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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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Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack 041310 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack 344011 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack
041310
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack
442031
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack
344021
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack
344011
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack 041310 (Osprey Packs)
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
$129.00
 
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
$119.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack 344011 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Flapjill Pack 027621 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack
037631
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack
032506
Osprey Packs Flapjill Pack
027621
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack
024630
$79.95
 
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjill Pack 027621 (Osprey Packs)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
017625
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack
GM74457
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack
036718
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CE85
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
Dakine Campus Pack
8130057
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
$64.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
$79.16
 
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
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Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Spin 22 Backpack 535022 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Spin 22 Backpack
535022
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Spin 22 Backpack 535022 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Kavu Paxton Pack 870 (Kavu)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Fury 24 Backpack GM59734 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Day Pack GM74517 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Kavu Paxton Pack
870
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
Gregory Mt. Products Fury 24 Backpack
GM59734
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Day Pack
GM74517
$49.95
 
Kavu Paxton Pack 870 (Kavu)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
$79.16
 
Gregory Mt. Products Fury 24 Backpack GM59734 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$118.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 24 Day Pack GM74517 (Gregory Mt. Products)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Flapjill Pack 027621 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack GM74515 (Gregory Mt. Products)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CE85
Osprey Packs Flapjill Pack
027621
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack
GM74515
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjill Pack 027621 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
$79.16
 
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack GM74515 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Jansport Odyssey Bag T14G (Jansport)
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
Mountain Hardwear Enterprise Backpack OU5606 (Mountain Hardwear)
Jansport Odyssey Bag
T14G
The North Face Recon Daypack
CE81
Jansport Agave Pack
T14F
Mountain Hardwear Enterprise Backpack
OU5606
$99.95
 
Jansport Odyssey Bag T14G (Jansport)
$79.16 - $98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
$108.95
$87.16
 
Mountain Hardwear Enterprise Backpack OU5606 (Mountain Hardwear)
Mountain Hardwear Agama Backpack OU5605 (Mountain Hardwear)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CE86 (The North Face)
Jansport Digital Student Bookbag T19W (Jansport)
Mountain Hardwear Canyonlands Backpack OU5604 (Mountain Hardwear)
Mountain Hardwear Agama Backpack
OU5605
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack
CE86
Jansport Digital Student Bookbag
T19W
Mountain Hardwear Canyonlands Backpack
OU5604
$98.95
$79.16
 
Mountain Hardwear Agama Backpack OU5605 (Mountain Hardwear)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CE86 (The North Face)
$54.95
$43.96
 
Jansport Digital Student Bookbag T19W (Jansport)
$88.95
$71.16
 
Mountain Hardwear Canyonlands Backpack OU5604 (Mountain Hardwear)


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.