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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 Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack 48080 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 26L 47956 (Patagonia)
Jansport Cool Student Backpack JS0A2SDD (Jansport)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag JS00TDN7 (Jansport)
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack
48080
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 26L
47956
Jansport Cool Student Backpack
JS0A2SDD
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
JS00TDN7
$89.00
 
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L Backpack 48080 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 26L 47956 (Patagonia)
$54.95
 
Jansport Cool Student Backpack JS0A2SDD (Jansport)
$47.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag JS00TDN7 (Jansport)
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack NF0A2RDA (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack
NF00CHJ3
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack
NF0A2RD8
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack
NF0A2RDA
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
$84.95
 
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
$54.95
 
The North Face Women's Electra Backpack NF0A2RDA (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Fjall Raven Kånken Mini Backpack F23561 (Fjall Raven)
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack F27173 (Fjall Raven)
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCP
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
Fjall Raven Kånken Mini Backpack
F23561
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack
F27173
$138.95
 
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$69.95
 
Fjall Raven Kånken Mini Backpack F23561 (Fjall Raven)
$109.95
 
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack F27173 (Fjall Raven)
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack F27172 (Fjall Raven)
Fjall Raven Kånken 13" Laptop Backpack F27171 (Fjall Raven)
Fjall Raven Kånken Backpack F23510 (Fjall Raven)
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L 48090 (Patagonia)
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack
F27172
Fjall Raven Kånken 13" Laptop Backpack
F27171
Fjall Raven Kånken Backpack
F23510
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L
48090
$109.95
 
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack F27172 (Fjall Raven)
$109.95
 
Fjall Raven Kånken 13" Laptop Backpack F27171 (Fjall Raven)
$79.95
 
Fjall Raven Kånken Backpack F23510 (Fjall Raven)
$119.00
 
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L 48090 (Patagonia)
Bestsellers

Fjall Raven Kånken Backpack F23510 (Fjall Raven)
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack F27172 (Fjall Raven)
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack F27173 (Fjall Raven)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Fjall Raven Kånken Backpack
F23510
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack
F27172
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack
F27173
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
$79.95
 
Fjall Raven Kånken Backpack F23510 (Fjall Raven)
$109.95
 
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack F27172 (Fjall Raven)
$109.95
 
Fjall Raven Kånken 15" Laptop Backpack F27173 (Fjall Raven)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L Backpack 48046 (Patagonia)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack
1073-4
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L Backpack
48046
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
377
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack
E6531603
$88.95
$53.37
 
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
$119.00
 
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L Backpack 48046 (Patagonia)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
$55.50
$33.30
 
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 3300315 (Deuter)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack
3300315
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
069
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$119.00
 
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 3300315 (Deuter)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L 48090 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47912 (Patagonia)
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack
NF0A2RD8
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L
48090
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47912
$84.95
 
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
$119.00
 
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L 48090 (Patagonia)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47912 (Patagonia)
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
Jansport High Stakes Backpack JS00TRS7 (Jansport)
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack
NF00CHJ3
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack
NF0A2RD7
Jansport High Stakes Backpack
JS00TRS7
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack
08130107
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
$39.95
 
Jansport High Stakes Backpack JS00TRS7 (Jansport)
$74.95
 
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)


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.