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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

The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3202906 (Thule)
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
The North Face Vault Backpack
NF00CHJ0
Thule Departer 23L Daypack
3202906
Thule Departer 23L Daypack
3203188
Sherpani Olive Backpack
OLIVE
$54.95
 
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
$59.95
 
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3202906 (Thule)
$59.95
 
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
$71.95
 
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack 3203009 (Thule)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack
3203009
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3203008
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack
3202893
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack 3203009 (Thule)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack
33101
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L
47911
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
$59.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Backpack
NF00CLH0
The North Face Recon Backpack
NF00CLG4
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Jansport Women's Agave Backpack T70L (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
The North Face Recon Daypack
CLG4
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
Jansport Women's Agave Backpack
T70L
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
$64.95
 
Jansport Women's Agave Backpack T70L (Jansport)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
The North Face Microbyte Daypack CHK5 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Ellipse Daypack 037625 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Kids' Haystack Backpack NF00CHJ2 (The North Face)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
The North Face Microbyte Daypack
CHK5
Osprey Packs Ellipse Daypack
037625
The North Face Kids' Haystack Backpack
NF00CHJ2
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
$50.97 - $84.95
 
The North Face Microbyte Daypack CHK5 (The North Face)
$69.95
 
Osprey Packs Ellipse Daypack 037625 (Osprey Packs)
$58.95
 
The North Face Kids' Haystack Backpack NF00CHJ2 (The North Face)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack 037627 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack
037627
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack
4420315
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3203008
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack 037627 (Osprey Packs)
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
Sherpani Indie Bag INDIE (Sherpani)
The North Face Pivoter Backpack NF00CHJ8 (The North Face)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Jansport Iron Sight Backpack T69V (Jansport)
Sherpani Indie Bag
INDIE
The North Face Pivoter Backpack
NF00CHJ8
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
Jansport Iron Sight Backpack
T69V
$77.95
 
Sherpani Indie Bag INDIE (Sherpani)
$78.95
 
The North Face Pivoter Backpack NF00CHJ8 (The North Face)
$57.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$69.95
 
Jansport Iron Sight Backpack T69V (Jansport)
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
Jansport Broadband Pack T68S (Jansport)
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack CTK1 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Right Pack Expressions
TZR6
Jansport Broadband Pack
T68S
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack
CTK1
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
$63.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
$79.95
 
Jansport Broadband Pack T68S (Jansport)
$49.95
$29.97
 
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack CTK1 (The North Face)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)


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.