protection from the elements). Vancouver’s Neighbor has it in five colorways, and the price per is low enough to make you do a double-take.

For price and purchase info, visit Neighbour.

  • j

    I’ve seen these in person – the colors are great, but IMO the material is not particularly nice. The bags are comparable to the Fjallraven Kanken bags: lightweight, simple, unstructured, a little flimsy feeling. I prefer the feeling of (say) the Engineered Garments duffel backpack. Still a nice bag at a great price, of course!

    • http://well-spent.com Brad

      Thanks for the intel J.


  • http://www.gearunlocked.com David

    I hope these don’t suffer from the Herschel-effect, but it looks like they might according to commenter j.

  • Lincoln

    From Drifter’s website:

    All Drifter products are warranteed to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for as long as he or she owns the product. Should a defect occur, send laundered product, postpaid, with return postage and proof of purchase to Drifter Sport and Travel Bags, Inc. If the product was defective in material or workmanship, we shall, at our option, repair or replace it without charge.

    Each Drifter product is made of the finest quality materials, however, the finest quality materials may wear out with normal use. Repairs due to normal wear, accident, negligence or improper care will be repaired at a reasonable charge.

  • http://urbanadventurer.com/blog Emily

    I love this bag! I’ve had this brand for a few years, and it always proves to be reliable and practical. The blue color is also great.

  • tman916

    Not to sound pretentious but J, you can’t be serious. The EG duffel costs 200+ USD. These bags are available through Drifter directly (website is being re-done) in many more colors for $44 minus the leather patch and come with a lifetime warranty.

    Given the quality materials used, options, and warranty I’d say one of these simple Daypacks are perfect for small day trips unless the EG duffel is clawing at your back screaming, “buy me!”

  • Jay

    Been thinking about one of these or a parrot canvas, if these had a leather bottom it’d be no contest.

  • j

    I don’t mean to imply that the bags are low quality — only that that they are *very* lightweight and bare-bones, which is why they’re so inexpensive. I probably shouldn’t have used the word “flimsy.”

  • Jay

    I did see that, but the link to site doesn’t work and I couldnt find them on the site. I’m guessing they discontinued it.

    • http://well-spent.com Brad

      Dang. Didn’t realize they stopped selling that. You can still find it on Rakuten for around $120 – almost three times what Drifter was charging. Bummer.

    • http://well-spent.com Brad
  • Smow

    Why I cannot see this bag on their website?