Cotopaxi Del Día Collection Review – Exploring Sustainability and Style in the Allpa 42L Travel Pack

The Cotopaxi Del Día Collection offers a unique and sustainable approach to adventure gear. Crafted with 100% repurposed fabric, each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation, adding an element of surprise and individuality to your gear collection. The Del Día bags, including the Allpa 42L Travel Pack, are not just about style; they embody a commitment to eco-consciousness and thoughtful design.

Allpa 42L Travel Pack

Functionality and Versatility:

The Del Día Collection, with its packs and duffels, is designed to seamlessly blend into a variety of travel scenarios. Whether you’re embarking on a backpacking adventure, a camping trip, or a globetrotting journey, these bags excel in both functionality and style. The Allpa 42L Travel Pack, a standout in this collection, caters to those with longer trips in mind.

Allpa 42L Travel Pack – Del Día: Ultimate Adventure Companion

Allpa 42L Travel Pack

Cotopaxi sent me their Allpa 42L Travel Pack to test.

The Allpa 42L Travel Pack is tailored to accommodate trips lasting two weeks or more. Built with versatility and durability in mind, this pack boasts features that enhance its usability and performance.


  1. Comfortable Carry: The padded, mesh suspension system and load lifter straps ensure a comfortable carry, even during extended walks or airport dashes.
  2. Organization Made Easy: The suitcase-style, full-wrap zipper opening on the main compartment makes packing and organization a breeze. The internal mesh compartments further assist in keeping your belongings neatly arranged. And it has enough space for clothing to make sure you’re covered (literally!) for up to two weeks.
  3. Tech-Friendly: With a padded 15″ laptop sleeve and a 12.5″ padded tablet sleeve, the pack caters to the tech-savvy traveler. I can easily fit in my HP Laptop, iPad, and Kindle.
  4. Quick Access: The shortcut zipper to the main compartment allows easy access to your essentials without having to open the entire pack.
  5. Thoughtful Design Elements: The inclusion of a top zippered pocket for small essentials, exterior water bottle pocket, carabiner lash points, and reinforced grab handles highlight the pack’s well-rounded design.
  6. Anti-Theft Zippers: The YKK security zippers on all closures enhance the pack’s security.
  7. Sustainable Aesthetic: The one-of-a-kind Del Día colors are not only visually appealing but also showcase the bag’s commitment to repurposing materials.
  8. Rain Cover Included: The added rain cover ensures your gear stays dry during unexpected downpours.
  9. TSA Compliance: The pack’s carry-on compatibility makes navigating airports and flights a smoother experience.


  1. Random Selection: While the surprise factor of the Del Día colors can be exciting, some users might prefer to choose the color or pattern themselves or have a pre-fabricated bag from Cotopaxi.
    Allpa 42L Travel Pack

    Personally, I love the random color and pattern selection on the bag Cotopaxi sent me to test. It’s a vibrant collection of blues, oranges, reds and pinks. I love how unique it is, which is the purpose of this collection. Because of the random selection, each bag will be uniquely yours.

    Final Thoughts:

    The Cotopaxi Del Día Collection, exemplified by the Allpa 42L Travel Pack, is a standout choice for adventurers seeking both functionality and eco-friendliness in their gear. With its blend of comfort, organization, and sustainable design, this pack is well-suited for long journeys, outdoor escapades, and beyond. The Del Día concept not only reduces waste but also adds a touch of personalization to your gear ensemble. For those who value practicality, style, and responsible manufacturing, the Allpa 42L Travel Pack is a compelling option that encourages conscientious exploration.

    Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Travel Backpack Review

    WOW! The Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Travel Backpack is the ultimate adventure companion! Whether you’re planning a quick getaway or a longer trip, this backpack has got you covered. With its spacious interior, you can easily pack all your essentials, from your laptop and tablet to your cell phone, e-reader and even a light change of clothes!

    Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Travel Backpack

    The upgraded design of the Allpa 28L is truly outstanding, incorporating the suggestions of hundreds of reviewers to make it lighter, stronger, and more suitable for adventure. The weight-distributing, low-profile harness system, combined with the TPU-coated 1000D polyester and 840D ballistic nylon paneling, ensures that your backpack is both durable and organized. The full-wrap zipper opening on the main compartment is perfect for easy access to your things, and the zippered mesh compartments on both sides keep your essentials neatly organized.

    Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Travel Backpack

    The Allpa 28L also boasts a padded laptop and tablet sleeve, a top zippered pocket, and security YKK zippers. With its tuck-away straps and four reinforced grab handles, it’s easy to carry on flights, making it the perfect carry-on bag. And with the included raincover, you can rest assured that your belongings will stay dry and protected, no matter the weather.

    Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Travel Backpack

    Cotopaxi is committed to sustainability, ethical sourcing, and doing good in the world. The Allpa 28L is produced in the Philippines by a factory dedicated to fair social labor practices and environmentally sound production processes. Cotopaxi also partners with the factory to reduce fabric waste through their repurposed Del Día Collection.

    Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Travel Backpack

    The Allpa 28L is guaranteed for good, built to last, and sustainably sourced. With over 20,000 5-star reviews, it’s easy to see why Cotopaxi is a trusted brand in the adventure community. So, don’t hesitate, grab your Allpa 28L today and start your next adventure with confidence!

    Showers Pass Launches “Enjoy All Elements” Challenge

    Our friends at Showers Pass launched today the “Enjoy All Elements” program, challenging its customers to spend 175 million hours in inclement weather by 2031. The campaign is centered around removing the obstacles that stand in the way of enjoying outdoor activities in rain, wind, sun, and cold. Challengers can share and record their hours playing in the elements on social media using the #EnjoyAllElements tag, or by utilizing the challenge hub at enjoyallelements.com. For each hour logged, Showers Pass will increase its contribution to Outdoors Empowered Network, a national network of community-led, youth-centered outdoor education groups that are dedicated to increasing access and diversity in the outdoors through gear libraries and outdoor leadership training.

    Enjoy All Elements Challenge
    Enjoy All Elements Challenge

    Showers Pass has always been about making cycling and outdoor activity enjoyable in any weather,” says Sarah Jean Charniak, Marketing Director at Showers Pass. “This new commitment continues in that tradition, by challenging people to get out more, while at the same time helping to remove barriers to get outside. We’re excited to see how the monetary and in-kind support raised will improve outdoor access for many communities.” Outdoors Empowered Network supports more than twenty gear libraries throughout the United States, reducing one of the biggest barriers to entry for hundreds of thousands of young people that want to engage in outdoor adventuring. “More time outside means healthier, happier humans and a deeper connection to nature,” says Charniak, “and that’s ultimately what we’re trying to achieve.”

    “We are really excited to be partnering with Showers Pass. We love that they understand that gear needs to be accessible for young people to enjoy all the elements outdoors and that they are putting this into action by supporting both OEN and our member organizations,” says Seraph White Executive Director of the Outdoors Empowered Network.

    For more details on the Enjoy All Elements Challenge, Showers Pass, and the Outdoors Empowered Network visit: www.showerspass.com & www.outdoorsempowered.org. And be sure to check out our reviews of Showers Pass products that can help you enjoy the outdoors in all conditions.


    About Showers Pass 

    Based in Portland, Oregon Showers Pass is made up of a select team of outdoor enthusiasts who bike, run, hike, climb and play in the outdoors.  In 1997 Showers Pass was born from the desire to develop clothing and gear that would get people out on their bikes no matter the weather.  Our reputation is built on the use of high-performance materials in combination with innovative functional design. Originally specializing in waterproof-breathable outerwear, Showers Pass now offers industry-leading baselayers, active apparel, waterproof socks, and waterproof bags. Our products are used by cyclists, mountaineers, runners, cross-country skiers, mountain bikers, firefighters, endurance athletes, and others who demand high performance and reliability from their gear.  Reducing our impact on the environment while making high-quality long-lasting products is part of our mission.

    Best Hostels in Colorado for Outdoor Enthusiasts

    Planning vacations can be stressful, especially when it comes to finding the right place to stay. But we’ve got you covered if you’re looking for not only a place to sleep, but some company and some extra perks too. Check out our list of the best hostels in Colorado.

    For a Little Bit of Everything

    The Bunkhouse in Vail, Colorado
    The entire staff can fit into one of the spacious “pod style” bunks.

    Bunkhouse: Vail

    This accommodation has a little bit of everything. There is easy access to some of the top world-class skiing locations in the world, including both Vail and Beaver Creek Mountain. Nearby are 50 hikes in the Valley, including the 14ner “Mt. of The Holy Cross,” and a trailhead less than nine miles from the Bunkhouse.

    There’s also concerts all summer, on Tuesdays (Vail @ Betty Ford Amphitheater) , Wednesdays (Avon @ Nottingham Park), and Thursdays (Minturn @ Little Beach Park)

    Their staff knows the area and can make recommendations for almost any outdoor activity imaginable including:

    • white water rafting
    • rock climbing
    • horseback riding
    • aerial yoga
    • mountain biking
    • jeep tours
    • fly fishing
    • zip lining
    • backcountry skiing
    • ice climbing
    • avalanche education

    Best way to get to the Bunkhouse:

    The Bunkhouse has a discount code with Epic Mountain Express with pick up from DIA and drop off at their front door.  The least expensive way to get there is the “Bustang” from Denver to Vail Transportation Center. From there you can navigate the local bus system or Uber to the hostel.


    • Average summer rates starting at $50, average winter rates start at $75 a night.  (Insider tip: book early to lock in lower rates and to get a lower bunk.)  Bunk house will have a special promo for Huck users inside the app after the app’s launch.

    Settle down with two complimentary craft beers or glasses of wine per nightly stay, and free concerts all summer long. Check out the Bunkhouse for a little bit of everything at one of the best hostels in Colorado.

    For Groups, Couples or Solos

    The Bivvi Hostel
    Lobby of The Bivvi Hostel

    Bivvi Hostel: Breckenridge 

    This boutique mountain lodge for adventure junkies, mountain experts, and outdoor enthusiasts will fall nothing short of all your vacation expectations. They offer a variety of room options, where you can opt to share a room and meet someone new in their 4- or 6-person bunk rooms. Or, choose from a variety of private rooms, including a romantic hot tub suite for two or a fun four-person apartment with kitchen that’s perfect for a group of friends.

    Enjoy a hot complimentary breakfast in the morning and their happy hour from 4-6 p.m. at night while soaking in the hot tub.

    Whether you’re into hiking, biking, or anything outdoors, this hostel has plenty of amenities to satisfy you or your group’s needs and a great location to make it easy to get out and explore. The property is walking distance from the Breckenridge ski resort chair lift and main street, making traveling easier with its convenient location and free transportation system. The free Summit Stage bus comes every 20 minutes just outside of the Bivvi and will give you a lift to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain.   


    • Summer rates include bunk beds starting as low as $35 a night and private rooms starting as low as $120 a night.
    • Winter rates include bunk beds starting at around $65/70 a night and privates from $150/160.

    For a Comfy, Eclectic Stay

    Colorado Hostels

    The Divide Riders Hostel: Del Norte

    Located in Del Norte, The Divide Riders Hostel is a hostel perfect for accommodating travelers, hikers and bikers. The Divide Riders Hostel has one large room that includes a communal kitchen and living room, eight single beds, plus a shared bathroom. The clean and comfy space is decorated with antiques and art and is an inexpensive option for single or group travelers.

    Located in old town Del Norte, everything in the town is within walking distance, making travel plans and transportation the least of your worries. Located right on the Continental Divide, this hostel is accommodating for those with various interests at some of the most attractive tourism locations in the world. The Wolf Creek Ski Area, The Penitente Canyon and The Great Sand Dunes are all within close proximity, providing a wide variety of outdoor adventures. The town itself is also known for its dining, displaying an assortment of diverse cuisine.


    • $30.00 per person per night year round, and can be booked directly through Divide Riders Hostel or through Airbnb. With prior approval and a fee, we will allow pets.

    Perfect for Meeting Fellow Travelers

    Salida Hostel
    River Behind Salida Hostel

    Salida Hostel: Salida

    Salida Hostel’s friendly and welcoming staff and environment not only help guests plan their adventures but have created a space where guests can meet and connect. Whether hanging by the fire pit outside, playing board games in the living room, or chatting while cooking meals, you’re bound to find friends who have the same interests as you. Choose from staying in its co-ed dorm or renting one of its private rooms with a private bathroom.

    This lively town is known for hosting events all summer and is full of festivities at night. The hostel is within walking distance of downtown and has river access right out its backdoor, filling every adventurer’s needs.

    Best Way to Get There:

    Get there by a bus departing from Denver, or call ahead and an employee can come get you for free. 


    • Dorm rates are around $30 and winter rates around $27 including the taxes. 
    • Private rooms run from $59 low season to $129 high season, all private rooms have private bathrooms.

    For a Stay with Some History

    Rico Mine Shaft Inn
    Rico Mine Shaft Inn

    Rico Mine Shaft Inn: Rico

    Located right in the middle of the San Juan Mountains, Rico Mine Shaft Inn is a charming historic bed and breakfast in the small town of Rico. They offer private rooms with either private or shared bathrooms, cooking facilities, and a hot breakfast each day. This remote mountain town is located right between Telluride and Dolores and is perfect for:

    • fishing
    • kayaking
    • mountain biking
    • hiking
    • rafting
    • snow sports

    Likewise, Telluride Ski Resort, along with a bunch of backcountry skiing, is within close proximity. Rico also has a hot spring that is free and open 24/7 for some relaxation after your time spent outdoors. Originally founded in the 1800’s, Rico is known for its vast amount of history, old town feel, and remote location.


    • Shared bathroom rooms run anywhere from $40/night (single bed room) to $110/night (the ‘family room’ with multiple beds).
    • Private bathroom rooms that run around $125/night.  

    Whether you’re looking for a weekend full of adventure, socializing, or relaxation, one of the five guest houses should satisfy your vacation needs.