After some quick and questionable research, we've learned that it's currently illegal to marry your backpack in at least 45 states in the US.
Which is unfortunate, because you're gonna love this thing.
The Bindle Pack™ is an incredible ultralight, ultra-strong daypack offering plenty of room for everything you need for a day's adventure, including your hammock and all needed accessories.
While it's an ideal pack for a day hike on the trail, this extremely versatile backpack is designed for everyday use. It's perfect for traveling, commuting to work, grocery shopping, cycling, music festivals, and much more.
The best part? Just like our hammocks, the Bindle stuffs into its own tiny 3.5oz pouch you can fit in your pocket. It's okay to fall in love.
What happens when a lightweight lifestyle pioneer like Trek Light Gear decides to make an ultralight backpack? This.
Using the very same parachute nylon material that helped us revolutionize the hammock world, we created a daypack that forced the entire backpack industry to think twice when they use the words like 'lightweight' and 'travel-sized'.
The Bindle Pack is the ideal travel companion, bring it along in your suitcase and you've got the perfect walking around bag to use on your trip. It's also an ideal small carry-on for your next flight - it fits under the seat, so keep it handy in case you need to check your main carry-on at the last minute.
Whether you ride your bike to work, hit the gym after work, find yourself looking for the perfect little beach bag or you just need something to carry your things around your next concert or music festival - the Bindle Pack is your new favorite everyday companion.
Every time one of our Bindle Backpacks is purchased, Trek Light Gear will deliver one child/student around the world with a full set of desperately needed school supplies thanks to our partnership with Be The Change Volunteers.
Pencils, Notebooks and Folders. It's a one-for-one model - for less than $35 you get an incredible backpack and a child in need gets the gift of a better future, it's that simple.
Our warehouse is continuing to take all necessary measures to ship orders and keep our team safe. Life may feel like it's returning to normal in your local area (we hope!), but the impact of COVID is still extremely present in the world of shipping and fulfillment.
Most orders for in-stock items are leaving our warehouse within 1-3 business days, but please be understanding if it takes additional time to get your order shipped.
If you choose an express shipping rate (FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2-Day) we're still getting most expedited orders out the door within one business day from when you order.
Please note that even though FedEx Ground or Priority Mail may cost more than Standard/Free Shipping, they're not considered an expedited shipping method. Any delivery times quoted are estimates only and it may not ship for 1-3 business days after you order as noted above.
Bottom line: We're doing everything we can to get your order to you quickly and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!
Our shipping takes place Monday through Friday - any orders placed over the weekend or after our daily mail pickup will be shipped in the order received.
If you choose a shipping option that has a quoted time like "FedEx Ground (2 Business Days)" or even "FedEx Overnight (1 Day)", please remember that isn't a guarantee that the order will be there exactly 1 or 2 days from the moment you order it - we still need time to pack & ship your order (see above).
When it comes to the carriers, the quoted times should also always be thought of as estimates, not guarantees. Expedited methods like FedEx 2-Day or Overnight are pretty reliable in their delivery times (hence the cost), but services like Ground/Priority can certainly be optimistic with their estimates.
We offer the ability to pre-order and backorder some items on our site when they are not yet in stock. If an item you are purchasing isn't currently in stock, you'll see a note displayed in your shopping cart that indicates the expected shipping time for your order.
Please note that the expected shipping time is an estimate based on when we expect to receive new inventory.
Sometimes it takes us even longer than expected to receive inventory (especially with unpredictable COVID delays) and sometimes we receive inventory much sooner than the timeframe we estimate. Your order will always ship as soon as the inventory is in our hands!
We aren't able to split-ship your orders into multiple deliveries - so if you are ordering an item that isn't currently in stock along with other items that are, please be aware that your order won't ship until all items are in stock. If you're anxious to receive the in-stock items, we recommend placing a separate order so you can receive the in-stock items without delay.
Please see our Can I Request A Specific Shipping Carrier? page with important details on which carriers we offer and how to make sure you get your package delivered properly.
When receiving an international order your package will need to pass through Customs in your country. All of our packages will have a Customs Declaration Form which details the items in your package and their value.
PLEASE NOTE: There are almost always additional charges to receive your package when you order from outside your own country - these charges are Customs Duties and Import Taxes which are your responsibility to pay (often before you are allowed to collect the package). The laws and taxes are different in every country and Trek Light Gear has no way of knowing in advance what these taxes and fees will be. Please be aware of this when placing your order, we don't want you to be surprised when the package shows up and you owe additional money!
If you have any additional questions about international shipping methods or rates just let us know!
As you've likely seen on our website, we stand behind our products with what we call our Happiness Guarantee. So, what does that mean exactly?
In a nutshell: We want you to be happy with what you buy from us, and if you aren't - you've got our promise that we'll always do whatever we can to bring you happiness.
Within reason, right? Maybe you're sad because everything in our store doesn't cost $1, or you wish our 30-day return window was actually 3 years - well, we need to have some policies and rules so we can survive as a small business.
What matters is that we're here for you.
We truly care about your happiness, and will always do what we can to help - maybe it's a discount on your next order, store credit for a future purchase, or just going out of our way to make sure that the next item you buy from us is exactly what you want.
Feel Good. Do Good. Pass It on.
If for any reason you're not happy with anything you ordered from us, just send it back to us within 30 days by following the instructions below.
The product must be in unused or 'like-new' condition - you're welcome to try a product to make sure you like it, but we cannot accept returns that are abused, stained, washed/laundered, or otherwise damaged (unless the damage is the result of a manufacturer's defect, in which case it is covered under our Lifetime Warranty).
Holiday Extension: All purchases made in November or December will be allowed an extended return window thru 1/31. We'll make it easy for the gift recipient to handle any returns or exchanges!
To view our full return policy details and initiate a return/exchage of your product, just click the button below!
This backpack was perfect for our trip to the national parks in Utah. It was light and held everything we needed for hiking. I highly recommend it!
I bought one of these 6 years ago and literally loved it to bits. So handy to have in your bags when travelling (especially if you prefer to go cabin baggage only) as an incredibly light and compact daypack you can use any time, without needing to unpack or reorganise your existing bags. I use mine when doing short hikes in hot places, when wandering around cities while travelling, and as a luggage expander if you've been shopping and are coming home with more than you set off with ;)
After 6 years my old one needed replacing, so I bought myself and my partner one each. This revised version seems to have stronger straps, which is a useful improvement. As such a tiny and lightweight design, it obviously does not have any padding, so you need to pack it with care if carrying hard or uncomfortable objects - it's not a substitute for a bespoke daypack for more serious hiking. But it does what it set out to do brilliantly.
Great design. Great quality. Great production. Great customer service. Just what our local organization would like to have associated with our own urban planning efforts. Even the person who did the custom (reflective thread) embroidery thought the backpack was great.
We are so fortunate that our residents' initiative, undependent Rock Island, came across your backpack. It has given us an opportunity to communicate to fellow residents a seriously good community design with seriously good application here in Rock Island (IL) that includes some seriously healthy fun. And it starts when they ask us, "Where'd you get that backpack."
I don't remember how may years ago that I purchased this, but I think it was the first year that it was introduced as a new product they designed to use the leftover material from the manufacture of the hammocks. I've used it extensively for travel, as a camera bag, gym bag, grocery bag, day hike bag. The only change over these years that I can see is a very slight fraying and fading of the Trek Light label! Otherwise not a stitch has pulled or any signs of wear. I carry this with me at all times in my bigger backpack since it is so light and versatile. I've gotten my money's worth years ago and I expect to have this for years to come. I highly recommend it!
Thank you for being a part of the TLG family Bob! Stories like yours are our favorite. Happy trails with your Bindle Daypack!