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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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Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack
4420315
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
234900
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack
33121
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack
4420215
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
$89.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
$109.00
 
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
Deuter AirLite 16 Backpack 4420115 (Deuter)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Sherpani Blast Drawstring Backpack BLAST (Sherpani)
Haiku Roam Mini Backpack HK069 (Haiku)
Deuter AirLite 16 Backpack
4420115
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L
48030
Sherpani Blast Drawstring Backpack
BLAST
Haiku Roam Mini Backpack
HK069
$99.00
 
Deuter AirLite 16 Backpack 4420115 (Deuter)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
$19.95
 
Sherpani Blast Drawstring Backpack BLAST (Sherpani)
$89.95
 
Haiku Roam Mini Backpack HK069 (Haiku)
Volcom Schoolyard Poly Backpack E6431502 (Volcom)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Volcom Schoolyard Poly Backpack
E6431502
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
E6431501
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
069
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
066
$39.50
 
Volcom Schoolyard Poly Backpack E6431502 (Volcom)
$39.50
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Sherpani Tivoli Bag TIVOLI (Sherpani)
Sherpani Quest Bag QUEST (Sherpani)
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0 92075A (Oakley)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74493 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Sherpani Tivoli Bag
TIVOLI
Sherpani Quest Bag
QUEST
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0
92075A
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack
GM74493
$69.95
 
Sherpani Tivoli Bag TIVOLI (Sherpani)
$64.95
 
Sherpani Quest Bag QUEST (Sherpani)
$149.95
 
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0 92075A (Oakley)
$84.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74493 (Gregory Mt. Products)
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Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
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$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
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Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$39.50
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
The North Face Microbyte Daypack CHK5 (The North Face)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
The North Face Microbyte Daypack
CHK5
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack
33101
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack
33121
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$84.95
 
The North Face Microbyte Daypack CHK5 (The North Face)
$59.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
$89.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack CTK1 (The North Face)
The North Face Pocono Daypack CLG6 (The North Face)
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack
CTK1
The North Face Pocono Daypack
CLG6
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack
4420315
Jansport Right Pack Expressions
TZR6
$49.95
 
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack CTK1 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Pocono Daypack CLG6 (The North Face)
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
$63.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Baughman Daypack
T44A
Jansport Agave Pack
T14F
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack
CHK3
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
066
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
Volcom Schoolyard Poly Backpack E6431502 (Volcom)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag
039014
Volcom Schoolyard Poly Backpack
E6431502
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L
48030
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack
442031
$118.95
 
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
$39.50
 
Volcom Schoolyard Poly Backpack E6431502 (Volcom)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
$108.95
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (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.