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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 Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
$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)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Black Hole Pack 25L 49295 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Black Hole Pack 25L
49295
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L
48030
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L
47911
$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)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Backpack GM74519 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Timbuk2 Q Backpack 396-3 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Backpack
GM74519
Timbuk2 Q Backpack
396-3
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Backpack GM74519 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$98.95
 
Timbuk2 Q Backpack 396-3 (Timbuk2)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack 037627 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quasar Day Pack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack
037627
Osprey Packs Quasar Day Pack
037628
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
234900
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack 037627 (Osprey Packs)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Day Pack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
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Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32 Pack OU5950 (Mountain Hardwear)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
The North Face Jester Daypack
CE83
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32 Pack
OU5950
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32 Pack OU5950 (Mountain Hardwear)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
234900
$54.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag CLICK (Sherpani)
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
TDN7
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag
CLICK
Jansport Baughman Daypack
T44A
$44.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag CLICK (Sherpani)
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
Timbuk2 Especial Vuelo Cycling Laptop Backpack 458-3 (Timbuk2)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack GM74495 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 22 Pack GM74499 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack GM74515 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Timbuk2 Especial Vuelo Cycling Laptop Backpack
458-3
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack
GM74495
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 22 Pack
GM74499
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack
GM74515
$148.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Vuelo Cycling Laptop Backpack 458-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack GM74495 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 22 Pack GM74499 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack GM74515 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Borealis Daypack CE82 (The North Face)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag
T34J
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
The North Face Borealis Daypack
CE82
$27.96
$24.47
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$29.95
 
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack CE82 (The North Face)


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.