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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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Jansport Houston Pack T13Y (Jansport)
Timbuk2 Ram Laptop Messenger Backpack 340-4 (Timbuk2)
The North Face Womens Jester Daypack A93H (The North Face)
The North Face Surge II Daypack A92P (The North Face)
Jansport Houston Pack
T13Y
Timbuk2 Ram Laptop Messenger Backpack
340-4
The North Face Womens Jester Daypack
A93H
The North Face Surge II Daypack
A92P
$49.95
 
Jansport Houston Pack T13Y (Jansport)
$134.95
 
Timbuk2 Ram Laptop Messenger Backpack 340-4 (Timbuk2)
$64.95
 
The North Face Womens Jester Daypack A93H (The North Face)
$124.95
 
The North Face Surge II Daypack A92P (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Daypack A92X (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Daypack A92Y (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Youth Zip 25 Day Pack 038025 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Daypack
A92X
The North Face Borealis Daypack
A92Y
Osprey Packs Youth Zip 25 Day Pack
038025
The North Face Women's Surge Daypack
A92R
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack A92X (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack A92Y (The North Face)
$59.95
 
Osprey Packs Youth Zip 25 Day Pack 038025 (Osprey Packs)
$124.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
The North Face Womens Borealis Daypack A93F (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Day Pack 034522 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Cyber Port Backpack 039018 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Womens Borealis Daypack
A93F
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Day Pack
034522
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag
039014
Osprey Packs Cyber Port Backpack
039018
$88.95
 
The North Face Womens Borealis Daypack A93F (The North Face)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Day Pack 034522 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Cyber Port Backpack 039018 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Exos 48 033948 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Youth Jet 18 038018 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag T35V (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Exos 48
033948
Osprey Packs Youth Jet 18
038018
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24
023624
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag
T35V
$189.95
 
Osprey Packs Exos 48 033948 (Osprey Packs)
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Youth Jet 18 038018 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$44.95
 
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag T35V (Jansport)
Bestsellers

Deuter Speed Lite 15 33111 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Day Pack 034522 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 33121 (Deuter)
Deuter Speed Lite 15
33111
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Day Pack
034522
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Deuter Speed Lite 20
33121
$68.95
 
Deuter Speed Lite 15 33111 (Deuter)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Day Pack 034522 (Osprey Packs)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$89.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 33121 (Deuter)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack 47935 (Patagonia)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backkpack 33101 (Deuter)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack
47935
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backkpack
33101
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
$34.95
$27.96
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$69.00
 
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack 47935 (Patagonia)
$59.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backkpack 33101 (Deuter)
$54.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Womens Freia 22 Backpack GM59711 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Fury 24 Backpack GM59734 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Compass 40 Day Pack GM74452 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag
039014
Gregory Mt. Products Womens Freia 22 Backpack
GM59711
Gregory Mt. Products Fury 24 Backpack
GM59734
Gregory Mt. Products Compass 40 Day Pack
GM74452
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Womens Freia 22 Backpack GM59711 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Fury 24 Backpack GM59734 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$128.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Compass 40 Day Pack GM74452 (Gregory Mt. Products)
The North Face Kids Happy Camper Daypack A93Q (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL Pack 34402 (Deuter)
Kelty Redtail 27 Backpack 22618213 (Kelty)
The North Face Kids Happy Camper Daypack
A93Q
The North Face Women's Surge Daypack
A92R
Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL Pack
34402
Kelty Redtail 27 Backpack
22618213
$44.95
 
The North Face Kids Happy Camper Daypack A93Q (The North Face)
$124.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
$108.95
 
Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL Pack 34402 (Deuter)
$79.95
 
Kelty Redtail 27 Backpack 22618213 (Kelty)
The North Face Womens Jester Daypack A93H (The North Face)
Burton Treble Yell Pack 11011100 (Burton)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Youth Zip 25 Day Pack 038025 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Womens Jester Daypack
A93H
Burton Treble Yell Pack
11011100
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Youth Zip 25 Day Pack
038025
$64.95
 
The North Face Womens Jester Daypack A93H (The North Face)
$39.95
 
Burton Treble Yell Pack 11011100 (Burton)
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$59.95
 
Osprey Packs Youth Zip 25 Day Pack 038025 (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.