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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

Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L
49296
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
866
$129.00
 
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 840 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 838 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
862
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
848
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack
840
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack
838
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 840 (Osprey Packs)
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 838 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 831 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 830 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 809 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
831
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
830
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
809
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 831 (Osprey Packs)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 830 (Osprey Packs)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 809 (Osprey Packs)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110303000 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110001000 (Camelbak)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
1110303000
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
1110001000
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
The North Face Recon Backpack
NF00CLG4
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110303000 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110001000 (Camelbak)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
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Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack
NF0A2RD8
$99.95
$69.97
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
$83.97
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$84.95
 
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
Deuter Airlite 22 Backpack 4420315 (Deuter)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack
08130008
Deuter Airlite 22 Backpack
4420315
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
$99.95
$69.97
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$67.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Backpack 4420315 (Deuter)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 838 (Osprey Packs)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
TDN7
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
427
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack
838
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
$45.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 838 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter AirLite 16 Backpack 4420115 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Escapist 25L Pack 032125 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter AirLite 16 Backpack
4420115
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
066
Osprey Packs Escapist 25L Pack
032125
$99.00
 
Deuter AirLite 16 Backpack 4420115 (Deuter)
$119.95
$83.97
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
$120.00
 
Osprey Packs Escapist 25L Pack 032125 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Houston Backpack JS00T13Y (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack 3303017 (Deuter)
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
Jansport Houston Backpack
JS00T13Y
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
862
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack
3303017
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack
344031
$49.95
 
Jansport Houston Backpack JS00T13Y (Jansport)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
$119.00
 
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack 3303017 (Deuter)
$129.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (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.