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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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Timbuk2 Raider Pack 551-3 (Timbuk2)
Timbuk2 Canteen Pack Canvas 1068-3 (Timbuk2)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Pistil Vagabond Backpack 1916P (Pistil)
Timbuk2 Raider Pack
551-3
Timbuk2 Canteen Pack Canvas
1068-3
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Pistil Vagabond Backpack
1916P
$88.95
 
Timbuk2 Raider Pack 551-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
 
Timbuk2 Canteen Pack Canvas 1068-3 (Timbuk2)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$73.95
 
Pistil Vagabond Backpack 1916P (Pistil)
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 838 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 831 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
862
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
848
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack
838
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
831
$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 838 (Osprey Packs)
$130.00
 
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)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110303000 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110001000 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
830
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
809
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
1110303000
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
1110001000
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 830 (Osprey Packs)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 809 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110303000 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110001000 (Camelbak)
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Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (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)
$79.00
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Timbuk2 Canteen Pack Canvas 1068-3 (Timbuk2)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
848
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Timbuk2 Canteen Pack Canvas
1068-3
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$98.95
 
Timbuk2 Canteen Pack Canvas 1068-3 (Timbuk2)
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
Jansport Iron Sight Backpack T69V (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack
344031
Jansport Iron Sight Backpack
T69V
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
862
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
TDN7
$129.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
$69.95
 
Jansport Iron Sight Backpack T69V (Jansport)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
$45.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 563 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Airlite 22 Backpack 4420315 (Deuter)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack
4420215
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack
563
Deuter Airlite 22 Backpack
4420315
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3203008
$109.00
 
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 563 (Osprey Packs)
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Backpack 4420315 (Deuter)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Pack--Size Small/Medium 545 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Pack--Size Small/Medium
545
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack
NF0A2RD7
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L
49296
$169.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Pack--Size Small/Medium 545 (Osprey Packs)
$88.95
 
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$129.00
 
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)


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.