SmarterTravel Pick of the Day: Tortuga Packable Daypack

A lightweight bag that packs into itself.

What Is It: A daypack that packs into itself, but doesn’t skimp on design or features.

Why It’s Smart:

• Packs into a rectangular shape to fit easily inside your luggage

• Uses a thin layer of three-dimensional mesh to pad the back section and wick away sweat

• Padded shoulder straps for comfort

• Ergonomically designed chest strap

• Several interior and exterior pockets keep everything organized (includes a laptop sleeve and hydration bladder compartment)

Where to Buy: Available on Tortuga’s website.

(Photo: Tortuga)

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

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