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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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Osprey Packs Syncro 3 Pack 041303 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack 041310 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Syncro 3 Pack
041303
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
014611
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack
041310
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
$79.95
 
Osprey Packs Syncro 3 Pack 041303 (Osprey Packs)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack 041310 (Osprey Packs)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 12 Pack GM74511 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74492 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack 442011 (Deuter)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 12 Pack
GM74511
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack
GM74492
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack
442031
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack
442011
$84.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 12 Pack GM74511 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$84.95
$59.47
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74492 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
$99.00
 
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack 442011 (Deuter)
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack
344021
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack
037631
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack
032506
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack
024630
$129.00
 
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
$79.95
$55.97
 
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
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)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
017625
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack
036718
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CE85
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
$69.97
 
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
$45.47
 
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
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The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack
A92R
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack
024630
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack
036718
$124.95
 
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
$69.97
 
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L
47911
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
Dakine Campus Pack
8130057
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
$20.97 - $27.96
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$54.95
$38.47
 
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
Jansport Overexposed Pack T08W (Jansport)
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Overexposed Pack
T08W
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack
344021
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack
GM74518
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag
039014
$34.95
$20.97
 
Jansport Overexposed Pack T08W (Jansport)
$129.00
 
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 24 Pack GM74518 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$119.95
$83.27
 
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag T35V (Jansport)
Deuter Speed Lite 15 33111 (Deuter)
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack 442011 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack
032506
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag
T35V
Deuter Speed Lite 15
33111
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack
442011
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
$44.95
$26.97
 
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag T35V (Jansport)
$69.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 15 33111 (Deuter)
$99.00
 
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack 442011 (Deuter)
Patagonia Black Hole Pack Daypack 49330 (Patagonia)
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Daypack CE82 (The North Face)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Black Hole Pack Daypack
49330
The North Face Jester Daypack
CE83
The North Face Borealis Daypack
CE82
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
$149.00
 
Patagonia Black Hole Pack Daypack 49330 (Patagonia)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack CE82 (The North Face)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (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.