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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

The North Face Hot Shot Backpack NF0A2RD6 (The North Face)
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack 48080 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Women's Chacabuco Pack 28L Backpack 48085 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47912 (Patagonia)
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack
NF0A2RD6
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack
48080
Patagonia Women's Chacabuco Pack 28L Backpack
48085
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47912
$99.00
 
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack NF0A2RD6 (The North Face)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack 48080 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Women's Chacabuco Pack 28L Backpack 48085 (Patagonia)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47912 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L Backpack 48046 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L Backpack 47927 (Patagonia)
Dakine Campus 25L Backpack 08130056 (Dakine)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L Backpack
48046
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L Backpack
47927
Dakine Campus 25L Backpack
08130056
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
$119.00
 
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L Backpack 48046 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L Backpack 47927 (Patagonia)
$49.95
 
Dakine Campus 25L Backpack 08130056 (Dakine)
$79.00
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
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
$89.00
 
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 Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L Backpack 47926 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L Backpack
47926
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack
866
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
848
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L Backpack 47926 (Patagonia)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack 866 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L Backpack 48046 (Patagonia)
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L Backpack
48046
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack
08130057
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
$119.00
 
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L Backpack 48046 (Patagonia)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
$79.00
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack 48080 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack
48080
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack
1073-4
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack
33101
$89.00
 
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack 48080 (Patagonia)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$88.95
 
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
$59.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 3300315 (Deuter)
Timbuk2 Raider Pack 551-3 (Timbuk2)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L Backpack 47927 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack
3300315
Timbuk2 Raider Pack
551-3
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L Backpack
47927
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
069
$119.00
 
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 3300315 (Deuter)
$89.00
 
Timbuk2 Raider Pack 551-3 (Timbuk2)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L Backpack 47927 (Patagonia)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
Deuter Walker 24 Backpack 3810717 (Deuter)
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack 681156 (Black Diamond Equipment)
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack
067
The North Face Jester Daypack
NF00CHJ4
Deuter Walker 24 Backpack
3810717
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack
681156
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
$89.00
 
Deuter Walker 24 Backpack 3810717 (Deuter)
$59.95
 
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack 681156 (Black Diamond Equipment)
Dakine Campus 25L Backpack 08130056 (Dakine)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack JS00T501 (Jansport)
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack NF0A2RD6 (The North Face)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Dakine Campus 25L Backpack
08130056
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
JS00T501
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack
NF0A2RD6
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
$49.95
 
Dakine Campus 25L Backpack 08130056 (Dakine)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack JS00T501 (Jansport)
$99.00
 
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack NF0A2RD6 (The North Face)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)


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.