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Day Packs

On this page you'll find a selection of day backpacks- those that are intended for single day hikes and outdoor activities. They can also be used for school or college, or for days out around town. In general, they range between about 20 and 35 liters in capacity. 20L packs are on the small side for a full day hike but you should still be able to fit a waterproof jacket and your lunch in there, no problem. If you're going a little further or will need to carry extra clothing in winter, look for something around the 30L mark



New Items

Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack 3203009 (Thule)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Thule Departer 23L Daypack
3203188
Sherpani Olive Backpack
OLIVE
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack
3203009
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
$59.95
 
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
$71.95
 
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack 3203009 (Thule)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3203008
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack
3202893
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L
47911
The North Face Surge Backpack
NF00CLH0
The North Face Recon Backpack
NF00CLG4
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Pivoter Backpack NF00CHJ8 (The North Face)
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
The North Face Pivoter Backpack
NF00CHJ8
The North Face Jester Daypack
NF00CHJ4
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$78.95
 
The North Face Pivoter Backpack NF00CHJ8 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 18 Pack GM74514 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
The North Face Recon Daypack
CLG4
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 18 Pack
GM74514
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
014611
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$59.37 - $98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
$98.95
$59.37
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 18 Pack GM74514 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack 3203009 (Thule)
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
067
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack
3203009
Jansport Agave Pack
T14F
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3203008
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack 3203009 (Thule)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Pocono Daypack CLG6 (The North Face)
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
The North Face Pocono Daypack
CLG6
Jansport Right Pack Expressions
TZR6
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$98.95
$59.37
 
The North Face Pocono Daypack CLG6 (The North Face)
$63.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
The North Face Microbyte Daypack CHK5 (The North Face)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
The North Face Jester Daypack
NF00CHJ4
The North Face Surge Backpack
NF00CLH0
The North Face Microbyte Daypack
CHK5
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
$50.97 - $84.95
 
The North Face Microbyte Daypack CHK5 (The North Face)


30L packs should give the average summer hiker plenty of room for food, water, and spare clothing, and they're usually big enough for basic winter hiking too. Look for features like an adjustable carry system, a padded waist belt, and space for a hydration bag if you're going to be tackling long routes or hiking all day. The basic design of the pack is also worth considering- top loading bags are tougher and more durable when it comes to carrying heavy weights but a front-loading style makes it easier to find small items quickly. Whatever the design, a few internal or external pockets often come in handy. Look for one that would suit your cell phone, for instance.