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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 Daylite Backpack 419 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Freerider Pro 30 Backpack 3303417 (Deuter)
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack 3303017 (Deuter)
Jansport Baughman Backpack JS00T44A (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
419
Deuter Freerider Pro 30 Backpack
3303417
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack
3303017
Jansport Baughman Backpack
JS00T44A
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 419 (Osprey Packs)
$159.00
 
Deuter Freerider Pro 30 Backpack 3303417 (Deuter)
$119.00
 
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack 3303017 (Deuter)
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Backpack JS00T44A (Jansport)
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack 681156 (Black Diamond Equipment)
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
Volcom Fieldtrip Canvas Backpack E6531602 (Volcom)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack
681156
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack
E6531603
Volcom Fieldtrip Canvas Backpack
E6531602
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
E6531600
$59.95
 
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack 681156 (Black Diamond Equipment)
$55.50
 
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
$55.50
 
Volcom Fieldtrip Canvas Backpack E6531602 (Volcom)
$41.95
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack
10000762
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$44.95
 
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Bestsellers

Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack JS00T501 (Jansport)
Jansport Baughman Backpack JS00T44A (Jansport)
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack
08130107
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
JS00T501
Jansport Baughman Backpack
JS00T44A
$74.95
 
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)
$57.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack JS00T501 (Jansport)
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Backpack JS00T44A (Jansport)
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Haystack Backpack NF00CHJ2 (The North Face)
The North Face Jester Daypack
CHJ4
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack
E6531603
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
The North Face Haystack Backpack
NF00CHJ2
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
$55.50
 
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
$58.95
 
The North Face Haystack Backpack NF00CHJ2 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack NF0A2RDA (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCQ
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack
NF0A2RDA
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
$99.95
$74.96
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$138.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
$54.95
 
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack NF0A2RDA (The North Face)
$99.95
$74.96
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Groden 32 Backpack 3430316 (Deuter)
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
Jansport Houston Backpack JS00T13Y (Jansport)
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
Deuter Groden 32 Backpack
3430316
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack
CTK6
Jansport Houston Backpack
JS00T13Y
The North Face Recon Backpack
NF00CLG4
$129.00
 
Deuter Groden 32 Backpack 3430316 (Deuter)
$228.95
 
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
$49.95
 
Jansport Houston Backpack JS00T13Y (Jansport)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
Deuter Speed Lite 15 Backpack 33111 (Deuter)
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)
Deuter Speed Lite 15 Backpack
33111
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack
NF0A2RD8
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack
1073-4
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
E6531600
$69.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 15 Backpack 33111 (Deuter)
$84.95
 
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
$41.95
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)


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.