Product Review – One Planet Knockabout Daypack

Lake Titicaca Debi Slinger

I’ve been a long time fan of One Planet gear since is was Aiking back in the ’90s. Why? Because they are Australian designed, Australian made and the creator has always been a regular outdoors person so knows what people like me want and need.

Amazon Jungle. Note the One Planet tag which doubles as a luggage tag – brilliant

I don’t like to carry much luggage – one backpack and one daypack – that’s it. Too many bags means I’ll leave something behind. So once my backpack is checked in at an airport I only have to think of one bag and that’s the Knockabout.

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Teotihuacan, Mexico

On a suggestion from Andrew King, the owner of One Planet, this would be an all-round daypack to take overseas as it’s small enough that you won’t take too much with you but big enough for an overnight trip.

Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru

The Knockabout is made for the rough and tumble of everyday life. Its waterproof zippers proved helpful in a downpour in Mexico. There is a small zip pocket on the front which is where I put my head torch or small items that I needed to be handy. I removed the chest strap as I find them annoying. That proved to be a good decision.

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Machu Picchu, Peru

This 24L daypack has been from one end of South America to the other. One a two-night Homestay, it was big enough to hold the essentials and a few days later was small enough to be on busy Lima public transport. Waterloc canvas is our classic long lasting material whilst A Cordura stretch front pocket is great for stashing gear. Water-resistant zippers keep your gear dry. Small front and interior pockets help to organise alongside the daypack insert compatibility.

The daypack is made of Waterloc canvas which is one of the fundamental materials from the One Planet range. It has one front pocket made of A Cordura and found this useful to quick pop in say a drink bottle, map, wipes or a beanie.

A quiet morning in Mexico City

Colour options – black. Yes, I know that so much gear is black but it does give this daypack something of a classy look and can hold its own in a swanky five-star hotel right down to out on the trails of Machu Picchu.

Price – at the time of the review the pack is $199 and doubt you’ll ever need another one for many, many years to come.

Where to purchase – click here to see who stocks One Planet daypacks.

On the One Planet website, you’ll find more information. Click here to read more.

Now it’s your turn.

What is your favourite daypack and why?

Leave a comment below.


  1. Simon on December 19, 2018 at 10:29 am

    I love my knockabout pack too and yep took the chest strap off but have kept it just in case. SO well made.

    • deborah on December 21, 2018 at 10:42 am

      Yes, they are great packs. Hope you have a life full of adventures with yours.

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