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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

Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
Jansport Super FX Day Pack TVP8 (Jansport)
The North Face Surge Daypack CLH0 (The North Face)
Jansport Broadband Pack T68S (Jansport)
Jansport Right Pack Expressions
TZR6
Jansport Super FX Day Pack
TVP8
The North Face Surge Daypack
CLH0
Jansport Broadband Pack
T68S
$63.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
$49.95
 
Jansport Super FX Day Pack TVP8 (Jansport)
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Daypack CLH0 (The North Face)
$79.95
 
Jansport Broadband Pack T68S (Jansport)
Jansport Hatchet Day Pack T52S (Jansport)
The North Face Youth Mini Berkely Pack CTK2 (The North Face)
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack CTK1 (The North Face)
The North Face Router Daypack CLH3 (The North Face)
Jansport Hatchet Day Pack
T52S
The North Face Youth Mini Berkely Pack
CTK2
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack
CTK1
The North Face Router Daypack
CLH3
$59.95
 
Jansport Hatchet Day Pack T52S (Jansport)
$54.95
 
The North Face Youth Mini Berkely Pack CTK2 (The North Face)
$49.95
 
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack CTK1 (The North Face)
$148.95
 
The North Face Router Daypack CLH3 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Microbyte Daypack CHK5 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Daypack
CLG4
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CLG3
The North Face Microbyte Daypack
CHK5
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack
CHK3
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CLG3 (The North Face)
$84.95
 
The North Face Microbyte Daypack CHK5 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Daypack CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack CHJ3 (The North Face)
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
The North Face Borealis Daypack
CHK4
The North Face Jester Daypack
CHJ4
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack
CHJ3
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack
344031
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack CHK4 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack CHJ3 (The North Face)
$129.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack GM74495 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
The North Face Recon Daypack
CLG4
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack
GM74495
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
$98.95
$69.27
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack GM74495 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74492 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
234900
Dakine Campus Pack
8130057
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack
GM74492
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack
344031
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
$54.95
$38.47
 
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
$84.95
$59.47
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74492 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$129.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack
036718
Jansport Agave Pack
T14F
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack
GM74518
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
$99.95
$69.97
 
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$64.95
$45.47
 
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
The North Face Surge II Daypack A92P (The North Face)
Jansport Super FX Day Pack TVP8 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Recon Daypack
CE81
The North Face Surge II Daypack
A92P
Jansport Super FX Day Pack
TVP8
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag
039014
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
$124.95
$99.96
 
The North Face Surge II Daypack A92P (The North Face)
$49.95
 
Jansport Super FX Day Pack TVP8 (Jansport)
$119.95
$83.27
 
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
Dakine Prom Pack 8210025 (Dakine)
Timbuk2 Q Backpack 396-3 (Timbuk2)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack
CHK3
Dakine Prom Pack
8210025
Timbuk2 Q Backpack
396-3
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
$54.95
$38.47
 
Dakine Prom Pack 8210025 (Dakine)
$98.95
$79.16
 
Timbuk2 Q Backpack 396-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
$69.27
 
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (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.