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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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Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
The North Face Surge Backpack
NF00CLH0
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack 48030 (Patagonia)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L Backpack
48030
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$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)
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 Atlas 25L Backpack
10000762
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack
08130107
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack
08130057
$44.95
 
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
$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)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack
08130008
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
427
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCQ
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCP
$67.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
$138.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
$138.95
 
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
Bestsellers

The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Haystack Backpack NF00CHJ2 (The North Face)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCQ
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
The North Face Haystack Backpack
NF00CHJ2
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
$138.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$58.95
 
The North Face Haystack Backpack NF00CHJ2 (The North Face)
$57.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack
10000762
Jansport Baughman Daypack
T44A
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
014611
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
$44.95
 
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCP
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack
08130008
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
$138.95
 
The North Face Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCP (The North Face)
$67.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack
1073-4
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack
4420215
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack
NF0A2RD7
$88.95
 
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$109.00
 
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
$88.95
 
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack
CTK6
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
$228.95
 
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)


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.