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Civita Hemp Day Pack

We are traveling to Ireland & Scotland!!!!! I am excited :-) I am interested in the Civita Day Pack and like the looks of the Hemp one. Has anyone bought and used this one? I couldn't find any reviews on it. I know it says it is NOT waterproof but as far as I can tell the other normal Civita Day Pack isn't either, and people seem to like it. Just curious if the regular one is still a better option then the Hemp. Thank you!

Posted by
11398 posts

The regular ( microfiber) is 5 oz lighter

The hemp version is 5% bigger (850 vs 900 cubic inches)

To me the size difference is not worth added weight

Definitely a personal preference choice

have fun on your trip

Posted by
199 posts

I own several Civita Day Packs and have used them for many years. Sorry, but haven't tried the Hemp one. Though I own a couple of more expensive backpacks, I always pack the Civita because it is super light and holds a lot. I can easily fit in everything I might need for a daytrip + food and the all-important water bottle. I've even added a change of undies, socks and tee if travel conditions warrant. Though not padded in the back, the straps are very comfortable and I am not used to wearing backpacks normally, so that's certainly something.

It's awesome you are going to Ireland and Scotland! I've enjoyed those countries very much. Have an absolutely wonderful time!

Posted by
985 posts

I have the hemp pack. I prefer the regular Civita - stays cleaner and doesn't stand out so much.

Posted by
70 posts

I use the hemp bag and am very happy. I even used it in Ireland!

Its almost 50% heavier than the regular and more bulky, but easily manageable. After using both in Europe, I (mildly) prefer the regular. I enjoy the softness, the fact that it stores easier, and the "less incognito" profile. Personally, I use the hemp bag as a personal tote domestically and for dry goods on picnics.