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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

Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack
036718
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
Dakine Campus Pack
8130057
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack 47935 (Patagonia)
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack A7JT (The North Face)
The North Face Rucksack Daypack C084 (The North Face)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack
47935
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack
A7JT
The North Face Rucksack Daypack
C084
$98.95
 
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
$69.00
 
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack 47935 (Patagonia)
$228.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack A7JT (The North Face)
$108.95
 
The North Face Rucksack Daypack C084 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Recon Daypack
CE81
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack 330021 (Deuter)
Patagonia Black Hole Pack 25L 49295 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack
330021
Patagonia Black Hole Pack 25L
49295
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L
48030
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
$119.00
 
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack 330021 (Deuter)
$129.00
 
Patagonia Black Hole Pack 25L 49295 (Patagonia)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Bestsellers

The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 33121 (Deuter)
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack
A92R
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Deuter Speed Lite 20
33121
$124.95
 
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$88.95
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 33121 (Deuter)
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag CLICK (Sherpani)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Deuter Spider Pack 80113 (Deuter)
Timbuk2 Q Backpack 396-3 (Timbuk2)
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag
CLICK
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
TDN7
Deuter Spider Pack
80113
Timbuk2 Q Backpack
396-3
$64.95
 
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag CLICK (Sherpani)
$44.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
$79.00
 
Deuter Spider Pack 80113 (Deuter)
$98.95
 
Timbuk2 Q Backpack 396-3 (Timbuk2)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Z 25 Day Pack GM74536 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack
GM74518
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack
037634
Gregory Mt. Products Z 25 Day Pack
GM74536
Jansport Agave Pack
T14F
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Z 25 Day Pack GM74536 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack 037627 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Womens Freia 22 Backpack GM59711 (Gregory Mt. Products)
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Phoenix Cycling Backpack 375-4 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack
037627
Gregory Mt. Products Womens Freia 22 Backpack
GM59711
The North Face Jester Daypack
CE83
Timbuk2 Phoenix Cycling Backpack
375-4
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack 037627 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Womens Freia 22 Backpack GM59711 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
$108.95
 
Timbuk2 Phoenix Cycling Backpack 375-4 (Timbuk2)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack GM74515 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Verte 25 Day Pack GM74785 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 22 Pack GM74499 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack
GM74515
Gregory Mt. Products Verte 25 Day Pack
GM74785
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 22 Pack
GM74499
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack GM74515 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Verte 25 Day Pack GM74785 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$54.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 22 Pack GM74499 (Gregory Mt. Products)


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.