Keb Hike 30 Review - Jeremy Lee

Admiring the power of Jeongbang waterfall on Jeju Island, South Korea.

I recently got my hands on the Keb Hike 30 backpack and have now had a few months to get a feel for what its capabilities are. I’ve had a great time with it so far and have taken it out to the forests in South Korea, the deserts in Western Australia and have also been using it simply as an urban day pack around town.

Taking a breather on the Gwaneumsa Trail on the way to Mt Hallasan summit.

The Keb Hike 30 is a great sized daypack made from really burly G-1000 Heavy Duty as well as waterproof Bergshell material on the sides and bottom. The G-1000 is great as a tough outer that I can forget about when I’m rock scrambling or pushing through some heavy scrub, while the waterproof panels let me chuck my bag on the ground without worrying about my gear getting wet. There’s even a rain cover included in case of heavy downpours. Size-wise there is plenty of room for a full day out on the trails, and if you can pack lightly you can squeeze in enough for an overnight hike. Gear loops on the front and sides also make it winter-friendly, letting you hook in an ice axe or set of skis for the snowy months.

Walking one of the Olle trails on the south coast of Jeju Island. 

If you’re hanging around the city, the hip belt can be easily removed for a more casual look. The hydration sleeve can also fit a 15” laptop, and there are plenty of pockets for other everyday essentials too.

Overall a well rounded daypack with solid construction, just the right array of features and fantastic versatility for any outdoor enthusiast.

Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) masked in clouds. 


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