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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

Jansport Sinder 20 Bag T35V (Jansport)
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
Jansport Odyssey Bag T14G (Jansport)
Jansport Hoss Bookbag TRC5 (Jansport)
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag
T35V
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag
T34J
Jansport Odyssey Bag
T14G
Jansport Hoss Bookbag
TRC5
$44.95
 
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag T35V (Jansport)
$29.95
 
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
$99.95
 
Jansport Odyssey Bag T14G (Jansport)
$95.96
$83.97
 
Jansport Hoss Bookbag TRC5 (Jansport)
Volcom Supply Cnvs Bag E6431435 (Volcom)
Volcom Supply Poly Bag E6431434 (Volcom)
Volcom Deluxe Laptop Canvas Bag E6431405 (Volcom)
Jansport Digital Student Bookbag T19W (Jansport)
Volcom Supply Cnvs Bag
E6431435
Volcom Supply Poly Bag
E6431434
Volcom Deluxe Laptop Canvas Bag
E6431405
Jansport Digital Student Bookbag
T19W
$39.50
 
Volcom Supply Cnvs Bag E6431435 (Volcom)
$39.50
 
Volcom Supply Poly Bag E6431434 (Volcom)
$49.50
 
Volcom Deluxe Laptop Canvas Bag E6431405 (Volcom)
$54.95
 
Jansport Digital Student Bookbag T19W (Jansport)
Jansport Black Label Superbreak Daypack TWK8 (Jansport)
Gregory Mt. Products Womens Freia 22 Backpack GM59711 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Compass 30 Pack GM74448 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products J23 Day Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Jansport Black Label Superbreak Daypack
TWK8
Gregory Mt. Products Womens Freia 22 Backpack
GM59711
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Compass 30 Pack
GM74448
Gregory Mt. Products J23 Day Pack
GM74457
$34.95
$20.97
 
Jansport Black Label Superbreak Daypack TWK8 (Jansport)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Womens Freia 22 Backpack GM59711 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Compass 30 Pack GM74448 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products J23 Day Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Fury 24 Backpack GM59734 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
The North Face Heckler Daypack A93A (The North Face)
Mountain Hardwear Enterprise Backpack OU5606 (Mountain Hardwear)
Gregory Mt. Products Fury 24 Backpack
GM59734
Jansport Baughman Daypack
T44A
The North Face Heckler Daypack
A93A
Mountain Hardwear Enterprise Backpack
OU5606
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Fury 24 Backpack GM59734 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
$94.95
 
The North Face Heckler Daypack A93A (The North Face)
$108.95
 
Mountain Hardwear Enterprise Backpack OU5606 (Mountain Hardwear)
Bestsellers

The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CE86 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Daypack CE82 (The North Face)
The North Face Womens Jester Daypack A93H (The North Face)
The North Face Base Camp Kaban Daypack C092 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack
CE86
The North Face Borealis Daypack
CE82
The North Face Womens Jester Daypack
A93H
The North Face Base Camp Kaban Daypack
C092
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CE86 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack CE82 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
The North Face Womens Jester Daypack A93H (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Base Camp Kaban Daypack C092 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 33121 (Deuter)
The North Face Women's Slingshot Daypack A7JX (The North Face)
Black Diamond Equipment Magnum Backpack BD681093 (Black Diamond Equipment)
The North Face Recon Daypack
CE81
Deuter Speed Lite 20
33121
The North Face Women's Slingshot Daypack
A7JX
Black Diamond Equipment Magnum Backpack
BD681093
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
$89.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 33121 (Deuter)
$78.95
 
The North Face Women's Slingshot Daypack A7JX (The North Face)
$69.95
 
Black Diamond Equipment Magnum Backpack BD681093 (Black Diamond Equipment)
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
Kavu Keepsake Bag 869 (Kavu)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
The North Face Jester Daypack
CE83
Jansport Baughman Daypack
T44A
Kavu Keepsake Bag
869
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CE83 (The North Face)
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
$39.95
 
Kavu Keepsake Bag 869 (Kavu)
$27.96
$24.47
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Dakine Exit 20L Pack 8130019 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Kelty Redtail 27 Backpack 22618213 (Kelty)
Dakine Womens Crystal Day Pack 8210016 (Dakine)
Dakine Exit 20L Pack
8130019
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
Kelty Redtail 27 Backpack
22618213
Dakine Womens Crystal Day Pack
8210016
$34.95
$20.97
 
Dakine Exit 20L Pack 8130019 (Dakine)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
$79.95
 
Kelty Redtail 27 Backpack 22618213 (Kelty)
$64.95
 
Dakine Womens Crystal Day Pack 8210016 (Dakine)
The North Face Borealis Daypack A92Y (The North Face)
Jansport Odyssey Bag T14G (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Quasar Day Pack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
The North Face Borealis Daypack
A92Y
Jansport Odyssey Bag
T14G
Osprey Packs Quasar Day Pack
037628
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag
T34J
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack A92Y (The North Face)
$99.95
 
Jansport Odyssey Bag T14G (Jansport)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Day Pack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$29.95
 
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)


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.