EMS Drifter Daypack

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Drifter Daypack
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Easy to load (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Good padding (3)
  • Highly adjustable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (4)
    • School (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort driven (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Sleeve Too Small

    By Pat

    from Ashland, OR

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good padding
    • Large capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Sleeve For I-pad Small

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Drifter Daypack:

      The sleeve for the computer tablet is 8.5 x 8 inches. My standard I-Pad measures 9.5 x 7.5. It won't fit.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great backpack

      By Sarah

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Good padding
      • Highly Adjustable

      Cons

      • Shallow Side Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Car Camping
      • Commuting
      • Day trip
      • Hiking
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Drifter Daypack:

      I just took this backpack on a 2.5 week trip to Costa Rica and I was so glad I got it (my husband even asked me to order him one!). It carries everything I need on short hikes, trips to the beach, and also works as an overnight bag. My only real complaint with this bag, and the reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is because the side pockets don't hold larger water bottles well. Anything over 1 liter fell out if I leaned forward to fix my shoe, etc. 1 liter bottles and smaller were fine, but I wish it had either deeper pockets or a strap to secure larger items. Also, I originally got the purple color and didn't like how it looked, got the black and find it much sleeker looking.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      hard backing is awkward, uncomfortable

      By Martha

      from Syracuse

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Good Pocket Options
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flops Over On Ground
      • Hard Liner Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Day trip
      • School

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Drifter Daypack:

      I use this to walk to campus daily. It has good options for storage. The hard (plastic) backing is a huge drawback for me- I wish it had some flex, was shorter and/or had a removable option. It does not stand on its own and tips over when placed on the floor. It also digs into my back due to its inability to fit to the contour of my body. Our other EMS backpacks have a softer, flexible back and are much more comfortable when using- and they stay upright when placed on the ground.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very happy so far

      By Danny.

      from Delaware

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Drifter Daypack:

            Also not sure what the first guy is talking about, as my iPad as well as my 13" MacBook Pro fit in the compartment. The MacBook was pretty tight, but fit non-the-less.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I don't have an ipad, so...

            By Non-ipad user

            from New Jersey

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Load
            • Good padding
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Large capacity
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • Day trip
              • School

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Drifter Daypack:

              Unlike the other reviewer, I don't use this just to carry an ipad. Therefore this pack fits everything in it that I need whether I'm cycling or taking a day hike.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              small, simple, lightweight

              By Greg

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Load
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cycling
                • Day trip
                • Hiking
                • Office

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Drifter Daypack:

                I'm using this backpack for light day hikes and for my daily commute to work, either by road bike or Jeep. This bag is replacing a North Face bag that was full of zippers, straps, and excessive compartments, and weighed 2x as much.EMS has never let me down! :)

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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