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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 Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack 48030 (Patagonia)
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack
48030
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack
10000762
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack 48030 (Patagonia)
$44.95
 
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack
08130107
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack
08130057
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack
08130008
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
$74.95
 
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
$67.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 414 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
427
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
414
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack
1073-4
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack
33101
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 414 (Osprey Packs)
$88.95
 
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
$59.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
The North Face Vault Backpack
NF00CHJ0
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack
3202893
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
$54.95
 
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
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Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack
037634
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$57.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack
08130057
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack
08130008
The North Face Vault Backpack
NF00CHJ0
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
$67.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
TDN7
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack
1073-4
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
$79.00
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$45.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
$88.95
 
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Patagonia Linked Pack 16L 48050 (Patagonia)
Deuter Speed Lite 15 Backpack 33111 (Deuter)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Osprey Packs FlapJack Pack 052 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Linked Pack 16L
48050
Deuter Speed Lite 15 Backpack
33111
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack
3202893
Osprey Packs FlapJack Pack
052
$79.00
 
Patagonia Linked Pack 16L 48050 (Patagonia)
$69.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 15 Backpack 33111 (Deuter)
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs FlapJack Pack 052 (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.