gear review hiking Lassen Peak at Lassen Volcanic National Park with Cotopaxi Luzon 18L daypack backpack

Gear Reviews: Cotopaxi 18L Luzon Del Día daypack & Osprey Tempest 9 backpack

I am not a minimalist packer, so I like lots of pockets and bells and whistles that one typically finds on a rigid backed technical pack. Robert prefers a more unconstructed daypack. Come to think of it, our distinct preference for packs could be a metaphor for our personalities. Here are our daypack picks and impressions.