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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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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
$49.95
 
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)
Jansport Hatchet Backpack JS00T52S (Jansport)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
Jansport Hatchet Backpack
JS00T52S
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
The North Face Surge Backpack
NF00CLH0
$59.95
 
Jansport Hatchet Backpack JS00T52S (Jansport)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack 3303017 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack
3303017
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
$99.95
$74.96
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$119.00
 
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack 3303017 (Deuter)
$119.95
$89.96
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
$89.96
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack
08130008
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
TDN7
$67.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$45.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 053 (Osprey Packs)
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
Jansport Agave Backpack JS00T14F (Jansport)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
069
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
053
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack
E6531603
Jansport Agave Backpack
JS00T14F
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 053 (Osprey Packs)
$55.50
 
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Backpack JS00T14F (Jansport)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 22 SL Backpack 3440015 (Deuter)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
E6531600
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack
344031
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 22 SL Backpack
3440015
$41.95
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
$129.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
$119.00
 
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 22 SL Backpack 3440015 (Deuter)
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack
CTK6
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
377
$228.95
 
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)


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.