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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

Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
The North Face Surge Backpack
NF00CLH0
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack 48030 (Patagonia)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack
48030
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack 48030 (Patagonia)
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack
10000762
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack
08130107
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack
08130057
$44.95
 
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
$74.95
 
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack
08130008
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
427
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCQ
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCP
$67.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
$138.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
$138.95
 
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
Bestsellers

The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Haystack Backpack NF00CHJ2 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCQ
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
The North Face Haystack Backpack
NF00CHJ2
$138.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
$57.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$58.95
 
The North Face Haystack Backpack NF00CHJ2 (The North Face)
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 050 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack
10000762
The North Face Recon Backpack
NF00CLG4
The North Face Jester Daypack
CHJ4
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
050
$44.95
 
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 050 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack 48030 (Patagonia)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack
33121
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
427
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack
48030
$89.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack 48030 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack
037634
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$79.00
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack
08130008
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack
4420215
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
$67.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
$109.00
 
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (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.