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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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Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
Dakine Campus Pack
8130057
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
$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)
$98.95
 
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 Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack
47935
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack
A7JT
The North Face Rucksack Daypack
C084
The North Face Recon Daypack
CE81
$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)
$98.95
 
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)
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 330031 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack
330031
$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)
$119.00
 
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 330031 (Deuter)
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

Mountain Hardwear Womens Agami Backpack OU5602 (Mountain Hardwear)
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Phoenix Cycling Backpack 375-4 (Timbuk2)
Mountain Hardwear Womens Agami Backpack
OU5602
Dakine Campus Pack
8130057
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Timbuk2 Phoenix Cycling Backpack
375-4
$98.95
 
Mountain Hardwear Womens Agami Backpack OU5602 (Mountain Hardwear)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$108.95
 
Timbuk2 Phoenix Cycling Backpack 375-4 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Borealis Daypack A92Y (The North Face)
Dakine Prom Pack 8210025 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
The North Face Borealis Daypack
A92Y
Dakine Prom Pack
8210025
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack A92Y (The North Face)
$54.95
 
Dakine Prom Pack 8210025 (Dakine)
Gregory Mt. Products Verte 25 Day Pack GM74785 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Mountain Hardwear Canyonlands Backpack OU5604 (Mountain Hardwear)
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Gregory Mt. Products Verte 25 Day Pack
GM74785
Mountain Hardwear Canyonlands Backpack
OU5604
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag
T34J
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Verte 25 Day Pack GM74785 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$88.95
 
Mountain Hardwear Canyonlands Backpack OU5604 (Mountain Hardwear)
$29.95
 
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Day Pack GM74517 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL 34422 (Deuter)
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag CLICK (Sherpani)
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack 330021 (Deuter)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Day Pack
GM74517
Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL
34422
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag
CLICK
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack
330021
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Day Pack GM74517 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$129.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL 34422 (Deuter)
$64.95
 
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag CLICK (Sherpani)
$119.00
 
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack 330021 (Deuter)
The North Face Jester Daypack A93C (The North Face)
Gregory Mt. Products Z 25 Day Pack GM74536 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Camelbak Women's Aventura 18 Pack 62250 (Camelbak)
Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL Pack 34402 (Deuter)
The North Face Jester Daypack
A93C
Gregory Mt. Products Z 25 Day Pack
GM74536
Camelbak Women's Aventura 18 Pack
62250
Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL Pack
34402
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack A93C (The North Face)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Z 25 Day Pack GM74536 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$124.95
 
Camelbak Women's Aventura 18 Pack 62250 (Camelbak)
$108.95
 
Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL Pack 34402 (Deuter)


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.