The Bach Daydream 65l, made with CORDURA® fabrics for durability and performance, has been featured as part of The Great Outdoors‘ round-up of Kit That Won’t Quit.
Main image: Chris Townsend testing the Daydream in Glen Feshie | Credit: James Roddie
Indeed, according to BACH Equipment, “Regardless of your travel or trekking adventure you embark on, you can be assured the Daydream 65 will not let you down.”
- Price: £380 (available from BACH)
- Weight: 1900g
- Features: Adjustable carry comfort, easy access to 2 compartments with 3 openings
- Sizes: short and regular
- Women’s available?: Yes, in 60l
Materials: recycled N/210D RIP | Recommended load: 15 – 25kg | Shoulder straps: Height adjustable, thick padded shoulder straps | Hip belt: Replaceable padded hip belt with stretch pocket | Pockets: Two stretch side pockets (open & zippered) & front pocket made of durable Power Mesh | Compression straps: Side compression straps can be closed over the front | Attachments: points for hiking poles or ice axe | Water repellence: PFC-free durable water repellence | Raincover: included
You can watch Chris’ full review of the BACH Daydream 65l here:
According to Chris, who tested this pack on an overnight camp in the Cairngorms in Autumn carrying it over steep, rough ground, the BACH Daydream 65l pack is a “comfortable” and well-designed “general purpose backpacking pack.” While it isn’t ultra-light, it will carry a much heavier load, he explains. “For most backpackers who aren’t too concerned with keeping the weight to an absolute minimum, this pack is great.”
Its generous capacity “will hold enough for cold weather trips when you’ve got a big sleeping bag and more clothing.” The back system is “very good” and is accompanied by well-padded should straps with a thick, wide and well-padded curved hip belt which will support most of the weight when carrying heavy loads – as per its functional design.
“All of the foam padding is covered with mesh to help with breathability and there is a channel down the back so you don’t get too sweaty.” Chris also liked the adjustable shoulder strap position on the back frame and the “body hugging” design which was “quite stable the rough terrain” he tested the Daydream over.
Onto access, Chris thought the Daydream 65l was well-designed. “Now, with a big pack like this you can’t always get at the contents if you’ve packed them right down at the bottom [of the pack].” But with the combination of the floating top lid, the lower compartment, a zipped front panel, there is good access to all that you’d need in your pack. He also liked the variety of pockets available on the Daydream, including the zipped flat side pocket, perfect for a map.
The compression straps also made this pack flexible in terms of load, allowing a comfortable carry even when it’s not stuffed. Various attachment points worked well.
Overall, the pack is suited for both long-distance paths and going up into the mountains on rough terrain thanks to its capacity and stability, according to Chris’ verdict. He concludes: “It’s a great pack whether you’re a beginner or very experienced.”
Learn more about the Bach Daydream 65l at www.bach-equipment.com.