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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



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The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack 888 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack 887 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 886 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack
NF00CHJ3
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack
888
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack
887
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
886
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack 888 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack 887 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 886 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 865 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 861 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack Backpack 846 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 810 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
865
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
861
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack Backpack
846
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
810
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 865 (Osprey Packs)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 861 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack Backpack 846 (Osprey Packs)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 810 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Raider Pack 551-3 (Timbuk2)
Timbuk2 Canteen Pack Canvas 1068-3 (Timbuk2)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Pistil Vagabond Backpack 1916P (Pistil)
Timbuk2 Raider Pack
551-3
Timbuk2 Canteen Pack Canvas
1068-3
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Pistil Vagabond Backpack
1916P
$88.95
 
Timbuk2 Raider Pack 551-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
 
Timbuk2 Canteen Pack Canvas 1068-3 (Timbuk2)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$73.95
 
Pistil Vagabond Backpack 1916P (Pistil)
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L
49296
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack
866
$129.00
 
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack 681156 (Black Diamond Equipment)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag JS00TDN7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack
681156
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
JS00TDN7
$170.00
$119.00
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$59.95
 
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack 681156 (Black Diamond Equipment)
$45.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag JS00TDN7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack 862 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 861 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 415 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack
862
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
861
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack
344031
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
415
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack 862 (Osprey Packs)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 861 (Osprey Packs)
$129.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 415 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack 888 (Osprey Packs)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack
888
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack
1073-4
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack 888 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
$88.95
 
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 416 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Agave Backpack JS00T14F (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 559 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack Backpack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
416
Jansport Agave Backpack
JS00T14F
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack
559
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack Backpack
066
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 416 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Backpack JS00T14F (Jansport)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 559 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack Backpack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport High Stakes Backpack JS00TRS7 (Jansport)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack JS00T501 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 563 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 420 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport High Stakes Backpack
JS00TRS7
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
JS00T501
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack
563
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
420
$39.95
 
Jansport High Stakes Backpack JS00TRS7 (Jansport)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack JS00T501 (Jansport)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 563 (Osprey Packs)
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 420 (Osprey Packs)


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.