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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

Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L 48080 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L 48090 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Women's Chacabuco Pack 28L 48085 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47912 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L
48080
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L
48090
Patagonia Women's Chacabuco Pack 28L
48085
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L
47912
$89.00
 
Patagonia Women's Refugio Pack 26L 48080 (Patagonia)
$119.00
 
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L 48090 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Women's Chacabuco Pack 28L 48085 (Patagonia)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47912 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L 48046 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L 47927 (Patagonia)
Mammut Neon Light Bag 2510-02490 (Mammut)
Osprey Packs Men's Talon 22 Backpack 845 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L
48046
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L
47927
Mammut Neon Light Bag
2510-02490
Osprey Packs Men's Talon 22 Backpack
845
$119.00
 
Patagonia Paxat Pack 32L 48046 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L 47927 (Patagonia)
$69.95
 
Mammut Neon Light Bag 2510-02490 (Mammut)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Men's Talon 22 Backpack 845 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack 887 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 865 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack
NF00CHJ3
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack
887
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
865
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack Backpack 887 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 865 (Osprey Packs)
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)
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Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack Backpack 830 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 051 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack Backpack
830
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
051
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack Backpack 830 (Osprey Packs)
$170.00
$119.00
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 051 (Osprey Packs)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack Backpack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L 47927 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Pack--Size Small/Medium 545 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack Backpack
066
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L
47927
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Pack--Size Small/Medium
545
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack Backpack 066 (Osprey Packs)
$79.00
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 30L 47927 (Patagonia)
$170.00
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Pack--Size Small/Medium 545 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag Backpack 039014 (Osprey Packs)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Day Pack 280 (Sea To Summit)
Patagonia Women's Chacabuco Pack 28L 48085 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Pack--Size Medium/Large 546 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag Backpack
039014
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Day Pack
280
Patagonia Women's Chacabuco Pack 28L
48085
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Pack--Size Medium/Large
546
$120.00
 
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag Backpack 039014 (Osprey Packs)
$54.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Day Pack 280 (Sea To Summit)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Women's Chacabuco Pack 28L 48085 (Patagonia)
$169.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Pack--Size Medium/Large 546 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack
866
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
377
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack
NF00CHJ3
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack
067
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack Backpack 866 (Osprey Packs)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack NF00CHJ3 (The North Face)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack Backpack 831 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L 48090 (Patagonia)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Osprey Packs Men's Talon 22 Backpack 845 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack Backpack
831
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L
48090
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
Osprey Packs Men's Talon 22 Backpack
845
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack Backpack 831 (Osprey Packs)
$119.00
 
Patagonia Women's Paxat Pack 30L 48090 (Patagonia)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Men's Talon 22 Backpack 845 (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.