$42Your pack is the first piece of gear you’re going to want to invest in for hiking. Because we’re talking day hiking, you should only be carrying the absolute essentials, e.g. water, snacks, an extra layer, sunscreen, and camera. Look for a pack that’s super light while offering enough support and preferably is not more than 20 L. The typical pack costs anywhere from $80-150 dollars. This 18 L Amazon pack is $41.99 CAD and is an absolute beast. The pack is the perfect size for a day hike. The pack has a 2.5 L water reservoir which is stored in an insulated compartment. I love that the pack has a waist belt which is is super convenient for storing snacks. Additionally, the large compartment is great for carrying extra layers.