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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

Oakley Icon Pack 3.0 92075A (Oakley)
The North Face Surge II Charged Daypack CF39 (The North Face)
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
The North Face Youth Recon Squash Backpack CTK3 (The North Face)
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0
92075A
The North Face Surge II Charged Daypack
CF39
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack
CTK6
The North Face Youth Recon Squash Backpack
CTK3
$149.95
 
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0 92075A (Oakley)
$228.95
$183.16
 
The North Face Surge II Charged Daypack CF39 (The North Face)
$228.95
 
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
$49.95
 
The North Face Youth Recon Squash Backpack CTK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Pocono Daypack CLG6 (The North Face)
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
Jansport Super FX Day Pack TVP8 (Jansport)
The North Face Surge Daypack CLH0 (The North Face)
The North Face Pocono Daypack
CLG6
Jansport Right Pack Expressions
TZR6
Jansport Super FX Day Pack
TVP8
The North Face Surge Daypack
CLH0
$98.95
 
The North Face Pocono Daypack CLG6 (The North Face)
$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)
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)
Jansport Broadband Pack
T68S
Jansport Hatchet Day Pack
T52S
The North Face Youth Mini Berkely Pack
CTK2
The North Face Youth Mini Crevasse Pack
CTK1
$79.95
 
Jansport Broadband Pack T68S (Jansport)
$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)
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 Router Daypack
CLH3
The North Face Recon Daypack
CLG4
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CLG3
The North Face Microbyte Daypack
CHK5
$148.95
 
The North Face Router Daypack CLH3 (The North Face)
$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)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CE86 (The North Face)
The North Face Youth Mini Berkely Pack CTK2 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack
A92R
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack
CE86
The North Face Youth Mini Berkely Pack
CTK2
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$124.95
$99.96
 
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CE86 (The North Face)
$54.95
 
The North Face Youth Mini Berkely Pack CTK2 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack CHJ3 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack
CHJ3
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack
036718
$78.95
$63.16
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$57.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack CHJ3 (The North Face)
$99.95
$69.97
 
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Surge II Charged Daypack CF39 (The North Face)
Dakine Prom Pack 8210025 (Dakine)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
The North Face Surge II Charged Daypack
CF39
Dakine Prom Pack
8210025
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack
GM74518
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
$228.95
$183.16
 
The North Face Surge II Charged Daypack CF39 (The North Face)
$54.95
$38.47
 
Dakine Prom Pack 8210025 (Dakine)
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74492 (Gregory Mt. Products)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Black Hole Pack Daypack 49330 (Patagonia)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack
GM74492
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
014611
Patagonia Black Hole Pack Daypack
49330
$84.95
$59.47
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74492 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$98.95
$69.27
 
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
$149.00
$119.20
 
Patagonia Black Hole Pack Daypack 49330 (Patagonia)
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Daypack CHK4 (The North Face)
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack 330021 (Deuter)
Jansport Baughman Daypack
T44A
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack
CHK3
The North Face Borealis Daypack
CHK4
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack
330021
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack CHK4 (The North Face)
$119.00
 
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack 330021 (Deuter)


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.