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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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Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack 344011 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack
442031
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack
344021
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack
344011
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack
037631
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
$129.00
 
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
$119.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack 344011 (Deuter)
$79.95
 
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Flapjill Pack 027621 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack
032506
Osprey Packs Flapjill Pack
027621
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack
024630
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
017625
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjill Pack 027621 (Osprey Packs)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack
GM74457
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack
036718
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CE85
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack A7JT (The North Face)
Dakine Campus Pack
8130057
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack
A7JT
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
$79.16
 
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
$228.95
$183.16
 
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack A7JT (The North Face)
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Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
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Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Spin 22 Backpack
535022
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Spin 22 Backpack 535022 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Kavu Paxton Pack 870 (Kavu)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
The North Face Rucksack Daypack C084 (The North Face)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Kavu Paxton Pack
870
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
The North Face Rucksack Daypack
C084
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack
GM74518
$49.95
 
Kavu Paxton Pack 870 (Kavu)
$54.95
$43.96
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$108.95
 
The North Face Rucksack Daypack C084 (The North Face)
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Backpack GM74519 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack 344011 (Deuter)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Backpack
GM74519
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack
344011
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CE85
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
017625
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Backpack GM74519 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$119.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack 344011 (Deuter)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack GM74495 (Gregory Mt. Products)
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
Jansport Houston Pack T13Y (Jansport)
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack
GM74495
The North Face Jester Daypack
CE83
Jansport Houston Pack
T13Y
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack
344021
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack GM74495 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
$49.95
$39.96
 
Jansport Houston Pack T13Y (Jansport)
$129.00
 
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Router Daypack A92N (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
TDN7
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack
037634
The North Face Router Daypack
A92N
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
$44.95
$35.96
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
$144.95
 
The North Face Router Daypack A92N (The North Face)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (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.