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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

Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Backpack 10000811 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack Special Edition NF0A3BX8 (The North Face)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
377
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Backpack
10000811
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack Special Edition
NF0A3BX8
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Backpack 10000811 (Osprey Packs)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$128.95
 
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack Special Edition NF0A3BX8 (The North Face)
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack 48080 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 26L 47956 (Patagonia)
Jansport Cool Student Backpack JS0A2SDD (Jansport)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag JS00TDN7 (Jansport)
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack
48080
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 26L
47956
Jansport Cool Student Backpack
JS0A2SDD
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
JS00TDN7
$89.00
 
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack 48080 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 26L 47956 (Patagonia)
$54.95
 
Jansport Cool Student Backpack JS0A2SDD (Jansport)
$47.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag JS00TDN7 (Jansport)
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack NF0A2RDA (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack
NF00CHJ3
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack
NF0A2RD8
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack
NF0A2RDA
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
$84.95
 
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
$54.95
 
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack NF0A2RDA (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Backpack--M/L 10000838 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Backpack--S/M 10000837 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCP
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Backpack--M/L
10000838
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Backpack--S/M
10000837
$138.95
 
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Backpack--M/L 10000838 (Osprey Packs)
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Backpack--S/M 10000837 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

The North Face Hot Shot Backpack Special Edition NF0A3BX8 (The North Face)
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 26L 47956 (Patagonia)
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47912 (Patagonia)
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack Special Edition
NF0A3BX8
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 26L
47956
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack
NF0A2RD8
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47912
$128.95
 
The North Face Hot Shot Backpack Special Edition NF0A3BX8 (The North Face)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 26L 47956 (Patagonia)
$84.95
 
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47912 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Backpack--S/M 10000837 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Womens' Sirrus 24 Backpack 10000830 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack Backpack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 10000416 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Backpack--S/M
10000837
Osprey Packs Womens' Sirrus 24 Backpack
10000830
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack Backpack
066
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
10000416
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Backpack--S/M 10000837 (Osprey Packs)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Womens' Sirrus 24 Backpack 10000830 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack Backpack 066 (Osprey Packs)
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 10000416 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L Backpack 47926 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Womens' Sirrus 24 Backpack 10000831 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack NF0A2RDA (The North Face)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L Backpack
47926
Osprey Packs Womens' Sirrus 24 Backpack
10000831
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack
NF0A2RDA
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
069
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L Backpack 47926 (Patagonia)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Womens' Sirrus 24 Backpack 10000831 (Osprey Packs)
$54.95
 
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack NF0A2RDA (The North Face)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 10001187 (Osprey Packs)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
377
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack
NF0A2RD7
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
10001187
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
$88.95
 
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 10001187 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag JS00TDN7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack--S/M 10000887 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCP
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
JS00TDN7
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack--S/M
10000887
$138.95
 
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$47.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag JS00TDN7 (Jansport)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack--S/M 10000887 (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.