I'm new to lightweight travel. I'll be going through South Asia for a 10 days with a Tortuga travel backpack on me. Many of the days will be from a hotel so I can leave behind the travel bag.
Normally I have an Osprey daypack which is perfect for day use, but it's a little big to stuff inside my travel backpack. I can't wear 2 backpacks.
I'm struggling to come up with the ideal "personal item" or packable day pack/sling/man bag that can stuff in my main bag, yet be able to keep my essentials while touristing around for the day and leaving behind my travel bag.
I have a "man-bag" (Nutsac brand) that I normally use for daily exploring, but it's a heavy canvas/cotton thing and not quite packable enough. Maybe an ultralight backpack like a Matador Freely 16 or Sea to Summit sil-nylon pack? A nylon sling bag?
Needs to handle a water bottle and my "essentials" which takes up about the room of a kid's lunchbox.