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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

Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3202906 (Thule)
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack
33101
The North Face Vault Backpack
NF00CHJ0
Thule Departer 23L Daypack
3202906
Thule Departer 23L Daypack
3203188
$59.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
$54.95
 
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
$59.95
 
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3202906 (Thule)
$59.95
 
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Sherpani Olive Backpack
OLIVE
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack
3202893
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
$71.95
 
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
The North Face Surge Backpack
NF00CLH0
The North Face Recon Backpack
NF00CLG4
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Pivoter Backpack NF00CHJ8 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
The North Face Pivoter Backpack
NF00CHJ8
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$78.95
 
The North Face Pivoter Backpack NF00CHJ8 (The North Face)
Bestsellers

Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Speed Lite 15 Backpack 33111 (Deuter)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack
33121
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
Deuter Speed Lite 15 Backpack
33111
$89.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$69.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 15 Backpack 33111 (Deuter)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack
33101
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack
037631
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
$59.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$80.00
 
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
Sherpani Indie Bag INDIE (Sherpani)
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
234900
Sherpani Indie Bag
INDIE
The North Face Jester Daypack
NF00CHJ4
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
E6431501
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
$77.95
 
Sherpani Indie Bag INDIE (Sherpani)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
$39.50
$23.70
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
Deuter Airlite 22 Backpack 4420315 (Deuter)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
The North Face Pocono Daypack CLG6 (The North Face)
Deuter Airlite 22 Backpack
4420315
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
The North Face Pocono Daypack
CLG6
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Backpack 4420315 (Deuter)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
$98.95
$59.37
 
The North Face Pocono Daypack CLG6 (The North Face)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Backpack 3440115 (Deuter)
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack
3202893
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Backpack
3440115
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack
344031
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
$119.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Backpack 3440115 (Deuter)
$129.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)


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.