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  • EMS Erratic Daypack

    Versatile and ready for any adventure the Erratic Pack is equally at home in the concrete jungle as the rainforest.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Padded ergonomic shoulder straps, removable waist strap, no sternum strap
    • Large main compartment with with big burly zips go on, stuff it in!
    • Small top pocket, fleece lined to save your screen or shades
    • Zipped front pocket with organizer panel and key fob
    • Large zipped mesh pocket in front compartment
    • Small mesh drop pocket on front, good for beanie and gloves
    • Streamlined side pockets; there when you need them
    • Side compression straps and bottom compression straps

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Erratic Daypack

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Cell Phone Pocket/Sleeve Yes
    Dimensions 19 x 14 x 6.5 in.
    Pack Fabric (Primary) 420D nylon ripstop, 610 Cordura HP polyester
    Hydration Compatible No
    Laptop Size N/A
    Organizer Panel Yes
    Padded Laptop Compartment No
    Sunglasses Pocket, Lined Yes
    Torso Length One size
    Waist Belt Yes
    Volume 1800 cu. in. (30 L)
    Primary Use Hiking
    Weight 1 lb. 10 oz.
    Volume Range 30-45 liters

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Erratic Daypack
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (16)
  • Easy to load (15)
  • Highly adjustable (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Good padding (10)

Cons

  • Zipper snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Hiking (13)
  • Day trip (11)
  • Cycling (9)
  • School (8)
  • Backpacking (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (9), Avid adventurer (5)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (12), Comfort driven (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Uncomfortable

By PAF

from Lancaster, PA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't sit right
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

      When the backpack is full, the back of the pack (the surface closest to your back) takes on a convex bend. Thus it only contacts your back along your spine, instead of spreading the pressure evenly. It is uncomfortable, and is a function of the material the pack is made of, rather than how the pack is loaded.

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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good everyday bag.

      By Veronica the Student

      from Durham, NH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Convenient pockets
      • good for college
      • Hold a lot of books

      Cons

      • Seams are breaking

      Best Uses

      • Everything
      • Hiking
      • School

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

      Now that I am in college I decided it was time to get serious about studying. This is why I bought a nice and sturdy back pack. I really like this bag. I've taken it hiking (nothing too extreme, just a small mountain) and it's been great. Mostly I use this bag for school and it's fantastic. I am able to stuff my laptop, notebooks, and 2 textbooks in it (I don't recommend this though because the seams on my backpack are beginning to break and I just got it a 4 months ago). The straps are nice and comfortable as well even if you are carrying a heavy load.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best pack I have ever owned

      By Ivar the Dane

      from St. Louis Mo

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Car Camping
        • Cycling
        • Hiking

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

        needed a replacement and got this as a bday present. So versatile, comfortable.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Well-made bag, great for bike commuting

        By Kyle

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable
        • Good padding
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Straps too long
        • Zipper Snags

        Best Uses

        • Cycling
        • Day trip
        • Office

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

        I take the yellow Erratic pack with me on my bike commute every day. I only commute a couple miles and this pack is all I need. I had a bigger LL Bean backpack before and it was just too bulky (ie, swinging when pedaling hard, serious wind resistance).

        Pro: The Erratic is a nice, smaller, sleeker bag than most standard backpacks.
        Con: Sometimes it's a little too small and it's not very wide. Not a huge con--just kinda comes with the territory. I would be hesitant to pack this for any serious camping but a daytrip should be fine.

        Pro: It has plenty of straps and places to put things.
        Con: Most of the straps are too long and I have to tie them up in the bag so they don't dangle and fly around while I bike. However it looks like you may be able to stick a tent/tight sleeping bag in the straps under the pack, so not a huge negative if you're using it as a light camping bag.

        The bag seems to be of good quality and well designed. One slightly annoying thing has been that the overlap that covers the zipper to keep water from getting in is pretty stiff and often prohibits the zippers from closing easily. The compression straps on the side also get in the way sometimes but being able to squish your stuff down balances it out a bit if you ask me.

        I got this bag on sale through EMS Clearance and it's definitely worth a reduced price.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great backpack

        By Mark the Pilot

        from Concord NH

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Large capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

          I've had this backpack for over two years now, and it is a great bag. I've mostly used it for travelling for work, and it has held up great to the abuse I gave it. In and out of airplanes, airliners, buses, vans, and every other mode of transportation you can think of. I've also used it for some hiking, and it's been great for that as well. It will hold a 15.4" laptop with no problem, just keep in mind there is very little padding. I put my laptop in a neoprene sleeve, and I have had no issues. The only con I can think of is that there isn't much ventilation on the back of the backpack, so my back gets sweaty very quickly.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lightweight, discreet, functional

          By davephotog

          from new york city

          About Me Professional/Guide

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Zipper Snags

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Photo gear bag

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

          i am a pro photographer...i am always looking for a bag that does not scream "steal me" when i am often working in difficult environs...this backpack is extremely functional without being overbuilt and way too heavy empty as are many bags..

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

          Good all around backpack

          By Fletch

          from Camillus ,NY

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load

          Cons

          • Zipper Snags

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Commuting
          • Office

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

          I use this backpack for work . It a little bigger than I need but the extra room will come in handy when I need this backpack for camping with the Boyscouts .

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Great short trip pack

          By OutsideRanger

          from Cameron, NC

          About Me Military/Law Enforcement

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not hydration compatible
          • Thin Cordura

          Best Uses

          • Cycling
          • Day trip
          • Hiking

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

          This bag is great for what it is: a day or lightweight 3 day pack. Plenty of room for the essentials but lacking a proper hydration storage pocket and straw port. I tend to use nalgene bottles so not a real problem for me but if you prefer bladders might be a problem.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          great pack!!

          By Sam

          from Seacoast, NH

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day trip
            • Hiking
            • School

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

            This is a great pack for a day trip though when I hike I normally go with several other people and carry the gear for several of us and this pack just isn't quite large enought for that. I did use this pack all summer as a counsler and a Boy Scout camp and it held up very nicely.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Great Day Pack

            By KC

            from Pennsburg, PA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day trip
              • Hiking

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Erratic Daypack:

              Bought this for my girlfriend, who is rather petite, and it fits her great. Even took it on an overnighter. We stufffed it with almost 20 pounds of stuff and there was no problems. The pack didn't fit me very well, seemed small, but it was great for my girlfriend.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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